We almost missed this one, a consequence of its concealment within a rather routine-looking Lake View low-rise. Turns out the top-floor four-bedroom unit is fairly slammin'. On the market since November, and pricechopped just today by $50K, this penthouse is aiming for nearly 50% more than its '06 sale price. What gives it the right, you ask? Mainly, the gorgeous renovation by interior designer Martins Buka Clearly a man with a penchant for slick wooden stuff, the unit is shaped by his sculptural components, beginning with the passage-turned-bench between the foyer and living room and continuing with the partial wall slabs at the border of living and dining rooms. The 3,800-square-foot condo also has a private deck, roof rights, and a direct-to-your-castle keyed elevator. Oh, and it's less than a block from the lake. Currently asking $1.395M.
·Listing: 545 W Stratford Place #4 [Prudential Rubloff]