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Enormous ultra-modern West Town mega-mansion lists for $7.78M

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At 10,000 square feet, this steel and stone-clad West Town home is nothing short of a whopper

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Built in 2012, this newly-listed, self-proclaimed “modernist gem” in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood certainly may not be for everyone. For starters, prospective buyers need to be prepared to plop down an eye-watering $7,779,000 for the 10,000-foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom behemoth. While “over the top” might be an understatement when it comes to architecture and decor, such a large hunk of cash does indeed fetch a lot of house in this case.

Wrapped in a limestone and oxidized Cor-Ten steel exterior, the home has an almost monument-like street presence. While fairly imposing from the sidewalk, the front facade is merely the tip of the iceberg as the home just keeps going and going—filling the vast majority of its deep, double-wide lot.

Behind its large front windows is a spacious great room with 30-foot ceilings, a pink fainting couch, and a fully-stocked bar that would put some neighborhood taverns to shame. The space connects to a formal dining area and a super-sleek kitchen decorated with a taxidermied marlin.

A deeper trek into the home reveals a secluded outdoor courtyard featuring a lap pool, hot tub, and grilling area. The mansion’s lower level further ups the amenity ante with its sprawling family room as well as a home theater, exercise facility, indoor driving range, and another bar.