409 W North Ave Unit 4E

Overview:

Beds: 3
Baths: 2 full
Parking: 1 garage spot
School: Manierre

Welcome to this impeccably cared for home on the fourth floor of a boutique elevator building, right in the heart of Old Town. Neutral colors and high-end finishes abound, and enhance the already large rooms and open, flowing spaces.

Walk into the open concept living and kitchen spaces, featuring 9 foot ceilings offset by beautiful crown moldings. In winter, find the perfect place to relax in front of the living room gas fireplace, and in warmer months unwind outside on the north-facing covered balcony. The flow between the two rooms is perfect--each a unique space, but with complementary colors, finishes and great site lines.

I also love the layout of the kitchen with the large eat-in island looking out onto the living room, which is the perfect setup for entertaining. The granite countertops pick up the wood tones of the cabinets beautifully, and the all-stainless steel appliances complete the modern and high end feel of the kitchen.

Head back to the master suite where you will find a full wall of built-out closets--you will be amazed by the amount of storage space! The ensuite master bathroom has all the ingredients for relaxation including a double-bowl vanity, separate soaking tub and standing shower. My favorite part of the master suite though, is the second private covered balcony, this time facing south so you get beautiful city views! Just down the hall are the amply-sized second and third bedrooms and hall bathroom, complete with a glass-enclosed full-body shower. For even more great skyline views, head to the shared roof deck.

Truly in the heart of it all, Wells St restaurants are close by, as is North Avenue Beach and the Sedgwick L stop.

1938 N Maud Ave

Overview:

Beds: 4
Baths: 3 full, 1 half
Parking: 2 car garage
School: Oscar Mayer

If you are looking for a flexible, easy, and beautifully versatile home in one of Lincoln Park’s best locations, then look no further. The huge rooms and open floor plan of this four bed, three and a half bath end unit row home are what make it so appealing!

Because this home is so tall, one of the best architectural features of this home is the two-story atrium with skylight. What a way to enter the home into such a unique and bright foyer! Then continue on into the welcoming main floor living room featuring a beautiful gas fireplace.Think of all the cozy nights spent in front of the fire with friends and family! Next comes the separate formal dining room, with a modern tray ceiling offset with a great shade of neutral gray. The sleek adjacent powder room was recently remodeled in 2015/2016, with granite countertops and a surface-mounted sink. 

The kitchen is an entertainer’s dream! The natural wood cabinets (the same look all new construction is going for!) are my favorite warm color, and provide ample storage. High end appliances abound with a Sub Zero refrigerator and Bosch range. I also love the breakfast area, the perfect option for more casual dining. But what I love the most about this kitchen is its access to not one, but three outdoor spaces in this home! Directly outside is the main floor deck, which leads up to the garage roof deck and down to the secluded private patio. Talk about options!

Head up stairs and find two bedrooms, a full bath and a beautiful library with extensive bookshelves. Up an additional level is the master suite featuring a full wall of closet space, and a private, east-facing Trex deck. Can you imagine a better setting for a morning coffee? The master bath is a great size with separate soaking tub and steam shower, and dual vanities. 

On the lower level find a bedroom and full bathroom along with a recreation room with a great gas fireplace and plenty of storage space. All of that, and perfectly located near Armitage shops and restaurants, Purple and Brown Line El stops, grocery stores, parks and so much more! 

2030 N Dayton St

Overview:
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 full, 1 half
Parking: 2 car garage
School: Oscar Mayer

This custom 5,565 square foot show stopper on one of Lincoln Park’s most beautiful streets could be yours! Set on a 25 x 125 lot and built in 2005, this incredible home features the perfect floor plan and flow, plenty of space, and the most gorgeous and unique details--including the beautiful Brazilian Walnut hardwood floors throughout.

Usually I don’t start with bedrooms, but this home is such a unique find because of its three ensuite bedrooms, in addition to the master. The breakup of the bedrooms is extremely flexible, with one bedroom in the lower level, three on the second level along with a study and laundry room, followed by the third level master suite—which is another favorite! You never have to leave the master suite complete with spa bath, dual vanity, walk in closet, deck, terrace, and wet bar. The ultimate in luxury.

Back downstairs, the easy breezy feeling continues on the main level, especially in the large living room with custom fireplace, opening into the dining room. Light neutral walls offset the millwork and darker hardwoods. Continue on to the back of the home into the chef’s eat-in kitchen and butler’s pantry. I absolutely love this light and bright kitchen featuring an oversized island and the highest end appliances (Subzero, Viking and Bosch). The family room just off the kitchen feels cozy, while still providing plenty of space and amazing natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows. I also love the wall of built-ins surrounding the fireplace.

