It’s not everyday that condos in 401 N. Wabash (also known as Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago) appear on the multiple listing service. The past 24-hours, however, has seen no less than two homes hit the market in 2008 luxury building. Whether the pair of new listings are merely a coincidence or perhaps reflect feelings about the tower’s namesake presidential hopeful is really anyone’s guess. Let’s take a look.
↑ Though not as "huuuuuge" as some of the Trump’s full-floor penthouses, this spacious three-bedroom plus den unit on still breaks the 3,000-square-foot mark. Perched on 68th floor, the home’s wraparound east, south and west facing windows provide striking views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, Grant Park, and even Indiana. While the furniture staging may be slightly underwhelming given the unit’s $3,800,000 asking price, the upgraded kitchen features some slick modern cabinetry, high-end appliances, and two wine coolers.
↑ Closer to the ground both literally and in price is this two-bedroom, two-bath unit on the 29th floor. While roughly half the square footage of its upstairs neighbor, the home has a real ace up its sleeve in the form of a super classy 3,000-square-foot private terrace — a rarity in a building featuring no balconies and only two setbacks as it reaches skyward. The bedroom even has a wall-mounted cursive quote rendered in neon light, perfect for those looking to Instagram without leaving home. The condo currently seeks $2,499,000.
As with all residences in the mixed-use, Adrian Smith-designed supertall tower, the homes also include access to wide a suite of amenities both private and shared with the building’s luxury hotel. The units also come with equally rich assessments, respectively charging $2,721 and $1,257 per month. So which will be? Does life high among the clouds trump a one-of-a-kind sunny terrace?