I can 100% say that I’m guilty of driving around Chicago looking at the massive houses and apartments that line the city streets. It’s sort of like therapy for me. And I always think to myself, one day I’ll own one of these. I’m sure I’m not the only person who has driven by those expensive properties and gawked. It’s hard not to look, am I right? And I’ve always wondered, how rich do you actually need to be to afford one of these? Trust me when I say this…however much you think that beautiful white brick stone costs, triple that number. No, actually, quadruple that.
So, we’re going to look at the 5 most expensive houses currently on the market in Lincoln Park. From the “cheapest” costly one to the you might need to sell your kidney and more expensive one. I gathered these from Zillow, but I’m sure there are even more extravagant ones on the market from different sites. We’ll take a look at square footage, style, amenities, and of course, the ridiculous prices.
#5. 2550 N Lakeview Ave Unit S3502, Chicago, IL 60614
Price: $4,500,000 | Sqft: 4,500 | Bed/Bath: 4 bed, 5 bath
Located on the 35th floor, this 4,500 square foot home is the epitome of urban living for the modern sophisticate. The residence has two private terraces, a custom-built office, and multiple living spaces. It also has access to luxurious amenities and services like a large private park, indoor pool, fitness center, club rooms, dog run, theater, first-rate door staff, valet, and more. Inside, the elegant foyer gives way to the main living and dining spaces. To the west, there is a custom-built office and three additional en-suite bedrooms with large, floor-to-ceiling windows. Just off the family room is the kitchen with a large center island, stainless steel appliances, and a butler’s pantry. Separated from the rest of the unit by the foyer is the east-facing primary suite. This suite features a marble bath and several closets. The unit’s best features are of course the floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for panoramic views and the amazing terraces.
#4. 1810 N Burling St, Chicago, IL 60614
Price: $5,795,000 | Sqft: 6,600 | Bed/Bath: 6 bed, 6 bath
This home features high ceilings, custom windows, intricate moldings, stone, tile, and cascading center staircase. The main entry has an exterior heated limestone entry, a foyer, 12′ ceilings throughout, and a separate formal living room with a shared fireplace between the dining room, music gallery, and butlers pantry. The kitchen has a massive quartzite island with a ton of cabinetry and storage, 60′ Wolf Range, separate full-sized fridge and freezer, beverage centers, 2 dishwashers all overlooking a large banquette/eat-in area, and a large family room with access to a teak terrace with a built-in grill. The 2nd level features 4 bedrooms, including a master with custom built-ins, floor to ceiling windows, a private terrace overlooking the backyard, an ensuite bathroom with separate vanities, a soaking tub, an oversized shower, and a large walk-in closet with a separate prep vanity. 3 additional bedrooms, including 1 with an ensuite bathroom and full laundry room complete this level. The top floor has a built-out office and an additional bedroom/guest suite with a full bath. The lower level has a mudroom with additional laundry and direct access to the attached 2 car garage with a heated driveway. Another family room houses a built-in bar with 3 full-sized wine refrigerators and a limestone fireplace, plus access to the backyard. This level also has the 6th bedroom/craft room with a full bathroom. The residence also comes equipped with an Elan security system.
#3. 1857 N Orchard St, Chicago, IL 60614
Price: $6,695,000 | Sqft: 9,000 | Bed/Bath: 8 bed, 9 bath
The main level of this modern residence houses living and dining spaces with huge windows for amazing light. The kitchen has two islands – one with a built-in breakfast table, 6-burner stove & griddle, double ovens, steam oven, and a prep sink. There is also a butlers pantry that has a prep sink, built-in espresso maker, and wine refrigeration. The adjacent great room backs up to the deck and yard-allowing for true indoor-outdoor living. There also is a separate, fully enclosed office. A beautiful central glass staircase takes you to the bedroom level where you will find four bedroom suites including the master with closets, a hidden desk/office nook, and a spa-quality bath. The laundry is also on that level. The penthouse level has a large family room/hang-out space with another set of doors opening directly onto the rooftop terrace. Two additional bedrooms that share a Jack and Jill bath can also be found on this level, as well as a powder room and a kitchenette. The lower level has a media room, separate playroom, and space for a pool table. A temperature-controlled wine room, two guest suites that share a bath, a powder room, and a second laundry room complete the lower level. The house is complete with a Savant system controlling all lighting, sound, and HVAC. There is a true sport court with a snowmelt system as well as a turf deck over the attached 4 car garage.
#2. 1950 N Burling St, Chicago, IL 60614
Price: $15,000,000 | Sq. ft: 8,000 | Bed/Bath: 6 bed, 8 bath
On the main living level, each indoor space flows to the outdoors with full-height French doors. The center entry with double front doors leads to a foyer. Located on either side of the entry foyer are the formal living room and dining room. The living room is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with a limestone surround and hearth and features double-height windows overlooking the yard. Next to the living area is the study. The kitchen, dining, and family room are the heart of the home. The kitchen features high-end appliances and a family dining table. Outside, a separate grilling area, additional paved basketball court, and lower side yard complete the all-purpose yard. The second floor of the home features a master bedroom suite comprising a comfortable sitting area, main bedroom, his and her walk-in wardrobe, and a marble master bathroom with a spa bath. There are 3 more bedrooms that complete the second level. The lower level has a large guest suite with a king-size bedroom, an ensuite, a sitting room, and a private entrance. Also located on the lower level is a second guest bedroom and bathroom, a recreation family room, a fitness studio, laundry room, lower level office, gift wrap room, and two large storage rooms. The home features Control 4 home automation which controls the lights, shades, televisions, and music.
Now to see what you all have been waiting for….the MOST expensive listing (per Zillow) in Lincoln Park. Before you look, think about what you could do with this kind of money!
#1. 1932 N Burling St, Chicago, IL 60614
Price: $45,000,000 (!!!!!!!) | Sq. ft: 25,000 | Bed/Bath: 6 bed, 11 baths (not sure why you need that many bathrooms)
Sited on an enormous 177’x149′ parcel totaling more than eight city lots, every step has been taken to provide complete privacy and tranquility. Manicured grounds with multiple fountains, a reflecting pool, and a hand-forged antique garden pavilion transport you to another world. Absolutely no expense (literally) was spared inside or out throughout this mansion. Grand in every way, but not overwhelming, the design is perfect for large-scale entertaining as well as intimate everyday living.
Zillow doesn’t provide a ton of pictures or more information about this mansion, so all I can say is WOW. We covered this property a few months ago when it hit the market. This property is so grand, it reminds me of the Great Gatsby. From the pictures, every single possible detail has been accounted for and thoroughly thought over. It’s truly a work of art. There are even 7 fireplaces, your very own reflecting pool, and a f*****g garden!
Photo by Ryan Heuer on Unsplash
*All home images taken from Zillow.com*