Lincoln Square Most Expensive Homes Sold

What are the most expensive streets

in Chicago’s Lincoln Square Neighborhood?

Based on the MRED sales data over the last 5 years, 4 streets in Lincoln Square are known for their luxury properties:

  • Giddings
  • Hamilton
  • Sunnyside
  • Wilson

Since 2007,  32 homes sold for over $800,000 on these 4 streets. Giddings had the most homes that sold over $800K (11), according to the Midwest Real Estate Data MLS service. Sunnyside had 9, averaging $1,364,117. Hamilton’s 6 averaged just over $1.3MM, while Wilson’s 6 averaged $1.1MM. Of all 32 properties, 8 were vintage homes (built before 1925), which were clearly the bargains- they averaged $1.0MM. Only 3 (on these 4 streets) sold for over $1.0MM.

Tour The Most Expensive Lincoln Square Streets

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2134 W Sunnyside - Chicago's Lincoln Square

Closed DateListedSoldSF# RmsBedsBathsYr BltLot DimRecent Rehab
2012Giddings8/8/13$1,050,000$1,010,0003900943.1200130 X 123No
2019Giddings5/25/12$1,795,000$1,795,00051001274.2201237.5 X 124No
2034Giddings6/29/12$895,000$855,00045001153189237X125Yes
2104Giddings3/16/10$1,269,900$1,200,00046001263.2200837.5X122No
2105Giddings11/15/11$899,000$850,000NR1043.1189437X123Yes
2119Giddings6/24/13$989,000$989,000NR844.1200037X122No
2120Giddings2/23/07$1,465,000$1,425,00046001263.2200637.5X122NR
2120Giddings8/14/12$1,400,000$1,380,00046001263.2200637.5X122No
2129Giddings7/21/08$1,595,000$1,497,50049501254.1200837.5 X 123No
2148Giddings6/17/10$1,459,000$1,391,500NR1244.1191337.5X125Yes
2152Giddings2/1/11$1,795,000$1,675,00051001374.2201037.5 X 124No
4439Hamilton7/16/13$2,689,000$2,589,000NR1363.2200837.5 X 177No
4815Hamilton5/31/13$1,199,000$1,139,20042001153.1201330X117No
4907Hamilton3/6/12$1,200,000$1,042,50045001143.2201029X117No
4913Hamilton7/9/13$999,000$975,00047001033.1200530 X 117No
4929Hamilton4/25/12$1,170,000$1,100,00040851253.2201230X117No
4934Hamilton8/3/13$1,299,900$1,206,50046001264.2200830 X 120No
2104Sunnyside1/30/13$1,395,000$1,367,50041001243.1201235' X 100'No
2109Sunnyside10/4/13$1,280,000$1,280,000NR1153.2201326 X 125No
2132Sunnyside9/1/09$899,000$860,000NR1253.1188650 X 100Yes
2160sunnyside10/29/07$1,595,000$1,550,00046001263.2200737.5X122NR
2161Sunnyside9/18/09$1,862,500$1,862,50055001364.2200937.5 X 125No
2306Sunnyside8/15/07$1,349,000$1,359,175NR1153.1200624X125NR
2308Sunnyside7/12/07$1,349,000$1,346,879NR1153.1200724X125NR
2310Sunnyside6/19/07$1,395,000$1,350,000NR1153.1200624X125NR
2310Sunnyside1/29/10$1,249,000$1,301,000NR1153.1200724 X 125Yes
2120Wilson9/16/10$1,379,000$1,310,00043001153.2200537.5 X 125No
2125Wilson1/30/09$899,900$847,500NR1142.2UNK35 X 135No
2157Wilson7/11/13$1,249,000$1,172,000NR1363.1UNK37.5X122Yes
2174Wilson7/11/08$1,175,000$1,087,500NR1353.1200737.5 X 125Yes
2174Wilson3/22/11$1,050,000$825,00055001443.1190137.5 X 125Yes
2600Wilson6/7/11$1,250,000$1,200,00060001255.1192045' X 120'Yes

What Homes in Lincoln Square Sold for the Most Money?

I shared the streets that had the most pricey homes,

but what are THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES?

