A single-family alternative in Streeterville

If you know Streeterville, you instantly recognize that the headline is nonsensical. There are no single-family homes in Streeterville, so single-family home vs condo or co-op is not a choice that buyers opting for tht neighborhood actually face.

Many of the lavish co-op buildings in Streeterville, however, were built in the 1920s to provide a multi-family alternative to single-family homes in other neighborhoods or in the suburbs. The units were built to live like single-family homes.

The classic Fugard & Knapp-designed cooperative at 232 East Walton has only two residences per floor.

In the video, Coldwell Banker's Meladee Hughes introduces Si, one of the owners of Unit 5W, who shows us around his beautiful home and talks about how perfectly it suits the way he and his wife live.

The 3,700 square foot home has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and generously proportioned living, dining and family rooms. A long butler's pantry leads to a large kitchen with high-end appliances.

The entire home has been redone in a manner that respects the integrity of the original architecture. It's listed for sale at $1,450,000.

Toward the end of the video Si talks about the neighborhood and about the extensive - and completely paid for - renovations the building has undergone recently.

This was a sponsored video.

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