What makes a three-bedroom 4.5-bath house worth nearly $10 million, with a tax bill soaring past $50,000? At 1524 N Astor St, the answer doubtless has much to do with the Gold Coast location. The house also has some luxurious perks like a wet bar, a wine cellar and a terrace with park views. But what would make us shell out the monster cash (if we had it) are the Art Deco details, like the staircase at right. Looks like something Noel Coward might descend, slowly, in a smoking jacket.Our only beef with this listing is that for nearly $10 million, you’d think you’d get a garage that fits more than two cars.
Coldwell Banker’s Jeri Dry has the property listed for $9,995,000.