Space, sophistication and a place to putt are all part of a newly listed 10,000-square-foot home in Chicago.
The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home, which went on the market last week, sits on three lots in the West Town neighborhood of the city and is asking for $7.4 million, which would break a record if sold for even near that price.
The record for the most expensive sale in the area is currently $4.8 million, according to Redfin data.
“You don’t find many homes like this in Chicago,” said listing agent Rafael Murillo of @properties. The home’s size, sleek design, privacy and amenities like a lap pool and hot tub, plus indoor and outdoor putting areas, make the home unique for the area, he added.
“This would be a $10 million home on Astor Street,” the agent said, referring to Chicago’s Gold Coast. But the current owner wanted more privacy. “He didn’t want to run into neighbors.”
So he chose West Town, which is about a five-minute drive to the restaurants on Randolph Street and a 15-minute drive to the Gold Coast. He bought three homes on adjacent lots in 2008, Mr. Murillo said, all three of which were demolished to create the new mansion.
Completed in 2011, the three-level abode was designed by Ron Vari of Chicago-based Vari Architects. The 50-by-180-foot lot is across the street from the James Otis School, the listing said.
It’s modern glass-and-steel facade is a departure from the mostly brick homes in the area, as are the 30-foot ceilings inside. The first floor has an open floor plan, according to Mr. Murillo, with a sunken living room, wet bar and room for a grand piano in the corner. There’s a formal dining room, as well as a sleek chef’s kitchen with a breakfast nook.
A balcony, with an office space and lounge, overlooks the main living area. The adjoining master suite also has an outdoor balcony, as well as a bathroom with his-and-hers vanities and walk-in closets, Mr. Murillo said.
Golf aficionados can practice their swing in the golf room on the lower level, or on the outside green next to the pool. There’s also a full gym, lounge, home theater and bar downstairs, with room for a poker table and billiards. An additional bedroom is downstairs as well.
Outside, there’s plenty of room to lounge around the lap pool or fire up the outdoor grill and dine on the patio. There’s also a three-car garage.
This home is being “quietly marketed,” Mr. Murillo said. The current owner is spending more and more time traveling and in his Palm Beach home, so “it makes sense for him to downsize,” he said.
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