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Updated two-bedroom in Mies-designed Lakeview tower seeks $379K

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Midcentury meets contemporary

VHT Studios, courtesy Caroline Moellering of @properties

Located on the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview, this renovated condo in Mies van der Rohe’s 1957 Commonwealth Plaza complex offers an appealing mix of midcentury modern vibes, contemporary conveniences, and a great location—all at a relatively attainable price point.

The two-bedroom residence has the clean lines and bright floor-to-ceiling windows that have come to define Mies van der Rohe’s modernist residential works from that period. Complementing its old school charms are a number of recent upgrades including a sleek open concept custom kitchen, built-in shelving and cabinets in the living room, and a pair of refinished bathrooms.

The 20th-floor unit may not boast southern views across Lincoln Park like some of its neighbors, but still offers nonetheless impressive vistas to the north, including glimpses of Lake Michigan.

And, with a not-too-outlandish asking price of $379,000, less is indeed more. It is worth keeping in mind, however, that HOA fees run an extra $1,026 each month and the building enforces a strict no dog policy.