Known as one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Chicago, Lincoln Park is home to many of the city's priciest properties. The neighborhood is also the home to the main campus of DePaul University, Victory Gardens Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Apollo Theater, Lincoln Hall and some of the best boutique shops in the city. Lincoln Park, the neighborhood, borrows its name from the large sprawling park that includes a zoo and a historic conservatory. There's certainly a mix of old and new money in the neighborhood and its five most expensive homes is certainly a great indication of this. Let's take a look and see how the neighborhood's priciest homes stack up.
↑ 2730 N Lakewood Avenue
Asking price: $4.75 million
Size: 7,600 square feet
The skinny: This brand new construction is joining many other new homes on Lakewood Avenue, but is still seeking an owner. According to the listing, the home was completed in July, and a Google Streetview image from last September shows the home nearly completed. Sorry, no interior shots on this one, however the listing states that the home has a chef's kitchen, vaulted ceilings, a large yard, wine cellar and a "3 to 6 car garage".
↑ 1828 N Cleveland Avenue
Asking price: $4.9 million
Size: square footage unlisted - four bedrooms, four and a half baths
The skinny: This old home certainly has a vintage vibe going on with its interior finishes and decor. The sitting and dining rooms towards the entrance of the home almost have an Arts and Crafts feel to them, but everything else has been updated at some point. The home sits on two lots, and features an incredible glass encased deck area. The home has been on and off the market since August 2012, and was originally listed at $5.7 million.
↑ 1841 N Sedgwick Street
Asking price: $4.995 million
Size: 8,500 square feet
The skinny: Built in 2008, this new home is barely broken in. With six bedrooms and seven and a half baths, this pad is large and in charge. The home has lots of designer white finishes and millwork and includes a large rec room, a home gym and a sauna. Listed this past April, the home has yet to receive any price chops.
↑ 2450 N Lakeview Avenue
Asking price: $10.75 million
Size: 8,000 square feet
The skinny: Located in the pricey 2450 N Lakeview building designed by famed architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, this full floor unit is currently the fifth most expensive home in Chicago. The pad oozes old school luxury with its polished mahogany sitting room, stone columns and silk wallpaper. Just listed last month, this high end vintage pad also includes a garage parking space.
↑ 1955 N Burling Street
Asking price: $18.75 million
Size: 20,000 square feet
The skinny: Located on Lincoln Park's elite Burling Street, this humongous manse is currently the most expensive single family home in Chicago. The entire estate is situated on five lots and is comprised of the main home, a large garden space, a guest house and a six car garage. The mansion sports an indoor swimming pool, a library, a theater room that looks like a miniature version of an actual movie theater. Listed at the very end of June, this estate has not taken any price chops.