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Gold Coast mansion with French-inspired designer kitchen asks $3.7 million

A glass conservatory serves as a breakfast nook

Photos courtesy of listing agent Jennifer Ames, Engel & Voelkers Chicago

An incredible greystone mansion on one of the most expensive streets in Chicago listed a less than two weeks ago. In the Gold Coast neighborhood, the majority of homes on North State Parkway are priced between $1 million and $5 million (although there is one currently at $10 million).

The four-story home comes with six bedrooms and bathrooms, which includes a two-bedroom in-law apartment. The exterior is made of smooth limestone, and typically, but not always, greystone homes are constructed with this material.

The home was originally built in 1873, but the entire interior was recently renovated. Some of the updates include a walnut herringbone floors throughout, subtly textured Venetian plaster walls, and new plaster molding.

There is a lot to gush over in this home—the light-filled, mid-level library and the secluded but sunny deck rooftop deck—but the kitchen is truly a dream. The French-inspired set-up is designed by the internationally recognized kitchen designer Mick deGuilio. It features elegant Herbeau fixtures, a wood-burning fireplace with a marble mantle (one of four in the home), and a glass conservatory that serves as a breakfast nook.

Located at 1245 North State Parkway, this home is listed for $3,750,000.

The light-filled formal living room features one of the home’s four fireplaces.
The formal dining room features a colorul, mural-like wall.
The second-floor library and office has windows lining the entire wall.
The spacious master bedroom has an Onyx bath and dual walk-in closets.
The outdoor lounge area has lavender planters and marigold flowers.