2241 N Leavitt Street, Chicago, IL
$ 3,099,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#11296130
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityChicago
  • AreaCHI - Logan Square
  • NeighborhoodBucktown
  • Zip60647
  • StyleContemporary,Traditional
  • Year Built1888
  • Taxes$ 25251
  • Price$ 3,099,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage6500
  • Lot Size3,685 SqFt
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Property Description

Truly one-of-a-kind Zen oasis on an oversized (30' x 125') corner lot in the heart of Bucktown. 3 outdoor spaces off each level - a courtyard, a terrace and a roof deck. Has 6 parking spaces- a 3-car indoor attached garage + 3 exterior spots. Originally an 1880's commercial/residential property, Norsman Architects transformed the brick building in 2011 into a 6,500 SF home of sprawling luxury with 6 BD's, 5.2 BA, and 2 offices. This rare home boasts 12' and 14' high ceilings as well as rare features including a lower level spa and sauna, a secret doorway, an outdoor koi pond and living sedum green rooftop decks. The home is extremely eco-friendly, featuring a solar-paneled hot water/furnace system - keeping utility costs minimal - and low VOC finishes throughout. Enjoy Control 4 technology for security, music and television. Upon entering through the reclaimed wood carved double doors in the center of the home, you are greeted by an iconic Louis Poulsen "artichoke" light fixture offset by powerful 10 ft antique Asian doors concealing a full size walk-in coat closet; standing as a metaphor for the practicality and functionality within the house whilst assimilating unparalleled design elements. The first floor maintains a modern Zen aesthetic anchored by a generous 14'6" x 13' interior courtyard flowing smoothly between the inside and the outside and bridging two halves of the home. This courtyard/meditation lounge between the kitchen and dining rooms, cut out of the original masonry, brings in natural light from all angles and floods the different floors of the interior with warm daylight. Enjoy a modern chef's kitchen with imported red glass Copat Italia cabinetry, 2 full size and integrated Liebherr refrigerators and separate freezer, 5-burner Miele cooktop, Miele double oven with separate Miele speed oven, dual sinks, and lavish amounts of cabinetry. The eat-in cantilevered island with white Carrera marble countertops is a beautiful contrast to hand-hewn hardwood floors (maintained throughout) and the original exposed brick. A modern European wood stove fireplace sits as a focal point in the adjacent family room - a stylish way to cozy up in the cold Chicago winters. Walk through the beautiful dining room and scullery - with new U-Line fridge and freezer drawers - to the formal living room featuring a custom limestone fireplace hand carved by French stone masons. The main level library/office oozes charm with custom walnut millwork and bookcases and even a hidden staircase leading to a separate "secret" room bordering the lower level lounge. The amazing lower level transports you to a custom bamboo wet bar and lounge with semi-dome ceiling adjacent to a media room stylized in the vein of old Paris. Additionally, enjoy two separate bedrooms- including a full guest suite- a 900-bottle temperature-controlled wine room and at-home spa complete with diffused Swarovski crystal lights, a full size sauna and dreamy steam shower with rain waterfall showerhead. The feeling of serenity extends to the second floor with a grand cantilevered custom staircase created from African Bubinga wood and stainless steel. Four bedrooms sit on one level, including the impressive primary suite. Enjoy 2 large walk-in closets and a sumptuous primary bathroom with an oversized jetted bathtub and a "car wash" steam shower. The sitting room off the primary suite leads to idyllic gardens with landscaping by Botanical Urban Design (including a self-irrigation system), pergola, full size trees, privacy panels and a large koi pond - truly the ultimate in tranquil decadence. Finally, lounge or entertain on the "living" rooftop deck, covered in sedum, making you forget you're in the city.

Price History
4/8/2022 Listed $3,099,000

General Features

Additional Parcels Y/N No
Appliances Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer
Architectural Style Contemporary, Traditional
Association Fee Includes None
Basement Full, English
City Chicago
Community Features Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
Cooling Central Air, Space Pac
County Cook
Days on Market 75
Directions Webster, West of Damen To Leavitt, North to Lyndale. On corner. Entrance on Lyndale.
Electric Circuit Breakers, 200+ Amp Service
Elementary School District 299
Exterior Features Deck, Roof Deck, Dog Run, Brick Paver Patio
Garage Spaces 3
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Heating Natural Gas, Forced Air, Radiator(s)
High School District 299
Interior Features Skylight(s), Sauna/Steam Room, Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, Heated Floors, Second Floor Laundry, Built-in Features, Walk-In Closet(s), Bookcases, Coffered Ceiling(s), Special Millwork, Some Window Treatmnt
MLS Area CHI - Logan Square
Middle/Junior School District 299
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Closing
Property Type Detached Single
Property Type Residential
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active
Status Active
Street Name Leavitt
Subdivision Name Bucktown
Tax Annual Amount 25251.83
Tax Year 2020
Total Rooms 15
Township North Chicago
Virtual Tour
Year Built 1888

Interior Features

Basement Finished
Bathrooom Whirlpool, Separate Shower, Steam Shower, Double Sink
Bedrooms Possible 6
Fireplace Features Wood Burning
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 2
Laundry Features Gas Dryer Hookup, In Unit, Multiple Locations, Sink
Living Area 6500
Livingareasource Builder
Room Type Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Deck, Library, Media Room, Office, Recreation Room, Sitting Room, Walk In Closet, Other Room
Street Suffix Street
Total Baths 7
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 2
Window Features Plantation Shutters, Storm Window(s), Window Treatments

Exterior Features

Door Features ENERGY STAR Qualified Doors, Pocket Door(s), Sliding Glass Door(s)
Exterior Brick
Garage Onsite Yes
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Attached
Lot Dimensions 30 X 125
Lot Features Corner Lot, Fenced Yard, Landscaped, Mature Trees
Lot Size Acres 0.0846
Other Equipment Humidifier, Security System, Ceiling Fan(s), Sump Pump
Parking Features Off Alley
Total Parking 3
Water Source Public
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 60647

AVG $1.07M
AVG $10,960
AVG 153
Year Built
AVG 1945
AVG 90
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