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Glamorous Lake Shore Drive co-op with water views wants $775K

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The stylish two-bedroom residence features a blend of traditional and contemporary decor

Photos courtesy Jennifer Ames

This sunny co-op residence, perched on the sixth floor of a slender neo-gothic Lake Shore Drive tower designed by architect Robert DeGolyer in 1929, embodies the Gold Coast. It looks very swanky and has unobstructed waterfront views of Lake Michigan, the Chicago Lakefront Trail, and Oak Street Beach.

The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom unit sports neutral transitional decor that straddles traditional and contemporary styles. There’s built-in recessed bookcases, detailed moldings, and an updated kitchen with checkerboard floors and a connecting to a butler’s pantry and more casual family room. Our favorite? The glam dining room with foil wallpaper.

The Gold Coast property recently hit the market for $775,000. However, being that the home is a co-op, the price only tells part of the story. The owner is also on the hook for monthly fees that take care of just about everything including heat, water, TV, internet, building assessments, and property taxes.

In this unit, the fees work out to $1,994 each month. The payments cover on-site amenities which include a handsome wood-paneled lobby with 24-hour door staff. The building also features a small fitness center and additional storage space.

Lake views take center stage.
Classic crown and door moldings coexist with contemporary artwork.
The dining room is arguably the home’s most photogenic space.
The kitchen is traditional but include stainless appliance and white stone counters.
The master bedroom has multiple closets and an updated ensuite.
The kid-friendly second bedroom is staged with four lofted beds.