CHICAGO'S LAVISH 2-6BR FLORSHEIM MANSION FOR THE ARTS IN THE GOLD COAST

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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CHICAGO'S LAVISH 2-6BR FLORSHEIM MANSION FOR THE ARTS IN THE GOLD COAST

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Estate, 2, 4 or 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-12), Especially for Art Lovers

Enjoy Chicago as kings and queens in the famous Florsheim Mansion for the Arts in Chicago's Gold Coast at 1328 N. State Parkway. One of the most architecturally significant homes in Chicago, the Florsheim Mansion for the Arts is a perfect destination for families or groups.

The famed residence actually has two houses: the Main House and the Guest House which can be rented separately. The Main House has 4 BR/3B (6 or 7 total beds), the Guest House has 2BR/2B (2 or 3 total beds), and both can be rented together for a total of 6BR/5B.

The Main House entrance features a small guest bedroom with 2 full beds and full bath/shower, as well as a large den/office with fireplace and a pull-out queen size couch for 2. Upstairs on the 2nd floor is a very large entertaining Living Room with a 7' Steinway Grand Piano and a formal Dining Room. On the third floor is the Master Bedroom with king size bed (can be converted to two full beds) and full bath as well as another guest room with two full size beds (can be combined together) and full bath.

The Guest House features a small bedroom/bath on the 1st floor with 1 or 2 single beds. The 2nd floor includes a massive Great Room/Art Studio with 20' soaring ceilings, large hearth, and a Media Room with flatscreen TV. On the third floor is the Master Bedroom with queen size bed and full bath.

Combined, the Main House and Guest House can comfortably sleep 6-11 people.

In terms of entertaining, art events and concert performances, the Great Room/Art Studio + Media Room could easily fit a party of 10-15, ideal for conferences or large family gatherings. An outdoor gathering could also be hosted in the Garden. The Garden features a Zen-like Koi and Turtle Pond.

In total, the Mansion is fully furnished with 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, high-tech media room, Great Room/Art Studio/Library, living room, dining room, and gardens. Over 4500 square feet of luxury living. Located on State Street you are just 2 blocks from the lake, 3 blocks from Michigan Avenue, and 2 blocks from the famous Rush/Division nightlife hub. Parking available and fully pet friendly. Please feel free to visit the Mansion's website, Florsheim Mansion dot com.

We only offer monthly leases to be fully in compliance with all city ordinances, and you will find that we are compellingly priced to compete with hotels and vacation rentals. Periodically there are subletting opportunities for shorter stays. Please call us to explain that exact details of your stay requirements and we will structure an arrangement that works for your purposes.

The Florsheim Mansion for the Arts has long been an important art destination in Chicago. The home is named after Lillian Florsheim, the shoe empire heiress who was one of the finest sculptors and gala host's of her day. The home was previously owned by the Director of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. In recent years the home has been used as an Artist in Residency destination for some of the world's most prestigious artists.

The Mansion is home to an important art collection, with access to artwork from over 700 of the world's finest artists on 5 continents. Our visiting guests will have an opportunity to select artwork from our award winning collection of curated art from our online collection. Stunningly, the art you select will be on display and for sale during your visit, for a stunningly innovative 'gallery of me' experience. The Mansion includes an art gallery and a museum store.

Finally, guests of the Florsheim Mansion will enjoy the benefit of a chauffer driven black sedan with our compliments for rides within 3 miles of the residence. Please enjoy 1 ride for each week in residence.

Photos: please note there is an extensive array of nearly 100 photos available at the airbnb dot com /rooms/1584509.

Pricing: please note that the price listed on VRBO is only a guideline. We use dynamic pricing which changes on a daily basis depending on the season and on demand. Please inquire about your dates and we will instantly reply with the best available pricing. We are often available to work out sublets for shorter stays at very compelling pricing. We offer preferred pricing for weekday rentals, off-season rentals, and (weekday only) event rentals.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered
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The Florsheim Mansion is one of our greatest joys. It is possibly the best and most significant house in Chicago's gold coast and it is a great honor to own it. In the tradition of the Mansion, we continue to make the space available to visiting artists, dignitaries, executives, families and groups.

