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Here’s what $1.2M buys in Chicago right now

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what you can buy for a certain dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. Today, we found five higher-end homes priced at or around $1.2 million. Vote for your favorite.


A contemporary home home sits on a wide lot surrounded by a wood fence and lawn.
A sleek, modern kitchen with a wood accent wall, white stone island and white and metal cabinets.
Bedroom with light wood flooring a gray bed flanked by side tables with lamps.
Two chairs sit on a covered wood deck at dusk. Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy Mario Greco of the MG Group at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff

Let’s start with this brand new single-family home on an extra-wide lot in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. The ultra-contemporary 3,600-square-foot design features four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and an eye-catching minimalist kitchen. There’s also a front porch, covered rear deck, grassy backyard, and detached two-and-a-half-car garage. The home is listed for $1,199,500.

Morgan Park

A three-story masonry home with two dormers and a roof with overhanging eaves. A large grassy lawn is in front.
Living room with orange walls, white crown molding and fireplace has a sofa, coffee table, and a chair.
A kitchen and sitting room with a white beamed ceiling, wood cabinets, and metal appliances.
A brick backyard patio with a wood table surrounded by six chairs. The surrounding yard is landscaped with trees, bushes, and flowers. Photos by VHT Studio, courtesy Dana Nolan of Baird & Warner

Buyers seeking a more old-school residence will find plenty to like about this renovated Prairie School estate built in Morgan Park in 1915. The massive 7,200-square-foot home offers six bedrooms, a formal living room, a newer kitchen, a basement theater room and pub, and a glassy solarium overlooking its landscaped grounds. The South Side property seeks $1,150,000.

The Loop

A contemporary living room in a high-rise condo building with views of tall buildings and a large body of water.
A view from the kitchen, over the stone counter and breakfast bar, of the view out the window of downtown Chicago.
A soaking tub in a nook between two stone walls and a window overlooking a row of skyscrapers from an elevated position.
An outdoor balcony with a chair and table. There is a glass railing. Through it, there are views of a park, lake, and other tall buildings. VHT Studios courtesy D. Waveland Kendt, @properties

Looking for breathtaking views? Consider this downtown condo perched on the northwest corner of the 68th floor of the Legacy on the Park high-rise. The 1,822-square-foot unit offers high ceilings, a balcony, two and a half bathrooms, and three bedrooms (including one with a slick built-in murphy bed). Live in the sky for $1,230,000—plus $1,355 in monthly HOA fees.

West Loop

A living room with soaring ceilings includes dark wood floors, a fireplace, tall curtains, and a mix of contemporary and midcentury furniture.
A reverse angle of the living room showing the attached kitchen with white cabinets and a dark island. Above, there are two bedrooms lofted on top of one another.
A view from one of the bedrooms through factory style windows of the great room below.
The top level of a condo with metal trusses running along the ceiling. Photos by Positive Image courtesy Nathan Binkley of Binkley Residential at Compass

In Chicago’s trendy West Loop neighborhood, consider this three-bedroom loft situated in a converted 1910 warehouse building. The home features soaring 30-foot ceilings in the main living space below two lofted bedrooms. The unit has a chic industrial vibe thanks to black metal beams and factory-style metal sash windows serving as room dividers. There’s also a private rooftop deck with a fire pit under strings of bistro lights. It’s listed for $1,150,000 plus $1,099 in HOA fees.


The exterior of a large single family home with a red brick and gray stucco facade.
A sitting room with white shelves on either side of a fireplace. The room has a pair of tufted leather chairs and a gray poof.
A rustic foyer with wood trim and a grand staircase leading to the second level.
A large corner master bedroom with hardwood floors, four windows, sitting area, and bed on a wooden frame. VHT Studios, courtesy Michael Thomas of @properties

Located just north of Chicago in Evanston’s Lakeshore Historic District, this single-family home dates back to 1884 and spans an impressive 6,490 square feet. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom residence includes handsome interior wood trim and a grand staircase plus two fireplaces and a newer kitchen. Listed for $1,050,000, the Evanston property is priced lower than the others.


Which home would you buy for $1.2 million?

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  • 20%
    (282 votes)
  • 8%
    Morgan Park
    (120 votes)
  • 18%
    The Loop
    (245 votes)
  • 35%
    West Loop
    (479 votes)
  • 16%
    (219 votes)
1345 votes total Vote Now