Here are the mansions for sale in Chicago. Mansions in those suburbs with several mansions are also included.
Houses with a minimum of 8,000 square feet can be found in almost any area of Chicago. Two places where you won’t find them are in the Loop and Streeterville where there are no houses, only condos, townhouses and co-op apartments. You’ll find the most mansions for sale in the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, River North and Kenwood areas. Overwhelmingly they are located nearer to Lake Michigan east of the I-90/I-94 expressways and north of downtown.
Mansions in Chicago’s suburbs are clustered in the North Shore area directly north of Chicago, the Barrington area northwest of Chicago and St. Charles and Wayne west of Chicago. Southwest of Chicago you’ll find them clustered in Naperville, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge and Oak Brook.
Sellers typically request a minimum of 24 hours notice for showings. Proof of funds or a mortgage pre-approval are often required for showings.
MANSIONS FOR SALE IN CHICAGO & SUBURBS
|All of Chicago||North Shore|
|Lincoln Park||St. Charles & Wayne|
|River North||Oak Brook|
|Prairie District||Burr Ridge & Hinsdale|
|Hyde Park & Kenwood|
You’re more likely to find vintage mansions in the South Loop (Prairie District), Kenwood and the Gold Coast. New or newer mansions are most likely to be find in River North. You’ll also find some in the Gold Coast and Lincoln Park. There are several styles, but many are either contemporary, Georgian, Greystone, traditional or Victorian.
Mansions in Chicago are very vertical, especially the closer you get to downtown. Newer mansions in Chicago typically have elevators and 2 sets of stairways connecting all levels. Vintage mansions typically have just 2 sets of stairways.
Mansions farther from downtown tend to have larger lots than those closer to downtown. If you’re looking for a lakefront mansion, you’ll find far more in the suburbs than in Chicago.
Most mansions in Chicago have between 8,000 and 10,000 square feet. If you’re looking for a home larger than that, there are more choices in the suburbs. There are many more mansions for sale with at least 20,000 square feet in the suburbs. Mansions with 20,000 square feet or more are fairly rare in Chicago.
Not surprisingly, lot sizes are also larger in the suburbs. The majority of mansions in the suburbs sit on one or more acres. In Chicago most sit on less than one quarter of an acre. Many newer mansions for sale in Chicago have little or no yard, but there’s often a sizable roof deck on the house and/or garage.
Chicago mansions typically have 2 or 3 garage spaces. In the suburbs there are typically 3 or 4 garage spaces.