It's amazing how far your money can stretch if you aren't dead-set on living in the elite zip codes of the Near North Side. Found on the ninth floor of a newish and somewhat unassuming brick mid-rise just a couple blocks south of Maxwell Street (Nelson Algren must be spinning in his grave), this condo looks more like something you'd expect to find in the Gold Coast or Streeterville than University Village. The 2,800 square-foot home is a combination of two smaller units, and it has custom lighting and sound systems, as well as a 725 square-foot roof deck. The view from up there is pretty. The 3BD, 2.5BA home is priced at $1 million.
· Listing: 833 W 15th Pl #901 [Redfin]