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The Top Three City Home Sales For The Past Seven Days

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3. This Lakeview single family sold last week in foreclosure for $1.7M (see, foreclosures aren't always bargain basement deals). The "brick colonial" was built in 2005 and measures some 6,000 square feet with six beds and five-and-a-half baths. Sited on a massively deep 183-foot lot, there's a fine backyard with two overlooking decks and a spiral staircase connecting it all. Inside, there are hardwoods throughout, two fireplaces, stone finishes, and a third floor media room with a constellation of flatscreen TVs sharing one wall. Is that a thing? According to Chicago Mag's Dennis Rodkin, the listing agent estimated the asking price at about 8% higher had the seller not been a bank. The home basically just needs some interior painting and minor maintenance work.
·Listing: 3818 N Janssen St. [Baird & Warner]


2. Another custom product from Noah Properties, this 5/4 single family home in Lincoln Park has some above-average millwork, coffered ceilings, and heated plank flooring. The amenity-rich, Beaux Arts-inflected home also has a theater room w/ 120" screen, chef's kitchen, pantry, walk-in closets, marble bathrooms, two wet bars, a wine cellar (so prickly when empty), four fireplaces, and two sprawling terraces. Asking as high as $2M, the sale price was $1.752M.
·Listing: 2342 N Wayne Ave. [Sergio & Banks]
·Lincoln Park 5-Bed w/ Suggestions of Luxury Lists For $1.998M [Curbed Chicago]

1. The Tribune's Bob Goldsborough, a very in-the-know kind of guy, reported this morning on the sale of two adjoined condo units at Lucien Lagrange's super-luxe 65 E Goethe Street. In a sale among friends, one private-equity titan bought the units from another. The seller, David Herro, received $8.35M for spaces purchased in 2004 for $5.3M. He held onto another multi-million dollar space right next-door. The transaction was done privately, so we've no listing photos or specifics to share. It's the sixth highest price paid for a condo in Chicago history. And yet, the eight-story Second Empire building has registered even bigger record-book sales— most recently Bill Wrigley, Jr's $9.125M sale of roughly two-thirds of the top-floor (originally asking $14M for the full 12,000-square-foot raw floor).
·$8.35M For Gold Coast Units [Trib]