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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Is the Gold Coast’s grandest yard at risk?

Gold Coast Lurie

The 19,000 square foot Gold Coast home at 1547 N Dearborn Pkwy has one of the most beautifully landscaped side yards on Chicago’s north side. It’s a true urban oasis that has to be a constant source of delight to its owner. You can see some of the yard in the above video and more ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Coldwell Banker scores year’s second-highest condo lease at $18K

Aerial view of Waldorf Astoria

Yesterday’s email included the following: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced today it has brokered an off-market lease on a luxury condo in the prestigious Waldorf Astoria at 11 E. Walton for $18,000 a month through the brand’s luxury division, Coldwell Banker Previews International. This rental contract goes on the record as the second highest condominium ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 16, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A $2.6M price hike on the Dewes Mansion

Dewes Mansion, Chicago

The list price on the Francis J. Dewes Mansion, one of Chicago’s most lavishly detailed landmark homes, was recently raised from $9.9 million to $12.5 million. Chalk it up to an improving market – or whatever. The home, at 503 W Wrightwood Ave, has been on the market for several years, and is listed with ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 25, 2013
North ShoreWinnetka

Winnetka Italianate villa sells quickly for $12.25M

Winnetka lakefront home

The past half dozen years have seen many upper-bracket North Shore homes languish on the market for extended periods of time, experience multiple price cuts, and sell for fractions of their original list price. The completely renovated Italianate villa at 175 Sheridan Rd in Winnetka came on the market early in July with an asking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 5, 2013
North ShoreWinnetka

A well-attended lakefront party at a superlative Winnetka home

175 Sheridan Winnetka video

Coldwell Banker’s Julie Deutsch and Maureen Mohling have seen and sold many of the North Shore’s grandest homes. The Italianate villa at 175 Sheridan Rd in Winnetka, they say, is among the very best. It was completely gutted and rebuilt over a two-year period and is, in effect, a new home, albeit one dating to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 11, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Landmark Lincoln Park mansions not budging on price

Wrigley Mansion video

When I visited the Theurer-Wrigley House last August it hadn’t yet been listed in the MLS. The landmark home at 2466 N Lakeview, which is more commonly known as the Wrigley Mansion, was listed for sale in October at $9,500,000, the current asking price. I visited the landmark Francis J. Dewes Mansion in November of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 18, 2012
North ShoreHighland Park

Highland Park home for sale for $29 million

Microsoft Bing aerial view

Crain’s is reporting that Michael Jordan’s Highland Park home has been listed for sale with an asking price of $29 million. The list price includes furnishings, with some exclusions. You’ll have to provide verified financial references if you’d like a showing or want to gain access to the website that has more photos than the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 29, 2012

Are affluent buyers neighing nay to Naperville?

Dennis Rodkin’s Deal Estate article on a home in Naperville that recently sold for $3,089,500 after years on the market prompted me to take a brief look at the state of the higher-end housing market in Naperville. Rodkin reported that transaction as the highest selling price since 2008. There are currently 26 homes for sale ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 25, 2011