Thursday, September 30, 2010

Le Grand Reve

Last week I viewed the most extravagant home on the market in the Chicago area, and most likely the Midwest. The home has 27,000 square feet, six bedrooms, and 6.4 bathrooms. Tim Salm and Rhonda Fish of my office (Sudler | Sotheby’s International Realty) have the property listed for $28 million.

I have been in and designed some extremely high-end homes before, but this place beats them all. Richard Landry and his firm Landry Design Group (designed homes for Sylvester Stallone, Wayne Gretsky, Tom Brady, etcetera) designed the home in 2005. Everything from the limestone baseboards to the plaster crown moldings are extraordinarily done. The word amazing is an understatement.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wicker Park Historic District

One of my favorite neighborhoods of the city is the Wicker Park Historic District. The spectacular mansions along Hoyne have the extravagance of those in Gold Coast, but with additional space. Furthermore, there is an eclectic edgy-ness to the area that is extremely uncommon of luxury neighborhoods.

Many of the spectacular mansions in the area had been converted to multiple units, but as gentrification has taken place many have or are being restored back into single-family homes. The only one of these mansions that is currently on the market is 1420 North Hoyne. Chaz Walters of Sudler
Sotheby’s has had the property listed for $4 million for the past two years.

Below is a list of the homes that have closed and the homes that are currently on the market in the Wicker Park Historic District:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Four Season Penthouse

Yesterday, Katherine Chez of Coldwell Banker listed the extravagant penthouse in the Four Seasons (132 East Delaware) designed by Juan Pablo Molyneux. The property was recently featured in the November 2009 issue of Architectural Digest. It is listed for $11.5 million. Contact me for additional information.