THE LAUREL ESTATE AT 222 W. VAN BUREN STREET SOLD FOR $8.07 MILLION ON NOVEMBER 13
NAPERVILLE–A record-breaking luxury real estate auction took place this past week when 222 W. Van Buren was sold for just over $8 million through Concierge Auctions. The sale set two records: it became the highest-priced home sale in DuPage County history and also the highest-priced home sold through an auction in the Chicago metro area.
According to the TheRealDeal.com, the 15,400-square-foot home, owned by Jane Brooks and her late husband Don Brooks, sought nearly $15 million when it was listed in 2021. It was then later taken off the market, and in February 2023 it was listed again for $12.75 million. This past fall, the price was dropped to $8.2 million with a $4 million reserve and was available through Concierge Auctions. The incredible French provincial-style mansion is a vision of craftsmanship by Charles Cook Architectural Design Studio with the interior designed by Tracy Hickman of Hickman Design Associates.
The five-bedroom, nine-bathroom home is on just over an acre of land on Van Buren Avenue, on the western edge of downtown. The seller, Jane Brooks, said in 2021 that she and her late husband, Don Brooks, intended to host events and fundraisers as well as live there. Don Brooks was the owner of the McCrone Group, an analytical laboratory company based in Westmont.
Katie Minott and Kim Marino of Kim & Katie Group @properties Christie’s International Real Estate were the listing agents. This week they shared in social media; "A huge congratulations to both seller and buyer on today's closing! The Laurel Estate is an iconic estate in the heart of downtown Naperville and we are so thrilled to have been a part of its story."
The sale of this luxurious estate marks a significant milestone in the local real estate market.