A crisp new contempo mansion at Cortland & Hermitage finally landed a buyer at $2.9M— down $2M from its original 2010 ask. The place is enormous and built to seduce but we don't know of any Bucktown properties surpassing $4M in asking price, let alone sales price. Built by Nicholas Design Collaborative, the double-lot, 7,800-square-foot home matches the height of much smaller neighboring homes and its massing is "broken down into discrete volumes to realize a similar scale," write the architects. The interior is 'boxy modern' but with asymmetric built-ins, a mix of flooring types, high ceilings, a floating staircase, and glass walls to a courtyard with numerous water elements. Other amenities include a wet bar, game room, theater, 1,000-bottle wine cellar, jacuzzi master bath, and full home automation. Hey, the sale still goes down as the nabe's second-priciest this year.
·Listing: 1744 W Cortland St. [@properties]
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