Tag: Most expensive homes in Chicago

Chicago's Most Expensive Home Sales Of 2017: Condos

Chicago's Most Expensive Home Sales Of 2017: Condos
As a follow up to Tuesday’s post on Chicago’s most expensive single family home sales of 2017 I’m looking at the most expensive condo sales today. In both 2015 and 2016 the most expensive condos actually sold at higher prices than the most expensive single family homes. Technically that’s still true for 2017 thanks to... Read more »

Chicago's Most Expensive Home Sales Of 2017: Single Family Homes

Chicago's Most Expensive Home Sales Of 2017: Single Family Homes
At the beginning of each year I look back at Chicago’s most expensive home sales from the previous year to provide a sense of the high end housing market, starting with the sale of single family homes. Somewhat surprisingly, despite a booming economy and stock market, it doesn’t look like the high end was really... Read more »

Vince Vaughn Splits Palmolive Condo And Sells Pieces Within A Week

Vince Vaughn Splits Palmolive Condo And Sells Pieces Within A Week
Poor Vince Vaughn has been trying to sell his super deluxe triplex penthouse condo in the Palmolive building since 2011. I first wrote about his ordeal in June 2012: More High End Luxury Penthouse Condos Hit The Market In Chicago. The whole mess started when the poor guy bought the top 3 unfinished floors of... Read more »
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Chicago's Most Expensive Home Sales Of 2015: Condos and Co-ops

Chicago's Most Expensive Home Sales Of 2015: Condos and Co-ops
Last week I posted on Chicago’s most expensive single family home sales in 2015. However, the most expensive home in that post, which sold for $13.3 MM and change, was not the most expensive home sale last year. That honor actually went to a condo allegedly purchased by George Lucas back in April for $18.75... Read more »

Chicago's Most Expensive Home Sales Of 2015: Single Family Homes

Chicago's Most Expensive Home Sales Of 2015: Single Family Homes
Chicago has a sizable population of wealthy people, given its strong position as a business hub – in particular financial firms. And these folks live in some truly incredible homes that provide us regular folks with plenty of vicarious entertainment value as they are bought and sold in the city. So let’s take a look... Read more »

Chicago's Most Expensive Homes: A Non Price Reduction On Ann Lurie's Mansion

Chicago's Most Expensive Homes: A Non Price Reduction On Ann Lurie's Mansion
Back in January I posted on a significant price reduction on Ann Lurie’s Mansion from $13.75 MM to $11 MM. Almost 7 months later and the house at 1547 N Dearborn still hasn’t sold and it’s been on the market now for 766 days. About a week ago I noticed that the listing got cancelled... Read more »
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Options Trader Selling Full Floor Waldorf Astoria Condo For $13.9 MM

Options Trader Selling Full Floor Waldorf Astoria Condo For $13.9 MM
There sure seems to be a lot of 8 figure homes on the market in Chicago these days – 13 to be exact, 2 of which are currently under contract. #4 on that list just hit the market on Thursday. It’s a full floor condo on the 52nd floor of the Waldorf Astoria at 11... Read more »

Chicago Expensive Homes: Former Playboy Bunny Mansion Listed At $14.5 MM

Chicago Expensive Homes: Former Playboy Bunny Mansion Listed At $14.5 MM
This gold coast mansion at 1336 N State Parkway was once home to the Playboy bunnies in residence and was attached to the original Playboy mansion. It sold in November 2013 for $7.125 MM. 1 1/2 years later, after renovations, it is back on  the market as Chicago’s third most expensive home currently listed. The... Read more »

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 »
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George Lucas May Have Just Paid $18.75 MM For A Chicago Penthouse

George Lucas May Have Just Paid $18.75 MM For A Chicago Penthouse
The Chicago Tribune and Crain’s reported today that Chicago’s most expensive home sale ever closed on April 28 and speculation is running high that the buyer is George Lucas of Star Wars fame. The property which is the subject of this speculation is the 65th floor penthouse unit in the Park Tower Residences at 800... Read more »