See the Most Expensive Lincoln Square Homes

Lincoln Square Chicago Luxury Homes for SAle

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  ListedSoldDateASF# RmsBedsBathsYr BltLot DimRecent Rehab
4439Hamilton$2,689,000$2,589,0007/16/1301363.2200837.5 X 177No
2161Sunnyside$1,862,500$1,862,5009/18/0955001364.2200937.5 X 125No
2019Giddings$1,795,000$1,795,0005/25/1251001274.2201237.5 X 124No
2131Agatite$1,875,000$1,775,4878/31/1151001274.2201137.5 X 124No
2152Giddings$1,795,000$1,675,0002/1/1151001374.2201037.5 X 124No
2160Sunnyside$1,595,000$1,550,00010/29/0746001263.2200737.5X122NR
2129Giddings$1,595,000$1,497,5007/21/0849501254.1200837.5 X 123No
2120Giddings$1,465,000$1,425,0002/23/0746001263.2200637.5X122NR
2148Giddings$1,459,000$1,391,5006/17/1001244.1191337.5X125Yes
2120Giddings$1,400,000$1,380,0008/14/1246001263.2200637.5X122No
2104Sunnyside$1,395,000$1,367,5001/30/1341001243.1201235' X 100'No
2306Sunnyside$1,349,000$1,359,1758/15/0701153.1200624X125NR
2310Sunnyside$1,395,000$1,350,0006/19/0701153.1200624X125NR
2308Sunnyside$1,349,000$1,346,8797/12/0701153.1200724X125NR
2120Wilson$1,379,000$1,310,0009/16/1043001153.2200537.5 X 125No
2310Sunnyside$1,249,000$1,301,0001/29/1001153.1200724 X 125Yes
2109Sunnyside$1,280,000$1,280,00010/4/1301153.2201326 X 125No
5034Ravenswood$1,299,000$1,275,00012/17/1301154.2200729X150No
2145Eastwood$1,299,000$1,250,0006/28/1046001144200437.44 X 121.55No
4934Hamilton$1,299,900$1,206,5008/3/1346001264.2200830 X 120No
2104Giddings$1,269,900$1,200,0003/16/1046001263.2200837.5X122No
2600Wilson$1,250,000$1,200,0006/7/1160001255.1192045' X 120'Yes
4514Damen$1,219,000$1,195,8648/1/0745001153.1200625X173.5NR
2104Leland$1,249,900$1,195,0009/30/1046001163.2200837.5X122No
2157Wilson$1,249,000$1,172,0007/11/1301363.1UNK37.5X122Yes
4420Campbell$1,199,000$1,150,00010/6/0801043.1200730 X 125No
4520Virginia$1,250,000$1,140,0001/15/081800832.166X125NR
4815Hamilton$1,199,000$1,139,2005/31/1342001153.1201330X117No
2236Leland$1,199,900$1,137,5007/18/0736001243.1190830X125Yes
4524Claremont$1,195,000$1,137,0002/1/1043001253.1200737.6X130Yes

What’s for Sale Now in Lincoln Square?

As of this writing, there are 4 homes for sale over $800K, ranging in price from $899,000 to $ 1,199,000.

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Best Chicago Neighborhood – Upper Middle Class ?

As a StreetAdvisor contributor, I have been considering how to answer the question,

What is the best upper middle class neighborhood in Chicago?

This is a loaded question, indeed!

Here are the reasons I CANNOT answer the question:

  • What’s “upper middle class”? Certainly, the cost of living in Chicago is higher than the cost of living where I grew up — in Bloomington, Illinois. We’re not Manhattan, however. Chicago has 77 neighborhoods, or communities, all with their own charms.
  • What’s “best” ?  Best in terms of location? Amenities? Value? What’s best for the young professional right out of college may not be best for a family of 5 with 3 kids in elementary school, nor the same for empty nesters in their mid 60’s.

