Modern vs Classic.....Which is best in Chicago?

When it comes to luxury homes there's a lot to love, but which do you love more, a modern home or a classic home? Check out the best of both from Haven Chicagoland and decide! 



Modern Homes


Stunning artist and designer owned loft space in quiet w. Loop location. A complete gut rehab in 2015, this 1/2 floor, south facing residence has 3 bedrooms (completely enclosed), 2 baths and 2300 sf of living space (only 2 units per floor). 11’ Ceilings (sound proofed), original timber beams/pillars, exposed brick, oversized windows, new espresso stained hdwd floors, custom built-ins, 8’ doors w/ emtek hardware and new led track lighting. The open concept kitchen w/ sleek 42” cabinets, stainless steel appliances, marble countertops and a 10’ island is the heart of this modern home and perfect for entertaining. The master suite w/ an organized walk-in closet, portelonasa tile bath, custom dbl vanity, hans grohe fixtures and rain forest shower. In-unit laundry. Close to everything the w. Loop has to offer: mary bartelme park/dog park (1 block away), restaurants, retail, Mariano’s/Whole Foods, Greek Town and 90/94, etc. One secured parking space included (additional parking available)

Offered at $939,000

Presented by: Stewart C. Smith of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | KoenigRubloff Realty Group


Fabulous contemporary 2 story nestled in 1.72 acres of beautiful heavily wooded prestigious Chartwell Downs. 5 bedrooms, 7 baths in 9050 sq feet of luxury. Two separate garages: 4 car garage for everyday use and a 2 car garage for classic car storage. Master suite with a 30 X 15 bath and 2 huge walk-in closets. 1st floor bar off the family room and a huge 21 X 25 bar room in the walk-out basement. There are two work areas in the basement and a work-out center 22X13 in the basement as well. Screened balconies on main and 2nd levels for summer enjoyment. 3 heating and central air units as well as 2 boiler systems to heat the walk-out basement and garage floors. 5th bedroom has a 10X15 tandem room and the 2nd story has a 18 X 16 sitting room common to all three upstairs bedrooms. Basement bar room has a 15 X 20 sitting room for guests enjoyment. Exquisite details throughout the house too many to note here.

Offered at $1,699,000

Presented by: Rita Starkey of Baird & Warner


Classic Homes


One of the original Adler row homes on Schiller, this exquisite residence was completely rebuiltin 2017 with an emphasis on classic European elegance. The original, historic façade still remains and all windows are replicas of the original Adler design. Enter into the sophisticated Grand Salon with floor-to-ceiling windows, and twinkling twin chandeliers and custom Nero Marquina marble fireplaces. Rare European salvaged, herringbone-laid, oak floors flow through the entire stunning space. The epicurean kitchen is a European-inspired, free-standing chef’s dream with fantastic Prunella marble island, stainless steel Viking appliances and Waterworks custom cabinetry. Access a private balcony and backyard from here. Ascend the Deco inspired staircase to the second level with two en-suite bedrooms and a flexible den/exercise room. The third-level master suite is a luxurious space with a wall of windows, custom fireplace and private terrace. The amazing master closet, with silk floors, was a California Closet award winner. Lavish honed marble and solid walnut-paneled master bathroom is built for relaxation with soaking tub and oversized large, glass-enclosed steam shower. A wonderful, flexible lower level features heated floor clad in tiles from a 17th Century European Villa. This level has a private entrance, mudroom, oversized 1-car garage, full bath, Library and access to thelovely, manicured backyard from the family room.  No detail was missed in this New Construction Gold Coast gem!

Offered at $3,995,000

Presented by: Duane Shumaker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoneingRubloff Realty Group | Luxury Collection


Classic Georgian with symmetry and balance throughout. Situated on 1.39 acres, end of private lane on a cul-de-sac corner lot. Exquisite finishes included. Coffered 12’ ceilings & 12’ crown moldings, hardwood floors throughout, wainscoting, extensive built-ins, & bridal staircase. Gourmet, spacious kitchen, with very large eating area. From the family room enjoy expansive views w/screened in sunroom, back staircase, huge master suite incl. Large terrace overlooking the backyard, fireplace, wic, & steam shower. 2nd story laundry room. Finished lower level with 9’ ceilings, large wet-bar, fireplace, & rec. Rm. This gorgeous home offers an incredible versatile and multifaceted floor plan to create spaces to suite your family’s lifestyle. 

Offered at $2,150,000

Presented by: Susie Banas of @properties


Let us know which you think is best!