40 East Burton Place Chicago, IL
$ 4,500,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10809870
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityChicago
  • AreaCHI - Near North Side
  • NeighborhoodGold Coast
  • Zip60610
  • StyleGeorgian
  • Price$ 4,500,000
  • Bedrooms11
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage10774
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago
Property Description

"The opportunity to reimagine this magnificent property for the 21st century is an alluring proposition for those innovative souls committed to preserving this remarkable corner of the world." 40 East Burton Place represents one of the last remaining architectural treasures of this bygone era. Never before offered on the market, the classic Georgian Style estate commands a prominent Northeast corner wrapping both Astor Street and Burton Place. Built in 1909 the residence was commissioned by John L. Shortall and built by the architectural firm of Schmidt, Garden & Martin. The firm was famous locally for building the Ambassador Hotel, also noteworthy are numerous private residences on Astor Street and significant estates in Winnetka and Lake Forest built by the well-respected team. The residence occupies an enviable scale of property for such a premier location. Encompassing over two city lots ( 57' wide x 105' deep), the property enjoys a spacious drive, two-car garage and ample private parking for up to six cars with a Burton Place curb cut. The sprawling side garden on Astor Street provides a serene setting for a myriad of al fresco pursuits. The opportunity to reimagine this magnificent property for the 21st century is an alluring proposition for those innovative souls committed to preserving this remarkable corner of the world. The residence consists of four levels and over 10,000 square feet. The gracious entry foyer gallery establishes an ideal flow while large formal rooms overlook the sylvan neighborhood with the Lake glistening in the backdrop to the East. The commercial grade kitchen is ample in size and adjoining rooms create an opportunity for a true magazine-worthy showplace. The richly paneled dining room was created in 1932, an addition and renovation designed by the renowned David Adler. One of the home's four fireplaces graces this handsome oversized space, an ideal locale for entertaining of all scales. The home currently features over 10 bedrooms located on the first, third and fourth levels as well as six full and one half bath. The Astor Street District in Chicago's Gold Coast is perhaps the most coveted area of the city's treasured remaining historic estates. The quiet, tree-lined streets that stretch from Division Street all the way up to North Avenue, provide quintessential Gold Coast living in a location that's close to just about anything you could want in a home; the Lake, the Park, and the Loop are all just steps away from your front door. Constructed over a period of more than 100 years, the buildings along the Astor Street neighborhood reflect the fashionable styles favored by their original high-society residents.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Ogden Elementary Ogden Elementary Lincoln Park High School
Price History
8/7/2020 Listed $4,500,000

General Features

Age 100+ Years
Architectural Style Georgian
Assessment Includes None
Attached Garage Yes
Built Before 1978 Yes
County Cook
Detached Type 3 Stories
Directions Corner of Burton and Astor, 1/2 block west of inner Lake Shore Drive, park in driveway
District Elementary School 299
District High School 299
District Middle/Junior School 299
Elementary School Ogden Elementary
Exposure S (South), E (East), W (West), Lake/Water
Full Baths 6
Garage Spaces 2
General Information Historical District
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Half Baths 3
High School Lincoln Park High School
Interior Features Skylight(s), Hardwood Floors, Built-in Features
Middle/Junior School Ogden Elementary
New Construction No
North 1500
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Garage
Rehab No
Roof Tile
Sewer Sewer-Public
Special Assessments No
Status Active
Tax Year 2019
Waterfront No
Year Built 1909

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Carpet
3rd Bedroom Flooring Carpet
4th Bedroom Flooring Carpet
Additional Rooms 7th Bdrm
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Carpet
Addtl Room 10 Name Utility Room-Lower Level
Addtl Room 4 Name 8th Bdrm
Addtl Room 5 Name 9th Bdrm
Addtl Room 6 Name 10th Bdrm
Addtl Room 7 Name 11th Bdrm
Addtl Room 8 Flooring Carpet
Addtl Room 8 Name Breakfast Rm
Addtl Room 9 Name Foyer
Air Conditioning Central Air, Zoned
Basement Full
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) Yes
Basement Description Finished, Partially Finished
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 21X19
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 17X17
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 17X11
Bedrooms (below Grade) 2
Corporate Limits Chicago
Dining Room Separate
Dining Room Dimensions 28X19
Dining Room Level Main Level
Family Room Dimensions 25X16
Fireplace Locations Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Other
Fireplaces 4
Heater Fuel Type Hot Water/Steam, Radiators
Kitchen Appliances Oven/Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Range Hood
Kitchen Dimensions 17X17
Kitchen Level Main Level
Kitchen Type Eating Area-Breakfast Bar, Island, Pantry-Butler
Laundry Dimensions 20X15
Laundry Features In Unit
Laundry Level/Floor Basement
Living Area 10774
Living Room Dimensions 28X22
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Master Bath Full
Master Bed Dimensions 27X19
Master Bedroom Flooring Carpet
Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
Multiple Pin Numbers (y/n) No
Other Room 1 Dimensions 31X15
Other Room 10 Dimensions 20X16
Other Room 2 Dimensions 17X15
Other Room 3 Dimensions 09X14
Other Room 4 Dimensions 15X09
Other Room 4 Level 3rd Level
Other Room 5 Dimensions 10X09
Other Room 6 Dimensions 12X18
Other Room 6 Level Basement
Other Room 7 Dimensions 20X11
Other Room 7 Level Basement
Other Room 8 Dimensions 10X11
Other Room 9 Dimensions 13X16
Rooms List 5th Bedroom, 6th Bedroom, 7th Bedroom, 8th Bedroom, 9th Bedroom, 10th Bedroom, 11th Bedroom, Breakfast Room, Foyer, Storage, Utility Room-Lower Level
Street Suffix Place
Total Bathrooms 6.3
Total Rooms 16

Exterior Features

City Chicago
Disability Access And/or Equipped No
Driveway Concrete, Side Drive
Garage Details Garage Door Opener(s)
Garage Ownership Owned
Garage Type Detached
Lot Dimensions 57 X 105
Lot Features Corner
Lot Size Area Oversized Chicago Lot
Water Source Public

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
10th Bdrm 12X18 Basement
11th Bdrm 20X11 Basement
5th Bdrm 31X15 3rd Level Carpet
6th Bdrm 17X15 3rd Level Carpet
7th Bdrm 09X14 3rd Level Carpet
8th Bdrm 15X09 3rd Level Carpet
9th Bdrm 10X09 3rd Level Carpet
Breakfast Rm 10X11 Main Level Carpet
Dining Room 28X19 Main Level Separate
Family Room 25X16 Main Level
Foyer 13X16 Main Level
Living Room 28X22 Main Level
Master Bedroom 27X19 2nd Level Carpet
Utility Room-Lower Level 20X16 Basement


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 60610

AVG $3.28M
AVG 158
Year Built
AVG 1917
AVG 96
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