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Sleek half-floor penthouse unit with downtown views lists for $4.175M

The customized unit hopes to fetch a price just north of $1000 per square foot

Occupying half of the 52nd floor of River North’s 55 East Erie tower, this heavily upgraded three-bedroom residence has the finishes to match its impressive downtown views. While not necessarily warm and cozy looking, the home does feature custom floors, built-in lighting, onyx vanities, and library-esque shelving. Need a place to show off your unusual pop art collection? The long, barrel-vaulted central gallery is perfectly suited to the task.

Though lacking the racy, Ferrari red cabinetry of its neighbor across the hall, this condo’s sleek high-end kitchen is nonetheless impressive and can be partitioned from the living room by sliding frosted glass panels. Views of Chicago’s Loop, River North, and Lake Michigan, meanwhile, can be enjoyed via the home’s collection of large glass windows or from its three individual outdoor terraces.

Asking $4,175,000 this luxurious listing is nearly twice what former Illinois governor Jim Thompson and his wife recently paid for a smaller (and admittedly frumpier) unit on the building’s 41st floor. The price also includes two indoor deed parking spaces and access to the building’s pool and other amenities. HOA fees for the penthouse-spec space will tack-on an additional $2,900 a month.