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Shaw Me the Money: Van Doren Shaw’s ‘House of the Four Winds’ Relists at $4.4M

Howard Van Doren Shaw designed the homes for many of Chicago’s wealthiest residents in the early years of the twentieth century, and this 8,000 square foot Lake Forest home is certainly no exception. Built in 1909 for manufacturer Hugh McBirney, the home with its large gardens was intended to be a summer getaway for the [Read More]

September 14, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on Shaw Me the Money: Van Doren Shaw’s ‘House of the Four Winds’ Relists at $4.4M | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago

Ex-Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Relists Riverwoods Mansion

Former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin last week placed his five-bedroom, 10,646-square-foot mansion in north suburban Riverwoods back on the market for $1.75 million. Chamberlin, 50, who was with Smashing Pumpkins from 1988 until 1995 and 2006 until 2009, most recently was in the band Skysaw, which he left in 2012. He is CEO of [Read More]

September 11, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Ex-Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Relists Riverwoods Mansion | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago

New To Market: Rare Unit in the Classic Playboy Mansion Lists for $2.995M

Before Hugh Hefner took his Playboy Bunnies out to Beverly Hills, the Playboy boss lived in this Chicago mansion. The brick and limestone Playboy Mansion on State Parkway was the scene of wild parties during the ’60s, but in 1974, Hefner permanently relocated to California. The mansion later became dormitories for the School of the [Read More]

September 08, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on New To Market: Rare Unit in the Classic Playboy Mansion Lists for $2.995M | Categories: Chicago Condo, Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Condos

Quentin Richardson Lists Mansion for $1.1M

Chicago native and retired NBA player Quentin Richardson, who was a standout for DePaul University before embarking on a 12-year career with five teams, has listed his five-bedroom, 10,900-square-foot mansion in Palos Heights for $1.1 million. The asking price is half what he paid for it. Richardson, 34, didn’t play in the NBA last season; [Read More]

September 03, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Quentin Richardson Lists Mansion for $1.1M | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News

Tiffany Girls, Mozart, Millionaires and Murder: Fall Programs at the Driehaus Museum

Steps away from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum gives guests a fascinating look into the palatial homes built by Chicago’s wealthy Gilded Age magnates. Step back in time and into the stunning galleries, all elegantly furnished with pieces from the most celebrated designers of the late 19th and early 20th century, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and the [Read More]

September 03, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments: Comments Off on Tiffany Girls, Mozart, Millionaires and Murder: Fall Programs at the Driehaus Museum | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Events AOI

Weekend Getaway: Door County’s Most Expensive Home is a 35,000 Square Foot Behemoth

Known for being a popular weekend destination for Chicagoans and suburbanites for its relative close proximity and great outdoors, Door County, Wisconsin offers a vast inventory of getaway homes from quaint cabins to full blown behemoth mansions. Similar to many large homes in the Chicago suburbs, the recession has not been very kind to Door [Read More]

August 27, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Getaway: Door County’s Most Expensive Home is a 35,000 Square Foot Behemoth | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News

Yet Another Suburban Mega-McMansion Now Half Off

Demand for suburban McMansions is so low that some owners are practically giving them away. Take for instance this totally redonkulous 19,438 square foot home set on a 10 acre parcel of prime Barrington Hills real estate. It’s gone on and off the market since 2010, when it was originally listed for $10.5 million. Today, [Read More]

August 23, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on Yet Another Suburban Mega-McMansion Now Half Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Single Family Homes
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