5 Historic Homes in the Chicago Area

If a good property history and historical architectural styles are something you are drawn to – you will surely enjoy going through these amazing listings. Ranging from luxurious mansions to gorgeous Beds & Breakfasts, these properties tell stories with just one look!

1316 N ASTOR ST | $4,200,000

1316 N Astor St, Chicago, IL
Listing agent: Sherri Kramer, Rodolfo Zavala & Craig Hogan

Located in the Astor Street Historic District of Chicago’s Gold Coast, this magnificent Romanesque Revival row house was built by Potter Palmer in 1903. This home is a stunning contemporary redesign by Wheeler Kearns architects created in 1992 with a focus on light and open spaces using materials that retain a sense of calm elegance.


Size: 10,000 sf


Price: $4,200,000


Listing details: Expansive use of rich Macacauba wood on multiple levels surrounds an impressive“scissor” staircase that provides the center point to grand rooms, soaring ceilings and bold modern lines. Walls of glass throughout provide abundant natural light and showcase the home’s many connected spaces.The home is a harmonious blend of contemporary style and architectural significance.


Contact: Sherri Kramer, Rodolfo Zavala & Craig Hogan, Coldwell Banker Realty, +1 3125134280, 7733444181, 7737425929

54 LAUREL AVE | $2,700,000

54 Laurel Ave, Highland Park, IL
Listing agent: Stephanie Weisman, Allison Silver & Janet Borden

Incredibly rare opportunity to own and renovate a lakefront historic landmark home! Sitting majestically on approximately 2/3 of an acre this home is surrounded by more than 2 acres of protected land,including ravine and bluff.Close to 7000 square feet with expansive tableland, unobstructed lake views, and a short walk to town.


Size: 6,927 sf


Price: $2,700,000


Listing details: The lucky owner who renovates this 1929 stone and timber home with a slate roof, leaded glass windows, 5 distinctive fireplaces and more,will enjoy tremendous tax benefits. Other features include a slate foyer, oak beamed ceiling, wood paneled library, an elevator & 3 car garage! ONCE IN A LIFETIME!


Contact: Stephanie Weisman, Allison Silver & Janet Borden of , +1 847.508.1883, 847.877.9677, 847.833.3171

611 COUNTY LINE RD | $1,499,000

611 County Line Rd, Highland Park, IL
Listing agent: Janet Borden & Allison Silver

Absolutely stunning, timeless, brick colonial with a slate roof, beautifully renovated, and expanded with all high-end designer finishes. This home delivers the best of both worlds, seamlessly blending old world charm with modern amenities. Gracious rooms, a flowing circular floor plan with an amazing chefs kitchen and a breakfast area with french doors to the stone patio and lovely yard! The kitchen opens to a spacious family room with heated floors and an elegant fireplace.


Size: 4,713  sf


Price: $1,499,000


Listing details: The serene primary suite has a private sun deck, a luxurious spa-like bath with heated floors, a clawfoot tub and a large walk-in closet. There is a second floor laundry room, and the 3rd floor bonus space has a bedroom, a full bath and an amazing private roof deck for stargazing! Located in one of the top 20 elementary schools in Illinois, and walking distance to botanic gardens, Ravinia,Rosewood Beach, Metra Train and right across the street from miles of forest preserve! Move in ready perfection!


Contact: Janet Borden & Allison Silver, Compass, +1 847.833.3171, 847.877.9677

301 E CHESTNUT ST | $299,000

301 E Chestnut St, Sheffield, IL
Listing agent: Dianne DeDecker

Unique opportunity to be the new proud owner of this prestigious historic property. Currently occupied as a Bed & Breakfast, this property would also make an amazing family home. The welcoming foyer showcases a stunning hanging spindled staircase that extends to the walk up attic.


Size: 4,920 sf


Price: $299,000


Listing details: Main floor features formal dining room, living room, all season room (each with a fireplace), half bath, professional grade chef’s kitchen with commercial appliances, butler’s pantry, laundry, additional full bath and bonus room that could be used as a bedroom, in-lawsuit or office. Upstairs you will find four spacious bedroom suites each with private baths.


Contact: Dianne DeDecker, Mel Foster Co., +1 309.852.0835

419 UNION AVE | $629,000

419 Union Ave, Batavia, IL
Listing agent: Becky Smith

Live like royalty in this stately & majestic Italianate home which dates back from the Civil War! This magnificent beauty has gracefully marched through the years to now present in the perfect combination of original craftmanship & modern conveniences. The new owner can expect to find a thoroughly modern kitchen, 2 full & 2 half-bathrooms, first floor laundry and updated electricity and plumbing.


Size: 3,768 sf


Price: $629,000


Listing details: You won’t believe your eyes when you enter the front foyer and are greeted with the original winding staircase, original hardwood floors, 9’ doors all with original hardware, 3 fireplaces, original crown molding, 12” baseboard trim throughout, & period chandeliers. The elegant dining room presents with floor to ceiling windows, crystal chandelier, a multi-colored tray ceiling,and a stunning hand-painted wall mural to pull in color & interest.


Contact: Becky Smith of , +1 630-341-2243

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