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Condo Across from Planned Wolf Point Mega-Tower Has Awesome Views (for Now)

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The unit's impressive eastern view is certain to change

The Residences of Riverbend have a rocky history when it comes to their river views. Designed primarily with only eastern-facing units, the building sank considerable resources into an unsuccessful lawsuit aimed at blocking the redevelopment of Wolf Point from surface parking lot to to a trio of glassy skyscrapers. While Wolf Point West is complete, two more towers — including the rumored Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed supertall South Tower — are slated to join the party and further obstruct Riverbend’s vistas of the Chicago River’s main branch.

Despite what will eventually rise just across the river, this corner unit for sale on Riverbend’s 22nd floor is relatively well-positioned since it also includes views to the south and southwest from select rooms. Buyers willing to shell out $1,775,000 for a great location with the understanding that the eastern perspective is subject to dramatically change will find plenty to like.

The spacious, well-appointed home includes three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a pair of private outdoor terraces. Other notable highlights include hardwood and natural stone floors and custom millwork including an elegant crown molding and a handsome fireplace. Due to Riverbend’s extremely narrow footprint, parking in the building's garage is valet only. Unit #2205 includes no less than three deeded indoor spots. Just make sure to call ahead before leaving home so Jeeves can have your car warm and ready out front.