Best properties on the market

This week: Homes owned by barons of business

1. Chicago

This three-story brick home was built in 1893 for lumber merchant J.H. Witbeck. Its six bedrooms include a master suite with a fireplace and two attached bathrooms. The updated kitchen was designed by Mick de Giulio. $2,150,000. Amy Gelman, MetroPro Realty, (773) 667-1000

2. Onancock, Va.

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The Capt. Thomas Johnston homestead dates to 1820 and is named after its former owner, a ship captain and trader. The five-bedroom house has a library and a butler’s pantry, and a dock on Onancock Creek. $875,000. Jane Bulette, Weichert Realtors, (757) 787-1010

3. New York

This 1909 home, built for tobacco merchants Solomon and Morris Schinasi, is the only freestanding mansion in Manhattan that is still a single-family residence. Overlooking the Hudson, the 12-bedroom marble house includes stained-glass windows and decorative moldings in gold and bronze. $24,900,000. Diane Abrams, Brown Harris Stevens, (212) 588-5605

4. Cushing, Maine

This three-acre estate on the shore of Maple Juice Cove was built in 1920 and owned by the president of Union Pacific Railroad. In addition to the five-bedroom main house, it has landscaped gardens, a boathouse, and a pier. $1,595,000. Scott Horty, Camden Real Estate Co., (207) 236-6171

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5. Grayling, Mich.

Built in the late 19th century, this home was once owned by lumber magnate Nels Michelson. It has five bedrooms and features 11-foot vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet, and hand-carved woodwork. $259,000. Curt Jansen, Century 21 River Country, (989) 348-5474

6. Lovell, Maine

The 26-acre lakefront Garcelon Estate was once owned by the chief operating officer of the Pullman railcar company. Built in 1908, the property includes a five-bedroom main house, a guesthouse, and a sugar house for making maple syrup. $4,395,000. Bob Hurwitz, Hurwitz James Co., (310) 477-8865

7. Radnor, Pa.

One of the last remaining Philadelphia Main Line estates, Rock Rose was designed by the architects of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The eight-bedroom main house was built in 1912 by sugar magnate Charles Harrison, as a wedding gift for his daughter. The home features mahogany panels and Italian tile accents. $4,900,000. Kenn Brown, Long & Foster Real Estate/Christie’s Great Estates, (610) 225-7400

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