For $3 Million You’ll Get a Workout Room: 1324 W. Webster in Lincoln Park

1324 w webster

This 6-bedroom single family home at 1324 W. Webster in Lincoln Park came on the market in March 2017.

Built in 2007, it sits on a 24×120 lot on the corner of Wayne and Webster and has a 2-car garage plus 2-car driveway parking.

It has upgraded millwork and custom wall finishing.

The listing calls the kitchen “gourmet” with white cabinets, stone counter tops and Viking and Miele appliances.

The master suite is on the second floor and has dual walk-in closets and a luxury bathroom.

Two other bedrooms are also on the second floor, with one on the third floor and two on the lower level.

The third floor also has an office and a workout room with skylights.

There’s a recreation room on the lower level as well.

If you’re concerned about walking up and down the stairs with the laundry, don’t worry, there’s an elevator and there’s also two sets of washers and dryers.

Given the corner lot, a deck was put above the garage.

This house last sold in the middle of the Great Recession, in August 2009, for $1.65 million.

That was a buying opportunity for many.

It has come back on the market for 81% more, at $2.999 million.

Is a $3 million Lincoln Park home the new normal?

Brant Booker at Jameson Sotheby’s has the listing. See the pictures here.

1324 W. Webster: 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 5414 square feet

  • New construction in 2007
  • Sold in August 2009 for $1.65 million
  • Listed in March 2017 for $2.999 million
  • Taxes of $29,809
  • Central Air
  • 2 sets of washer/dryers
  • 2 car garage plus 2 car parking on the driveway
  • Bedroom #1: 22×24 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 12×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 12×14 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 15×18 (lower level)
  • Bedroom #5: 15×18 (lower level)
  • Bedroom #6: 10×16 (third floor)
  • Office: 10×16 (third floor)
  • Exercise room: 26×19 (third floor)
  • Recreation room: 22×24 (lower level)

29 Responses to “For $3 Million You’ll Get a Workout Room: 1324 W. Webster in Lincoln Park”

  1. More crack pipe pricing.

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  2. So huge, so nice, yet they had no other choice but to put a t.v. over the fireplace in the main/”fancy” living room?

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  3. That price is crazy for being so far from the lake. You could get a Gold Coast mansion for less. The exterior is also awful. If you want a house that looks like it was meant for the suburbs, move to the suburbs.

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  4. Exterior looks very chintzy and cheap to me. No context either. If I had this kind of money to spend on a home I would buy something else.

    Yeah – – TV over the fancy fireplace. It doesn’t really bother me. It actually makes sense in this house because the exterior of this home doesn’t really engender visions of nobility for me….but I think that is what they were going for.

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  5. I just can’t fathom why someone would want such a big fancy house, like… ok you need space for your kids… buy a crappy house because its going to get wrecked… ok you don’t need space for your kids… why the fuck do you need almost 6000 sqft?

    Is very strange to me

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  6. Oh, and that wine cellar is really pathetic.

    I don’t get the need for a giant McMansion either. I love my small home and the financial freedom I have because of it.

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  7. Matt the Coffeeman on May 9th, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Pfft – who wants to walk all the way up to the third floor to workout? That’s exhausting.

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  8. The wine cellar wouldn’t be so bad if it didn’t have the chair. It makes me think the owner is too unhappy to even be able to take his/her wine upstairs to drown his/her sorrows in a more appealing atmosphere.

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  9. “you could get a Gold Coast mansion for less”

    Not that I agree but the Gold Coast has lost much of its allure relative to Old Town / LP and even LV. Prices in GC are usually cheaper than OT/LP. I think its because buyers want new properties rather than restored older ones and while GC is close to downtown its not really as walkable as OT/LP/LV with regards to restaurants / bars.

    “I just can’t fathom why someone would want such a big fancy house, like… ok you need space for your kids… buy a crappy house because its going to get wrecked”

    Most people can control their kids and keep them from destroying a home. Hence the playroom in the photos. Once you have kids you don’t automatically get a minivan and stained jeans.

    All that being said this place is overpriced. Not a nice part of LP but it is a big house with a lot of room. I think 2-2.2mm is right area.

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  10. I was expecting to see a Lambo in the garage

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  11. While I certainly agree with the TV over the fireplace as a sin, it’s more venial than mortal IMHO.

    In the main room they simply lack another appropriate wall to put the TV in front of…you’re not going to block a window are you?

    In the playroom it’s more of practicality; you don’t want little kids putting their dirty fingers on the screen or pushing buttons (as I now deal with).

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  12. “Not that I agree but the Gold Coast has lost much of its allure relative to Old Town / LP and even LV. Prices in GC are usually cheaper than OT/LP. I think its because buyers want new properties rather than restored older ones and while GC is close to downtown its not really as walkable as OT/LP/LV with regards to restaurants / bars.”

