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Has the Most Expensive Listing in Illinois Finally Found a Buyer?


The massive home on Burling Street that cannonballed onto the Chicago real market last summer when it publicly listed for a mind-boggling $18.75 million appears to finally have found a buyer after having held down the top spot on priciest listings in the state for the last several months. After the raw penthouse space on the 89th floor of the Trump Tower sold in eary December, a large mansion in the Barrington area became the state's priciest listing, asking $20 million. Once that home's listing expired, the Burling Street estate rose to the top of the ladder and has remained there until today, as a sale is now pending. There have been more expensive "pocket listings" since last summer, notably the Glencoe home that Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky paid $19.5 million for and the Park Tower penthouse that George Lucas and Mellody Hobson are believed to have purchased for $18.75 million, however, the large home on Burling Street has remained one of the priciest homes in Chicago and in the state since it publicly hit the market in June 2014.

·1955 N Burling Street, Chicago IL, 60614 [Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices]
·Most Expensive House Still Sits on the Market, One Year Later [Curbed Chicago]
·At $18.75M, Chicago's Priciest Home Officially Hits The MLS [Curbed Chicago]
·Blockbusters archives [Curbed Chicago]