Here’s what I CAN answer:

  • Average (mean) cost of single family homes by neighborhood,
  • Published demographic information by neighborhood
  • Amenities for each neighborhood

Relative Prices of Some Chicago North Side Neighborhoods

For purposes of this post, I’m including a few examples of neighborhoods in which I’m most familiar. This is NOT an all-inclusive list of neighborhoods in Chicago. The chart below shows average (mean) prices for single family homes – resale only (not new construction) for

As of today’s writing, the average  prices are:

Lincoln Park      $1,350,000

Lakeview      $1,080,000

North Center      $875,000

Edgewater      $489,614

The prices aren’t surprising – essentially, the closer the neighborhood lies in relation to the loop, the more expensive the homes.

Micro-Neighborhoods in Chicago

These neighborhoods include many sub- or micro-neighborhoods. Sales prices within each neighborhood can vary greatly, depending on many factors (proximity to public transportation, conformity, school district…)

For example, Edgewater has multiple micro-neighborhoods, delineated by block clubs,  as seen in this map:

Edgewater Block Clubs

 

There are so many neighborhoods, micro-neighborhoods, and even preferred areas within the micro-neighborhoods that giving an average price for Edgewater is somewhat misleading. I live, for example, in Lakewood Balmoral (# 16 above). This block group, the Lakewood Balmoral Historic District, is part of Andersonville, which is part of the Edgewater Community. To give an average resale price for all areas above is not at all indicative of the values within LBRC (or #16).

Here are the differences:

# Properties Closed# Days on MarketMedian Sales Price
Lakewood Balmoral Historic District1167$940,000
Edgewater Community6598$470,000

 

 Beyond Home Prices – Other Criteria for Choosing a Neighborhood

So far, we’ve just talked about average prices.

Other things to consider when choosing a “best” neighborhood:

  • Crime by block, neighborhood, police beat, community – See Clear Map – Select this link
  • Elementary Schools – See my website to learn more about Chicago Elementary Schools and specifically, CPS Elementary School Districts on the city’s north side.
  • Proximity to Public Transportation/Highways – See Map Below and click on photo to pull up website.

Chicago CTA Map

 

Having said all this, I find there’s no way to easily answer the question, “What is the best upper middle class neighborhood in Chicago”.

This post is just a long-winded way of saying that it’s critical that buyers work with an experienced Realtor who’s familiar with the neighborhoods AND MICRO-NEIGHBORHOODS in Chicago, who can help clients best understand their priorities, and who can then provide all options that meet those needs.

Let me know if I can help you!

 

Chicago Seniors – When it’s time to give up driving

seniors chicago helping parents stop drivingAs the daughter of a currently-driving 81 year old, helping mom decide when it’s time to give up driving is on my mind these days.

I was delighted to find this article from Senior News – 50 and Better –

Help your elderly parents retire

from driving when it’s time

The article gives great advice – basically, it provides a list of suggestions for how to evaluate your parent’s skills, how to gently suggesting limitations and alternatives, and how to begin the difficult conversation of easing out of driving.

Most importantly, the article reminds us that we, as the adult children, may have to make the difficult choice to take charge by intervening to prevent our parents from driving when they could endanger themselves and others.

More than anything, starting the conversation WELL BEFORE it’s necessary is the best way to parent your parent!

Of course, making sure your parents live where they don’t need to drive is the best way to keep them safe.

Chicago Seniors – Live in a home

with a Great Walk Score

Senior Living Centers offer meal plans and bus trips for shopping/shows/doctor appointments.

For those who are aging in place, living in a neighborhood/building with a high walk score – meaning necessary amenities are close by – is a must.

Chicago Senior Living Facilities

Here are some senior housing centers in Chicago and their walk scores:

The Admiral On the LakeWalk Score

Sunrise Living Center – Lincoln Park – Walk Score

The Hallmark  — Walk Score

The  ClareWalk Score

The KenwoodWalk Score

The BreakersWalk Score

 

 

 

Best 3 Bedroom Condos for Sale in Chicago

The most frequently requested property in Chicago is probably the 3 bedroom condo — and outdoor space of some kind is usually a “must have” for today’s buyers.

This post includes information for 3 bedrooms in 3 Chicago neighborhoods – Near North (including Streeterville and the Gold Coast), the Loop, and the Near South Side (South Loop).

