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Sleek Astor Tower one-bedroom with original midcentury cabinets seeks $255K

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The cozy Gold Coast home offers an enticing mix of new and old features

A kitchen with teal-colored vintage metal cabinets on both sides. There is a window at the opposite end facing another residential building.
They don’t make ‘em like they used to.
Photos by Renae Lillie, courtesy of Bohdan Gorczynski of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Perched on the tenth floor of architect Bertrand Goldberg’s Astor Tower, this Gold Coast condo combines an efficient layout, modern updates, and classic midcentury modern quirkiness—including a stunning teal kitchen with its original metal cabinets.

The bright corner unit makes the most of its compact 800-square-foot floorplan and could be used as either a primary residence or the perfect pied-a-terre. It includes a small dining area and a wall of built-in shelving in its single bedroom. There’s also floor-to-ceiling glass, walnut doors, and new stone flooring in the kitchen plus new hardwood in the living room.

Goldberg completed Astor Tower, known for its distinctive stilt-supported base and an exposed concrete central core, in 1963. The late architect went on to design a number of famous Chicago projects, including notable Brutalist creations like Marina City, River City, and Wilbur Wright College.

The cozy but charming residence can be all yours for $255,000. The HOA assessment tacks on another $846 each month, but it covers building perks such as 24-hour door staff, an on-site fitness center, and a communal roof deck with impressive lake and skyline views.

A corner living room with large windows overlooking nearby high-rise buildings and a large body of water in the distance.
The northeast-facing unit gets plenty of light through its floor-to-ceiling windows.
A wood table with two red chairs site in a condo next to a window and mounted artwork. The kitchen counter is visible through a small opening.
The compact dining area has room for two and connects to the kitchen with a small pass-through.
Updated appliances meet bright teal cabinets in the kitchen. There’s a stainless steel backsplash and magnets stuck to the doors.
Sometimes you just feel teal.
A bed site in the corner of a compact white room with a small seating area with a table and two chairs and a wall of shelves stocked with books and framed artwork.
The bedroom offers an entire wall of built-in shelving.
A marble counter with a sink under a large mirror lined with circular light bulbs. A toilet and shelves are visible in the next room, lined with white tilework.
The bathroom may not be huge, but it includes a marble counter vanity with additional storage.
A line of tall buildings visible from the corner of a wood plank deck open to the sky above.
The view from the top-floor deck is hard to beat.