Two months after a Lincoln Park property that was the residence of investor Anne Dias trimmed its listing price by $1.7 million, it appears to have found a buyer.
The home at 2026 North Mohawk Street now asking $7.8 million was marked as having accepted a contingent offer on public listing sites on Tuesday.
Dias is the founder and CEO of New York-based investment firm Aragon Global Management, a philanthropist as well as the ex-wife of billionaire hedge funder Ken Griffin, who is also in the midst of a selloff of high-end Chicago real estate holdings after moving his company Citadel’s headquarters to Miami along with his family.
The Lincoln home is the fifth-priciest listed for sale in Lincoln Park. That includes the most expensive residential listing in Chicago, a $30 million, 25,000-square-foot estate that’s been on the market for years and had its price chopped down from $45 million earlier this year.
Emily Sachs Wong, an agent with @properties Christie’s International Real Estate, is representing the Dias listing. She didn’t return a request for comment.
Should the Mohawk Street home sell for its asking price, it would be the most expensive sale so far this year in Lincoln Park and the second-priciest sale of the year within city limits. Only Dias’ ex-husband, Griffin, has bested that price by selling his 66th-floor condo at the Park Tower on Michigan Avenue for $11.2 million in January, a 25 percent loss from his 2012 purchase of the unit for $15 million.
The Dias home was listed for sale in October for $9.5 million, a drop from when it last sold for $10 million on July 12, which marked the neighborhood’s priciest deal in 2022, according to Cook County records. The 11,000-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
The $10 million sale was an anomaly, though. It was respectively bought and sold by limited liability companies Mohawk Partners II and Mohawk Partners. It’s unclear whether that sale was a formality within the former couple’s real estate holdings or why it was sold and then relisted so quickly for $500,000 less.
Its new owners are not clear from public records since the property changed hands in July, and the home was previously purchased by an LLC for $8.35 million in February 2016. The couple divorced in 2015.
Griffin, Citadel’s CEO, announced in June 2022 he was relocating the firm’s headquarters to Miami, citing Chicago’s issues with crime. In July, he listed his two full-floor penthouse condominiums in Park Tower on Michigan Avenue. The 66th- and 67th-floor units are asking $13.25 million and $15.75 million, respectively. Since announcing Citadel’s move, Griffin also sold one of his luxury residential properties in Chicago, a Waldorf Astoria unit, for $10.2 million, an 11 percent discount from the asking price when it hit the market.
Griffin has since made waves in the Miami real estate market. In December, he asked Miami officials to move a historic waterfront home he recently purchased. In September, he bought the 4-acre estate from Miami businesswoman and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht for $106 million. The estate has two homes, including the historic, 109-year-old Villa Serena, which was once home to William Jennings Bryan, former U.S. secretary of state.