3. The listing agent for this 38th floor three-bed at Michigan & Walton wants you to prepare for an avalanche of "WOW" upon entry. Having never set foot in the unit it's not up to us to confirm or deny a 'wow' factor, but if it's simply 'wow' in the sense of "What a large, pricey abode in the clouds—how did I get here?" we fully comprehend. The home has been renovated head-to-toe, sports views of the lake and Oak Street Beach from every window (how dull!), and is built around a great room encompassing cooking, dining, and lounging functions. Listing for $1.595M in September, the place claimed $1.35M this week.
2. The enormous private terrace is the thing at this 2,800-square-foot vintage Gold Coast spread. Measuring better than 1,200 square feet, the wood-decked 5th floor terrace bobs its way around the building's backside. The interiors try to keep pace, and certainly convey 'luxury' with a new kitchen, two fireplaces w/ original mantels, marble flooring in the entry, plantation shutters, and hardwoods. Asking $1.875M in April, the closing price stands at $1.73M.
1. Creaming the week's competition is a 4,000-square-foot co-op at Benjamin Marshall's 999 N LSD. The 3/4 penthouse space won Curbed's attention in October 2012 when the ask stood at $2.75M. The closing price is $2.5M— not far off the $2.95M the seller sought going way back to 2009. This pad will do you no wrong with its glut of formal rooms, mix of herringbone oak and marble floors, wood paneling, built-in window seating, library, bar, and 16-foot-long private rooftop perch. One bummer, though we're certain the buyer will manage, is the $400/month fee for next-door parking.