The numbers have been released for Chicago’s luxury home sales in September, and as usual, these were all properties that boast great locations. With 21luxury properties sold, totaling $39.6 million, 10 were in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood and 7 were in the nearby Lakeview neighborhood.
Having a large lot size is one of the most sure-fire ways to maintain a property’s value, as these are rare to find in Chicago. If you’re looking at Chicago homes for sale, email me with the location and budget you’re interested in, and I can find the city’s unique new construction homes and luxury properties. I’d be happy to send you a list or personally show you various properties in the style you’re looking for (modern, traditional, vintage) and in a location that best suits your lifestyle.
For September’s sales, the five most expensive properties were unique pieces of Chicago real estate. These one-of-a-kind properties with uncommon features have continued to sell despite volatility in other parts of the market. Not to mention that Lincoln Park and Lakeview are two of the city’s most coveted neighborhoods to live in. Here’s the scoop on the top five Chicago real estate sales in the luxury market during the month of September:
2225 N Lakewood Ave.
Sale price: $3.85 million
The most expensive Chicago home to close in September, this home doesn’t just sit on a large lot—it expands over an exceptional triple lot. With 8,600 square feet on two levels, this home showcases unusually large rooms: A 46 x 34 foot living room; 34 x 17 foot master bedroom; and two main-level bedrooms measuring at 27 x 11 and 13 x 12 square feet. This home also features 16- to 20-foot ceilings, a huge 41 x 16 square foot library, private, oversized garden and the most exquisite finishes. With three bedrooms, this home also featured ready-made plans to modify it to a six-bedroom home.
2040 N Kenmore Ave.
Sale price: $3,002,145
This Chicago new construction was built by Environs Development, one of the premier builders in Chicago. On a prime Lincoln Park block, this Chicago home features 5,200 square feet of living space, with a luxurious master suite, top-floor great room and guest suite, plus a massive roof deck and two-tiered deck on the lower level. Because this was a new construction property, the purchaser was able to customize the home to their needs with a great layout and their choice of finishes.
2461 N Geneva Terrace
Sale price: $2.725 million
This unique luxury home is a dream, combining traditional and contemporary style in a custom design created for the architect himself. It features some of the most generous room sizes available on the Chicago real estate market. The master bedroom spans 22 x 15 feet, with three additional bedrooms stretching 12 x 13 feet, 16 x 13 feet and 17 x 12 feet. The living room offers a huge 24 x 27 foot space (ideal for entertaining), with fourth and fifth bedrooms on the basement level.
2218 N Dayton St.
Sale price: $2.6 million
This vintage property sits on an extra-wide lot of 36 feet. With 6 bedrooms, this Chicago home was meticulously maintained, with living space that was expanded to include a top-of-the-line kitchen, huge master suite and bath, penthouse level great room with terrace and a two-car garage. N Dayton Street is one of the most elegant blocks in the city, in Lincoln Park but considered by many to be in the Depaul neighborhood with its close proximity to Depaul University.
4032 N Hermitage Ave.
Sale price: $2.3 million
Selling for its original listing price, this single-family home was a new construction property on a 38.5 by 165-foot lot, a huge (and very rare) lot size to find in the city. The lot size allowed for generously sized rooms with vaulted cathedral ceilings and skylights, with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Having sold within a day of being listed, this Chicago home should maintain great resale value due to the rare size of the home and lot.
These properties each had something special to offer the luxury buyer—great neighborhood, liberal space and the all-around brilliance often found in Chicago luxury real estate. To find unique properties that meet your Chicago real estate needs, contact me at 312-264-5853 or by email at [email protected]