Mallinckrodt Condos in Wilmette IL for 55+ Seniors

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Have you driven by the Mallinckrodt building on Ridge Road near Lake Avenue and wondered what they are like inside? Does it feel like the former convent it once was or the school it was converted to?

The answer is yes . . . and no!  This beautiful Renaissance building has retained some of the stunning Mallincrodt Condos for Sale Wilmette ILfeatures of its past, both inside the converted condos and outside. But beyond that, the nun's rooms and classrooms are long gone in favor of quality built units with all the modern amenities.

Mallinckrodt sits on a stunning 14-acre park in a residential section of Wilmette, near transportation and shopping.  There was much discussion about how to develop the complex when the Village of Wilmette purchased it, finally deciding to keep the building and convert it into condos for active seniors (55+ years.)  Construction began in 2005.

The entire project ran aground temporarily after the original developer went into foreclosure - however, the project was picked up by new investors in October of 2009 to sell the remaining units.  They are very popular and sell quickly. 

The former chapel was converted into two penthouse units, each with two levels and 30-foot soaring ceilings.  The rest of the units are one, two, or three bedrooms and have between 1000 and 3000 square feet. There are no standard plans to choose from - most of the units are unique depending on where they are located in the building and what their former use was.

Mallincrodt Condos for Sale Wilmette ILThe grounds - 14 acres - are stunning.  The variety of trees is such that Go Green Wilmette sponsored a tree walk led by local arborists. The gardens are lush and always blooming with paths winding through the entire complex. 

The quality is outstanding - solid core doors, sturdy hardware, finely detailed custom cabinetry, and shelving, plus loads of closet space and storage.  Amenities include:


  • 80 individual units
  • Indoor heated parking
  • Individually controlled heating and air
  • Concierge service 
  • Minimum 9-foot ceilings
  • In-unit laundry
  • Internet available
  • Hardwood and carpeting
  • Granite counters
  • Stainless steel appliance package
  • Soaking tubs/showers
  • Some units with patios or balconies


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Comments (3)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Margaret... what an unusual "setting" and so gorgeous. If I had something like that in my area, it would certainly get my attention.

Jun 21, 2022 10:17 AM
Margaret Goss

There is one unit that was a small chapel - it still has the original marble pillars and other details that one never sees in condo living!

Jun 22, 2022 06:45 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Margaret I keep telling Diane that the communities need to up the age to 65+ I look at those 50+ year old hotties and then I know I am old:)Endre

Jun 21, 2022 11:12 PM
Margaret Goss

Well, yes, there is that!

Jun 22, 2022 06:46 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wow! Margaret Goss - I had no idea about this amazing architecture, nor can I say I ever heard about it. It would be interesting to walk the grounds and poke around to see the inside. I would definitely enjoy it, probably more than the Vanderbilt Estate in NC. 

Jun 30, 2022 01:18 AM