Head down to the lower level to find a beautiful media room, recreation room, full bathroom and a great mudroom. The best part of the lower level though, especially this time of year, is that it leads to the attached two-car garage. The outdoor space is extensive at this home, featuring a bluestone backyard patio, as well as a professionally landscaped and fully-irrigated garage roof deck with pergola.

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9 W Walton St Unit 2902

Breathtaking is the only word I can use to describe this incredible home! First, the absolutely breathtaking finishes throughout the home: 11 foot ceilings, 7.5-inch white oak hardwood floors, and exquisite custom finishes at every turn. Next the breathtaking square footage of 4,420 square feet, so that each and every room is spacious and perfectly appointed. And lastly, the breathtaking north and west views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Enter into the living room, which features the most beautiful custom hand-carved limestone Atelier Jouvence fireplace--another one is also in the family room! A fireplace so beautiful is the only way to compete with the incredible 29th floor views. The bright, airy and modern finishes are the perfect light colors for the sunlight to bounce off and naturally illuminate every corner of the room.

The gourmet kitchen features two-tone O’Brien Harris cabinetry, and the mix of white and light wood lower cabinets and island looks perfect in the space. I love the warmth that light natural wood adds to this room! High-end appliances and polished Iceberg Quartzite countertops complete the sophisticated, yet user-friendly look. 

Head into the master suite, which features a large sitting area and an amazing walk-in custom closet by Modern Millwork. The master bathroom might actually be my favorite room in the home with its Calacatta Borghini Marble finishes, and spa-like touches throughout. The huge walk in marble shower is as gorgeous as it is relaxing! Another very special and unique feature of this home is the Clearlight Sanctuary 3 Infrared Sauna with medical grade chromotherapy. 

And perhaps my absolute favorite feature of this home is the incredible private, heated wrap around terrace. No get together is too large or too small for this immense space, with flexibility to accommodate intimate gatherings or larger events. 

Steps away from Michigan Ave, the Lake, and the city’s premier dining and retail, 9 W Walton is one of the city’s best full-amenity luxury buildings. Amenities include a 24-hour door staff and valet, house car, indoor pool and spa, two-story exercise studio, golf simulator, party/dining room with catering kitchen, shared terrace and bar, two guest suites, indoor and outdoor pet areas, and a wine storage room. 

4950 S Woodlawn Ave

Overview:
Beds: 6
Baths: 3 full, 2 half
Parking: 2.5 car garage

This home is a true historic treasure. Designed by the “Father of Skycrapers,” architect William LeBaron Jenney built this home amidst his other, much larger--and taller--projects throughout the midwest and Manhattan in 1887. According to my research, this home was originally built for Col James H Bowen, the first president of the Calumet and Chicago Canal Dock Company, and known as the “father of South Chicago.” Today, Bowen High School in South Chicago is named in his honor. You can see what I mean about a house full of history!

What I love most about this home, and what makes it so unique, is the attention the sellers took in maintaining its original details and proportions, ensuring the spirit of the home lives on. Upon entering the home, you are immediately struck by the original staircase, which is the crown jewel of the large foyer. The dark wood and intricate millwork is in perfect condition and is unlike any I have ever seen.

Walk through into the living room with a full wall of large windows, topped with original crown molding the likes of which “they just don’t make anymore!” Such a beautiful room that is so classic in its decor, that it will translate into any future buyer’s style. Just off the living room is the sun porch, which may be one of my favorite rooms--it would be nearly impossible to let any more natural light through. The wood accenting is the perfect shade for the light to bounce off--a beautiful place for a morning coffee and the paper.

The formal dining room also has so many incredible, character-filled details: original millwork, the ornately-designed ceiling, sconces, built-ins, and fireplace in combination are an ode to old world charm. But of course in the kitchen modern upgrades count for much more--and the modern chef’s kitchen in this home is the perfect balance of modern amenities, with an eye to maintaining the home’s original design.

Upstairs find the master suite with a lovely sitting room featuring a fireplace, dressing area and new master bathroom. Two additional large bedrooms are adjacent to a full hall bathroom, and a heated porch overlooking the professionally-landscaped yard. For additional space and flexibility, the third floor features two additional bedrooms, plus a gym, kitchen, laundry room and new full hall bathroom. Head down to the lower level for the wine cellar, laundry room and workroom. Talk about options!

This impeccably cared for home sits on a beautiful and spacious 70’x250’ corner lot in the historic neighborhood Kenwood. Multiple parks, Whole Foods, downtown Hyde Park and Lakeshore drive are all in close proximity.  

Floor plans available here. For more information click here.

