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.

  1. 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
  2. 203 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka
    Sold Price: $9,500,000
    Square Feet: N/A
    Beds/Baths: 4 (+1 basement) / 4.1
    Year Built: 1926
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 205 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka
    Sold Price: $8,200,000
    Square Feet: N/A
    Beds/Baths: 5 / 4.1
    Year Built: N/A
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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)

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