River North’s ‘Up’ house will stay, buyer says amid demolition fears

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This 19th century row home at 154 W. Superior St. is one of the last standing in River North. (David Matthews / DNAinfo)

RIVER NORTH — A 128-year-old row home squeezed between new condominiums in River North is going to stay, its new owner says.

Jim Passios, who along with a business partner paid $900,000 in August for the 19th century Italianate at 154 W. Superior St., said he will rehab, not raze, the vintage house.

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The home has been nicknamed the “Up” house due to its similar appearance to the quirky Victorian in the Pixar film, which was inspired by a similarly out-of-place vintage house squeezed in the center of a Seattle high-rise.

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