CONLON’s Top Luxury Homes in 2018

New Year, New Home? If you wish to expand your horizons in 2018, here’s the best of what CONLON/Christie’s International offers. From pastoral splendor to downtown elegance, these showstoppers lend pause to even our most discerning clientele. 

1500 North Lake Shore Drive #14-15 Chicago, IL 60610

Gold Coast Living? This refined, architecturally significant Lake Shore Drive property defines it. 1500 North Lake Shore Drive seamlessly blends vaunted history with modern amenities, combining a classic 1927 McNally & Quinn building with the finest trappings of urban life. The custom kitchen, for instance, was designed by Detonges in 18th Century style. Many materials were painstakingly imported from, or inspired by, France, from the limestone staircases and walls to the iron balustrades to the Parquet de Versailles wood floors. Own this 7-bedroom, 7 and 2-half-bath space, and own a timeless piece of history.

Represented by Kieran Conlon and Ken Dooley

45 Lakeview Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010

This sumptuous chateau spills across 8 acres, resplendent with gardens, mature trees, and waterfront access to two lakes. Old-world inspiration informs every feature in the 5-bedroom, 9 and 2-half-bath stunner—from imported marble, to custom cabinetry, to a 26-light crystal chandelier in the formal dining room. Wonderful patios and indoor-outdoor design allows parties to flow seamlessly with the seasons. A playroom, walk-in wine cellar, commercial-grade kitchen, state-of-the-art home theatre, and spacious 4-car garage further assist hosts in making this home unforgettable to each of its visitors.

Represented by Michael LaFido

310 South Michigan Avenue #2800 Chicago, IL 60604

If the penthouse life appeals—and when doesn’t it?—this downtown space is a gem. A rare true penthouse in an iconic building, the Metropolitan Tower, this 3-bedroom 3 and 1-half-bath property offers unparalleled 360-degree views. Spot Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Willis Tower, and Monroe Harbor from inside the tasteful, modern interior—or from one of two large outdoor terraces, almost unheard of amenities in this type of apartment. Just a quick jaunt into a Mitsubishi elevator to your private lobby, and you’re home.

Represented by Mont Wickham

3S345 Hart Road, Batavia, IL 60510

Rustic authenticity abounds at this extensively remodeled 4-bedroom, 4 and 3-half-bath beauty. High ceilings, exposed wood beams, and ample windows create a mood of spaciousness, inspiration, and comfort. A wonderful lot boasts 2.5-acres of mature, thoughtfully planted, and interesting trees, many of which flower in spring. A stone hearth echoes the kitchens of European chateaus, but don’t be fooled: this house boasts a cook’s kitchen including high-end double refrigerators and gas ranges, along with plenty of custom cabinetry. In the summertime, swimmers can paddle through the property’s small, private lake, while wintertime water-lovers will savor the sunny, indoor pool. There’s a barn and horse pasture. And a five-car, detached garage mean plenty of options for warm-air joyrides. 

Represented by Michael LaFido 

2738 North Magnolia Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

This classic Lincoln Park home offers plenty of privacy for a growing family. This 6-bedroom, 4 and 2-half-bath single family home hosts four bedrooms on the second level, creating a suite-like atmosphere amidst modern luxury. From a 30’ lot, to an eat-in chef’s kitchen, to wood-burning fireplaces, to steam showers, to heated floors indoors and out, 2738 North Magnolia shares creature comforts to please everyone. 

Represented by Richard Kasper

A CONLON/Christie’s International agent would love to guide you through these properties, among the finest that the Windy City offers. We’re proud to offer significant, original, expertly designed homes—and we’re eager to assist in finding the best fit for you. 

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