Chicago's Historic Treasures: Vintage Chicago Real Estate

Chicago's Historic Treasures: Vintage Chicago Real Estate

There is something about living in a vintage building that lends a bit of classic glamour to your life, and these elegant Chicago condos and co-ops definitely fit the bill. Besides an old fashioned atmosphere and grace, Chicago’s vintage buildings… often have an extra charm and grandeur that newer places sometimes lack, as well as more unique layouts and unusual touches like elaborate moldings and other decorative details.
Moreover, these vintage properties have a sense of history and a feeling that if those walls could talk, they would have hundreds of interesting stories to tell about the lives of their past residents and the city of Chicago itself. In fact, this can be one of the most intriguing reasons to choose to buy a vintage property over a newer building; the buildings on this list are certainly equal to even the most luxurious new construction. Buying vintage can also be considered environmentally friendly, since it doesn’t involve that same expenditure of fuel and resources that a new property does. After all, these sturdy buildings have been standing for years and will likely remain part of the Chicago cityscape for many more – many of them even pre-date World War II.
Many of Chicago’s neighborhoods are home to elegant vintage buildings, particularly the Gold Coast, Streeterville, Lakeview, and Lincoln Park. These properties have been renovated and turned into modern condos and co-op apartments, but they still retain that special vintage character. Furthermore, several of them are located on one of Chicago’s most elegant avenues, East Lake Shore Drive, the units facing north have some of the most spectacular views in the city. The list also includes three properties designed by Benjamin Marshall, the architect behind many Chicago’s landmark buildings.
Without further ado, here is the list organized by neighborhood:
East Lake Shore Drive
189 East Lake Shore Drive………………………………..Condo
199 East Lake Shore Drive………………………………..Co-op
209 East Lake Shore Drive………………………………..Co-op
219 East Lake Shore Drive………………………………..Condo
229 East Lake Shore Drive………………………………..Co-op
999 East Lake Shore Drive………………………………..Co-op
Streeterville
159 Walton………………………………………………………..Condo
223 Walton………………………………………………………..Co-op
233 Walton………………………………………………………..Co-op
Gold Coast
1120 Lake Shore Drive……………………………………..Co-op
1200 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Condo
1242 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Co-op
1430 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Co-op
1448 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Co-op
1500 Lake Shore Drive……………………………………Co-op
1540 Lake Shore Drive……………………………………Co-op
1300 State Street……………………………………………Condo
1320 State Street……………………………………………Co-op
1530 State Street …………………………………………..Co-op
1550 State Street……………………………………………Condo
1260 Astor Street…………………………………………..Co-op
1301 Astor Street…………………………………………..Co-op
1325 Astor Street………………………………………….Co-op
Lincoln Park
2130 Lincoln Park West……………………………………Condo
399 East Fullerton Ave…………………………………….Co-op
2430 Lakeview…………………………………………….Co-op
2440 Lakeview…………………………………………….Co-op
2600 Lakeview…………………………………………….Condo
Lakeview
2912 Commonwealth………………………………………Condo
2920 Commonwealth………………………………………Condo
431 Oakdale………………………………………………..Condo
3000 Sheridan Road………………………………………..Condo
3300 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Condo
3400 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Condo
3500 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Co-op
3520 – 3530 Lake Shore Drive…………………………….Condo
3750 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Co-op
3800 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Condo
Note: 199 East Lake Shore Drive, 1200 Lake Shore Drive, 1550 State
Street were all designed by Benjamin Marshall, the famous architect