Although the luxury Chicago real estate market is continuing to charge forward, the month of March saw 27 luxury homes sold, with prices ranging from $1 million up to $2.5 million. When compared to the previous month’s sales, the biggest difference in March was that the top five most expensive homes were in the $2 million range—lower than the top sales during February.
Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood had one of the top sales. This is a great eclectic neighborhood on the west side that merges classic and new-age tastes, with abundant dining options and cultural interest, particularly in art, theater and music.
Lincoln Park real estate also topped the list (as it typically does), with two out of the five sales. Lincoln Park is especially covetable for its schools, its proximity to everything from dining to beautiful parks to nightlife.
Here’s a closer look at the top five sales of luxury single-family homes last month in Chicago, in ascending order:
1250 W Schubert
Original list price: $2,199,900
Sold price: $2,150,000
An ultra-modern new construction home in Lincoln Park, this Chicago home is dressed to the nines, with designer lighting by Jonathan Adler, imported Japanese and Italian tiles, and top of the line kitchen appliances. The large-lot home also includes a theater room with surround sound, a wine cellar, heated floors on the lower level, 2 laundry rooms and wet bars and custom cabinetry. The master suite boasts a steam shower and double vanities.
1625 N Wolcott Ave
Original list price: $2,449,000
Sold price: $2,275,000
This 5-bedroom in Bucktown won a Best in American Living Award, thanks to an innovative layout with an open living, dining and kitchen space. Enviable city views can be taken in through the private master suite of the 46 x 14 ft roof deck. You’ll also find an elevator, attached 4-car tandem garage and superior finishes throughout. The home’s Bucktown location also puts it steps away from public transportation, freeways, shopping and more.
100 W Delaware St
Original list price: $2,399,000
Sold price: $2,300,000
With a generous 5,500 square feet of luxury living space, this is the ultimate corner row home in Chicago. The property overlooks Washington Square Park, with five levels, an elevator and huge rooms. Two roof decks, a terrace off the master suite and kitchen and a walk-out patio add up to unbelievable outdoor space, plus floor-to-ceiling windows flood every room with natural light. The master suite includes a luxe bath and two huge walk-in closets.
1124 W Altgeld St
Original list price: $2,600,000
Sold price: $2,475,000
On an extra-wide lot, this new construction home has the perfect location on a beautiful tree-lined street. This Lincoln Park beauty has six bedrooms, a third-floor penthouse rec room, beautifully landscaped terraces, a custom kitchen and large breakfast nook, first floor paneled den and a huge lower level family room with a wine cellar.
824 W Webster Ave
Original list price: $2,750,000
Sold price: $2,500,000
Another Lincoln Park gem, this home was the most expensive one to sell during March. With a spectacular corner location, this home too features amazing outdoor space, including a rooftop deck. A large eat-in kitchen and great room include beautiful built-ins and a wet bar, while the full-floor master suite has a luxe limestone bath and dual walk-in closets. The lower level features an office/library with a generous family room and rec room and a full bath.
It’s a great idea for buyers (or even homeowners) to take a look at the most recent Chicago home sales. Doing so can arm you with the information you need to make a purchase of your own (knowing what to look for, in what neighborhood, and what price you can expect) or even to gauge the resale value of your own home if you’re considering selling it.
For photos or more information on last month’s sales or to see what’s on the market now, contact me at (312) 498-5080 or email me at [email protected]