List Price: $3.449 million
The Property:
This four-year-old brick and limestone house in the prized Blaine School district in Lake View takes maximum advantage of its extrawide lot. With a width of 37.5 feet (instead of the standard 25), the lot was able to accommodate an interior floor plan that pushes the stairs off to one side, resulting not only in a four-level box staircase, but also in broad formal rooms and a master bedroom that is the size of two rooms in many comparable homes. And as you will see in the video, the home is long on both space and grace.

While many city homes with a rooftop deck have a small room and kitchenette adjacent to it, here there is an L-shaped penthouse room big enough for a pool table, a games area, and a TV/entertainment lounge, along with a tucked-away kitchen and a full bath. Instead of the boxcar layout of kitchen, dining room, and family room, this home’s first floor arranges the three in a broader, more fluid plan. The living room’s lovely fireplace (one of five in the home) is capped with it own crown molding that is set in front of the room’s crown molding in an elegant vignette.

Other grace notes include the chic wallpapers and other finishes in the formal rooms and family spaces. The basement has a full kitchen (that makes three of them) adjacent to an open theatre room that is more inviting than the typical closed-off home theatre. The house also has an elevator, wine refrigerators on three floors, and a second deck over the garage,

Price Points: Ron and Erica Goldman bought the house directly from the builder in 2006, but, says Erica, they are now looking to move to a high-rise. The Goldmans have had the house on the market since early last fall, priced at $3.449 million.

Listing Agent: Linda Levin of Jameson; 312-320-6741 or