Designed by architect Jeanne Gang and completed in 2009, Chicago’s famous Aqua tower is known for its skyline views, high prices, and impeccable design. Seeking $2,000,0000, this recently listed three-bedroom, three-bathroom corner unit on the tower’s 61st floor certainly embodies these first two aspects but comes up a bit short on the design side of the equation.
Once the impact of the awesome view fades, the rest of the unit just isn’t as nice as expected for $1,000 per square foot. Perhaps most underwhelming is the condo’s wood-trimmed kitchen and its beige bathrooms that look more like they belong in 1999 than 2009. A lack of staged furniture combined with the buff-painted walls also don’t do the listing photos any favors either.
The so-so appearance of the unit is even more apparent when compared to the bright rooms and high ceilings of a penthouse unit that was for sale earlier this year. That particular home, however, wanted quite a bit more than $2 million—nearly three times that amount to be more precise.
- 225 N Columbus Dr #6105 [Redfin]