What You Get For $1.5M Around Chicago

One of the greatest advantages of the Chicagoland housing market is the range of options at virtually any price point. And with an impressive budget of around $1.5 million, buyers can expect to have their pick of high-class choices featuring lavish amenities, coveted Lake Michigan or skyline views, top-of-the-line appliances and more.

From an upscale downtown condo with all the luxuries of a 5-star resort to a new-construction home in one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods to a historic suburban mansion, homes at this price point check a lot of boxes on buyers’ wish lists.

Read on for an assortment of amazing Chicagoland homes for sale for $1.5 million.

415 E. North Water Street, Streeterville, Chicago – $1,525,000

This rare duplex (2-level) residence in Streeterville’s sought-after River View Condominiums offers the space and privacy of townhome living 21 stories above the street. The 2,700-square-foot home boasts a modern layout with an open living room, dining room and kitchen on the main level, and two-bedroom suites plus a sitting room upstairs. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and the city skyline, while a double-sided fireplace and dark wood floors add warmth to the space. Each level features a balcony – one off the living room and one off the primary bedroom.

The spacious 17’10” by 14’11” primary suite is the perfect retreat. It includes an organized walk-in closet and large en-suite bath with double vanity, soaking tub, and separate shower.

Residents enjoy an unbeatable location just steps from some of Chicago’s most beloved attractions including Navy Pier, Maggie Daley Park, The Magnificent Mile, and the Chicago River Walk. The duplex comes with one deeded parking space, and the building has a 24-hour doorman, indoor pool, sundeck, and a fitness center.

518 Keystone Avenue, River Forest – $1,475,000

Located in River Forest, this historic 19th century home still has a lot of its original charm, including hand-crafted millwork, stained glass, fireplaces and several gas light sconces.  One of the first homes built in River Forest, the Solomon Thatcher Jr. home features 7,975 square feet of living space with seven generously sized bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms.

Over the years, the Italianate residence has been a regular on the local house walk/design showcase circuit. A new owner could move right in and maintain the period décor or reimagine the interior with more contemporary furnishings. The home’s main floor is designed around a grand foyer that connects to the family room, living room and dining room. On the second level, the primary suite is the star of the show and includes a fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet, luxurious spa bath, separate shower and an elegant double sink vanity.

The home is located on one of the largest lots in River Forest and has a detached three-car garage with a spacious coach apartment above.

2336 N. Greenview Avenue, Lincoln Park, Chicago – $1,545,000

This single-family home in sought-after Lincoln Park boasts a modern design and impeccable attention to detail. The home’s main floor features several gathering spaces, including a family room and a formal living room with a double-sided fireplace that connects to an intimate dining room. The chef’s kitchen boasts marble countertops, custom wood cabinetry, and high-end appliances, including a wine cooler.

The home also has an abundance of outdoor space, including a roof-top deck that spans the length of the home and a large two-level deck off the family room. The lower level, with a second kitchen and separate entrances, provides an opportunity for a guest suite or additional rental income.

Another desirable feature is this home’s proximity to popular shopping and dining options, parks and top-rated schools.

149 Newberry Avenue, Libertyville – $1,525,000

Just steps from downtown Libertyville, this 7,000 square-foot newer custom home has premium finishes and thoughtful luxuries throughout, including sawn oak floors, custom millwork and built-ins, leaded glass and four wood-burning fireplaces.

The residence’s primary suite features a large bedroom with a fireplace, an impressive en-suite bath, two walk-in closets, and a private sitting room with its own balcony and mini kitchen.

Other amenities include a custom-built bar, home theater, workout room, two storage rooms and a three-car garage with an additional workroom. The professionally landscaped backyard is perfect for outdoor living and entertaining, featuring a covered porch and patio.

2347 N. Washtenaw Avenue, Logan Square, Chicago – $1,489,000

This new-construction home in Chicago’s booming Logan Square neighborhood exudes style. Just a few steps from Milwaukee Avenue, residents have access to popular dining, shopping, and entertainment spots, as well as public transportation.

Inside, the home has five bedrooms and four bathrooms across three levels. The main level’s open floor plan seamlessly connects the living room, dining room and kitchen, which features professional design touches such as custom cabinetry, built-in range hood, quartz countertops, Thermador appliances, and an island with seating for four.

Other standout features include a spacious backyard, a detached two-car garage with a rooftop deck, and an expansive lower level with a wet bar, recreation room; full bath and 2 more bedrooms that can also be used as offices spaces or playrooms.

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