7 Chicago Properties to Help You Ace Fireplace Season

Hope you have a good wood guy on file

November 14, 2017 9:00 am

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.

1238 West Montana Street
Lincoln Park

The address seems like a typo. But we fact-checked it, and the six-bedroom home — country feel and all — is indeed in the middle of Lincoln Park. On three city blocks, no less. That’s a lot of room to spread out, but we’ve ID’d your spot: on the couch, in the vaulted family room, in front of that impressive stone fireplace. SEE MORE HERE

3216 South Canal Street

The boxy exterior isn’t great. And, yeah, that grand staircase is a little much. But try telling us spending a chilly day enjoying a fire from your bathtub doesn’t sound enticing. Bonus: in the warmer months, you’re a 10-minute walk from Sox games. SEE MORE HERE

15 Old Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL

This 1908 estate checks all the boxes if you’re into historic homes: big-name architect (Howard Van Doren Shaw), intricate details (like that barrel ceiling in the foyer?), original woodwork and leaded-glass doors. All fine, but at nearly 110 years old, we’d guess the house is also a little drafty. Fear not: four fireplaces scattered throughout should keep it toasty. SEE MORE HERE

189 East Lake Shore Drive, Suite 17

Once you pass the $8 million mark, you better hope there’s a fireplace inside. Better yet, one that’s been hand-carved from Venetian limestone, like you’ll find in this Lake Shore Drive condo. If we’re being honest, though, your dinner party guests won’t notice it much once the lake views hijack their attention. SEE MORE HERE

2045 West School Street
Roscoe Village

The builder behind this guy was very into the more-is-more philosophy: count two pantries, two ovens, two dishwashers, three indoor fireplaces, plus a bonus wood-burning one on the back patio. SEE MORE HERE

3438 North Elaine Place #3

You’ll need to wait a few months to enjoy your 1,500-square-foot terrace (an award-winning outdoor space, by the way). But the handsomely appointed family room/dining room/kitchen helps lessen that blow. SEE MORE HERE

1006 Elm Tree Road
Lake Forest, IL

Kitchens have a way of becoming the place where everyone hangs out. Never has that been more obvious than in this woodsy North Shore manse. Whether you’re camped out in front of the brick fireplace or cooking in the de Giulio-designed kitchen, you win. SEE MORE HERE

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