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Mapping the Ten Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015 (So Far)

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As the real estate market continues to recover from the recession and the frigid winter, there has been an uptick in high end home listings and sales. Some pricey homes are even returning to the market with asking prices that are higher than they were just months ago. And while Chicago has a number of towers that are known for containing some of the city's most expensive residences, single family homes dominate this list—specifically homes in Lincoln Park. These homes are indeed quite pricey, however, Chicago's list of most expensive home sales is lightyears away from the prices homes in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York are fetching. Nevertheless, it certainly does help to paint a portrait of the current high-end housing market in Chicago.


·Mapping the 10 Most Expensive Residential Buildings in Chicago [Curbed Chicago]
·Lincoln Park's Five Priciest Listings Range from Just Under $9M to Nearly $19M [Curbed Chicago]
·Blockbusters archives [Curbed Chicago]

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1. 800 N Michigan Ave #5601

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Loyola University of Chicago, 800 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Sale price: $3.5 million
Size: 3 bed, 3.5 bath (4,200 square feet)
First listed: December 2014
Notes: The city's tenth most expensive residential sale is this 56th floor unit at the Mag Mile's Park Tower.
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2. 800 N Michigan Ave. #2801

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Loyola University of Chicago, 800 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Sale price: $3.5 million
Size: 3 bed, 3.5 bath (4,200 square feet)
First listed: September 2014
Notes: At $3.5 million, this unit ties its upstairs neighbor. It should come as no surprise as Park Tower has some of Chicago's most expensive residences.
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3. 2032 N Clifton Avenue

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2032 North Clifton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Sale price: $3.5 million
Size: 5 bed, 6 bath (7,200 square feet)
First listed: January 2014
Notes: This old brick home dates back to 1883 but has recently been completely gutted and rehabbed. The home appears like it may have been a three flat apartment building in a previous life but is now one large single family home.
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4. 1845 N Mohawk Street

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1845 North Mohawk Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Sale price: $3.65 million
Size: 5 bed, 5.5 bath
First listed: June 2014
Notes: This five year old home is pretty common of new construction in Lincoln Park. It's fully loaded and has a nice rooftop deck.
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5. 1442 W Berteau Avenue

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1442 West Berteau Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

Sale price: $3.777 million
Size: 5 bed, 5.5 bath (7,000 square feet)
First listed: April 2014
Notes: While this home looks like a classic Chicago greystone, it's actually a new construction completed in 2009. It's shiny, new, and was scooped up by the Cubs' Jon Lester.
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6. 701 N Kingsbury Street

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701 North Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Sale price: $4.025
Size: 5 bed, 5.5 bath (9,000 square feet)
First listed: August 2014
Notes: This home is large and in charge, so it's only fitting that a professional athlete would purchase it.
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7. Trump Tower Unit 46A

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401 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Sale price: $4.025 million
Size: 3 bed, 4.5 bath (3,900 square feet)
First listed: September 2014
Notes: This Trump Tower unit is the priciest condo sale so far this year. According to the listing, there are only a handful of units like this in the entire building.
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8. 441 W Belden Avenue

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441 West Belden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Sale price: $4.325 million
Size: 6 bed, 5.5 bath (6,300 square feet)
First listed: January 2015
Notes: This home moved pretty quickly for a high-end home in Lincoln Park. It's not a behemoth new construction and maybe that's why it didn't have any trouble finding a new owner. A few years back, this home belonged to the Dean of Northwestern's School of Law.
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9. 1841 N Sedgwick Street

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1841 North Sedgwick Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Sale price: $4.5 million
Size: 6 bed, 7.5 bath (8,500 square feet)
First listed: April 2014
Notes: Built in 2008, this Lincoln Park home is still pretty much new. The home sold in April 2011 for $4.75 million and then reentered the market at that price last September. Although it was a losing proposition for the sellers, this sale is currently the city's second priciest.
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10. 1874 N Orchard Street

