Perched on the 31st floor of Chicago’s iconic Lake Point Tower, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo is an exercise in contrasting minimalist design set against a backdrop of sweeping water views.
Although the heavily renovated space features all-white walls and new 12-inch-wide white oak flooring, the brightness is offset by the kitchen’s matte black cabinets and black marble countertops. By removing the kitchen walls, the condo feels open while providing unobstructed views of Monroe Harbor.
“You can’t get away with these bold, contrasting choices unless you keep things very simple,” explained listing agent James DeMarco, who also worked as general contractor on unit’s renovation. “We looked to Scandinavian minimalism for inspiration.”
Elsewhere, the condo’s upgraded lighting and built-in shelving—with strategic colorful pops of books, art objects, and live plants—continue the theme. The bathrooms tell a similar story with solid brass inlays in Ann Sacks tile floors, gold-tone hardware, and a black freestanding bathtub.
The 1,450-square-foot residence hit the market this week seeking $875,000. Its sharp listing photos are impressive—even more so when compared to the pre-renovation “before” photos. The downtown unit last sold for $585,000, according to records.