Welcome to Astor Terrace!
Take a stroll through Chicago’s prestigious history and experience an enchanted wonderland where your imagination will alight, and your senses will heighten. Astor Terrace provides the ideal location in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood of Lincoln Park near Lake Michigan. The possibilities are truly endless as this property offers the optimal canvas to create your dream home, making it into the ultimate luxury environment for the most discerning of homeowners.
Arriving at this magical domicile offers breathtaking curb appeal with its lush landscaping, custom wrought iron details, and brick and stone Romanesque architecture. Originally designed and built in 1891 for Charles Valette Kasson by the famed architects, the Pond Brothers, this home has been upkept with the greatest of care and prestige. An addition in 1930 combined the neighboring home and the property underwent an extensive renovation in 1940. Located on two city lots of a landmark street, Astor Terrace is situated in a quintessential area filled with history, renowned neighbors and a rich story of prominence in Illinois.
As you ascend the stone steps encased with custom artistic railings and enter through the front entry, your breath will catch at the splendor before you. Rich woods and warm surroundings with unthinkable possibilities abound in each room and niche of this luxurious home.
Astor Terrace is the epitome of brilliance and majesty for the affluent individual in search of privacy and comfort with its six bedrooms, five full-bathrooms (two half-bathrooms), formal living and dining rooms, custom kitchen, private perennial garden courtyard, library, media room, maid/caretakers quarters, wine cellar and unfinished basement. This unique residence is perfect for raising a family, hosting friends and family, and enjoying life to the fullest.
When it comes to welcoming friends, family or colleagues into your home, Astor Terrace over-delivers every time. From the fantastic sense of arrival to the rare, private and secluded courtyard terrace garden, this home allows for diverse gatherings and gracious hospitality throughout every nuance of the floorplan.
For the more special occasions, this residence provides an impeccable environment in each and every room. The formal dining room offers shear perfection with its custom stone and iron console, white oak hardwood flooring, and glorious views of the garden courtyard. Adding to this is the library with its glowing fireplace, walnut wall paneling, and direct access to the terrace, den and living rooms, which makes this home a dazzling setting for all attendees.
Astor Terrace’s kitchen supplies an intimate location for cooking, sharing stories or simply sipping on a glass of wine after a hard day at work. From the custom cabinetry, and granite countertops to the adjacent rotunda sunroom, this hub of the household offers a diverse setting with spectacular views of the private garden courtyard.
Family and friends will be immersed with the warmth from not only the atmosphere of this culinary area, but by the heated limestone flooring as well. With the adjacent butler’s pantry, serving guests and flowing from room-to-room while entertaining is a breeze. Just imagine yourself preparing a gourmet meal with your friends seated at the breakfast bar, while laughing and enjoying each other’s candor… It truly relaxes the mind and gentles the soul.
Your eyes have not deceived you when entering the master suite of Astor Terrace. This elegant personal space is the inner sanctum that we all yearn for with its turret bay windows, luminous fireplace, walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom, and large sitting area with plenty of storage. Adding to this space is access to an additional room that can be utilized as an office, nursery or private haven for the owners of the house.
Whether you have a growing family or one that just visits frequently, this residence is a paradise for guests. Each of the additional bedrooms contains walk-in closets, ensuite bathrooms, and elegant hardwood flooring. Your friends and family can spread out and enjoy moments together or meet up for socialization and creating memories of a lifetime.
In addition, this charming home includes a couple of added benefits. The unfinished basement (with finished maid/caretaker quarters) can be converted into a fitness facility, game room, storage area or other specialty location for family fun. To further entice potential owners, a walk-in safe with wine cellar will delight the sommelier in the family.
Astor Terrace has an excellent location within the northern suburbs of Chicago to take in all the splendor that surrounds you. Lincoln Park is conveniently located at the north end of the street from this home, which provides easy access to outstanding public and private schools, all the while being one of the most coveted blocks in the city. The charming Astor Street district was designated as a Chicago landmark in 1975, and is ideal for a leisurely stroll under the tree canopied street, whose residents include Governor Pritzker. Additionally, some of the city’s best retail establishments and restaurants are all within walking distance.
Renowned for being one of Chicago’s most treasured residential areas, the Gold Coast neighborhood possesses a quiet atmosphere filled with tree-lined streets, stately homes and numerous connections to the city’s past, including the original Playboy Mansion. Adding to its charm, this area has been home to many influential families. Most of these residents contributed considerably to the social, cultural and economic history of the city right from the beginning. The historical aspects of the neighborhood are very well respected and the current owners and residents truly appreciate the legacy and continue to strive to preserve and enhance the quality of life and the beauty of the area.
It must be said, from residents and visitors alike, Chicago is a city unlike any other! Having an abundance of famous restaurants, retail outlets, Fortune 500 companies, diverse local businesses, and prestigious schools, this city has plenty of amazing distractions to amuse and delight anyone who lives and visits this major metropolis. With more than 60 fascinating museums, 77 unique neighborhoods, and thousands of acclaimed restaurants, bars, and breweries, whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find there’s no other place quite like Chicago.
Everything from architectural wonders like the Chicago Tower to illustrious schools such as Northwestern and Loyola, Chicago is best known for its sought-after diversions, esteemed reputation and enthusiastic sports fans of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, the Blackhawks and, of course, the Chicago White Sox. Whether in search of outdoor recreation, iconic architecture, jaw-dropping attractions, or innovative hotels, you can find something for everyone in this thriving epicenter of international trade and commerce. With museums honoring its distinguished past, restaurants celebrating all kinds of culinary delights, assorted shopping opportunities and distinct cultural experiences, this prominent city is home to anything you could ever desire.
If you should decide that Chicago is where you wish to reside, Astor Terrace will enchant your spirit drawing you into this city filled with innovative allure and a rich history… the absolute ideal combination of Illinois cordiality for you to call home!
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