Suburban luxe listing rivals Chicago mega mansions

17K sf home with indoor, outdoor pools second-priciest in western ‘burb

125 Breakenridge Farm, Oak Brook (Google Maps, Getty)
125 Breakenridge Farm, Oak Brook (Google Maps, Getty)

A 17,000-square-foot home in Oak Brook is joining Chicago’s mega mansions at the high end of the market with an asking price of $6.5 million.

The home has eight bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. It’s the first time the 3.6-acre property has been on the market since its completion in 2006.

Amenities include both an indoor and outdoor pool, two hot tubs, a six-car garage with car lifts, a wine cellar, and a full-size indoor sport court.

The home is owned by Debra Palumbo, according to DuPage County property records. Colin Hebson and ​​Ryan Harmon, real estate agent’s with Dream Town Realty, are representing the listing.

Hebson said the place is over 27,000 square feet with the basement included, and that it would cost at least $15 million to build the same home today, excluding land costs. He said the home already has three showings scheduled since listing on Monday, a sign that while the buyer pool for a house of its size and price is small, those who can afford it are taking the listing seriously.

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“That’s almost four acres that backs up to a river–it’s actually one of the best deals out there,” he said. “It’s hard to get that kind of land close to Chicago.”

He said the sellers are staying in the western suburbs, moving to a slightly smaller house nearby.

The home is tied for the second-priciest listing on the market in DuPage County. The priciest, a Tudor-style brick mansion, came back on the market in October for the same $10.5 million price tag it was first listed for in January 2021. The prior listing for the 21,709-square-foot home at 1112 Shamrock Court was removed Aug. 1, then the home was listed again this week for the same price, according to Midwest Real Estate Data information collated by Zillow.

The seven-bedroom, 12-bathroom home was custom built in 2017 and sits on 2.5 acres. It’s owned by a retired couple, the investor Tom Harter and his wife Brenda, who plan to move to Florida after living in Naperville for more than 40 years.

A 14,000-square-foot home in Naperville is also listed at $6.5 million and has been on and off the market since 2019.

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