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Illinois’ most expensive old house listing! Circa 1885. $10,750,000

July 13, 2023

Welcome to Illinois’ most expensive old house listing! This home is interesting! They converted the carriage house into living space and then connected it by an atrium. This home was built in 1885. It is located in Chicago, Illinois. If you go through the atrium, the home’s most unique feature can be accessed. It is a stone root cellar that has been converted into a wine cellar and tasting room. Also a perfect spot for dinner parties. Ten bedrooms, ten bathrooms and 13,400 square feet. $10,750,000

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From the Zillow listing:

 

This sensational triple lot home has been masterfully renovated and designed to perfection by its well-known designer-owner! The significant home, itself, sits on two lots, with the third lot as a full south side yard. A rare, renovated coach house has been connected to the main home by a modern glass atrium, creating a huge extension and doubling the livable square footage with its own kitchen, three bedrooms, and a lofted family room. Through the atrium, one of the most amazing features of this home can be accessed: an original stone root cellar that now functions as a wine and tasting room and space for dinner parties that one dreams of in magazines. Wide and gracious room sizes allow for easy entertaining amidst the perfectly restored period styling, coupled with hip finishes that are totally today. From the moment you enter the gate, you will notice the Belgian stone and perfect restoration of the facade and the timeless entry. Dramatic by any measure, the breathtaking entry displays the art of craftsmanship, and the three-story staircase has been meticulously recreated from the home’s original with hand lacquered banister and balusters. The beautiful formal living and dining spaces are outstanding, and the entire main floor lends itself to large parties or family gatherings. The all-white kitchen offers top of the line appliances, and is completely open to the great room that offers customized solutions to storage with beautiful built ins. This space opens up to the grassy side yard and offers direct access to the charming separately accessed office, perfect for client meetings while at home. Three generous bedrooms are located on the second level, including the lavish primary suite with sensational closets and an over-the-top marble detailed bath as well as access to a private terrace. A third level features four additional bedrooms as well as a study/play space. The lower level offers a large recreational space, a play/craft room, and ample storage. The coach house allows for three more bedrooms, additional living space, plus attached garage parking for five cars. This is truly a one-of-a-kind home with no detail spared or overlooked and would be incredibly difficult to recreate. Located on a fantastic Lincoln Park block, steps to wonderful shopping and dining on Armitage.

 

 

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