It was a down year in many real estate markets, but in 2012, Chicago had more than a few listings that were sky high.
While the median home price in Chicago (as of October 2012) was $185,000 according to Realtor.com, the most expensive listing of last year topped out at $32 million for a palatial penthouse in Trump Tower—also known as the building's entire 89th floor. The listing is said to be the city's priciest real estate listing ever.
Several more budget-busting pads at roughly half the asking rate of the Trump Tower penthouse sold in 2012, while the average price of the most expensive homes in Chicago hovered around $10 million.
The number of for-sale units — the inventory of American homes that includes single family homes, condos, townhomes and co-ops — was at a historically low level as of October 2012. According to Realtor.com, 1.76 million units remained on the market as of October 2012.
Read below to peek inside a selection of the 15 priciest real estate listings in Chicago in 2012, along with their initial, peak listing price.