The custom finishes on this 4,000-square-foot Prairie Avenue penthouse mostly excuse the drabness of the host building. Holding down the 14th floor, the 3-bed condo has 13' ceilings, built-ins, wood plank flooring, a pair of two-sided fireplaces, "dream" kitchen, baths "dressed in the finest stone", and a medley of modern chandeliers and inset lighting. Such exuberance in lighting is rarely seen, particularly in a multi-unit setting. The penthouse has two balconies and many large windows, all facing north and east over Soldier Field, the lake, and city. Listing in August for $1.595M, the ask has quickly descended to $1.35M. It last sold for $1.8M in January 2008, a payout the owner has almost no shot at recouping.
·Listing: 1515 S Prairie Ave. #1410 [Baird & Warner]