There's another penthouse opening to lust after at the former Montgomery Ward corporate headquarters. The 1972 tower was built at the same time as the World Trade Center, by the same architect— Minoru Yamasaki. Converted to condos in 2005-06, this 3,000-square-foot 3/4.5 unit claims part of the tower's top floor. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a feature of the building's design, open the condo to the sky. The unit has hardwood floors, high-end appliances, surround sound, and comes with two parking spaces. The master bathroom is ridiculously nice and the lighting design is pretty stellar, too, with an array of odd chandeliers and old-fashioned wall lamps. Throw in conservative furnishings and you've got a beguiling marriage of classical decor and modernist architecture— not everyone's cup 'o tea. Listing in May for $1.995M, the ask is now $1.895M. Want more Yamasaki? Coincidentally, Curbed Detroit has a map of 13 Yamasaki projects in southeastern Michigan.
·Listing: 500 W Superior St. #2706 [Koenig & Strey]