In late September, a remarkable colonial-style brick mansion located in Oak Brook's prestigious gated Hunter Trails community made headlines with its record-setting asking price of $11.99 million, marking a historic high for the DuPage County suburb.
Constructed in 2009 and meticulously adorned by interior designer Timothy Corrigan, this three-story mansion boasts seven bedrooms, ten full bathrooms, seven half bathrooms, and a range of elegant features including arched doorways, a dining room adorned with hand-printed wallpaper, a spacious office, four balconies, and a well-appointed kitchen with an island, pantry, and breakfast area. Additional luxuries include a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a fully equipped gym, a theater room, and a walkout basement complete with a second kitchen. The residence also features a slate roof, an elevator, and a luxurious primary bedroom suite with a coffee bar and a sitting area featuring a fireplace.
Set on a sprawling 1.03-acre property, the mansion offers a grand entrance with a heated circular driveway, a fountain, glazed outdoor flooring, and a private patio boasting an outdoor fireplace. Furthermore, the property includes a five-car garage for added convenience.
Notably, the mansion incurred a substantial property tax bill of $52,959 in the 2022 tax year, with the York Township assessor valuing the property at $4.26 million. The Shahs' asking price sets a new standard in Oak Brook's real estate history, surpassing previous notable listings. For instance, in 2000, former Chicago White Sox player Frank Thomas sought $11 million for his sprawling 30,000-square-foot, 41-room mansion, which was built at a cost exceeding $8.1 million. Ultimately, Thomas sold his mansion in 2003 for $7.95 million, a figure that still stands as an Oak Brook record.
Recent sales in Oak Brook have not come close to the Shahs' asking price. In June, a contemporary-style mansion spanning 6,671 square feet in Oak Brook's Hunter Trails area changed hands for $4.75 million. Similarly, in 2009, a seven-bedroom, 15,000-square-foot mansion on Adams Road sold for $5.45 million, highlighting the exceptional nature of the Shahs' listing in the local real estate market.