While plenty of real estate brokers like to throw around the term "single family home in the sky" for just about any multi-bedroom high-rise condo unit, the description seems actually seems appropriate for this well-appointed duplex on the 21st floor of 1100 N. Lake Shore Drive. Located steps for Oak Street Beach and Chicago’s Mag Mile, the two-level, three-bedroom property features a dramatic free-standing staircase, oversized wine rack, and two-and-half recently upgraded bathrooms.
Though the home may lack the Lake Michigan vistas of some of its across-the-hall neighbors, the views to the south and west of the city are nonetheless impressive. Currently seeking $899,000, the asking price works out to $426 per square foot—less than half of what you’d expect to pay for a comparable unit in a brand new Gold Coast condo tower like No. 9 Walton.