Empty nesters list Lincoln Park home for $6.5M 

Five-bedroom mansion offers unique outdoor space on one of neighborhood’s hottest streets

Lincoln Park Mansion Lists for $6.5M
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty's Timothy Salm and Matt Leutheuser with 1871 N Howe Street in Chicago (Google Maps, Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)

Two empty nesters are selling their double lot Lincoln Park dream home for $6.5 million. 

The five-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was listed Thursday with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty’s Timothy Salm, who said one of its biggest draws is the sheer size of its outdoor spaces in one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods. 

The 10,700-square-foot mansion at 1871 North Howe Street includes a private balcony, large rooftop terrace and a new sports court with a basketball hoop in the backyard. The price comes to about $607 per square foot.

The home’s owners, Ronna and Steven Zoll, bought it in 2008, according to property records. Their children have moved out, and they are ready to move on to something new, Salm said. 

Built in 1995 and recently renovated, the home’s other amenities include a limestone fireplace, four-car garage and a library. 

Sign Up for the undefined Newsletter

Salm sold a five-bed, five-bath home for $3 million just down the street, at 1903 North Howe, on Wednesday, and said he feels confident the Zolls will see a “brisk sale” of their estate. 

The block surrounding North Howe Street has been particularly desirable lately, Salm said. The Zolls’ home is within walking distance from Lincoln Elementary School and Lincoln Park High School. 

Salm has the listing along with Matt Leutheuser, another agent with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.

Lincoln Park has consistently ranked among Chicago’s wealthiest and most expensive neighborhoods, coming in at No. 9 in a 2023 ranking by the Chicago Tribune. As of last year, the outlet found that the average single-family home in Lincoln Park was valued at $813,000. Also last year, a Lincoln Park mansion at 1956 North Orchard Street came in at No. 4 on The Real Deal’s list of priciest home sales, selling for $10.6 million.

Read more