Lakefront mansion sells for record price


A six-bedroom house on Evanston's lakefront has sold for a record setting $4.9 million.

The mansion at 115 Dempster St., across from a lakefront park, sold Friday. The sale was first reported by Real Estate Daily.

The 10,000-square-foot Georgian Revival home designed by Earnest Mayo had been extensively remodeled by the sellers, John and Eileen Henderson, who bought it for $1.4 million in 1992.

They'd listed the house for sale in May for $5.29 million.

The previous record price for an Evanston home was $4.5 million paid for a Sheridan Road estate in 2004.

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