Sometime following architect Milton Schwartz's 1955 completion of the modernist 320 W Oakdale, he moved into the 21-story building's penthouse. He remained until his death in 2007, whereby the space was carved into a couple units. Today marks the first time in decades that a penthouse space in this unsung masterpiece by the lake has been available. Each level of the all-glass facade is demarcated by a concrete overhang (not unlike Marina City a few years later) and every unit enjoys floor-to-ceiling windows. This 2/2 top-floor condo has some mid-century decor to match the building: lots and lots of wood panelling, funky lamps and furnishings, and a nifty ensemble of sky blue bathroom pieces. And, best of all, is the huge private canopied terrace with a section cut out for direct sun. The ask? $699K.
·Listing: 320 W Oakdale Ave. #2102 [Koenig & Strey]
·Cooler by the lake: The architecture of 320 W Oakdale [WBEZ]