While the Carlyle building at 1040 N. Lake Shore Drive may not represent the pinnacle of trendy design, the 1967 condo tower still offers some of the best views of Lake Michigan and is located near Oak Street Beach, the Lakefront Trail, and the shopping and dining of Michigan Avenue. This particular unit — which occupies the majority of the 40-story building’s 36th floor — offers an open floor plan and no less than four private terraces.
While the home’s current staging and stainless steel cabinetry may not appeal to every buyer’s taste, it’s difficult to argue with 5,000 square feet of space featuring floor to ceiling windows across both eastern and western exposures. According to the listing notes, the unit also includes upgrades such as new hardwood floors, windows, HVAC system, electric sunshades, and track lighting.
The Carlyle features a host of amenities such as an indoor swimming pool, rooftop deck, event space, and valet parking. If you can afford unit 36BC is asking price of $4,275,000, be prepared to cough up an additional $3,989 in monthly HOA fees — partly to pay for the building’s full-service staff of roughly 40 employees.
- 1040 N. Lake Shore Drive, Unit 36BC, Chicago, IL [Estately]
- Previous Gold Coast coverage [Curbed Chicago]