At 4,200 square feet, the home at 204 W. St. Charles Road in Elmhurst is really nothing like its original self. When former Elmhurst Mayor Tom Marcucci and his wife, Mimi, purchased the home in 1982 for $138,000, it was about half the size it is now.
Built in 1930, this four-bedroom, four-bath home is now listed at $850,000.
It has been on the market for awhile now—about 5 months, according to AOL Real Estate—but Chicago Magazine published a piece on Thursday about the former mayor's home, complete with a video featuring Marcucci, himself.
In the video, Marcucci talks about his English tudor home and some of its many unique details, like stained glass, leaded glass, a phone booth, beamed ceilings, a hidden gun rack (a relic from the original house) and even a checkerboard chimney. He said he and Mimi raised five daughters in the home—hence the big expansion.
Marcucci, one of dozens of members of the Gonella and Marcucci families who operate the Gonella Bread Co., is Elmhurst's longest serving mayor. After 16 years leading the city, he decided not to run for re-election in 2009. His brother had died and he needed to take on more responsibility at the bread company.
Marcucci remains devoted to Elmhurst. In the Chicago Magazine video, he talks about the schools, location, parks and many other reasons he and Mimi decided to call Elmhurst home decades ago.
The listing agent on the home is Betsy Stavropoulos of L.W. Reedy Real Estate.