T he crowning jewel in an unparalleled Chicago urban estate, this 25,000-square-foot residence, sited on more than 8 city lots, is thoroughly grand but not overwhelming. Inspired by the prestigious architectural innovations of the Renaissance, including France’s Chateau de Versailles, this mansion’s limestone facade embodies the era’s time-honoured classicism and its attendant regard for symmetry and harmonious proportions. Inside the sun-filled mansion of North Burlington Street – the finest thoroughfare in the city’s exclusive Lincoln Park neighborhood – no expense was spared: materials and fixtures were meticulously hand selected and sourced from around the globe.
Outside, manicured grounds with multiple fountains, a reflecting pool and a hand-forged antique garden pavilion transport residents and visitors to another world. Offering complete privacy, this magnificent estate is perfectly suited for large-scale entertaining as well as everyday living. A masterpiece that could not be replicated in the heart of Chicago, this property truly represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
LEAD IMAGE: ITALIAN STONE CARVINGS AND ANTIQUE GARDEN ORNAMENTS ENHANCE THE RESIDENCE’S ELEGANT LIMESTONE FACADE. © MILLER + MILLER