Luxury Chicago Condo in the Fordham is a Modern Aficionado’s Dream Home

While Chicago has much to offer in the way of architecture and design, a pure modern aesthetic isn’t as prevalent in real estate—which makes this luxury condo in the Fordham ultra-unique.
This, 3,700 square foot, penthouse-level condo was renovated and designed for the most discerning modernist in ways that showcase its 180-degree views and deliver a bright, sleek aesthetic. With tons of natural light through wall-to-wall windows, masterfully selected finishes and cutting-edge details, this Chicago condo looks like it came right out of the pages of an architecture or design magazine.

And while the condo has been renovated with a number of architectural features, it’s also fitted with the crème de la crème of furnishings from ceiling to floor. If you’re a fan of Luminarie, Haute Living and the like, this property’s remarkable design is right up your (tasteful, well-designed) alley. Here are a few highlights:

A Tom Dixon Beat Pendant in the living space is equally subtle and stunning, thanks to its striking, considerable shape finished in a glossy white that melds with the rest of the space.
The living spaces and other areas boast configurable storage from USM, a Swiss modular system that is elegant, minimal and versatile. There are also several stunning elements (a wall-mounted storage system in the bathroom and sliding doors) from Rimadesio, the Italian leader in architectural systems that define interior spaces with exceptional design.

In the kitchen, one wall is lined with ultra-modern Italian cabinetry by Binova, topped off by hardware-free fronts and a glossy finish. Over the kitchen peninsula hangs a Serge Mouille chandelier, an angular, sculptural piece that has become the French designer’s signature in the modern world.

The two living spaces are beautiful areas for entertaining, with full-length windows and noteworthy furnishings as well. There are also a pair of sofas from Vladimir Kagan, an American modern furniture designer whose classic organic curved sofas are recognized throughout the world. These encircle a Platner Coffee Table designed by Warren Platner, a Knoll design that is an icon of ‘60s modernism and made in Italy to this day. Outside on the terrace, which includes views of Lake Michigan and Hancock Tower, you’ll find custom concrete planters designed specifically for this space alongside Konstantin Grcic outdoor chairs.

The baths are also dressed to the nines. One boasts a wooden soaking tub that is as much an art piece as it is a functional tub, along with an all-white design accented with beautiful wood pieces. Another is paneled with incredible wood walls and high-end plumbing fixtures.

Finally, the home has several custom design pieces by Chicago designer Jan Jander.

The plethora of modern pieces in this property make it a veritable who’s who of great design. The furnishings enhance the home’s impeccable bones: swaths of art-ready white walls, a floating ceiling, and the highest solarium in Chicago, to name a few.

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More Luxury Features in the Fordham

The appeal of this luxury condo doesn’t stop at its 3,700 square feet. Located in the Fordham, as established building for high-end luxury living in a perfect location in River North. Residents here find themselves just one block from Michigan Avenue.

The Fordham also offers several services and amenities, including a 24/7 door man, onsite management, two parking spots, a pristine pool deck, upgraded exercise facilities, wine cellar, spa, movie theater, dog run and more.

I’d love to give you a personal tour to show you some of these amazing details up close and show you around the building. To learn more about this property, contact me at (312) 498-5080 or email me at