It’s easy to see from month to month what puts particular homes at the top of the list for most expensive sales. From generous space (both in square footage and lot size), to floor-to-ceiling luxury to premium locations, the most expensive homes often have a number of common features that high-end buyers are searching for.
Another sure sign of hot property? Three words: Sold before print. Two of February’s top 5 most expensive home sales made it off the market as quick as they were listed. And it’s no surprise that the top 5 were all found in Lincoln Park, one of the city’s long sought-after neighborhoods for luxury homes.
33 Luxury Chicago Homes Sold in February
Luxury home sales for the month of February totaled $53 million (those homes sold for $1 million or more), but the top sales weren’t the extraordinary $4 million or $5 million homes we’ve seen in recent months. The most expensive sale, a brand-new beauty in Lincoln Park, was sold for just under $3.5 million.
Here’s a closer look at the top five most expensive homes that were sold in February:
1861 N Fremont St
Original list price: $3.45 million
Sold price: $3,440,500
Handsome brick and limestone, 5,200 square feet and its location on a tree-lined street are just a few reasons why this new construction home sold before it was officially listed. Inside you’ll find custom cabinetry and millwork throughout, six bedrooms, a professionally designed natural stone bath and a radiant heated lower level. Outdoors, you’ll find a tremendous space with a garden and rooftop deck with covered patio and fireplace.
2664 N Geneva Terrace
Original list price: $3.395 million
Sold price: $3.153 million
Built on an extra-wide lot, this 7-bedroom home in Lincoln Park was built by acclaimed builder Stuart Rose with plenty of luxury inclusions. Massive rooms spread over 7,800 square feet, with a huge master suite, a third-floor theater with wet bar and lower level rec room and office The eat-in kitchen boasts a 60-square foot island and Subzero, Thermador and Miele appliances.
2100 N Dayton St
Original list price: $3.285 million
Sold price: $3.140 million
An all-brick single-family home on a corner lot in Lincoln Park, this 5-bedroom boasts tons of space: From the 5,600 square feet, to dramatic ceiling heights to a 900-bottle wine room. Eight south-facing windows bring in plenty of natural light, and four composite decks enable outdoor living to its fullest.
2126 N Kenmore Ave
Original list price: $2.995 million
Sold price: $2.85 million
Stunning, tasteful and elegant—this new construction single-family home in a great location features fine architectural details and high-end finishes throughout. With 5 bedrooms, 4.1 baths and 5,050 square feet, this Chicago home includes a sun-filled penthouse room, a wine cellar, four outdoor spaces, a courtyard and a garden, all in one of the most sought-after communities in Chicago.
3726 N Bosworth Ave
Original list price: $2.3 million
Sold price: $2,335,135
This 5 bedroom, 4.2 bath home is brand-new construction on a tree-lined street in Lincoln Park. With a limestone façade on the outside, the inside spans 4,800 square feet and includes tastefully designed millwork and ceiling treatments, luxurious baths, a custom kitchen with commercial-grade appliances and a radiant-heated lower level. This home’s location puts it within the Blaine School District, one of the most coveted boundaries for parents who want their children to attend this top-rated elementary school.
Now that we’re officially into spring, the Chicago real estate market will likely continue to pick up momentum. I encourage all potential buyers to take a look at recent home sales such as this, so that you enter your search with a good idea of what is moving on the market and for what price. For additional details on recently sold homes or to take a look at what’s on the market now, contact me at (312) 498-5080 or email me at email@example.com.