Jeanne Gang made waves—literally—with her celebrated Aqua Tower, which has captivated architecture buffs and casual fans alike. With a number of units on the market in the award-winning building, we tried to find some digs that combine great views and nice interiors. The most expensive of the lot, a 73rd floor unit, was quickly taken out of contention with sale pending, and, despite having great views, is raw space akin to Trump Tower's penthouse. We settled on this newcomer to the market, a 56th-floor 2-bed, going for $649K. Though space is a bit tight in the 1,100-square foot condo, the views are anything but. Floor-to-ceiling windows and an undulating, wrap-around balcony put you right in the midst of the expansive lake and city views. The sleek interiors are outfitted with bamboo floors, Wenge cabinetry, and quartz countertops. The building boasts three pools (two outdoor) along with plenty more "resort style" offerings. Need an after-work cocktail? Head down to the lobby, where the swanky Filini Bar & Restaurant awaits.
·Listing: 225 N. Columbus, Unit 5609 [Redfin]