Historic Gold Coast home hits the market for $22M

The 11K sf Thompson Mansion is now the second-most expensive residential listing in Chicago

915 N Dearborn Street (Credit: Google Maps)
915 N Dearborn Street (Credit: Google Maps)

A 130-year-old Gold Coast mansion went on the market for $21.9 million, which would make it the largest residential real estate sale in the city so far this year.

The 11,000-square-foot sandstone mansion at 915 North Dearborn Street sold for $3.1 million and then underwent a $7 million renovation the last time it changed hands in 2009, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The listing includes both the four-bedroom mansion and a one-bedroom carriage house next door, both currently owned by Pete’s Fresh Market owner James “Jimmy” Dremonas.

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The mansion, built in 1888 for attorney John Howland Thompson, is one of the last standing mega-projects designed by celebrated 19th-Century Chicago architects Cobb and Frost.

The site is around the corner from JDL Development’s condo tower at 9 West Walton Street, where a seven-bedroom unit sold for $12.1 million in January. Last year, billionaire Ken Griffin bought four floors in that building for $58.75 million, marking the highest-priced home sale in the city’s history.

The Thompson house is now the second-most expensive listing in Chicago, behind a 25,000-square-foot mansion listed for $50 million at 1932 North Burling Street.

Coldwell Banker’s Tatiana Miller is the listing agent on the Thompson house. [Chicago Tribune]Alex Nitkin

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