Spectacular Romanesque Revival home designed by renowned architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee, Frank Lloyd Wright's first employer and mentor. Located on an oversized 35x135 lot on Chicago's famed Astor Street, this 13,915 square foot home was originally built in 1891 and an entire rebuild with timeless and classic finishes was completed in 2010. The first floor features a grand reception area with original marble flooring, beautifully paneled walls, wainscoting, a large cloak room, expansive family room with fireplace and an oversized commercial grade kitchen overlooking a beautiful slate courtyard patio/garden. A dramatic main staircase leads to the second floor entertaining space...with a living room overlooking tree-lined Astor Street, library, formal dining room, reading room, several wet bars and a dramatic, two story paneled billiard room with cupola. The entire third floor is the primary suite with a large bedroom, two full marble baths, two elegant dressing suites with custom built-ins, cherry paneled executive office with fireplace and lovely terrace garden. The sky-lit fourth floor features three full bedroom suites including one with added garret level. The lower level, with 9-foot ceilings, has a wine cellar with tasting room, a professionally designed 17-seat home theatre complete with stage, a fitness room with adjoining anigre paneled spa/bath/sauna and natural quartzite steam room, a full size custom Snaidero catering kitchen and a laundry center with dog washing station. This pristine home has two staircases and an elevator that span all five levels, formal butler pantry with dumbwaiter, nine fully functional fireplaces, 12 bathrooms, two-plus-car heated garage with workshop. Smart home A/V system, commercial security system, hospital water purification system, energy efficient/multi zone HVAC.
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