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1874 North Orchard Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Sale price: $5,927,483
Size: 7 bed, 7 bath (8,500 square feet)
First listed: February 2013
Notes: This Lincoln Park mansion is a new construction and according to the Tribune, has become the priciest home sold in the popular North Side neighborhood in more than two years. It's currently the most expensive home sale in Chicago for the year.
More listing info

1. 800 N Michigan Ave #5601

Loyola University of Chicago, 800 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Sale price: $3.5 million
Size: 3 bed, 3.5 bath (4,200 square feet)
First listed: December 2014
Notes: The city's tenth most expensive residential sale is this 56th floor unit at the Mag Mile's Park Tower.
More listing info

Loyola University of Chicago, 800 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

2. 800 N Michigan Ave. #2801

Loyola University of Chicago, 800 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Sale price: $3.5 million
Size: 3 bed, 3.5 bath (4,200 square feet)
First listed: September 2014
Notes: At $3.5 million, this unit ties its upstairs neighbor. It should come as no surprise as Park Tower has some of Chicago's most expensive residences.
More listing info

Loyola University of Chicago, 800 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

3. 2032 N Clifton Avenue

2032 North Clifton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Sale price: $3.5 million
Size: 5 bed, 6 bath (7,200 square feet)
First listed: January 2014
Notes: This old brick home dates back to 1883 but has recently been completely gutted and rehabbed. The home appears like it may have been a three flat apartment building in a previous life but is now one large single family home.
More listing info

2032 North Clifton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

4. 1845 N Mohawk Street

1845 North Mohawk Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Sale price: $3.65 million
Size: 5 bed, 5.5 bath
First listed: June 2014
Notes: This five year old home is pretty common of new construction in Lincoln Park. It's fully loaded and has a nice rooftop deck.
More listing info

1845 North Mohawk Street
Chicago, IL 60614

5. 1442 W Berteau Avenue

1442 West Berteau Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613

Sale price: $3.777 million
Size: 5 bed, 5.5 bath (7,000 square feet)
First listed: April 2014
Notes: While this home looks like a classic Chicago greystone, it's actually a new construction completed in 2009. It's shiny, new, and was scooped up by the Cubs' Jon Lester.
More listing info

1442 West Berteau Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

6. 701 N Kingsbury Street

701 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Sale price: $4.025
Size: 5 bed, 5.5 bath (9,000 square feet)
First listed: August 2014
Notes: This home is large and in charge, so it's only fitting that a professional athlete would purchase it.
More listing info

701 North Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60654

7. Trump Tower Unit 46A

401 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Sale price: $4.025 million
Size: 3 bed, 4.5 bath (3,900 square feet)
First listed: September 2014
Notes: This Trump Tower unit is the priciest condo sale so far this year. According to the listing, there are only a handful of units like this in the entire building.
More listing info

401 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

8. 441 W Belden Avenue

441 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Sale price: $4.325 million
Size: 6 bed, 5.5 bath (6,300 square feet)
First listed: January 2015
Notes: This home moved pretty quickly for a high-end home in Lincoln Park. It's not a behemoth new construction and maybe that's why it didn't have any trouble finding a new owner. A few years back, this home belonged to the Dean of Northwestern's School of Law.
More listing info

441 West Belden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

9. 1841 N Sedgwick Street

1841 North Sedgwick Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Sale price: $4.5 million
Size: 6 bed, 7.5 bath (8,500 square feet)
First listed: April 2014
Notes: Built in 2008, this Lincoln Park home is still pretty much new. The home sold in April 2011 for $4.75 million and then reentered the market at that price last September. Although it was a losing proposition for the sellers, this sale is currently the city's second priciest.
More listing info

1841 North Sedgwick Street
Chicago, IL 60614

10. 1874 N Orchard Street

1874 North Orchard Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Sale price: $5,927,483
Size: 7 bed, 7 bath (8,500 square feet)
First listed: February 2013
Notes: This Lincoln Park mansion is a new construction and according to the Tribune, has become the priciest home sold in the popular North Side neighborhood in more than two years. It's currently the most expensive home sale in Chicago for the year.
More listing info

1874 North Orchard Street
Chicago, IL 60614