Spectacular Glencoe Estate

Overview:
Price: Upper Bracket
Taxes: $81,557 (2017)
Beds: 6
Baths: 6.2

This spectacular Glencoe property is situated on magnificent European-inspired grounds spanning one acre. These grounds were designed by notable Chicago landscape architect Douglas Hoerr and installed by Mariani Landscaping, which has a reputation for building extraordinary landscapes. They include fountains imported from Rome and Marseille, a well from a German castle grounds, and expansive outdoor lighting to enhance the Italian formal garden. The entry’s wrought iron gate, installed by European craftsmen, invite you into a tranquil paradise. The main house, built in 1996, offers five bedrooms and four fully-equipped bathrooms with shower and two powder rooms. The attached garage features a tiled floor, fully heated interior, and custom doors. The guest house was built in 2005 with a Nuhaus kitchen and a sitting area made with imported Austrian wood. It features two fully tiled bathrooms, a powder room, and a billiard room, and its living/dining room is accentuated by beautiful custom made European built-ins. Last but not least, its breathtaking pool room is bathed in natural light from an enormous skylight and several sets of French doors, making it truly a “Room with a view.” Additionally, the pool’s tiles come from luxury Italian brand Bisazza and it includes a waterfall, hot tube, and rinse shower. The pool room’s floor is heated, and it exhibits a museum-quality reproduction of the statue of Neptune in Tunisia . This estate has been featured on the cover of Dream Homes in Chicago.  

Floor plans available here.

For more information, please contact me directly: millie.rosenbloom@bairdwarner.com.

950 N Michigan Ave Unit 51-5203

Prepare to be absolutely wow’ed by this one-of-a-kind duplex! I have never been in a property that more properly celebrates incredible views than this one. The 19’6” vaulted ceilings in the living areas provide space for the truly expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that capture East, North, and West views of the lake and city. You have nearly no need for art with such natural beauty streaming inside. Plus, the location of the unit on the 51st and 52nd floors provides the most beautiful bird’s eye vantage, and allows in the maximum amount of natural light.

Enter through the foyer and into the impressively large living room with ample space for multiple seating areas. Neutral walls allows for the unique architecture to take center stage, and tie different areas of the home together. The formal dining room is very well-sized, with plenty of space to accommodate large dinner parties and gatherings. The flow from room to room provides great site lines, while still maintaining the perfect amount of separation.

On into the spectacular gourmet kitchen featuring a large island, modern dark wood cabinetry, and granite countertops and floors. With so much natural light, the darker cabinet color is the perfect compliment to all the brightness. Just off the kitchen is a breakfast room for more informal dining, still with plenty of space and gorgeous city views.

I love the size of the master suite area, and again, those breathtaking views! Between the bedroom desk area and the walk-in closet dressing area, it is a true oasis of calm and convenience. The master bath features a large steam shower and whirlpool tub. Two additional en-suite bedrooms are located on the second level along with a fourth en-suite bedroom/office on the main level, allowing for infinite flexibility and options.

950 N Michigan is a fantastic building with great amenities including a beautiful indoor pool and whirlpool, sundeck, exercise room and saunas. There is also 24-hour door staff and an on-site manager. All of this in the very heart of Gold Coast, with close access to anything your heart may desire--shops, restaurants, the Lake, and so much more!


1500 N Lake Shore Dr Unit 11-12B

Overview:
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 full, 1 half
Parking: 1 garage space
School: Ogden International

If you are looking for sophisticated elegance, incredible views, and plenty of space all in a prime Gold Coast location, then look no further. This classic Chicago co-op is a truly special property with such historical significance--and yet every modern amenity! The building was originally designed by the renowned Rosario Candela, who drew national acclaim for having conceived of the modern penthouse, and built by McNally & Quinn in 1927.

While the whole unit is stunning, what I love the most are the views. This unit happens to be at the perfect level for watching the lake--not too high, and not too low. And with 21 windows throughout the home, you are never far from a great view!

Another special aspect of this home is that every room was individually conceived of and designed, while still creating a cohesive feel throughout the home. On the main level, enter through a gracious marble foyer, and then into the living room--which happens to have some of the most beautiful custom woodwork I have ever seen. The color of the wood is the perfect shade, allowing the natural light to bounce off and create a natural glow. Continue on into the dining room, where you can admire some of the best lake views set against refined decor that perfectly compliments the surroundings.

I love the kitchen because it is as beautiful as it is functional. The all-white cabinetry allows for plenty of storage, and the eat-in island is perfect for a relaxed meal. As an added convenience, the butler’s pantry is equipped with a second dishwasher and ice maker. For when friends and family visit, the entertainment room is an extremely versatile space, currently used as a wine cellar and tasting room. I could also see it used as a great exercise space! For quieter moments, enjoy the large library, complete with gorgeous custom moldings and built-ins.