    Actually, i would disagree. Old Town still serves as the buffer area between Cabrini & Gold Coast. Pricing in Old Town is still significantly cheaper than Gold Coast. East Lincoln Park (closer to the lake) is now on par with GC due to new construction mansions. But I think you still can’t beat the cachet of Gold Coast. For the working millionaires, its still walking distance to the Loop (20-25 minutes), or a quick 10-15 minute Uber ride. Plus lots of restaurants, bars, and michigan ave. shopping. For my millions, I’d rather buy in GC.

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  13. “In the playroom it’s more of practicality; you don’t want little kids putting their dirty fingers on the screen or pushing buttons (as I now deal with).”

    You let your kids watch TV? My friends with kids don’t even have TVs anymore because they don’t want their kids watching it. They sometimes get to watch Youtube, but that’s it. Parents are crazy these days.

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  14. “My friends with kids don’t even have TVs anymore because they don’t want their kids watching it. ”

    What do they do for fun, force their little germy projectile barfing poopsacks to perform Proust in the original French?

    We limit their watching to less than 6 hours a week, usually just as a de facto baby sitter when we really need to work on something like our knife throwing act.

    that does not include the old iPhone 4s I wiped and downloaded kid friendly apps on.

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  15. “You let your kids watch TV? My friends with kids don’t even have TVs anymore because they don’t want their kids watching it. They sometimes get to watch Youtube, but that’s it. Parents are crazy these days.”

    My kids just in front of the tv and watch all sort of garbage, from wild kratts to sophia the first to river monsters and beyond. This is the golden age of television and I don’t want my children to miss even a second of it.

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  16. My friends are always educating their kids about something and always tending to them any time the kids need anything. It’s a little over the top. I wonder if they ever just want a break. The kids are very well behaved and can carry on interesting conversations, but I can’t imagine being that type of parent myself.

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  17. Well, I guess HD’s kids aren’t spouting the same sing song rhymes hour after hour…

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  18. “while GC is close to downtown its not really as walkable as OT/LP/LV with regards to restaurants / bars.”

    This location in LP just off Clybourn isn’t all that walkable to restaurants either. Other than Pequods, there isn’t much in this area. Even the Panera closed.

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  19. ” Once you have kids you don’t automatically get a minivan and stained jeans.”

    Comment of the year! But who doesn’t like a nice Pacifica and stretchy waistband jeans in a stonewashed finish?

    This home reminds me of that Olive Garden faux st Me walls from the outside. And that clearly belongs in the burbs.

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  20. Should read “Faux stone walls”

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  21. Billy Dec’s house! Wonder were he’s off to.

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  22. I didn’t think the interior could be worse than the exterior.

    I was wrong.

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  23. Wouldn’t it be better off as 2201 N Wayne?

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  24. “Old Town still serves as the buffer area between Cabrini & Gold Coast. Pricing in Old Town is still significantly cheaper than Gold Coast. East Lincoln Park (closer to the lake) is now on par with GC due to new construction mansions.”

    “This location in LP just off Clybourn isn’t all that walkable to restaurants either. Other than Pequods, there isn’t much in this area. Even the Panera closed.”

    I should have qualified my statement – Old Town Triangle and East LP are more desirable. Check these comps out:

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/1400-N-Astor-St-60610/home/14125254

    vs.

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/1944-N-Howe-St-60614/unit-C/home/13347795

    That is twice the price! The lot on the Howe property is a bit bigger but the GC place is a legit mansion. It looks like it might need a new kitchen but its not a gut job and has original details (which most think is a benefit but seems like its becoming a hind. GC just doesn’t have the cache it used to.

    I was having trouble comparing cheaper properties as a lot of the GC places didn’t have on site parking which makes it tough to compare.

    “Plus lots of restaurants, bars, and michigan ave. shopping.”

    Michigan ave is mostly tourists. Same with viagra triangle and division street. The trendy restaurants are in RN / West Town / Logan Sqr. Don’t get me wrong – GC is a really nice area and I like it. But it doesn’t have the same cache it used to as other areas are becoming more desirable.

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  25. I think its difficult to compare a brand new construction mansion vs. a vintage mansion. Different buyer pools. I guess best comparison would be a new GC mansion vs. the Howe mansion. Here is a somewhat similarly new mansion in the GC.

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/52-E-Bellevue-Pl-60611/home/14124320

    of course this one is just a active listing and has half the lot size. Who knows what it will actually close at?

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  26. One of my best friends grew up on that block. That house is not new construction. Stupid realtor-speak. If you kept the exterior walls and gutted it, say it’s a gut job.

    Also, if you are going to put in his and her toilets, then I want to see the placement of said toilets in the pictures.

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  27. preetty certain this is billy dec’s home

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  28. ^yup

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/elitestreet/ct-billy-dec-lincoln-park-mansion-elite-street-0312-biz-20170308-story.html

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  29. Makes it even funnier that the exterior looks like an Olive Garden 😉

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