After the Park District backed away from the project, the Goldsboroughs moved forward, seeking a special-use permit from the city to purchase the mansion for $100 and move it about 900 feet from its current location.
Following concerns raised by at least one neighbor, the Wheaton couple changed its plans, instead seeking to move the mansion onto lots seven and eight of the Loretto Club subdivision.
The mansion will be used as a single-family house.
"We believe the location we have chosen on lots seven and eight will help isolate the House of Seven Gables from neighboring property owners," Bob Goldsborough told Wheaton City Council members.
On Aug. 7, the council unanimously approved giving the couple a special-use permit.
"It's a win-win situation," Flannery said at a public hearing on the proposal. "We all know that this is a very important historic building, and we shouldn't lose it, and now we don't have to. I think this could be a beginning and not an ending."