Any property with a "gallery" is way out of our league, but that doesn't mean we harbor disdain for those that do. Take this new-to-market 5,900 sf Gold Coast co-op. Renovated over a three-year stretch by prominent local designer Marvin Herman, it's been firmly rendered back to the 19th century. Herman is known for his period design, and his work graces many a high-end lakefront condo, including six of the seven penthouse floors of the Park Hyatt. The graceful spaces here include a paneled library, a media room cloaked in Italian Walnut, custom this and custom that. Another sign of excess— the 5:3 ratio of baths to beds. On the seventh floor of 209 E Lake Shore Drive, the unit looks out over Oak Street Beach. Is it lacking in anything? Sure. As with many older buildings, there's no private outdoor space. Although it's damn pricey to be sure, at $5.995M, it's not even the most expensive in its building at the moment. That distinction belongs to this 14th floor unit. Oh, and be prepared to pay nearly $10K per month in dues and assessments.
·Listing: 209 E Lake Shore Dr unit 7E [Baird & Warner]