Three Bedroom Sales Statistics

Three bedroom condos in the South Loop, Loop, and Near North are listed (on average) at $ 1.3MM, and they range in price from $ 335,000 to $5,900,000.  There are currently 271 condos for sale in these neighborhoods, and 336 have sold over the last 6 months — the inventory is low right now!

The properties that sold were under contract in an average of 97 days, and they sold for 96% of the listed price at the time of contract. (Many had price reductions during the listing — the sales price was 89% of the ORIGINAL listed price.)

Click Here  for Condo Sales Data for the Loop, Near North, and South Loop Neighborhoods

# Months Supply of 3 Bedroom Condos

Average Sales Prices of 3 Bedroom Condos

 

See What’s for Sale Today…

Select the appropriate link below and see what 3 bedroom condos are listed now:

Best 3 Bedroom Condos for Sale

$500,000 – $800,000

While 3 bedroom condos average over $1MM in these neighborhoods, I’ve found some terrific properties for sale between $500,000 and $800,000. Below are my top choices in what’s available today.

Take an online tour of these homes when you select this link.

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Unit List PriceSFDaysRMSBRBAEXPIncl?
520Huron419Loft$527,70017007632SWNo
1530State1011Loft$650,000210083632NENo
1629Prairie2705Condo$591,000156542632Yes
1346Cleveland3SDuplex$634,500NR96632Yes
240Illinois401High Rise$649,900NR28632.1SNo
530Lake Shore904Condo$675,0001900255633NENo
150Superior602Condo$699,00018157732NNo
21Elm2DMid Rise$699,000NR216632
1122Dearborn18JHigh Rise$725,0001750392732.1NWYes
1410State3BCondo$750,000200052632.1SENo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staging your home for sale – Laundry Room

Staging your home for sale has become a requirement in the last 2o years.

Not only will staging help you sell FASTER and at a HIGHER PRICE, but so many sellers employ staging techniques prior to going on the market that the few who do not properly prepare to sell are at a tremendous disadvantage.

Lately, laundry room areas have become an important area of focus for today’s buyers. When I first began selling condos in the Gold Coast/Near North side of Chicago, more condos DIDN’T have washers and dryers than those that did. Today, most of my buyers won’t look at a condo unless it includes a washer and dryer. Better yet, an organized, spacious area for cleaning one’s clothes catches buyers eyes and help them fall in love with a home.

Chicago Basement Laundry Area

As professional photos of homes are so critical in selling property, I always limited my photos to the most “photogenic” rooms of the home, ignoring banal locations like mud room, 3rd bathroom, and laundry area. Today’s buyers, however are savvy — if we leave these photos out of the presentation, they often wonder if something’s wrong with the extra baths, entrance, or utility areas.

Here’s an example of one of my unappealing laundry areas – needless to say, we worked on a plan to spruce up this area!

Staging your Home – Checklist

That said, I always include staging the laundry area when I work with my sellers. Like every room in the home, the keys are

  • getting rid of clutter
  • organizing
  • deep cleaning
  • getting rid of foul odors
  • painting, if necessary

Staging your Home – Laundry Room

staging your home for sale- laundry roomMelissa Tracy writes about staging the Laundry Area in her recent article, Dress up the Laundry Room with Style, and she suggests

  • adding storage,
  • adding a folding station, and
  • enhancing with color.

 

I agree with all her suggestions! To read her full article, select this link: Dress up the Laundry Room with Style

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when you’re ready

to have me walk through your home and offer staging suggestions –

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Tips and Tricks for the Home

Other links you might enjoy to help stage your laundry room:

Houzz slideshow of Laundry Rooms

YouTube Video of Tips

Historic Homes – Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Chicago

The historic Frank Lloyd Wright home at 5132 S Woodlawn has been on the market now for over a year. It was listed in November, 2012 for $ 2,500,000 and reduced in May, 2013 to its current price of $2,425,000.

5132 S Woodlawn- Frank Lloyd Wright Home

 

5132 S Woodlawn

Isidore Heller House

$2,425,000

The home sits on a 75×163′ lot, and the original woodwork and stained glass windows are incredible! The home offers 7 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4 fireplaces, and a 2 car garage. The 6100 square foot home is being offered for sale for the first time since being built in 1897.

