Here are Chicago’s top 10 resi sales of August

A Lincoln Park mansion topped the list, followed by 7 condos at No. 9 Walton

1950 North Burling Street, 1243 West Wrightwood Avenue and 2028 North Fremont Street
1950 North Burling Street, 1243 West Wrightwood Avenue and 2028 North Fremont Street

Another month, another round of top-tier residential sales dominated by JDL Development’s  No. 9 Walton condo tower in the Gold Coast.

The fast-selling luxury units are part of a banner year for home sales at the tip-top of the market, even as prices sag for units in the $1-$4 million range.

No 9 Walton has already rounded up some of the richest and most famous names in the city, from billionaire Ken Griffin to Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward.

The more than $55 million in home sales on this list, compiled from Cook County property records, also includes three single-family homes in Lincoln Park, led by a quadruple-lot mansion that fetched nearly $12 million.

1. 1950 North Burling Street | $11,900,000

This 8,000-square-foot mansion was the city’s third-highest listing before it sold last month, after about $1 million was knocked off its asking price. The price tag eclipsed that of every deal recorded in the city during the first half of the year, with the exception of a seven-bedroom condo taking up the entire 21st floor of No. 9 Walton, which sold for $12.1 million in January. 

The sellers, Conrad and Elizabeth von Peterffy, bought the home for $5.36 million in 2012. It was picked up by an unlisted buyer, who closed the deal through a trust.

2. 9 West Walton Street Unit 2502 | $6,293,500

This unit on the 25th floor of the 38-story No. 9 Walton sold to a buyer under the guise of WaltonQQ LLC.

3. 9 West Walton Street Unit 2401 | $6,112,500

JDL sold this unit to a buyer who hid its identity through a trust. The building’s website lists units between the 18th and 27th floors as three-bedrooms measuring about 3,700 square feet each.

4. 9 West Walton Street Unit 2701 | $5,811,500

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Cook County property records list the buyers of this unit as Andrew and Michelle Baker.

5. 9 West Walton Street Unit 2301 | $5,712,000

This condo sold to John and Kacia Morris, property records show.

6. 9 West Walton Unit 2402 | $5,462,000

A buyer under the shell name of Mary Morris James LLC picked up this unit, according to records.

7. 9 West Walton Unit 704 | $4,023,500

Romlee Weinstein and her husband Allan, a Chicago doctor and infectious disease specialist, bought this seventh-floor unit. In 2016, the Weinsteins listed their 5,200-square-foot Gold Coast condo for $6.2 million, Crain’s reported at the time.

8. 9 West Walton Unit 1503 | $3,599,000

The buyer of this unit concealed its identity through a trust.

9. 1243 West Wrightwood Avenue | $3,200,000

Built in 2016, this five-bedroom single-family home features a rooftop terrace, a deck with a built-in fireplace and a “penthouse bonus room,” according to its Redfin listing. Julia Haywood was listed as the seller on the property, and the buyers were David and Nooshin Felsenthal, a managing director for JLL.

10. 2028 North Fremont Street | $3,050,000

Amy Ennesser and Daniel Engel bought this decade-old, nearly 4,000-square-foot house last, according to property records. The building was sold under an LLC that traces back to Tracy Ward.

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