Chicago has been home to a considerable amount of high-profile real estate over the past year, from Theo Epstein's new $3.25 million pad near Wrigley Field, a Near North Side co-op formerly owned by Oprah Winfrey available for rent at a mere $15,000-a-month and, yes, impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich's Ravenswood Manor home hitting the market at $1.07 million.
None of these properties, however headline-grabbing they are, pack anywhere near the pricey punch of the city's 11 most expensive listings of the past year. Move.com reports that the city's priciest homes, active over the course of 2011, came with a combined price tag just short of $100 million and average a price of slightly more than $9 million. Recession? What recession?
Lead by a 12,120-square-foot unit on East Goethe Street, all but two of the listings, not surprisingly, are concentrated in the pricey Near North Side. The two others are located in Lincoln Park.
Scroll down to take a look inside Chicago's priciest real estate listings -- four of which you might notice are still on the market, for those of you with a very large chunk of extra holiday cash burning a hole in your pocket.
All photos appear courtesy of Realtor.com. Prices listed are the properties' list prices.