Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Midwest Mansions: 1547 Dearborn Pkwy, Chicago

Perhaps you saw our 17,000 sq. ft. mansion on Mansion Fixers and said I'd love a big house but don't have the time. Well todays 18,590 sq. ft. Totally restored mansion might fit the bill.......if you have the Eleven Million it takes to own it. If you think that high this home was first listed for 18 M in 2013.

Designed by renowned architect August Fiedler, this magnificent 1891 Romanesque-style estate rests on an exceptionally large lot in Chicagos premier neighborhood, the Gold Coast. Impeccably restored, the home combines elaborate, timeless details with state of the art, contemporary amenities.

Original stained glass, mosaic tile and marble fireplace surrounds complement modern conveniences. Stunning hand-carved doors lead the way to a grand foyer and double staircase.

The expansive main level also,,features a sunny living area, a library, solarium and grand dining room adjacent to an incredible kitchen complete with stained glass skylight and butler and walk-in pantry. Traulsen, Miele and Wolf appliances are included. Further modern upgrades include a full-size elevator, a beautiful two-story high iron and glass solarium and sidewalk radiant heat. On the second floor, the master suite boasts an opulent bathroom, bedroom, sitting room and double walk-in closet. The second and third floors feature additional large bedrooms with luxurious, private bathrooms and expansive storage, a study, a ballet room and an oversized family area. Perfect for entertaining, the lower level offers an expansive catering kitchen and bar, with plenty of open space. The lower level also includes a mother-in-law suite with full kitchen. Lush, English-style gardens confer the home with a sense of unparalleled serenity in the heart of he city. Located above the homes 8-car garage is a charming two-bedroom coach house, complete with access to a spacious rooftop.

More info: 1547 Dearborn

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