The 100 club: Century-old homes top Chicago’s priciest resi sales

3 of 5 most expensive properties that sold this week were 100 years old; 77th floor condo also made list

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Aug.August 28, 2020 04:08 PM
1441 North State Parkway and 321 West Menomonee Street (Credit: Google Maps)

1441 North State Parkway
and 321 West Menomonee Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Chicago luxury buyers reached back to the past this week, as three of the five priciest homes that sold were over 100 years old.

One of them, on the Near North Side and built in 1886, is nearly 10,000 square feet and includes a four-stop passenger elevator.

The sales on this week’s list total $13.7 million, a slight increase from last week’s $12 million. This is the second straight week the total for the five has increased. The low point was a $7 million weekly tally at the beginning of the month.

There are three single-family homes on this week’s list and two condos, including one on the 77th floor of the Aqua in the Loop, which was built by Magellan Development Group.

In addition to the Near North Side property, two other homes are located in Lincoln Park and one is in Kenwood.

Price and property details were found on Redfin from Aug. 22 to 28.

321 West Menomonee Street | $4.3M | Lincoln Park

This double-lot single-family home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread across 6,739 square feet. The deal pencils out to $644 a foot. Built in 1918, the home was transformed from an original dairy farm, a project that took two years to complete. The roof is accessible and the home has a fully-enclosed backyard. The property has an attached garage and a partial basement. Emily Sachs Wong of @properties had the listing. Lindsay Everest of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago brought the buyer.

1441 North State Parkway | $3.3M | Near North Side

This 9,750-square-foot single-family home has six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. The sale works out to $333 a foot. Built in 1886, the home has been fully renovated. It includes a gracious curved staircase, a four-stop passenger elevator, 10 fireplaces, plaster moldings, and ornate millwork. Jennifer Ames of Engel & Voelkers Chicago had the listing, while Sally O’Donnell of @properties represented the buyer.

2550 North Lakeview Avenue Unit S1106 | $2.4M | Lincoln Park

This 2,633-square-foot condo has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The 11th floor unit offers views of the lake, in a building that opened in 2010. The high-rise was designed by Lucien LeGrange with amenities that include an indoor pool and spa, sundeck, fitness room, movies theater and library. The unit includes garage space for two cars. Andreas Holder of Engel & Voelkers Chicago had the listing and brought the buyer.

5022 South Greenwood Avenue | $1.9M | Kenwood

This 6,468-square-foot single-family home has six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The price works out to $298 a foot. Built in 1895 by the architecture firm Treat & Foltz, it received a gut renovation in 2007, which included a new roof and HVAC system. The garage has room for five cars. Christopher Crawford and Jaime Adams of john greene Realtor shared the listing. Alexa Hara of @properties brought the buyer.

225 North Columbus Drive #7705 | $1.8M | Loop

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo unit is on the 77th floor of the Aqua, built by Magellan Development Group. Opened in 2009, it is the tallest operating tower in the area. The unit received a gut rehab. It features wide-plank hardwood floors and custom millwork throughout. Chezi Rafaeli of Coldwell Banker Residential had the listing. Rachel Kalocinski of Gold Coast Realty brought the buyer.


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