Featured, Open House

Landmark Victorian Home for Sale in the Historic Old Edgebrook District of Chicago

The Victorian home built in 1891 in the Historic Old Edgebrook District is now up for sale at a cost of $745,000. In an odd enclave surrounded on all sides by Cook County Forest Preserves, you’ll find 6173 N McClellan Ave on a hill overlooking the 18-hole Edgebrook golf course. The neighborhood in the Forest Glen Community area is found between Central and Devon Avenues. For more information about this historic district, check out the video by our friends at YoChicago featuring this turn-of-the-century Victorian house after the jump.

 

The home itself is one of the original residences in the area and is filled with stained glass windows, original pocket doors, and plenty of exquisite details as per Victorian standards. The kitchen is set up with custom Amish cabinets, while the bathroom has undergone full renovation. The fireplace is sure to keep you nice and toasty, and on summer nights, enjoy the wrap-around porch with a glass of lemonade. With four bedrooms on the second floor, 4 baths and 2 full baths, there is ample room for a single family, plus guests. Enjoy a third level, featuring a spacious, bonus room that you can turn into anything you’d like from an office to a play room. The windows offer plenty of natural sunlight and views of the unchallenged scenic woods of Chicago. The expansive garden and manicured lawn make this Victorian home all the more attractive.

OPEN HOUSE is being held this Sunday, February 25, 11 am to 1 pm.

 

 

 

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Famous Homes, Featured

You might be a Mobster if you live in one of these Chicago homes

If you’re like me and have an unhealthy fascination with the mafia — past, present and fictional, you might enjoy this list of homes. Except for a couple, they’re not currently on the market, but … make them an offer.

Supposedly, a relation of mine drove a truck for Al Capone … but that’s unconfirmed.

I can’t help it. My favorite movies are The Godfather, II & III, Goodfellas, anything Scorsese. I’m excited about his latest venture, The Irishman, starring Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. I hope it happens. While I’m on Scorsese, I’m equally excited about The Devil in the White City, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as H.H. Holmes. This isn’t mafia — H.H. Holmes was a notorious serial killer during the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.

On with the list …


Al “Scarface” Capone

Mob Boss: 1925-31
House was up for sale last year, not any more.

7244 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL

al capone's house

chicagotribune.com


John “Papa Johnny” Torrio

Mob Boss: 1920-25

7011-13 South Clyde Avenue, Chicago, IL

john torrio's house

chicagocrimescenes.blogspot.com


Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti

Mob Boss: 1931-43

712 Selborne, Riverside, IL

frank nitti's house

Gigagod.com


Paul “The Waiter” Ricca

Mob Boss: 1943-47

1515 N. Bonnie Brae, River Forest, IL

paul ricca's house

Carole Kuhrt-Brewer


Paul “The Waiter” Ricca

Mob Boss: 1943-47

812 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, IL

paul ricca's house

realtor.com


Tony “Joe Batters” Accardo

Mob Boss: 1947-57

915 N. Franklin, River Forest, IL

tony accardo's house

Carole Kuhrt-Brewer


Sam “Momo” Giancana

Mob Boss: 1957-66

1100 South Wenonah, Oak Park, IL

sam giancana's house

patch.com


“Machine Gun” Jack McGurn

Al Capone’s top trigger man and ace Thompson machine gunner involved in St. Valentine’s Day Massacre 1929.

1114 N. Kenilworth, Oak Park, IL
FOR SALE: $885,000

jack mcGurn's house

John Binder


“Three-Fingered Jack” White

Chicago Outfit gunman involved in St. Valentine’s Day Massacre 1929.

920 S. Wesley, Oak Park, IL

FOR SALE: Unit 3 – $69,900

jack white's house

Carole Kuhrt-Brewer


Joseph “Doves” Aiuppa

Mob Boss: 1973-86

1836 South 58th Avenue, Cicero, IL

joseph aiuppa's house

gigagod.com


James “Big Jim” or “Diamond Jim” Colosimo

Mob Boss: 1902-1920

Colosimo’s Restaurant
2126 South Wabash, Chicago, IL

I guess you could call this his home away from home.

colosimo's restaurant

wordsbydominic.com

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Featured, Luxury

Coming Soon: Luxury Living at 1000M

Chicago has a new skyscraper in the works. Located at 1000 South Michigan Avenue, 1000M is a new luxury condo development currently in pre-construction. Towering 74 stories tall, the building will overlook Grant Park and offer sweeping views of Lake Michigan. Designed by world-renowned architect Helmut Jahn, alongside interiors by Chicago native Kara Mann, 1000M is targeted toward the luxury buyer. The building will feature 323 condominiums and full service amenities, like a sundeck, swimming pool, gardens, sky terrace, gym and spa.

Available units range in price from $570,000 to $8,100,000 — varying in size from 926 to 5,488 square feet. Sales for 1000M will begin in late spring/early summer 2017. The development is scheduled for completion in 2021. For additional details, contact @properties.

 

Take a peek at 1000M, Chicago’s newest luxury building…

 

 

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