Tag: Penthouse

A suburban yard high on Lake Shore Drive

The 25-story brick and limestone co-op at 1500 N Lake Shore Dr is the only Chicago building designed by Rosario Candela, the New York “real estate brokers’ name-drop of choice.” Over the years the building, which requires owners to pay cash for their units, has been the home of more well-known Chicago names – including... Read more »

Before and after looks at a riverfront penthouse

Chicago Magazine’s Dennis Rodkin recently visited a two-story penthouse on the Chicago River. The home has dramatic views from its sprawling outdoor terraces. The home, which is currently on the market for $3.35 million, was acquired a little over a year ago by a retired Microsoft executive for $2.85 million. We toured the penthouse, which... Read more »

Is this the South Loop's best private terrace?

I’ve seen Grant Park from many vantage points, high and low — from penthouses 800 feet above the city, from a helicopter, and from many an airplane. Nothing I’ve seen compares to the views from the private terrace at 888 S Michigan’s penthouse. For starters, the home has a two-level east-facing deck that’s larger and... Read more »

A historic rooftop bungalow in the Gold Coast

A number of Chicago’s most prestigious residential buildings maintain a low public profile, garner little attention, and prefer their relative obscurity. One of those buildings, 1500 North Lake Shore Drive, a 23-story co-op completed in 1929, is home to what may be the largest private rooftop terrace on the Drive. You can glimpse it in... Read more »

A nearly 50% price cut on a new Streeterville penthouse

Last April Unit 4701 at the ParkView Condominium, 505 N McClurg Ct in Streeterville, was listed at $1,681,500. It was reduced to $1.3M in July of this year and has just been reduced again to $870K. The unit is a true penthouse with 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, 2,690 square feet of living area and... Read more »

Tour a 4-bedroom Gold Coast penthouse

If you search for the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast you’re likely to find it at 1400 N State Pkwy. The location almost defines the Gold Coast: a wonderful mix of mansions and high-rises, and proximity to the lake, parks and neighborhood dining, shopping and nightlife. Dawn, one of the owners of a 3,000 square... Read more »

River North penthouses hit the rental market

Several of the penthouse units at Grand Plaza, 545 N Dearborn, in the River North neighborhood have just become available for rent. The building has an impressive 50,000 square foot amenities floor that you can tour in the above video. Unit 3601, a 2-bedroom plus den, 2-bath corner unit with large rooms and a 2-story... Read more »