The broad, ivy-laden 1892 Gold Coast home has a few things going for it. The advertised parking pad is not one of those things. Why would an owner desecrate precious outdoor space in a neighborhood so cramped and expensive? The straightforward answer is there's no garage. But c'mon! Parking pads are so 1990s. Back to the positives: this four-bed, 5.5-bath property spans 5,300 square feet of living space with white and off-white walls, ceilings, floors, baths, built-ins, and furniture. Black marble and the odd dark wood table muscle their way in. Amenities include a "catering kitchen" w/ butler's pantry, office space w/ balcony, one built in sound system per floor, and a finished basement w/ media room and gym. Last selling in 1990 for $1.2M, the new asking price is $5.9M.
·Listing: 1221 N Astor St. [Koenig & Strey]