No doubt, real estate in Chicago is on fire. Here, the hottest properties on the market to snatch up now.
THE DETAILS: Notes listing broker Tim Salm of this jaw-dropping One Bennett Park penthouse, “This is an unprecedented opportunity to reside in a full-floor aerie atop the city’s premier luxury lifestyle building. Unmatched scale, soaring ceiling heights, incredible 360-degree views and private outdoor space check all the boxes in this once-in-a-lifetime residence.” What else will the buyer get along with the deed to this palatial, 7,500-square-foot four-bedroom? Only the best—think private elevator access; a 65-foot-long outdoor terrace; four bedroom suites; an eat-in kitchen with custom millwork cabinetry; a large living room with custom stone fireplace, dedicated library with wood paneling and custom built-in cabinetry; and two parking spaces with valet service included. 451 E. Grand Ave., Unit PH65
THE DETAILS: For the ultimate in custom luxury living, consider the 3,695-square-foot duplex penthouse on the 46th and 47th floors of the new 350-unit Cirrus tower. Delivered as a blank canvas, this creme de la creme of condos offers a lucky buyer the choice of five different finish packages, with highlights in the kitchen alone including Snaidero cabinetry, quartz countertops, tile backsplashes, Gaggenau wall ovens and Franke stainless steel undermount sinks with disposal. The property boasts expansive views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, while the building itself offers an astonishing 48,000 square feet of amenities—think indoor and outdoor spaces for dining and entertaining, an outdoor pool with resort-style deck overlooking the lakefront, a children’s playroom, a fitness center with yoga/ spin studio, massage and steam rooms, and indoor and outdoor dog runs. Says Ted Weldon, executive general manager of Chicago development for Lendlease, “Not only does the one-of-a-kind floor plan showcase exceptional views from nearly every room, but it is also housed in a building that offers incomparable amenities—including a fully programmed park—and whose design responds to its coveted location at the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.” 211 N. Harbor Drive, 46th-47th Floors
PRICE: From $4,600,000
THE DETAILS: Set on an expansive 35-by-135 lot on one the city’s most historic streets, this home by renowned architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee is a 14,000-square-foot stunner that has everything a homebuyer could want: two kitchens, a billiards room, a massage room, a movie theater, a wine tasting room and even a pet spa—all in the heart of the Gold Coast. Other primo amenities of this smart home include two staircases and an elevator that reaches all five levels, a whopping 12 bathrooms and a heated garage for multiple cars. 1443 N. Astor St.
THE DETAILS: City living doesn’t get much more sophisticated than in this grand Beaux Arts-style manse in the Gold Coast, which boasts soaring 13.5-foot ceilings on the main level, an eat-in kitchen by renowned designer Mick DeGiulio, a leather-paneled library with antique fireplace and built-in bar, and more. On the lower level you’ll find a fully decked-out home theater with bar, two guest suites, a secondary kitchen and a walk-in wine cellar, while an elevator services all four levels and the large landscaped roof terrace. Topping off the package is a three-car heated garage and even a snow melt system embedded in all sidewalks surrounding the house. Enthuses head listing agent Nancy Tassone of the property, “Sited on an extraordinary priceless corner lot in Chicago’s finest neighborhood, this ultimate home of 120-plus linear feet of exterior limestone, clad facade and completely custom mahogany triple-hung windows bathes the entire interior with natural light unlike almost any home in the Gold Coast.” 15 W. Burton Place
THE DETAILS: A gem in highly desirable Hinsdale, this fivebedroom property boasts a primo walkto- town location; sophisticated-yetcomfortable design; and a full slate of convenient luxury touches, from custom built-in shelving and contemporary light fixtures to premium finishes throughout. Potential homebuyers will relish the swimming pool, pool house, home office and fully decked-out basement with exercise room, game room, wet bar and extra bedroom and bathroom. 4 E. Fourth St., Hinsdale
THE DETAILS: “This is a secluded property for the buyer that wants privacy,” notes Jean Anderson, listing broker with Donna Mancuso, of this Lake Bluff gem. Privacy indeed: The gorgeous, secluded lakefront estate sits on almost 5 acres of breathtaking property complete with more than 300 feet of lake frontage and exquisite views of Lake Michigan. You want amenities? Try a two-story living room with fireplace and French doors that lead to a generous bluestone patio; a library with fireplace and wet bar; an inviting sunroom; a new gourmet kitchen; a pool and hot tub; a wine/ tasting room and theater room; and a separate two-bedroom, two-bath coach house perfect for entertaining. 670 Arden Shore Drive, Lake Bluff
THE DETAILS: One of the hottest areas for Chicagoland homebuyers these days is Naperville— and this gorgeous @properties listing (aka Shamrock Manor) is a jewel in the burg’s crown. Outside, you can relish the award-winning grounds, pool, pool house, kitchen, hot tub and entertaining spaces; inside, the 21,000 square feet are all elegant sophistication, with seven bedrooms and 8 ½ baths (including three separate primary suites); a 3,000-bottle wine cellar along with a tasting room and bar; a 17-seat theater for movie nights; and a spa complete with a lap pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room. Even better? The whole place is heated and cooled by geothermal energy. 1112 Shamrock Court, Naperville
THE DETAILS: How’s this for a home with history? Set in Holabird & Root’s iconic 1929 art deco Palmolive Building, this jaw-dropping full-floor home boasts a dizzying number of posh amenities fitting for its world-class Magnificent Mile location: From a private elevator foyer and French oak parquet de Versailles flooring throughout the main living areas to a kitchen decked with Officine Gullo range and Sub-Zero and Miele appliances to three fireplaces—including one in the sumptuous red leatherwrapped library—this is the downtown home of your fantasies. Oh, and if you feel like having a few friends over, you’ll be well prepared with the six (count ’em) parking spots that are included in the price. 159 E. Walton Place, #31A
THE DETAILS: In the heart of Lincoln Park, this fastidiously restored sixbed, 4 ½-bath home boasts four luxe levels of living space and an attached three-car garage, all on an oversize 35-foot lot—and that’s just the start of this architecturally significant stunner. Noteworthy accents include a stunning vintage facade and modern interior; an entryway with eye-catching mosaic tile design and handcarved, antique doors; a formal living room with original wood-burning fireplace; a dining room with dramatic curved staircase and overhead skylight; and a chef’s kitchen with inset custom cabinetry with glass inserts, Sub-Zero, Miele, Viking and Fisher & Paykel appliances, and a La Cornué gas range. Bonus: The topfloor bedroom features fab city views, and the lower level has radiant heated floors, a wet bar, a steam room and an au pair suite with private entrance. 823 W. Belden Ave.
THE DETAILS: Extraordinary views to the east, north and south (the lake is visible from every room) are just the beginning of the charms of this primo home in buzzy new River North building One Chicago. From floor-to-ceiling windows to an expansive open floor plan, wideplank European oak wood floors, custom-designed O’Brien Harris kitchens, Kalista bath fixtures and generous private terraces, the tower beckons with the epitome of A-list life just blocks from the lake. The building itself boasts handsfree elevators, a private-ownership amenity deck and a flagship Whole Foods at the ground level. 14 W. Superior St., Unit 5701
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