Not unlike September’s Chicago luxury condo sales, luxury single-family homes saw similar sales numbers last month. Nine of the properties sold went for more than $2 million, with the most expensive sale topping out at $4.1 million.
The market may be skewed in favor of sellers, but—as I always tell my clients—starting in late October, the pendulum often shifts to benefit home buyers. Owners don’t want to be stuck with a home on the market over a cold, stormy Chicago winter and are motivated to get their homes moved before the holidays.
1828 N Cleveland Ave
Original list price: $4.5 million
Sold price: $4.13 million
A 5 bedroom, 4.1 bath home on one of East Lincoln Park’s finest blocks, this Chicago home is on a rare, double lot, allowing for plenty of living space inside. A complete renovation spared no expense to create a one-of-a-kind home, with unbelievable attention to detail, like exquisite millwork, paneling, hardware, and tilework throughout. There’s even a gorgeous conservatory that opens up to a lush private yard complete with basketball court. It’s also worth noting that the buyer of this home purchased it at $370,000 less than the list price, which is an incredible deal for the buyer.
2011 N Howe St
Original list price: $2.85 million
Sold price: $2.75 million
This east Lincoln Park is over 5,600 square feet of amazing details, located just steps from Oz Park. The five-bedroom home boasts ultra-high ceilings on the main floor, gracious living and dining rooms made for entertaining, a custom kitchen and an adjacent greatroom that steps out onto a raised patio space. The second and third levels house five ensuite bedrooms, including a master suite with a custom closet and spa-quality marble bath. The top floor includes an open loft/play space with a roof deck that looks out to beautiful city views. The property includes a lower level, two-bedroom in-law apartment, which can be used as part of the home or as a rental.
3310 N Leavitt St
Original list price: $2.995 million
Sold price: $2,550,750
This 8,820-square foot home is an architectural masterpiece in Roscoe Village. Designed by Osterhaus McCarthy, the 6 bedroom, 6.1 is full of bold, exquisite materials that have been sourced from around the globe. Some of those details include right and quartered oak floor/doors, Italian blue slate, porcelain and marble, custom cabinetry and windows, sophisticated ironwork on a three-level stairwell, radiant heated floors and three rooftop Trex decks. The dining area opens up to a private terrace and formal Zen garden filled with Japanese maple trees. The master suite is the highlight of the second level, with an ensuite custom bath. The third level boasts an open, lofty feel with skylights and access to two rooftop decks.
41 E Elm St
Original list price: $2.725 million
Sold price: $2.5 million
Elm Street is just steps from Michigan Avenue, Rush Street and shore of Lake Michigan—yet this stretch of the block is like a neighborhood in and of itself, tucked away from the action and hidden among mature trees like a residential neighborhood. This vintage home (originally built in 1886!) had been renovated down to the studs to create a warm, transitional interior with a number of luxury features. Those include a custom eat-in kitchen, four ensuite bedrooms, a back deck, lower-level family room with wet bar, wine cellar and full bath, among much more. Details include elegantly detailed baths, custom millwork and closets and wide-planked distressed hardwood flooring.
1930 N Kenmore Ave
Original list price: $2,799,999
Sold price: $2.5 million
This Lincoln Park home is the latest new construction masterpiece from Ronan Builders. The 5,600+ square foot, 4 to 6 bedroom boasts state-of-the-art design and finishes through four levels, all the way up to a magnificent rooftop deck with a 360-degree view of the Chicago skyline. The location of this Chicago can’t be beat, as it’s just steps to Armitage Avenue, where you’ll find restaurants, shops and easy public transportation access.