From opulent Gold Coast homes to a hidden gem in Lincoln Park, these residences have just what you need to cultivate your city-side sanctuary. We scoured the city to find three listings that have it all—from skyline sights to outdoor spaces—for less than $8 million.

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30 W. Oak St., #23A



From ample outdoor areas to a recently renovated layout from interior designer Kara Mann and builder Rick Juneau, this Gold Coast home marries contemporary design elements with panoramic skyline views. The 4,300-square-foot space features 10-foot high ceilings, heated concrete floors, a south-facing main living room, an office, a media and family room, a grand primary bedroom and a guest bedroom. In the primary bedroom, homeowners can retreat to an adjoining marble bathroom with a steam shower, a marble tub and full-height medicine cabinets. The home’s chef-grade kitchen touts a butler’s pantry, a double Viking, a breakfast bar, elevated copper appliances and more. Emily Sachs Wong, Christie’s International Real Estate, 773.472.0200, atproperties.com

1521 N. State Parkway

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This historic Gold Coast gem touts a Beaux-Art style design, a limestone facade, a rooftop terrace and an iron front door. Designed by George Maher in 1894 and renovated by Hewitt Horn, the five-story, six-bedroom home spans more than 9,700 square feet and features landscaped outdoor spaces—a hot commodity in the city. You will find 12-foot high ceilings, quarter-sawn parquet flooring, a marble fireplace and floor-to-ceiling French doors on the main level. The eat-in kitchen boasts a spacious center island, marble countertops and high-end appliances. The home’s focal point, a grand staircase, takes visitors to the second and third floors, with primary suites and en suite bedrooms, each accented by intricate millwork. Built for entertaining, the landscaped rooftop terrace features a built-in grill, an outdoor fireplace, lighting fixtures and city views. Carrie McCormick, Christie’s International Real Estate, 773.472.0200, atproperties.com

1970 N. Burling St.

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Nestled in Lincoln Park, this home is embellished with brick walls, reclaimed wood, high ceilings, white oak wall paneling and steel accents. Designed by architectural firm Liederbach and Graham, the 7,800 square-foot open layout features five bedrooms, six bathrooms and one half-bath. Vaulted windows usher abundant natural light into the first-floor living room, dining room, great room and kitchen. On the lower level, homeowners can adjourn to the wine-tasting room and cellar, which can hold more than 900 bottles, or retreat to the recreational room, complete with a bath and sauna. Situated above the residence’s three-car garage, an attached guest suite coach house awaits visitors, with a fully equipped kitchen and living room. Emily Sachs Wong, Christie’s International Real Estate, 773.472.0200, atproperties.com

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