Looking to bolster your hipster cred? The game is never-ending unless, of course, you somehow muster the resources to buy the Pabst Blue Ribbon Estate. Just removed from the Glencoe shoreline, the lush 2-acre estate bordered by ravine has just landed on the market for the first time in three-and-a-half years with an ask of $6.95M. That's four mil below what it sought in 2007, but $1.75M above what it eventually sold for in the bowels of the recession. The broker claims the property "feels like a private island resort" (topography surely implicated in that), and indeed the lumbering 14,364-square-foot mansion is flanked by a pool, formal gardens, and a basketball court. It's not surrounded by water but Lake Michigan is a short meander away, past rival estates. Inside the Georgian behemoth there are eight bedrooms and 10 baths, a "breathtaking reception salon", paneled walnut library, solarium, home theater, and an array of flooring types often interacting in fun ways. Most apt, the lower level features a gorgeous professional-grade bar and lounge with a fireplace and the estate's mascot: an oversized PBR bottle.
·Listing: 443 Sheridan Road [Coldwell Banker]