Frank Lloyd Wright' Isidore Heller House

Frank Lloyd Wright Isidore Heller House hallway

Find Historic Homes for Sale in Chicago

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Seniors – Finding a Home Care Agency

senior real estate - Anne RossleyHome care for seniors is becoming more and more popular –

1.  aging in place – some seniors wish to stay in their homes and have someone come in to help;

2. independent living – if a seniors in an independent living facility, but needs a bit of a hand, in-home care can postpone moving into the assisted-living residential facility.

If in-home care is sought, it’s critical to find the best possible agency/person to care for our loved ones.

How do we do that?

Retirement Homes offers this article on how to choose a Home Care Agency:

Article – How to Choose a Home Care Agency 

  • Do you have a parent who needs help in downsizing?

  • Are you considering a move to smaller space?

  • Ready to take advantage of the home equity in your home?

Contact Anne Rossley of Baird & Warner –

your Senior Real Estate Specialist

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Old Town Single Family Home for Sale – $2.8 MM

 

This home is newly available for sale, but you WILL NOT find it in the Multiple Listing Service.

The brick single family home, near the Menomonee Club and Old Town Triangle building, was previously a 2-flat, and has been rehabbed by the current owners. Now it’s ready for buyers who crave grand spaces (7000 square feet!), privacy (brick walls enclose the compound), and fabulous entertaining spaces (both inside and out) in a location near everything Chicagoans love!

Do you Love to Entertain?

Outside, there are 3 entertaining spaces.  Over the 2 car garage is a lushly landscaped deck overlooking Crilly Court.

1740 N Wells Roof Garden over Garage1740 N Wells Garage Roof Deck

 Do you Love to Garden?

Between the house and the garage roof deck, a paved patio with landscaped planting beds provides privacy and and escape from the convenient city nearby.

1740 N Wells brick patio

Do you Love Flexible Spaces?

Bring the outdoors in to the house by opening the sliding glass doors which separate the 1st floor den from the front patio.

1740 N Wells Front Patio

Do you Love Custom Design Details unlike anywhere else?

A detail photo (below) shows the custom iron work that the owner had specially manufactured to add grandeur to the home – this delightful design detail is used to great advantage,  highlighting key areas throughout the home’s exterior and gardens.

1740 N Wells Old Town Chicago

1740 N wells - front gate

The interior photos will be posted in the next few days, but if you want to view the property right away, please contact Anne Rossley at Baird & Warner.

777 N Michigan Ave # 2401 – Best Value Condo for Sale on Magnificent Mile

It’s a race! Who will put an offer together first to win this BEST VALUE condominium?!

777 N Michigan Ave 2401

777 N N Michigan Ave #2401

$725,000

The sellers didn’t expect to sell, so their finest-quality upgrades will be enjoyed by the new residents for a fraction of the value!

Here are just of few of the many upgrades included in 777 N Michigan #2401:

  • Solid Brazilian cherry floors throughout
  • Luxury Kitchen with Fischer & Paykel dishwasher, Subzero, drawer microwave, Dacor cooktop…
  • Matching custom cabinet with Subzero refrigerator/freezer drawers
  • Solid custom doors and hardware, as well as custom HVAC cabinets
  • Top-of-the-line ventless Bosch washer-dryer
  • Built-in den/library with brand new Uline beverage refrigerator
  • Every bathroom (3.5 of them!) has been upgraded

777 N Michigan Ave 2401Master Bedroom

777NMichiganAve2401_viewer_177Kitchen

777 N Michigan Amenities

The building is topnotch! Located next to Nieman Marcus, the building offers

  • luxurious rooftop pool with comfy gazebos and grilling area,
  • new fitness center (currently under construction and opening in November)
  • soon-to-be-added hallway updates
  • 24 – hour door service
  • Valet Parking ($150/month)
  • Receiving Room
  • Party Room
  • Premium Cable/Wifi in assessments (as well as heat and air)

777 N Michigan ViewsViews from the Living Room

777 N Michigan Ave Floor Plan

777 N Michigan Floor Plan

For more information, to view the property, or to learn more about condominiums along the Magnificent Mile, contact

Anne Rossley

Baird & Warner

773-620-5333

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