Location: Chicago, Illinois
An assisted-living facility put up quite an effort to find a buyer willing to move this cavernous Stick Victorian to another location. Sadly, there were no takers, and the house was demolished late last year. Many inquiries were received regarding this former home of artist Earl Howell Reed (aka Earl the Etcher), whose works were once showcased at the famed Art Institute of Chicago, but no one could seal the deal. The land where the house once stood will soon become the site of 139 senior living apartments.