This is the second piece of luxe real estate we've written up in the last week that enlists a grand solarium/enclosed courtyard for even lighting of its rooms. The other home, in Lakeview, is a broad enough place on a jumbo lot and so does it to show off, but this totally reconstructed 1888 Gold Coast town home does it for design and function. You see, the four-bed occupies every millimeter of its 17 x 105 standard lot. The large front windows help, but the double-height brick solarium really cuts through the 4,500 square feet. With windows onto this interior enclosure, the other modernized spaces thrive: chef's kitchen w/ glitzy appliances; living and dining rooms w/ walnut floors and custom woodwork; library; and a master suite w/ marble bathroom. Returning to market at the same ask as a year ago, she's yours for $4.2M.
·Listing: 44 E Elm St. [Koenig & Strey]