From high-rise condos with urban vistas to suburban abodes on sprawling multi-acre lawns, Chicagoland has a variety of properties on the market that offer stunning views. Here are five of our faves.
Expansive east- and south-facing vistas of Lake Michigan and the ever-changing downtown skyline make this three-bedroom unit in the Gold Coast a standout. The boutique pet-friendly building by architect Harry Weese offers tons of amenities, including its primo location near the Mag Mile’s luxe shopping and dining.
It’s hard to believe that this private English country home by architect Edwin Clark is located just steps from downtown Winnetka. Standing on a 2.4-acre lot, the six-bedroom house features a wallpapered foyer, knotty pine-paneled formal spaces, and other charming old-world touches. But the beautifully landscaped yard is the star of the show.
Exposed brick walls and arched windows frame the verdant scenery along Salt Creek from this house in tony Oak Brook. Standing on 1.5 acres, the six-bedroom dwelling offers nearly 13,000 square feet of space and boasts a smorgasbord of features, including a chef’s kitchen, fine wood paneling, six fireplaces, a wine cellar, sauna/steam room, and an elevator.
Thick groves of trees surround much of this contemporary six-bedroom estate on nearly two acres, creating lush green vistas from nearly every room. Vaulted ceilings and skylights ensure that the interior receives tons of daylight. Sun worshipers will likewise approve of the sprawling lawn, which is punctuated by a beautifully landscaped terrace and swimming pool.
Two east-facing terraces take advantage of the iconic views of Navy Pier, the lake, and the Chicago River from this 17th floor three-bedroom condo in Streeterville. The spacious unit also features an open kitchen with white Shaker-style cabinetry and a marble backsplash, and two en-suite bedrooms.
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Tate Gunnerson is a Chicago-based freelance journalist with an equal appreciation for natural beauty and good design. He is a passionate supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the National Kidney Foundation.