Taking City Living to New Heights

With one of the most iconic skylines in the world, Chicago is an exciting city for high-rise living. The recognizable architecture includes some of the most stunning condominiums and penthouses in the country, with sweeping views of the city and Lake Michigan. Whether a pied a terre or full-time residence, there are plenty of options when seeking quintessential city living. Here we showcase some of downtown Chicago’s preeminent high-rise listings.

159 E. Walton Place #31A – $8,900,000

Located in the historic Palmolive Building, this 3-bedroom 3.5-bath full-floor condo is a true Art Deco showpiece. Featured in Elle Décor Magazine, the residence recently underwent a full renovation by the acclaimed Liederbach & Graham Architects with interiors designed by Steven Gambrel.

Caretti Terrazzo floors in the private-elevator foyer lead to French Oak-Parquet de Versailles flooring throughout the main living areas. A chefs’ kitchen with panoramic views of Lake Michigan is exquisitely outfitted with an Officine Gullo Range and Sub-Zero and Miele appliances. This rare gem takes city living to another level!

 

800 N. Michigan Ave. #4801 – $4,995,000

Have you ever fancied living in a luxury 5-star hotel with all its high-end amenities at your fingertips? A home in the Park Tower, which sits above the Park Hyatt hotel, makes this dream a reality. The new residents of this 3-bedroom 2.5-bath home will experience 24-hour door staff, onsite concierge, an indoor pool, state-of-the-art gym, spa services, and even room service! Park Tower, home to some of the most expensive condominium sales in Chicago history, sits along the Magnificent Mile, offering instant access to fine dining and high-end boutiques.

 

2550 N. Lakeview Ave. #S3002 – $3,200,000

This Lincoln Park beauty not only features spectacular views of the lake and city, but also of the park and North Pond below. Sleek finishes, high ceilings, an open floor plan, and two terraces contribute to the 3-bedroom, 3.1-bath condo’s spaciousness. Building amenities include a private park, indoor pool, fitness center, sun deck, theatre, library, and valet services.

 

65 E. Monroe St. #4021 – $2,800,000

Modern, bright, and beautiful aptly describe this 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo in the Park Monroe, which overlooks Millennium Park. Floor-to-ceiling windows will have you feeling as if you’re floating in the clouds. On clear mornings the Lake Michigan sunrise will greet you as you enjoy coffee in a designer kitchen with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances including a full-size wine refrigerator. Ten-foot ceilings, an open floor plan, walnut wood floors, surround sound, and electronic shades make this condo an exquisite slice of the city – in the sky.

 

680 N. Lake Shore Dr. #1306 – $1,500,000

Another historic office building adapted for luxury residences, the former Playboy Building in Streeterville has a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath condo currently for sale. Open living, dining and kitchen spaces share east-facing windows with views of the lake and Navy Pier. The kitchen features Miele, Sub-Zero and Gaggenau appliances and Italian contemporary-style cabinetry. The full-amenity building offers conveniences including a coffee shop, restaurant, drug store, hair salon and dry cleaner – especially valuable in the winter months!

 

505 N. Lake Shore Dr. #2909 – $640,000

The only high-rise building in Chicago situated east of Lake Shore Drive, Lake Point Tower has incomparable views of the lake and city from every direction. This 2-bedroom, 2-bath condominium is no exception and has been renovated with updated floors and finishes throughout. A city-within-a-city, the architecturally significant building boasts endless amenities. Residents have access to indoor and outdoor pools, a health club, sauna, and private 2.5-acre park, as well as a grocery store and dry cleaner on site. Chicago’s renowned 17-mile lakefront path is right outside your door, while Navy Pier and numerous Streeterville restaurants are also within walking distance.

 

111 E. Chestnut #23A – $599,000

A telescope is the perfect housewarming gift for the buyer of this Gold Coast corner unit with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. The views won’t disappoint, and the open and updated layout make this 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit a practical purchase just steps from the Magnificent Mile. An outdoor pool and sundeck will keep you sunkissed and cool all summer. A value not to be missed, you’ll be in the heart of it all for under $600,000.

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Written by Angie Sell