7 of the Snazziest Chicagoland Pads Currently on the Market

Included: Brandon Marshall’s condo, a converted church

By Moira Lawler

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18 October 2017

Browsing real estate is the highest form of escapism. With that in mind, we present The Listings, a monthly rundown (with pictures!) of the most extraordinary properties currently for sale in the Chicagoland area.


$5,000,000
6 North Michigan Avenue, Unit 1901
Loop

Brandon Marshall was a little salty about his breakup with the Bears. And now he’s ready to officially cut ties with the city and is selling his penthouse in the old Montgomery Ward building. Check out the palatial living room — once an observatory — with its arched windows and baller views of Millennium Park and the lake. SEE MORE HERE

$499,000
2900 West Shakespeare Avenue
Logan Square

Cue the Sunday school flashbacks: This former church in the Palmer Square part of Logan Square recently transformed into a boutique condo building. The last remaining unit, with a mix of modern finishes and church-like touches, could be yours for less than half a mill. SEE MORE HERE

$2,699,000
1218 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL

This 1901 Ernest Mayo-designed mansion in one of the city’s most urban suburbs gives you the best of both worlds: The L is just little over a half mile away, yet the historic retreat gives you a place to get away from it all. SEE MORE HERE

$1,649,900
2123 West Potomac Avenue
Wicker Park

The practice of making multi-unit buildings fit for a family has jumped from the Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods over to Wicker Park. Proof: This former two-flat is now a luxurious five-bedroom single-family home. SEE MORE HERE

$1,950,000
647 West Melrose Street, Apartment 2
Lakeview

No one likes shoveling snow on freezing mornings. So don’t. This Lakeview condo’s sidewalks and parking spaces have snow-melting systems built in. Which really should be a city-wide mandate, right? SEE MORE HERE

$7,900,000
275 Sussex Lane
Lake Forest, IL

Didn’t have the chance to scoop up this estate with ties to the Morton Salt family during the seven years it’s spent on and off the market? Well, here's another chance. The palatial 13,800-square-foot manse, complete with two acres of land that feel like your own private country club, is on the market once more. SEE MORE HERE

$3,500,000
161 East Chicago Avenue #55B-56B

Magnificent Mile

Some men hoard whiskey. Others collect cars. But if books are your thing, it’s time you give them a proper home. Something along the lines of the bookshelf-lined walls that make up this contemporary condo should do the trick. SEE MORE HERE

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