The Top Chicago-Area Home Sales of 2020
2020 was a surprisingly strong year for luxury home sales. We saw a number of multi-million-dollar sales in both the city and suburbs of Chicago, with a number of transactions topping the $5 million mark. Winnetka’s luxury market was particularly hot, with the town accounting for four of the top 10 sales across Chicagoland. @properties co-founders Mike Golden and Thad Wong attribute the increase in upper-bracket sales to a number of factors, including stock market gains that have padded the net worth of affluent homebuyers and a desire for more space – indoors and out – amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The duo also notes that many of the properties at the top of the market are trading well below replacement cost, meaning buyers are finding value in the high-end market and seizing the opportunity.
Keep reading for a rundown of the top 10 Chicago-area home sales of 2020. Meanwhile, check out this video to see the top 10 most expensive homes on the market right now, and find out which ones are predicted to sell first and last.
1919 N. Howe St., Chicago Sold Price: $11,900,000 Square Feet: 12,000 Beds/Baths: 6 / 6.3 Neighborhood: Lincoln Park Year Built: 2015 Buyer represented by Phil Skowron of @properties
203 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka Sold Price: $9,500,000 Square Feet: N/A Beds/Baths: 4 (+1 basement) / 4.1 Year Built: 1926
68 Locust Rd., Winnetka Sold Price: $8,750,000 Square Feet: 16,791 Beds/Baths: 5 (+1 basement) / 6.4 Year Built: 2008 Buyer and seller represented by Jena Radnay of @properties
800 N. Michigan Ave. #5101, Chicago Sold Price: $8,400,000 Square Feet: 6,240 Beds/Baths: 5 / 4.1 Neighborhood: Gold Coast Year Built: 2000 Seller represented by Alexa Hara & Guido Piunti of @properties
205 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka Sold Price: $8,200,000 Square Feet: N/A Beds/Baths: 5 / 4.1 Year Built: N/A
1126 Michigan Ave., Wilmette Sold Price: $8,000,000 Square Feet: N/A Beds/Baths: 4 (+3 basement) / 9.3 Year Built: 1995 Buyer represented by Deborah Hepburn of @properties
143 Sheridan Rd., Kenilworth Sold Price: $7,500,000 Square Feet: 8,201 Beds/Baths: 5 / 6.3 Year Built: 1953 Seller represented by Linda Rosenbloom & Carol Ring Gooze of @properties
9 W. Walton St. #1901, Chicago Sold Price: $7,200,000 Square Feet: 5,230 Beds/Baths: 4 / 4.1 Neighborhood: Gold Coast Year Built: 2018
151 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka Sold Price: $6,500,000 Square Feet: 6,390 Beds/Baths: 6 / 5.1 Year Built: 1928 Seller represented by Peter Cummins & Patrick McDonald of @properties; Buyer represented by Peter Cummins
2018 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago Sold Price: $6,500,000 Square Feet: 8,900 Beds/Baths: 6 / 5.1 Neighborhood: Lincoln Park Year Built: 2014
Listing data courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)