Upstairs, the master suite is something to behold! Featuring multiple sitting areas, a marble master bathroom, and massive walk-in closet, you will never want to leave this private, zen-like space. Even with so much square footage, these spaces still feel supremely warm and intimate. Three additional en-suite bedrooms and a large office with built-ins and city views are also on the second floor.

The building also offers wonderful staff and services, including valet parking for one car, and mail/package delivery to your door. My personal favorite though is the on-site porte-cochère--as lovely as it is useful! This is a cash-only building.

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2030 N Dayton St

Overview:
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 full, 1 half
Parking: 2 car garage
School: Oscar Mayer

An incredible opportunity to live in the most beautiful home on one of Lincoln Park’s most sought after streets! This custom brick and limestone 5,565 square foot home is set on a 25 x 125 lot and was built in 2005. What strikes me most about this home is the incredible floor plan and flow, made even more cohesive with beautiful Brazilian Walnut hardwood throughout.

Walk into the open and airy main level featuring the large living room with custom fireplace that leads into the dining room. Light neutral walls offset the millwork and hardwoods. Continue on to the back of the home into the chef’s eat-in kitchen and butler’s pantry. I absolutely love this light and bright kitchen featuring an oversized island and the highest end appliances (Subzero, Viking and Bosch). The family room just off the kitchen feels cozy, while still providing plenty of space and amazing natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows. I also love the wall of built-ins surrounding the fireplace.

This home is also unique because it features three ensuite bedrooms, all with heated bathrooms. The breakup of the bedrooms is extremely flexible, with one bedroom in the lower level, three on the second level along with a study and laundry room, followed by the third level master suite—which is another favorite! You never have to leave the master suite complete with spa bath, dual vanity, walk in closet, deck, terrace, and wet bar. The ultimate in luxury.

Head down to the lower level to find a beautiful media room, recreation room, full bathroom and a great mudroom. The best part of the lower level though, especially this time of year, is that it leads to the attached two-car garage. The outdoor space is extensive at this home, featuring a bluestone backyard patio, as well as a professionally landscaped and fully-irrigated garage roof deck with pergola.

Floor plan available here. For more information, click here.

849 West Wrightwood Ave Unit 1E

Overview:
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Parking: 1 car, garage
School: Alcott

Are you looking for a home in the heart of Lincoln Park? You would be hard pressed to find a much more amazing location than this one—it is truly close to everything! Beautiful Jonquil Park, trains, DePaul, Lincoln Park, the zoo, great shopping and restaurants…I could go on and on! I also love the great use of space in this main level duplex down.

Upon entering you will initially be struck by the wide floor plan and high ceilings—it really feels very open and airy. Plus, it really is ready for you to move right in with refinished hardwood floors on the main level, new carpeting on the lower level and it was also just painted!

I love having two bedrooms on the main floor and a third on the lower level, you have so many options for how to lay it out. The open living room, dining room and kitchen offer a great flow and site lines through to the stainless steel appliances and large peninsula in the kitchen. From the other direction admire the wood burning fireplace and juliette balcony in the living room.

Further back is the master suite featuring a large walk in closet and marble bathroom, along with the second bedroom and bathroom. On the lower level you will be amazed by the huge family room, complete with a great wet bad and a second wood burning fireplace (perfect for Chicago winters!). The third bedroom on the lower level features an ensuite bathroom. You will also love the lower level laundry room and all the storage space you could ever need.

2757 North Kenmore Ave

Overview:
Beds: 3
Baths: 2.5
Lot: Extra long 25 x 141
Garage: 2.5 car detached garage
School: Agassiz

If you are looking for an open, spacious-feeling home and property, then I have the home for you! I love the flexibility this extra long lot (25 x 141) and home has to offer, especially the backyard—it is so huge and versatile in terms of layout and usages.

Be greeted by the beautiful living and dining rooms with custom built ins and tons of fun wood details. The light oak hardwood flooring throughout the home also makes it feel so bright and airy. The huge kitchen is a cook’s dream, complete with all the best appliances—Sub Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and Dacor double ovens. The custom oak cabinets are a great shade, and perfectly complement the Corian countertops—which I love since they are totally non-porous and resistant to stains! I love when a kitchen is as beautiful as it is easy to maintain. The family room off of the kitchen features a full wall of windows, gas fireplace and a great built in desk area.

Here in Chicago we love a good mudroom for the winter months! Here the main level mudroom leads to the garage and back deck with a beautiful built-in grill and stove top. Hang out on the deck or head down to the huge professionally-landscaped backyard—all of your friends will fit!

On the second floor you will find a large master bedroom with his-and-hers walk in closets, and great master bath. No fighting for the kids since the second and third bedrooms are identical (and spacious) in size, and with walk in closets. The lower level recreation and exercise rooms are also well-appointed, as is the third floor loft/office—space abounds!

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