Here are Chicago’s top 5 residential sales this week

The sale of Heritage CEO Leo Birov’s Kenilworth mansion tops this week’s list of Chicago home sales.

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Nov.November 04, 2021 01:54 PM

From left: Seven-bedroom Kenilworth mansion 233 Sheridan Road; 7,000-square foot Lincoln Park home at 2112 North Sedgwick Street (LoopNet, Apartment Finder, iStock)

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The sale of Heritage Luxury Homes CEO Leo Birov’s Kenilworth mansion tops this week’s list of priciest home sales in Chicago. The ranking also includes a pair of Lincoln Park mansions that sold for more than $6 million.

1.) 233 Sheridan Road, $9.5 million
Property type: Single-family home

Leo Birov, the CEO of Chicago firm Heritage Luxury Homes, sold his seven-bedroom Kenilworth mansion for $9.5 million in one of the priciest home transactions in the city this year. Birov paid $5.85 million for the home in 2018. After closing on the property, Birov made renovations to the property, adding a swimming pool that overlooks Lake Michigan, an elevator, and a media and recreation room.

The buyer is Thackeray Lane, LLC, an entity that was represented by Birov’s wife, Milena Birov from @properties.

2.) 1857 North Orchard Street, $6.6 million
Property type: Single-family home

David Scherer, the co-CEO of real estate investment firm Origin, bought a $6.6 million home in Lincoln Park. The property, at 1857 North Orchard Street, is an eight-bed, nine-bath home that spans 9,000 square feet, according to a listing from Zillow. The home has a temperature-controlled wine room, media room and a separate playroom. It was listed for $6.99 million in May. Scherer and his wife Rose Lizarraga went into contract for the home in August. The seller is The Muswell Trust, managed by Colin Gibson.

3.) 2112 North Sedgwick Street – $6.5 million
Property type: Single-family home

Advertising executive Morgan Carroll and his wife Anne sold their Lincoln Park home for nearly double what they paid for the property in 2015. The 7,000-square-foot house, at 2112 North Sedgwick Street, was sold for $6.5 million, records show. The Carrolls bought the property for $3.44 million in October of 2014. The home was put on the market last June with an asking price of $6.9 million, according to a listing from Zillow. It went into contract last August. The buyer is a trust managed by Justyn Volesko.

4.) 363 East Wacker Drive, Unit 6701 – $3.7 million
Property type: Condo

Dr. Mohamad Hytham Rifai, an Indiana-based neurosurgeon, bought a $3.7 million unit at the St. Regis Chicago. The transaction continues the flow of deals at the 101-story tower, considered the third-tallest building in the city. Joel Carlins, the founder and former CEO of the Magellan Development, the firm that built the 1.9 million-square-foot hotel and residential property, recently bought a $7.5 million unit at the building.

5.) 839 Bluff Street – $3.5 million
Highgate Builders, a custom home builder based in the North Shore, sold a three-bedroom, two-bath home in Glencoe for $3.5 million. The 5,164-square-foot property, at 839 Bluff Street, is a three-bed, two-bath home on a half-acre lot, according to a listing from Redfin. The buyers are Theodore Koutouzis, a medical doctor, and his wife Jill.





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