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Former Rep. Biggert sells historic Hinsdale home

Former U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert and her husband have sold their historic, seven-bedroom mansion on more than 1 acre in Hinsdale for $2 million.
Former U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert and her husband have sold their historic, seven-bedroom mansion on more than 1 acre in Hinsdale for $2 million. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)

Former U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Hinsdale, and her husband Rody on Tuesday sold their historic, seven-bedroom mansion on more than 1 acre in Hinsdale for $2 million.

Biggert, 78, served in the U.S. House for seven terms before losing her re-election bid in 2012 in a newly configured district.

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In Hinsdale, the Biggerts sold the 5,768-square-foot mansion for more than 10 percent below their most recent asking price, which was $2.25 million. They originally had wanted far more for the house, listing it in May for $3.15 million. They later cut their asking price to $2.575 million, $2.359 million and then $2.25 million before finding a buyer.

Biggert and her husband had owned the mansion since buying it in 1971 for $80,000 from Rody Biggert's mother, Helen Palmer. The historic mansion was built in 1864 by Hinsdale's founder, William Robbins.

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The Biggerts' listing agent previously had told Elite Street that the couple was selling the house as part of a plan to downsize, as all their children are grown. Indeed, as Elite Street reported last month, Biggert and her husband paid $625,000 in January for a three-bedroom town home in Hinsdale.

The house has 5-1/2 baths and 11-foot ceilings.

Public records do not yet identify the buyer.

Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.

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