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Gold Coast Dynamo w/ Walled Private Courtyard Asks $8M

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A serious vintage stud has just hit the market in the Gold Coast, asking a surreal $8M. Don't get us wrong, 5,200 square feet ain't shabby but it takes something extra to warrant such a price. The 1890 brick & limestone home is probably going big because of its double lot and amazing secluded courtyard, defended by a 15-foot stone wall. Other stellar features include a gourmet kitchen with attached bulbous gazebo; three fireplaces; skylights; wet bar; balcony; and a walnut-paneled library with French doors to garden. The home boasts five bedrooms and six baths and was previously available to rent. But renting is a pain, even at $11,500/month, so we can see where the owner would prefer a big 'ol chunk of change. Oh yeah, and the ask is 9x greater than the 1987 sale price!
·Listing: 1442 N Astor St. [Baird & Warner]
·5,200 Square-Foot Gold Coast Mansion Wants $11,500/month [Curbed Chicago]