A five-bedroom, 10,175-square-foot mansion in Wheaton came on the market Nov. 6 for just under $3 million, making it the western suburb's highest-priced listing by more than $1 million.
The classical-style mansion also is listed for almost $1.9 million more than its owners paid for it in 2013.
Built in 2003 and situated on a 1.1-acre parcel, the mansion has 5-1/2 baths, four fireplaces, handmade parquet floors, hand-painted murals, window dressings and 96 Schonbek crystal chandeliers.
Listing agent Kai Han of Prospect Equities told Elite Street that the current owners' $1.1 million purchase price in 2013 did not include the full amount of their investment, because it did not include the mansion's chandeliers or its furniture. The current $2.999 million price includes personal property. In addition, the owners "did a lot of work" on the mansion, including replacing the driveway and upgrading the basement, Han said.
"They want to sell the whole package," Han said.
Wheaton's second-highest-priced listing is a Colonial-style mansion that was built in 1897 by golf pioneer Charles Blair Macdonald that has been listed for just over a year for $1.975 million.
Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.