Custom rehab of a classic Chicago 3-Flat into a private home with one of the 1st GREEN building permits. Completely rebuilt inside, with only the exterior brick being original. The main floor presents gracious entertaining and dining, with flow through a true chef's kitchen out to a private garden oasis. The kitchen features custom solid wood cabinetry in maple and hickory with the most amazing stone slab counters ever seen, 6-burner professional stove/hood, 36" SubZero Fridge AND 36" freezer, gorgeous butlers pantry dreams are made of, plus direct access to an Ipe-wood deck looking on to a lush garden. Dramatic dining room that's open to the very top of the house. Second floor features a huge living room, with surround sound and gas fireplace, with built-in wet bar and dramatic view overlooking dining room below. The owner's suite is a private oasis with separate sleeping space, wood paneled closet/dressing room, and impressive bath. The bath highlights include enclosed water closet with bidet, steam shower and double vanity. Third floor includes huge family room with custom built-ins for office or crafting and a guest suite, which includes a true spa bath with incredible soaking tub and separate shower. Lower level offers a separate in-law suite, created by excavating and pouring a new foundation and finishing with polished concrete floors: this area includes a kitchenette, living room, bedroom and full bath. This lower level could be used as a rental if desired. Garage was rebuilt and includes a huge loft for amazing storage. GREEN features include geo-thermal heating/cooling, extensive bio-foam insulation, preparation for a green roof (but not installed), emergency generator and cistern to capture rainwater for irrigation. All the luxury features of the house are too many to detail but include hand-selected Wisconsin maple floors throughout and custom stained wood molding/trim in every area. Plus, the location is perfect- steps to Southport for shopping/dining and steps also to the Belmont Red line station. A true gem built with the highest attention to detail, ready for a new family to make it home!