These 5 New-to-Market Chicago Abodes, in a Word: Bonkers

A Bali-themed backyard, and four other stunning properties

August 14, 2017 9:00 am

Perusing 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.

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2550 North Lakeview Avenue, Unit S3101
Lincoln Park

You’ve got a lot of things vying for your time (such as sampling all seven of the city’s best gourmet hot dogs), and if decorating isn’t high on your list of priorities, consider this fully furnished Lincoln Park condo. The décor isn’t too shabby: Anthony Michael Interior Design reportedly made more than $700,000 worth of impeccable upgrades. Like it or not, the condo’s prime location on the 31st floor means you’ll be hosting Air and Water Show viewing parties for the foreseeable future. SEE MORE HERE

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200 South Waiola Avenue
La Grange, IL

The house has over 5,000 square feet, but the main draw here is the “Bali-themed yard,” replete with a saltwater pool, hot tub, greenhouse and an outdoor kitchen with a pergola overhead. Best part: it’s a helluva lot closer than Indonesia. You’re just a five-minute walk from the commuter train that’ll shuttle you into Union Station in 23 minutes. SEE MORE HERE

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2230-32 North Wayne Avenue
Lincoln Park

The magazine-worthy manse (no, really, it was featured in House Beautiful in 2014) looks older than its six years. In this case, that’s a good thing. The home’s marble-floored entryway and grand staircase resemble a 1920s David Adler-designed beauty. The bold design choices — including a lacquer-walled library — make it all the more appealing. SEE MORE HERE

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106 Central Avenue
Highland Park, IL

Brand-spanking new and ready to fulfill all of your modernist dreams, this Highland Park home features a two-story, light-filled kitchen. It’s also got retractable glass doors so you can give indoor-outdoor living a go (plus, you’re only a half block from the lake). SEE MORE HERE

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1445 North Wells Street, Apartment 4
Old Town

A private elevator opens up to this two-floor penthouse on Wells Street. Inside, you’ll find all the comforts of home — an updated kitchen, a built-in theatre system and three fireplaces — though no one would blame you for zipping through those details and zeroing in on the 1,200-square-foot roof deck with a built-in beer tap. SEE MORE HERE

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