In a much-needed progress report and epilogue to our recent cornerspotter feature Curbed ventured down to the Del Prado, the storied Beaux Arts hotel-turned-apartment building at the corner of 53rd and South Hyde Park Blvd. The purpose: to scope out the newly finished penthouse units, the final frontier in owner Antheus Capital / MAC Properties' three-year gut rehab. What was once a Chinese restaurant in the prime of the Del Prado's hotel phase has become a set of four penthouse apartments mostly filling the top floor.
There's a healthy pair of three-bed duplexes, at roughly 1700 sq ft., and a couple of two-bed flats. All four units feature a modern finish, direct private access to the roof of the building, and stellar lake views. The two bedroom units have sloped ceilings and sunken bedrooms that lend a lofty touch. We caught a glimpse of the unfinished commercial space that rounds out the top floor, leased to an unnamed lawyer with plans to privately develop the space into law offices. The penthouses will soon hit the market with rents fit for downtown— $2,400 for the two-beds and $3,150 for the duplexes.
·Del Prado Coverage [Curbed Chicago]
·Official Site: Del Prado Apartments