Earlier this morning, Dennis Rodkin reported the latest high-end sale at Aqua in his Deal Estate column. Unit 8002, a 3,631-square-foot 3BD, 3.5BA affair on the 80th floor sold a few weeks ago for $2.23 million — about $270K below the asking price. As Rodkin notes, there are still a couple of other penthouse-level condos in Aqua that are currently listed on the MLS, the largest (and priciest) of which is unit 8107, a south-facing 4BD, 3BA with about 2,900 square feet of floor space. In terms of price per square foot, that's quite a bit more expensive than the new owner of unit 8002 paid, and with only one exposure, it also looks like a worse floor plan (8002 is a corner unit). The price on 8107 slipped by $100,000 in September, and in light of the sale price on unit 8002 it seems likely that it'll come down more. Last summer, the fellas over at YoChicago put on some hard hats and stepped out on the balcony to take in the view (with video).
· Listing: 225 N. Columbus Dr. # 8107 [Magellan]
· Almost at the Top of Aqua [Deal Estate]
· Aqua's last penthouse: A top-floor home with a top-notch view [YoChicago]