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For $800K, this Mag Mile one-bedroom has a magazine-worthy designer makeover

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An eye-catching condo that dares to be different

A high-rise living room with wrap-around corner windows, a plush couch and chair, built-in shelves,  and a large photo on the wall of a man’s face covered in ice.
Looking for a living room with an oversized photo of an arctic explorer? You’re in luck.
Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy Jill Silverstein of Compass

Located on the 20th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Residences, this glamorous Michigan Avenue condo looks as if it was plucked straight from the pages of a magazine. In fact, according to its listing description, the “severely upgraded” home has appeared on a past cover of Luxe Interiors + Design.

Thanks to an extensive makeover by a Lauren Svenstrup of Studio Sven, the downtown home offers a laundry list of modifications such as a funky pattern of squiggly lines on the living room ceiling, wide-plank hardwood floors, upgraded lighting, motorized shades, and a corner dining nook with built-in banquette seating.

A bright violet-colored gallery hallway connects the living room to a custom chef’s kitchen and the corner master suite. The 1,400-square-foot floorplan boasts a chic wallpapered powder room as well as a west-facing balcony overlooking St. James Cathedral.

The eye-catching Mag Mile residence is currently listed for $799,000—reduced from $875,000. The asking price might seem high for a standard one-bedroom, but the unit’s generous size and designer treatment make it anything but typical.

Owners are on the hook for an extra $1,580 each month in HOA fees, but it includes all of the five-star amenities and services that come with a Ritz-Carlton address such as a concierge, butler, wine storage, and access to in-home dining.

A room with seating, gray walls, crown molding, and a flat TV embedded into the wall. Tall buildings can be seen through two windows.
The home’s living room is full of custom touches including upgraded lighting, a dining banquette, and TV surround.
A corner dining area looks out over a wide expanse of tall skyscrapers through black-framed windows.
The southwest views down the Mag Mile includes some of Chicago’s best-known buildings such as Tribune Tower.
A long hallway painted a bright shade of violet. There are framed pictures on the wall and recessed lighting in the ceiling.
Hope you like purple.
A free-standing sink situated below a rectangular mirror and two votives. The wallcovering has a repeating bookmatched pattern.
The powder room has eye-catching wallpaper.
A white kitchen with counters and cabinets on opposite walls. There are marble counters and a door leads to an outdoor space overlooking other tall buildings.
The kitchen has custom cabinets, marble counters, and new high-end fixtures and appliances and connects to the balcony.
A gray bed with a furry comforter sits against a gray wall in a room with wrap-around windows and a modern chair. There is a sputnik-style chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
The unit’s sole bedroom features moody gray walls and northwest views.