While many Chicago condo towers built during the mid 20th century seem to have the same dated, stuffy interiors, this spacious home in the 1963 building at 3150 N. Lake Shore Drive bucks the trend thanks to recent renovations. The three-bedroom condo’s refreshed kitchen, updated two-and-half bathrooms, and new lighting and flooring give the space a much newer appearance and feel. Somewhat questionable furniture choices and staging notwithstanding, the unit is pretty much the complete package with its wrap-around views of downtown, East Lakeview, and the waterfront.
Currently asking $749,000—or $340 per foot—the home is more than competitive with most of the lakefront condos built in the 1990s and 2000s in Streeterville or the South Loop. The $1,143 monthly HOA fees are pretty much par for the course given the size of the unit and the relative age of the building. Amenities include door staff, workout room, outdoor deck and pool, and two included garage spots.