There are three key benefits. First is the location. You are literally steps from Lake Michigan, Chicago's best dining and shopping, the famous Rush Street, Michigan Avenue, etc. Second, this architecturally significant home is perfect for a group of 6-11 people (sleeping) and 10-15 people for small events. And third, is the most charming garden in the city.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Chicago's Lavish 2-6BR Florsheim Mansion for the Arts in the Gold Coast
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
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Chicago's Lavish 2-6BR Florsheim Mansion for the Arts in the Gold Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289158vb
312-576-2026
Chicago Illinois
5

Birthday Surprise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Great property for a family gathering of 10 people that provided a perfect blend of "together" time, but also plenty of "private" time, with the sprawling nature of the property. Great location with respect to downtown attractions, restaurants and access to taxis. Everything one needs for a great weekend is at your fingertips!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Chicago's Lavish 2-6BR Florsheim Mansion for the Arts in the Gold Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289158vb
312-576-2026
Chicago Illinois
Dallas, TX
5

Unbelievable! Our Jaws Dropped When We Walked In!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
The Florsheim Mansion is even better than you could ever imagine. When my friends and I arrived, we couldn't believe our eyes. We had a small gathering to celebrate an event, and it was plenty of space to accommodate everyone. Russ was the best owner I've ever dealt with. He always responded very promptly to me. In one section of the house, the heater wasn't working properly. I called Russ, and he had someone out there to fix it within an hour. Overall, I was very pleased with my stay, and the location can't be beat!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Chicago's Lavish 2-6BR Florsheim Mansion for the Arts in the Gold Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289158vb
312-576-2026
Chicago Illinois
5

Chicago at its Finest

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We had booked another property for a gathering of family and friends from across the country which fell through at the last minute. I emailed Russ and he replied very quickly letting me know the property would be available. With few options available we booked it and it turned out to be terrific.
The mansion is a bit like stepping into a modern art museum which, to be honest, was a bit intimidating at first, but it did not take long before we felt very much at home. The house was clean and had most anything you could need or want for a weekend away. The furnishings are modern but comfortable. The architecture and art are absolutely amazing. But the real star of the show is the location. In the heart of the Gold Coast, you are only a few minute's walk from the very best that Chicago has to offer. Do not hesitate to book this property, you will not regret your choice. Happy travels.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Chicago's Lavish 2-6BR Florsheim Mansion for the Arts in the Gold Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289158vb
312-576-2026
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Holland, MI
5

Great location; calm courtyard

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
I am a Pastor to College students and Young Adults. We recently spent time at the mansion as we met with many organizations in the Chicago area.

We found the location to be amazing; within walking distance of many beautiful parts of Chicago, and very much within driving distance of every other location we visited. Because of the amount of people housed at the mansion, we were able to experience this great place without a super expensive per person fee. Also, we loved the courtyard area, a great reprieve for those who used it.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Chicago's Lavish 2-6BR Florsheim Mansion for the Arts in the Gold Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289158vb
312-576-2026
Chicago Illinois
5

Chicago at it's Best

Chicago at it's Best
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We also had a group of women stay here, from all over the world. The location is outstanding. A block from Lincoln Park, the lake, and a short walk to Michigan Avenue in the most beautiful neighborhood of the city. If you want to make the trip a memorable, even once in a lifetime sort of stay, you can not beat the location/neighborhood. We appreciated having so many separate bedroom/sleeping areas as well as large gathering spaces. Great for a group that wishes to spend time together at "home" instead of in separate hotel rooms. Russ was very responsive to questions we had about the property and events/activities in the city to enjoy.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $200 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200.00
Refundable damage deposit $3,000.00
Notes Normally our space is only available for 31 day rentals. Pls provide details of your requested dates and we will let you know if we can accommodate your request. PLEASE NOTE, the price listed on this page is only a guideline. We use dynamic pricing here based on the season and the demand for particular dates. Please INQUIRE about your dates so we can get you the best possible pricing package.

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Amenities

Chicago Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Location Type:
  • Lake View
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • racquetball
Notes:
Media Room, Great Room with soaring fireplace, massive living room, Zen Garden/patio.
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