Posts tagged "Luxury"

A suburban yard high on Lake Shore Drive

The 25-story brick and limestone co-op at 1500 N Lake Shore Dr is the only Chicago building designed by Rosario Candela, the New York “real estate brokers’ name-drop of choice.” Over the years the building, which requires owners to pay cash for their units, has been the home of more well-known Chicago names – including... Read more »

A view over Grant Park from the Richelieu Flats

Crain’s is reporting that developer Louis D’Angelo is converting a vacant building at 318 S Michigan Ave into 5 luxury condos: The project features four 2,650-square-foot full-floor residences priced from $1.35 million to $1.45 million and a 4,300-square-foot penthouse being offered as raw space for $2.3 million. Buyers can pick their own finishes, including cabinets,... Read more »

A single-family alternative in Streeterville

If you know Streeterville, you instantly recognize that the headline is nonsensical. There are no single-family homes in Streeterville, so single-family home vs condo or co-op is not a choice that buyers opting for tht neighborhood actually face. Many of the lavish co-op buildings in Streeterville, however, were built in the 1920s to provide a... Read more »
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Tour a luxuriously reconstructed Gold Coast home

The 6,300 square foot single-family greystone at 48 E Cedar St in the Gold Coast was completely reconstructed two years ago. The 3-story plus lower-level home has 5 bedrooms, 5 full and two half baths, a library, a media room, a Christopher Peacock kitchen and all the features you’d expect in a luxury residence. The... Read more »

Great outdoor space in a newer Wicker Park home

The 3-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home at 1515 N Paulina St in Wicker Park has large rooms throughout, a recently-updated kitchen / family room and an attached 2-car garage. What sets it apart from the competition is its outdoor space. There’s a private garden adjacent to the lower level, a roof deck above the garage,... Read more »

Video tours of Chicago's highest-priced homes

When I visited the Theurer-Wrigley House last August it hadn’t yet been listed in the MLS. The landmark home at 2466 N Lakeview, which is more commonly known as the Wrigley Mansion, was listed for sale in October at $9,500,000, the current asking price. I visited the landmark Francis J. Dewes Mansion in November of... Read more »
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Is this Chicago's best townhome roof deck?

When the weather’s as gorgeous as it’s been you’ll want to start your home tours up on the roof, especially if the roof directly overlooks the Chicago River in Streeterville. If there’s a better townhome roof deck than the one at 439 E North Water St, I haven’t seen it, and I doubt that one... Read more »

Five Gold Coast single-family homes on a great block

Bellevue Place in the Gold Coast stretches from State St to Lake Shore Drive. It’s basically a single long block book-ended by Tavern on Rush and Gibsons on the west and Oak Street Beach on the east. Anyone setting out to select Chicago’s best blocks would have to consider Bellevue Place a contender. The tree-lined... Read more »

What's the value of Lake View land?

You’ll find a number of multi-million dollar homes north of Addison along Wayne and Janssen. The home pictured above at 3804 N Janssen, for example, had once been listed for more than $3.5M and just came back on the market at an asking price of $3.295M. The 6-bedroom home, with 5 full and 2 half... Read more »
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Four rentals, including Oprah's, at East LSD co-op

There’s been quite a bit of media buzz about Oprah Winfrey’s co-op at 199 East Lake Shore Drive being offered for rent at $15,000 a month. Curbed and the Tribune, among other sources, have weighed in on the topic. We typically shun celebrity stories, preferring to link them on our Chicago real estate news page,... Read more »