Lumber scion Harry Seigle sells Lincoln Park Mansion for $8.1 million

Lumber scion Harry Seigle sells Lincoln Park Mansion for $8.1 million

Chicago lumber scion Harry Seigle sold his architecturally significant Lincoln Park home for $8.1 million. The 8,700 square-foot home was designed by Dirk Lohan, the grandson and apprentice of famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

The five-bedroom, four-bath property includes a four-story Miesian floating staircase, and a terra cotta interior, as well as a 1,100 square-foot roof deck. Lohan is known for continuing the mid-century modernist work of his grandfather, and the house reflects that style. The exterior has a glass and stone facade and the interior includes high ceilings and a large foyer with travertine marble.

Phil Skowron, a broker with @Properties, represented the seller. The buyer is not yet identified in public records.

“It’s one of the most iconic homes in the Lincoln Park neighborhood,” Skowron said. “Everyone knows that house.”

Skowron said the house is on a double lot and that as well as the size of the house are hard to come by. The property was sold on the private market.

Southeast Lincoln Park is one of the most exclusive parts of one of Chicago’s most affluent neighborhoods. Skowron said it would be hard to recreate the house for the price it sold at.

Seigle purchased the land for $1.5 million in 2006, according to property records.

Seigle is the former president of Seigle Inc., a lumber supplier in Elgin. He founded the Seigle Family Chair of Law professorship at Northwestern University’s School of Law, where he earned his law degree in 1971. He took over the lumber business from his father and ran it until it was sold in 2005 to U.K.-based Wolseley for $121 million.

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