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Tiny duplex in historic Frank Fisher Studios building lists for $288K

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The 1936 structure is considered one of Chicago’s best examples of pre-war Art Moderne architecture

Opportunities to live in a historic, landmarked building in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood don’t come along too often — especially not for the low asking price of $288,750. This cozy 775-square foot one-bedroom duplex unit in the Frank Fisher Studio complex, however, is offering just that. While not exactly huge on space, the newly-listed home is certainly unique and features a twisting staircase and access to a gated outdoor courtyard with seating around a gas fire pit.

Known for its European-inspired rounded corners and white brick and glass-block facade, the Frank Fisher Studio stands apart from its Gold Coast neighbors as one of the city’s finest examples of the the Art Moderne style. Designed by architects Andrew Rebori and Edgar Miller for Marshal Field’s exec Frank Fisher Jr. in 1936, the building was designated a historic landmark by the city of Chicago in 1996. It was converted to condos in 2000.