ELITE STREET | By Bob Goldsborough | Chicago mayoral candidate and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has her five-bedroom, Prairie-style town home in Hyde Park on the market for $1.9 million.
The first African-American female to serve in the U.S. Senate, Braun, 63, announced on Saturday that she is running for mayor.
Braun paid $1.7 million in December 2006 for the house in a cluster of dwellings known as “Professors Row,” built for professors at the nearby University of Chicago, said Braun’s listing agent, Diane Silverman of Urban Search Realty.
Built in 1916, Braun’s house has 4 1/2 baths, unpainted woodwork, leaded glass windows, high ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces and a deep, landscaped back yard.
“It’s a very beautiful Prairie house,” Silverman said. “It’s very elegant and it has a gorgeous backyard.”
Silverman said while Braun “loves” the town home, “she decided it was too big.” Silverman said her client has been looking at other homes in Hyde Park.