3. Seldom do the week's top sales all notch above the $4M mark. The third-highest city sale is this 2006 Lincoln Park mini-manse, closing for $4.2M after two-and-a-half years on the market. The initial ask way back in November 2010 was $5.2M. The barely-lived in abode, while not the most sensitive neighbor in terms of scale, is classically designed and appointed so as to ward off the usual cheapness conveyed by formulaic new-builds. The interiors feature wide plank walnut flooring, 12-13 foot ceilings on all levels, three fireplaces, and a library.
·Listing: 542 W Dickens Ave. [Conlon]
·Modern Luxury Abounds in Custom-Built Lincoln Park 5/5 [Curbed Chicago]
2. Rolling back the square footage and hiking price, we're at that conspicuous condo tower known as The Legacy at Millennium Park for the $4.95M closing of a 69th floor 5-bed. Sold as a "Vanilla box" (not furnished, as we previously reported), the photos deployed are of a 52nd floor model unit. Clocking in at 4,378 square feet, the monthly dues hit the $3K mark — a crazy number for a condo but no deterrent for a certain Mr. or Ms. Moneybags.
·Listing: 60 E Monroe St. #6901 [@properties]
1. Edging out The Legacy's condo sale is one of 1500 N Lake Shore Drive's largest units: a 22nd-floor, 4-bed, 6,450 square-foot delicacy designed by Jessica Lagrange. When we wrote up the co-op listing in October 2010, it had already been on the market nearly a year and had incurred $1M worth of price chops. Intially asking $6.9M, this week's close secured $5M for the seller. Highlights include a marble foyer, paneled library, sunroom, gallery, and four unobstructed exposures.
·Listing: 1500 N Lake Shore Drive #22A [Coldwell Banker]
·More Than $1 Million Lopped Off Gold Coast Co-op [Curbed Chicago]