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Illinois’ most expensive old house listing! Circa 1936. Two acres. $12,000,000

April 2, 2023

Welcome to Illinois’ most expensive old house listing. This house was originally home to Pabst Brewing Company president and chairman, Harris Perstein. The house was built in 1936. It is located on 2.19 acres in Glencoe, Illinois. The property features two gated entrances, pool, basketball court and a home theater. Nine bedrooms, nineteen bathrooms and 20,000 square feet. $12,000,000

Contact Izabela Dianovsky with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

From the Zillow listing:


This historic Georgian style home is the former estate of Pabst Brewing Company president and chairman Harris Perlstein and was first designed in 1936 by William Pereira. It has undergone a total gut renovation which took over three years to complete. This iconic property is situated on two-and-a-half acres in the heart of Glencoe. Outdoor features include two gated entrances, motor court, courtyard, multiple patio areas, swimming pool with a slide, spa, fire pit, pool house with full kitchen and powder room, half basketball court, half soccer field, designated play area for kids, soothing waterfall garden, and a beautiful landscape. In addition, a seven car garage with attached coach house featuring two en-suites, full kitchen, living room, and powder room with a separate entrance from the house. Exquisite contemporary interior design boasting nine bedrooms (en-suites), eleven full bathrooms, six powder rooms, astonishing private primary suite with spectacular walk-in closet, gourmet kitchen with specious walk-in pantry, breakfast area, dining room, family room on the main level, another family room on the lower level, gallery, library, sitting room, office on the main level, formal grand living room with spectacular one of a kind entertainment space with a wet bar, rich main foyer with lavish staircase, library, home theater, gym, two sauna rooms, climate controlled walk-in wine cellar, an elevator, and unparalleled design, which makes this unique residence a luxurious, yet comfortable, oasis like no other. It’s a North Shore gem! Please see the virtual tour video with the interior featured.



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