Hot property: five homes for sale in Chicago
Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.
House, Near North Side, $7.85mn
Where In the Near North Side neighbourhood, just over 2 miles from Downtown Chicago.
What Dating from 1894, this six-bedroom, six-bathroom home has 9,700 sq ft of living space across five storeys. It features a limestone facade in the Beaux Arts style, parquet floors, 12ft ceilings and French doors leading to terraces.
Why It has an expansive rooftop terrace with a built-in barbecue, outdoor fireplace and city views. A small kitchen on the same floor allows for easy outdoor entertaining.
House, Lincoln Park, $27.9mn
Where On North Burling Street in the Lincoln Park neighbourhood, within walking distance of the park and Lake Michigan’s North Avenue Beach.
What A six-bedroom mansion with 25,000 sq ft of interior living space including a library, games room, media room, music room, 5,000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room, terraces and an imposing bronze and gold staircase.
Why The landscaped gardens include an arbour, a pavilion, fountains and a reflection pool.
Estate, Lake Bluff, $22.9mn
Where In the town of Lake Bluff the northern Chicago suburbs. Typically, it’s about an hour’s drive to the centre of the city and a 35-minute drive to O’Hare international airport.
What A 30-acre lakefront property with six bedrooms, six bathrooms, an outdoor pool with views of the lake, a tennis court, formal and informal gardens, polo fields and equestrian stables.
Why Great for boating, the estate has 700ft of private beach access on Lake Michigan.
House, Ukrainian Village, $1.45mn
Where On West Walton Street in Ukrainian Village, a historic neighbourhood in Chicago’s West Town. It typically takes 30 minutes to one hour to drive to O’Hare international airport, depending on traffic.
What A 3,150 sq ft, five-bedroom, three-bathroom red-brick home with a fenced garden. Highlights include a walk-in pantry, a built-in dry bar with wine refrigerator, a two-car garage with electric car charger and a wall-to-wall sliding glass door that leads to the garden.
Why A worker’s cottage built in 1895, the property was fully renovated earlier this year. Historic features such as the awning have been restored.
House, Lincoln Park, $4.6mn
Where On N Lincoln Park West, right next to the park and about 20 minutes by foot from the shore of Lake Michigan.
What A four-bedroom, four-bathroom home with more than 4,500 sq ft of living space, high ceilings, large windows, a two-car garage, and east-facing terraces.
Why The views: the property looks out over the park and also takes in the skyline of downtown Chicago.