For buyers who are interested in luxury Chicago real estate, there’s always one great place to start: Look at previous sales. Even though these are properties that have moved on the market and aren’t available for a current buyer, they are a key way to outline what types of properties are selling and at what price.
Looking at these properties lets you then compare recent sales with your own budget and list of must-haves for a real estate purchase. To obtain the most recent list–September’s luxury home sales–just send me your name and email address. I will forward you the list so you can see several examples of what is considered a luxury home and why it might have a price tag of $3.355 million. A simple click here: firstname.lastname@example.org will give you access to some of the most valuable information you can have as a buyer, and I am happy to explain the nuances of various properties and how they align with its original and sold prices.
This September, there was nearly $35 million in Chicago luxury home sales. Here’s a closer look at the top five:
3442 N Greenview Ave
Original list price: $2.395 million
Sold price: $2.3 million
With 7,550 square feet, this newer 4+-bedroom property is on an extra-wide lot in Lakeview, with all the bells and whistles of a Chicago luxury home: elevator, huge kitchen, mosaic flooring, sweeping custom sweeping, penthouse room, finished basement and more.
1854 N Burling St
Original list price: $2.595 million
Sold price: $2.44 million
A 5,000-square foot Lincoln Park home on a quiet, prestigious street, this traditional home boasts 12-foot ceilings, arched doorways, marble finishes, custom cabinetry, extra-wide rooms, and a huge marble master bath. This property has great features outdoors as well, with a French garden, terrace, and huge roofdeck with a skyline view.
2020 N Clifton Ave
Original list price: $2.8 million
Sold price: $2,781,868
Another Lincoln Park stunner, this 5-bedroom, 5,600-square foot home has an elevator, 12-foot ceilings, gorgeous millwork and oak floors, a magnificent kitchen with built-in banquette, plus a luxury master suite, penthouse room with wet bar, and an enormous rec room.
48 E Cedar St
Original list price: $3.5 million
Sold price: $3.25 million
Located in the coveted Gold Coast neighborhood, this luxury Chicago new construction home is 6,300 square feet of grace and elegance. With beautiful stairways, fireplaces, exquisite moldings, wood/marble flooring, six bedrooms and 5.2 spa baths. Outdoors, this home features a terrace and garden with fountain and a deeded parking space.
1538 N Dearborn Pkwy
Original list price: $3.55 million
Sold price: $3.55 million
Also located in the Gold Coast, this 6-bedroom home sold the same day it was listed. With a generous 6,700 square feet of living space, and a great location (with a Walk Score of 92) in one of the city’s best neighborhoods for luxury living.