1500 N Lake Shore Dr Unit 11-12B

Beds: 5
Baths: 5 full, 1 half
Parking: 1 garage space
School: Ogden International

If you are looking for sophisticated elegance, incredible views, and plenty of space all in a prime Gold Coast location, then look no further. This classic Chicago co-op is a truly special property with such historical significance--and yet every modern amenity! The building was originally designed by the renowned Rosario Candela, who drew national acclaim for having conceived of the modern penthouse, and built by McNally & Quinn in 1927.

While the whole unit is stunning, what I love the most are the views. This unit happens to be at the perfect level for watching the lake--not too high, and not too low. And with 21 windows throughout the home, you are never far from a great view!

Another special aspect of this home is that every room was individually conceived of and designed, while still creating a cohesive feel throughout the home. On the main level, enter through a gracious marble foyer, and then into the living room--which happens to have some of the most beautiful custom woodwork I have ever seen. The color of the wood is the perfect shade, allowing the natural light to bounce off and create a natural glow. Continue on into the dining room, where you can admire some of the best lake views set against refined decor that perfectly compliments the surroundings.

I love the kitchen because it is as beautiful as it is functional. The all-white cabinetry allows for plenty of storage, and the eat-in island is perfect for a relaxed meal. As an added convenience, the butler’s pantry is equipped with a second dishwasher and ice maker. For when friends and family visit, the entertainment room is an extremely versatile space, currently used as a wine cellar and tasting room. I could also see it used as a great exercise space! For quieter moments, enjoy the large library, complete with gorgeous custom moldings and built-ins.

Upstairs, the master suite is something to behold! Featuring multiple sitting areas, a marble master bathroom, and massive walk-in closet, you will never want to leave this private, zen-like space. Even with so much square footage, these spaces still feel supremely warm and intimate. Three additional en-suite bedrooms and a large office with built-ins and city views are also on the second floor.

The building also offers wonderful staff and services, including valet parking for one car, and mail/package delivery to your door. My personal favorite though is the on-site porte-cochère--as lovely as it is useful! This is a cash-only building.

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