When your next big photo or video project needs a dash of grandeur, there’s nothing like filming at a mansion to satisfy that demand. And if you’re looking to find out where to rent a mansion in Chicago, you’re definitely in the right place. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite mansions available for booking on Peerspace, giving you all the luxury, refinement, and glamour your creative endeavors require.
1. Expand your mind at this Scientific Museum and Mansion
Our first entry is sure to appeal to academic types. How would you like to have a historic Scientific Museum all to yourself? Originally constructed in 1917, the mansion is a traditional French chateau, modeled after the famous Le Petit Trianon in France. The interior is largely original and features lavish Italian marble flooring, multiple stone fireplaces, and a gilded metal staircase that will transport you straight to the French countryside.
Because the home currently operates as a museum, any scientific minds in your crew will be thrilled to go exploring! You’ll have all four floors of the museum to yourself when you book on Peerspace. It’s an ideal location for video projects that require timeless sophistication and class.
2. Level up your production at this modern Wicker Park mansion
With nearly 4,600 square feet of space to make your own, this mansion is loaded with warmth, elegance, and bright modern flair. Located in West Town, the multi-level mansion sports cavernous ceilings replete with tall windows that offer plenty of natural light for filming. The mansion’s top floor has gorgeous views of the city skyline, which are stunning at any time of day.
The color scheme is bold and warm, and contemporary décor gives the place a homey touch. There are also quirky touches to keep the design from feeling basic, like the adorable riding horse beneath the staircase! Check out more pictures of the home for yourself on Peerspace.
3. Gather in grandeur at this former Masonic Temple
For directors who adore architecture, this former Masonic Temple has all the fine details you desire. With nearly 8,000 square feet of space for you to film in, you and your crew will have all the room you need to spread out. The ballrooms alone are 2,000 and 4,000 square feet respectively. Each of them is filled with stunning chandeliers and elegant vintage-inspired décor.
There’s also a cozy bar and lounge room that boasts a sultry speakeasy vibe for more intimate filming moments. Romantic décor and 1920s inspired design elements evoke the glamour of an old-fashioned Chicago mansion. You’ll definitely feel your creativity flow when you show up to film your next project!
4. Spread out at this transitional mansion in Lincoln Park
Want to rent a mansion in Chicago that’s as cozy as it is luxurious? This nearly 6,000-square-foot North Center mansion has the charms you’re looking for. The mansion features an all brick exterior that’s home to a neutral grey interior filled with natural sunshine and luxurious details, like the white marble kitchen island and craftsman-style ceilings.
The comfortable, homey atmosphere is perfect for lifestyle photography, and food bloggers or chefs will delight in the classy open-concept kitchen. If you care to take the show outside, there’s an expansive deck above the garage, where you can take in the fresh air and sunshine while you film your project.
5. Stretch out on the grass at this stunning historic mansion
If you’re up for a 30-minute drive west of Chicago, you rent out this gorgeous suburban mansion in Hinsdale. Loaded with tasteful décor that’s trendy, modern, and elegant, this stylish mansion showcases a neutral color palette with pops of muted color for sophistication.
This home is ideal for filming commercials or shooting lifestyle photography. And at a whopping 10,000 square feet, there’s plenty of space for the whole crew to move around. If you want to take your film session outside, the rolling green yard and in-ground pool offer stately vibes that are ideal for poolside modeling shots. Visit Peerspace today and start planning your session here!
6. This Old Town mansion is filled with mid-century charm
This 5,000-square-foot home in the Old Town Triangle is loaded with modern style. It’s ideal for anyone who wants to rent a mansion in Chicago with mid-century flair. With an open-concept interior that’s alight with fresh sunshine, this home will bestow your projects with a breath of fresh air.
Avant-garde, yet warm and inviting, it’s an ideal shooting location for projects that require a bit of an edge. Four floors of stylish space ensure that you’ll have plenty of options for filming. There’s also a landscaped backyard if you favor a bit of greenery for a well-rounded photoshoot. You’ll have everything you need here to cover all the bases!
7. Industrial meets opulence at this Wicker Park abode
Newly renovated by one of Chicago’s most sought-after designers, this mansion in Wicker Park is an architectural gem. If you want to rent a mansion in Chicago that’s as industrial as it is opulent, this is the one for you. The ceilings range in height from 12-40 feet, and exposed brick and steel features offer a direct peek into the home’s past.
There’s a gas fireplace with a façade from the 1700s and a unique open atrium, with plenty of sunshine from the skylights. The atmosphere is perfect for the camera! You’ll have access to 3,000 square feet of the home when you rent on Peerspace, which includes the first two floors and the basement. And because it’s centrally located, it’ll be easy for the whole crew to make it here on time!
8. Cultivate your dream production at this French Manor
Our final offering is a short drive outside of Chicago in Glenville, but you’ll be glad you made the trip! This 100-year-old French-inspired manor has 5,000 square feet of opulent grace for you to peruse, overflowing with unique antiques and original architectural details. But the real star of the show is the lovely English Garden.
Designed by famed landscape designer Craig Bergmann, you’ll feel like you’ve wandered into a secret garden in the heart of Europe. The grounds are particularly stunning in the spring and summer when the flowers are in bloom. Imagine how brightly your models will shine when they’re basking in the sunshine here. As always, you can make that image a reality when you book it for yourself on Peerspace.