Astor Street, a city landmark and historic district, showcases some of the most beautiful, 19th century mansions where wealthy Chicagoans first lived. Today, there is a mix of townhouses and small apartment buildings from later years and high-rises surrounding the luxurious homes. One of the district’s older homes was just listed—and it’s pricey.
The rough-cut stone facade, and copper bay window and witches hat are the only features left that remind you this house was first built in 1886.
A thorough renovation of the five-story home on a corner lot has brought a reconfigured layout and luxurious designer interior. Every finish, fixture, appliance, and hardware are all brand new.
There are five bedrooms, six bathrooms, two powder rooms, a basement entertainment space with a glass wine room, laundry rooms on three floors, and two outdoor entertaining areas.
The dreamy master suite is on the second level and opens to a seating area that divides the bedroom and bathroom. There’s a large bay window, fireplace, walk-in closet, black-tiled shower and steam, soaking tub, and multiple vanity spaces. On that same level, a den area looks out through a double-height window to the outdoor lounge.
The open kitchen and butler’s pantry is all white and shares space with an informal living room. There’s no elegant dining room, but a formal living room at the entrance of the home. Of course, both spaces are equipped with fireplaces.
The outdoor spaces here fit with the rest of the house—large and luxurious. A spiral staircase connects two expansive terraces complete with stone and cement built-in fireplaces, hanging rattan chairs, and an outdoor kitchen (with a dishwasher too).
Located at 1246 Astor Street, this home is listed for $7,999,995.