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Our good friends at RentCafe asked us to showcase a great article about the top 10 most expensive rental in all of Chicagoland. Well, here it is. Read more from Alexandru Avirvarei

Pairing Lake Views with Opulent Interiors: 10 of the Most Expensive Rental Homes in Chicago Right Now
09Oct, 2015by

Boasting a thriving economy and magnificent outdoors, Chicagoland has become a playground for the wealthy. From high-end condos and lavish lofts to lakefront mega mansions, Chicago’s metro area is peppered with impressive properties, all showcasing spectacular features – and prices to match, no doubt.

While most of Chicagoland’s most expensive rental homes are concentrated in Chi-town and its Near North Side, the northern suburbs are giving the city a run for its money. Unique properties in Highland Park and Winnetka keep drawing affluent renters in search of exclusive lifestyles. If $25,000 per month doesn’t sound out-of-this world to you, take a good look at this resort-style adobe in a most coveted lakefront location. It’s actually the only house in Highland Park that features a 1,200-square-foot beach house, plus a 12-seater movie theater, large entertainment areas, and unobstructed views of the lake from every corner of the house.

Are you a more downtown-living kind of renter? No worries, the Trump Tower will give you all the luxury you can dream of, and more. Dramatic curved glass, floor-to-ceiling windows, 12’ ceilings, designer interiors, and an opulent master suite with a fireplace and extra-large walk-in closets – these are just a few of the amenities you could enjoy for a mere $35,000 a month.

Check out our list of the 10 most expensive houses for rent in Chicago to see where the rest of the metro’s costliest properties are located and how deep you’d need to dig into your pockets to afford an extravagant lifestyle.

#10. CHICAGO – Spectacular condo in an ideal location

Monthly Rent: $18,500

Address: 11 E Walton Street 4201, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Size: 3,436 sq.ft. / 3 bedrooms / 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom
Short description: Fabulous rental in the Waldorf Astoria building.
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#9. CHICAGO – Elegant condo in the city’s Near North Side

Monthly Rent: $19,500

Address: 55 E Erie Street SH-2, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Size: 4,325 sq.ft. / 3 bedrooms / 4 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms
Short description: 4 story townhome located on the 12th floor. Completely gutted & elegantly upgraded to perfection.
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#8. BURR RIDGE – Imposing residence

Monthly Rent: $20,000

Address: 6501 S County Line Road, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527
Size:30,000 sq.ft. / 8 bedrooms / 8 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms
Short description: Located only 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, this amazing mega-mansion draws on the finest details from a variety of cultures. There are over 30,000 sq-ft of spectacular living and entertaining areas and an additional 15,000 sq-ft of covered terraces envelope the entire house.
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#7.  CHICAGO – Exquisite brownstone

Monthly Rent: $20,000

Address: 1242 North Astor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610
Size: 5,100 sq.ft. / 6 bedrooms /4 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms
Short description: Fully-renovated home with massive oval cherry staircase, amazing kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 5 fireplaces, granite breakfast bar.
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#6. CHICAGO – One-of-a-kind unit with spectacular lake views

Monthly Rent: $23,000

Address: 2550 North Lakeview Avenue S2502, Chicago, Illinois 60614
Size: 3,030 sq. ft. / 2 bedrooms / 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom
Short description: Located in one of the city’s most well-known neighborhoods, Lincoln Park, this stunning custom unit delivers unequaled finish quality and detail.
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#5. HIGHLAND PARK – Extraordinary lakefront estate

Monthly Rent: $25,000

Address: 22 Lakewood Place, Highland Park, Illinois 60035
Size: 13,430 sq.ft. / 7 bedrooms / 8 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms
Short description: This estate in Highland Park includes a 30 X 24 entertainment space, a fully-equipped kitchen, a racquetball court, a movie theater with a seating capacity for 12, exceptional master suite.
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#4. HIGHLAND PARK – Luxury limestone estate

Monthly Rent: $25,000

Address: 67 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois 60035
Size: 11,217 sq.ft. / 7 bedrooms / 8 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms
Short description: Grand marble entrance, stunning crystal chandeliers, luxury master suite, indoor pool, exercise room, custom inlaid wood & marble flooring.
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#3. CHICAGO – Exquisite penthouse unlike anything in the city

Monthly Rent: $35,000

Address415 E North Water Street PH05, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Size: 9,300 sq.ft. / 3 bedrooms / 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom
Short description: Exceptional penthouse with impressive amenities including a 67′ wraparound terrace, hot tub with pop-up TV, in-unit basketball & squash courts, 3 saltwater aquariums, $1M+ of exotic stone.
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#2. CHICAGO – One of downtown’s most spectacular penthouses

Monthly Rent: $35,000

Address401 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Size: 4 bedrooms / 5 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom
Short description: Amazing penthouse unit in Trump Tower. Unobstructed lake views from every room. Breathtaking master suite with fireplace, enormous walk-in closets, luxurious bath with dual vanities.
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#1. WINNETKA – Breathtaking lakefront estate


Monthly Rent: $40,000

Address: 973 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, Illinois 60093
Size: 14,670 sq.ft. / 10 bedrooms / 11 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms
Short description: This lakefront property, inspired by the seaside architectural style of the Mediterranean, blends old world charm into a relaxed domestic style perfect for modern living.
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Tim Padavic