Posts tagged "Bizarre"

Chicago's Most Expensive Homes: Even More Bizzare Pricing On That Converted Substation

Chicago's Most Expensive Homes: Even More Bizzare Pricing On That Converted Substation
Remember this converted substation on the Gold Coast at 924 N Clark St? It remains one of Chicago’s most expensive homes on the market. I recently posted on their bizarre pricing strategy after they raised the price back up to $13.9 MM. Well, the story gets even stranger. About 1 1/2 weeks ago they raised... Read more »

Dennis Rodman To Develop Luxury Condominiums At Former Chicago Spire Site

Dennis Rodman To Develop Luxury Condominiums At Former Chicago Spire Site
Today US Ambassador to North Korea and recurring Celebrity Apprentice contestant, Dennis Rodman, announced that he will be heading up the development of a cutting edge condominium project at the former site of the Chicago Spire. The 27 story masterpiece was inspired by Rodman’s close working relationship with Donald Trump and his recent meetings with... Read more »

Villa Taj In Burr Ridge: From $25 Million To $3.1 Million

Villa Taj In Burr Ridge: From $25 Million To $3.1 Million
By Sari Levy A few years back, I wrote about Villa Taj, the 30,000 plus square foot monstrosity of a homelocated at Plainfield and County Line Road in the distinguished town of Burr Ridge. The museum looking homeonce listed for sale for a mere $25 million dollars. At that time, I speculated the property might... Read more »
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Would You Pay $9.9 Million For This 980 Square Foot Home?

Would You Pay $9.9 Million For This 980 Square Foot Home?
This has to be the strangest listing in Chicago that I’ve ever seen – also the most overpriced one. David Piche of Remax just listed a 980 square foot 4 bedroom, 2 bath single family home at 3710 N Kenmore in the Wrigley Field Adjacent Area for the bargain price of $9.9 MM. The lot... Read more »

The Ultimate In Home Security - From South Africa

There’s this email that has been circulating for a while allegedly showing a home in South Africa that has the ultimate in home security. There are also a few Web sites going back to April that show these same photos – usually with the title Home Security South African Style. The house is amazingly cool... Read more »

Most Expensive Chicago Area Mansion Heads to Auction Block October 29

Serving suburbs like Hinsdale and Oakbrook, I’m no stranger to jaw dropping and inspiring luxury properties but every once in a while a house really gets my attention. That property is “Le Grand Reve” (The Big Dream), located in Chicago’s affluent north shore suburb of  Winnetka, Illinois.  It is truly an architectural wow.  Built by Richard Landry Design Group,... Read more »
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Oak Brook Castle Marked Down $200K - Kings In Short Supply

Last month I posted on the Oak Brook castle that was looking for a king. Apparently kings are in short supply because they just dropped the price by $200,000. It is now listed at $4.75 MM so get your checkbooks ready. The castle is located at 3015 Lincoln Rd in Oakbrook. That’s a new link... Read more »

Oak Brook Castle Still Looking For King

Oak Brook, Illinois is known for having some over-the-top homes but this castle (yes, a real castle) takes the cake. I found out about it from one of the commenters on Crib Chatter a couple of days ago. As he said, “what a waste of resources”. Still under construction and owned by Iwanski-Pyzik Masonry, the... Read more »

How To Throw Away $720,000 Redesigning Your Home

How To Throw Away $720,000 Redesigning Your Home
If you have a bunch of money sitting around and you’d like to get rid of it and indulge your fantasies at the same time you can spend it redesigning your home in a way that no one else will appreciate but you. Then, when you try to sell it, not only will you not... Read more »
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Can New Marketing Strategy Sell A Bad Location?

According to a press release Belgravia Group has selected @Properties to help them sell the remaining 5 units in the Union Row development. The four-story Chicago townhomes offer 3 to 4 bedrooms, 3 to 4.5 baths, 2,460 to 2,901 square feet, and attached, heated two-car garages. Prices recently were reduced by as much as $200,000... Read more »
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