We're all familiar with the crook in Lake Shore Drive and the killer views it affords bikers, drivers, and the handful of Chicagoans who own real estate above it. Don't expect to be one of those owners unless you go for a cramped studio or one-bed or this unusually affordable 18th-floor 2/2 condo with 1,600 square feet of living space and big views north and east. The key differentiator is the property's dated decor— all white, all carpeted, and with lackluster kitchen and baths. As realtors like to say, bring your own design! Building amenities include a rooftop pool and sun deck, door staff, and valet parking. The assessments have some bite, at $1,240/month, and the asking price is starting out at $420K.
·Listing: 990 N LSD #18D [Koenig & Strey]