Another listing claiming Nate Berkus lineage but bearing only slight traces of the designer's M.O.—typified by controlled bursts of color, homey furnishings, and the aura of DIY reclaimed materials (real or illusory)—has hit the market in the South Loop. The vintage duplex loft was converted in 1999 and boasts 3,800 square feet, four beds, and four baths. Selling at the height of the market for $1.011M, the new seller is asking $925K. And why wouldn't you shell out for such a monstrous abode with such lofty claims? Coldwell Banker listing agent Tom Pavljasevic links the home not only to Berkus but also to Oprah Winfrey (featured in a segment of "The Oprah Show"). To whatever degree Berkus was involved (sometimes he just consults), and however many alterations have since joined in, the simple, non-fussy decor is pretty ideal for a breathtaking interior with 24-foot ceilings, exposed brick, and timber beams. Not yet built out but approved is a possible 2,500-square-foot private roof deck. Get that done and safely add a couple hundred k-notes to the property's value.
·Listing: 1421 S Wabash Ave., Unit 3E [Coldwell Banker]
·Nate Berkus-Designed Single-Fam Asks $1.35M in Lake View [Curbed Chicago]
·Nate Berkus Coverage [Curbed Chicago]