The family home of Oscar Ferdinand Mayer’s son Oscar G. Mayer, Sr. has recently undergone a stunning restoration and is now for sale. Mayer took over the sausage company in 1928 from his father, and was primarily responsible for the company’s rapid growth from 200 to over 8,000 employees. He purchased the brick mansion in 1927 and lived there until his death in 1965.
Located in Evanston, Illinois’ historic Lakeshore District, the 7,401-square-foot mansion has huge rooms spanning its three floors with artful restoration of the original features. Included are six bedrooms, five baths, formal rooms each with fireplace and original surrounds, chef’s kitchen with walk-in pantry and top-name appliances, music room, game room, paneled library with fireplace, ballroom with fireplace, billiard room, original restored woodwork, restored original light fixtures and stained-glass windows. The original refinished hardwood floors are evident throughout and all new mechanical systems have been installed. Notable are the large entry foyer/parlor with fireplace and detailed millwork, butler’s pantry with wine cooler and the fully outfitted master suite dressing room and bath. A large heated sunroom is accessed from the kitchen and ideal for growing cooking herbs year-round. Still original, but better. Priced at $2.8 million.
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