I just returned from an open house for a Gold Coast home for sale and left with one word at the top of mind: Wow. Having been selling real estate for more than 24 years, it’s rare that I come across a property that is knock-me-off-my-feet exciting. But this Chicago condo is rare and incredibly unique, one of the few non-cookie cutter properties out there. Not to mention, it’s located in the Gold Coast, considered to be the best neighborhood in Chicago.
Address: 1239 N State Parkway, Unit 3
List price: $1,099,000
Space: 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms; 3,000 square feet
Assessments: $169/month (more on that below)
When I’m touring Chicago real estate, I can often pinpoint the type of person a property would be perfect for. For this particular unit, I immediately noticed a few things that make it ideal for a certain type of buyer.
First, this home is a great space for someone who has to entertain for business. At the penthouse level, the home has an additional 1,500 square feet of exceptional outdoor space—three decks, plus a private rooftop with built-in seating, planters, lighting and drip self-watering system.
Even with 1,500 square feet of dream-worthy on the outside, the inside of this luxury condo is enviable as well. Most noticeably is the large, lofted living room which creates expansive wall space throughout the unit—ideal for an art collector, with plenty of room to accommodate large paintings and sculptures in the 2-story living room. The apartment overlooks an inner courtyard with lush greenery that provides both an intimate setting and a feeling that you’re close to nature.
Because of the great layout and attention to detail, this Chicago condo would be great for an architect or designer who would certainly appreciate all of its characteristics. The master suite boasts a gas fireplace, custom-built closets, Carrera marble bath, shower with rain shower head and body sprays, a separate Jacuzzi tub and radiant heated floors (a true luxury in winter months!) The kitchen includes the best appliances, with a double oven, Bosh and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The bedroom opens up to a custom-built home office. An attached garage provides included parking for 1 car.
One additional factor that makes this condo a hard-to-find gem in Chicago real estate is its assessments—$169 per month. For a 3,000 square foot condo, assessment costs that low are unheard of in Chicago, especially for a unit with the understated elegance and sophistication of this one.
Location is everything, and even though this unit feels cozy in an intimate 3-unit building, urban entertainment is just a few steps away. You’ll find yourself a few blocks from great restaurants, Oak and Rust street boutique shopping, and Oak Street Beach, plus the magnificent mile that is Michigan Avenue is incredibly close as well.
The seller for this property is incredibly motivated. The unit was originally listed at $1.290 million. The asking price now of $1,099,000 is an incredible deal for a Chicago home of this caliber.
I’d truly enjoy showing this luxury condo and share my enthusiasm with potential buyers. How often do you walk into a home that simply makes you feel excited? This property is incredibly unique with a great layout that would suit many potential buyers. Give me a call at 312-264-5853 and we can set up an appointment to see if you agree with my review of this amazing Chicago condo.