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What You Can Buy for $2.5 Million in Chicago

June 21, 2014

Whether entertaining for Father’s Day, a graduation party or unwinding after a long day, having an inviting outdoor space is a way for you to live larger and connect to nature.

The outdoor oases on these $2.5 million homes are nestled on rooftops, backyards and patios.

“These three properties offer some private and semiprivate outdoor patios with room for seating, grilling and more,” said Leslie Piper, consumer housing specialist at Realtor.com.

This 1886 Gold Coast gem maintains its charm with an impressive facade and architectural details. The 5,000-square-foot row house has large windows that flood the living and dining areas with light, and provide views of Astor Street. It has three fireplaces, four bedrooms, a nanny suite, four full bathrooms, a half-bath and a well-appointed kitchen. A grand staircase leads to two en suite bedrooms and a library. The master suite is on the third floor. A roof deck and pergola are among the multiple outdoor spaces.

45 E. Division St.

Built in 1995, this urban retreat in Old Town is a 5,500-square-foot contemporary home on a double lot with a three-car garage, open layout, kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, breakfast area and deck with a landscaped yard. The family room has a second kitchen. There are five bedrooms, including two master suites, one with skyline views and a rooftop deck. A detached 400-square-foot flexible space opens to a limestone patio with a wood-burning fireplace.

1330 N. Cleveland Ave.

This five-bedroom, 41/2-bath home in the Lincoln Park community was built in 2006. It includes a spacious layout with bright living and dining rooms. The first floor has mahogany floors throughout. A white kitchen with high-end appliances is adjacent to the great room. A grand staircase leads to the second floor with three large bedrooms, two baths and a deck. The top-floor master suite includes a sitting area with closets and two roof decks. The lower level has a rec room.

1242 W. Dickens Ave.

This story originally appeared on ChicagoTribune.com on June 6, 2014.

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