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So You Want a House with a Swimming Pool in Chicago

It’s not hopeless — just expensive. And you’d better like Lincoln Park.

This Lincoln Park residence, which appeared in the 1993 Harrison Ford thriller The Fugitive, features a catwalk, flowing staircases, and this nifty indoor pool.   Photo: Courtesy of VHT Studios

Private pools aren’t exactly a common amenity in Chicago homes, but the buyer with a big budget who demands to have one has a few options. And at the moment, we do mean just a few. While pools are more plentiful in the suburbs where there’s lower population density, these upscale city residences possess the rare perk.

From outdoor patios for summer fun to year-round indoor reservoirs, here’s a look at some of the few Chicago properties with private pools.

2728 N. Bosworth Avenue, $2.449 million

Photo: COURTESY of VHT Studios

Located in the northwestern corner of Lincoln Park, this property boasts some serious outdoor amenities including a private pool, patio, and side yard. Adding to its credentials as a prime space for outdoor entertaining is a sprawling rooftop deck with views of the skyline. The property went on the market in February with a $2.895 million price tag, but has since been cut by nearly half a million bucks.

545 W. Dickens Ave., $2.495 million

Photo: Courtesy of Jameson Sotheby’s

Here’s another outdoor pool option, this one on the eastern end of Lincoln Park. The house itself is enormous, with five bedrooms and five full bathrooms spanning 6,400 square feet of space. As for the outdoor deck space, you’ve got a pergola, a grill area, and of course, the pool. It’s not exactly Olympic-sized, but it’s more than enough for the city.

3540 N. Ravenswood Avenue, $2.899 million

Photo: Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff

This monster 7,200-square-foot Lake View home is fully-loaded with upscale amenities, including an indoor lap pool. The perks don’t stop there: you’ll also find a half basketball court, a theater, and a heated four-car garage. With a fortress-like exterior facade, this super luxe property is like a self-contained resort.

336 W. Wisconsin Street, $3.1 million

Photo: Courtesy of VHT Studios

The residence at 336 W. Wisconsin is one of Chicago’s most notorious listings. The 6,100-square-foot property has been on and off the market numerous times since June 2011, when it originally listed for $3.95 million. More importantly, the late modernist property appeared in the 1993 Harrison Ford thriller The Fugitive as the home of leading protagonist Dr. Richard Kimble. In addition to this indoor pool, the house also features a glass and steel catwalk and flowing staircases.

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