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A tiny Frank Fisher Studio duplex in the Gold Coast lists for $295,000

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One of the best perks? The private courtyard

A red door with white brick sits in front of a brick paved patio with outdoor couches and a vine covered wall. Photos by VHT Tierza Scaccia

Here’s a chance to snag a (small) piece of the iconic Frank Fisher Studio Houses. The compact Gold Coast duplex is listed for under $300,000.

The landmark property is known as one of Chicago’s best examples of the Art Moderne style. Designed in 1936 by architects Andrew Rebori and Edgar Miller for Marshall Field’s Frank Fisher Jr., the structure was protected with a landmark designation in 1996 and converted into condos four years later.

This particular residence has a bright two-story living room with a wood-burning fireplace on a stepped-up brick mantel. The modest one-bedroom, one-bathroom home has a beautiful winding staircase with the notable curved corners of the Art Moderne style. The best perk of living in one of the Frank Fisher units is the beautiful courtyard on the other side of the bright red door—there’s a brick-paved patio shielded by a vine-covered wall.

1209 N. State Parkway Unit 4 is listed for $295,000.

White tile covers the floor of a living room and small kitchen with an island. There is a red door at entrance near a glass block window and brick fireplace.
The living main living area has a fireplace, glass blocks, and an open kitchen.
An empty room with wood floor, a glass block window, and two doors.
The bedroom is at the top of the stairs in the duplex.
A hallway with curving railings, walls, and small windows with glass blocks.
The curving staircase leading up to the second floor.
A bathroom with large beige tiles. a wood vanity, and a glass shower tub with a glass block window on one wall.
The modest bathroom in the duplex.
A white brick exterior with a diamond-pattern black gate.
The shady, painted brick exterior.