Sale of the Week

2 years
ago

Glencoe House Joins Neighbor in $4 Million-Plus Club

List Price: $4.5 million
Sale Price: $4.5 million
The Property: When it sold October 11, this home on the bluff above Lake Michigan in Glencoe was the second on its block to go for over $4 million in the past few months…

2 years
ago

Fisher Condo Finally Reels in a Buyer

List Price: $1,095,000
Sale Price: $1,159,000
The Property: The largest and most lavishly ornamented condo in the landmark art moderne Fisher Studio Houses sold October 9 after more than three and a half years on the market…

2 years
ago

Maybe Third Time’s the Charm in Kenilworth

List Price: $3.795 million
Sale Price: $3.25 million
The Property: At the end of September, this Kenilworth mansion sold at a steep discount for the third time in three and a half years…

2 years
ago

Mr. Big Stuff Eats Crow

List Price: $749,900
Sale Price: $685,000
The Property: In June, Scott Sasse, a real-estate agent who specializes in the West Loop, e-mailed me the listing for his own condo, which he had just put on the market…

2 years
ago

Odd Façades: E is for Erie, F is for Fish

The Properties: The façades of two recently sold new houses in the city feature big, playful visual puns—and each of them is part of a different builder’s long-range game plan…

2 years
ago

Why Another Homeowner Converted to Renting

List Price: $1.2 million
Sale Price: $1.07 million
The Property: Kathy Posner, the longtime Chicago PR exec and civic volunteer, sold her 2,900-square-foot North Michigan Avenue condo for $1.07 million…

2 years
ago

Unfinished Business at the Former Elysian

List Price: $4.795 million
Sale Price: $4.3 million
The Property: A healthcare executive who never got around to finishing the 4,000-square-foot condo he bought in 2010 at the Elysian sold it last Thursday for $4.3 million…

2 years
ago

A Shell Off the Shelf in Lincoln Park

List Price: $2.3 million
Sale Price: $1.73 million
The Property: In early August, buyers picked up a shell of a home left unfinished since early 2009. Situated in a quiet, pedestrian-only enclave of new, large homes…

2 years
ago

Former Home of MCA Founder Joe Shapiro Sold at Foreclosure

List Price: $879,000
Sale Price: $904,000
The Property: Formerly filled with one of Chicago’s finest collections of 20th-century art, this stone-and-stucco house in Oak Park had deteriorated so much in recent years that the real-estate agent who sold it at foreclosure on August 16 describes it as “destroyed inside…”

2 years
ago

In Hyde Park, Time Was on Their Side

List Price: $1.65 million
Sale Price: $1.494 million
The Property: Built in the late 1880s, this Hyde Park house predates the two late 19th-century spurs to the area’s growth: the founding of the University of Chicago (which opened in 1892) and the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893…