While Chicago’s Gold Coast is full of self-proclaimed “one of kind” historical homes, this condo located in the Mantonya Flats building at 1325 N. Dearborn Parkway really looks like nothing else in the pricy downtown Chicago neighborhood. The handsome structure sports unusual Moorish arched keyhole-style windows, original stained glass, and lavish exterior ornamental detailing.
Dating back to 1887, the building was designed by architect Curd H. Gottig and constructed by builder Lucius B. Mantonya—likely as a single family home. Though the structure spent some time under a coat of gray paint in the middle part of the 20th Century, the largely-intact exterior has been restored to its original coloration despite the address being divided into three individual dwellings.
Inside the Mantonya Flats’ newly-listed unit number two, prospective buyers will find a fully updated interior that still manages to retain much of Gottig’s original charm. The two-bedroom residence features inlaid hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, a renovated kitchen, separate home office space, and a treetop-level view of Dearborn Parkway. The property is currently seeking $699,000 plus a relatively modest $450 monthly HOA fee.