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Duplex condo unit in 1897 Gold Coast building lists for $1.5M

The roomy downtown home offers a pleasant mix of historic details and modern amenities.

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Situated at the intersection of Astor and Division in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, this well-appointed duplex condo combines old school charm with a great location. Though the handsome 19th century brick building is home to one of the Windy City’s best preserved birdcage style elevators, potential buyers of this first-floor unit will only need to take a few steps to reach their future front door.

Inside, the 3,400-square foot home offers four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a home office, and a large updated kitchen with art glass windows. Other attractive features include crown moldings, hardwood floors, numerous built-ins, and a dining room-with an exposed brick chimney. According to the listing notes, the home would be perfect for an “empty nester that will still have family visit.”

Last sold in 2015 for “just” $862,000, the spacious two-level property returned to the market today seeking $1,495,000. While HOA fees add an extra $2,646 per month, no one ever said living in a 19th century building with a one-of-kind antique elevator would be a cheap endeavor.