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Check out the views from this renovated Marina City one-bedroom, listed for $385K

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An extensive gut rehab brings midcentury modern into the 21st century

An Eames chair and Noguchi coffee table in a living room with floor to ceiling glass overlooking a balcony and a row of tall skyscrapers at night.
Enjoy stunning views along the Chicago River from the unit’s living room, bedroom, and private balcony.
Photos by Serhii Chrucky, VHT Studios

This newly listed one-bedroom in Bertrand Goldberg’s midcentury Marina City complex offers a contemporary open floorplan, updated luxury fixtures, and stunning riverfront views.

The sellers spent nine months thoughtfully renovating the unit, explains listing agent Jill Halpern of @properties. “They tore it apart and rebuilt, keeping elements of the building,” she tells Curbed. For instance, the redesigned kitchen has a wedge-shaped breakfast bar and drop-down tray ceiling that mirrors the shape of Marina City’s unusual angled rooms.

Other standout features include new hardwood floors, plumbing, electric, remote controlled roller shades, and a frosted glass sliding pocket door between the living room and sleeping area. But the real showstopper is the view. The 25th-floor unit offers an outstanding perch to watch the New Year’s fireworks or the river dyeing on St. Patrick’s (though this year’s festivities were recently called-off due to health concerns).

“You can take in the city views from the balcony or by sitting in the living room and simply turning your head,” adds Halpern. This million-dollar panorama can be yours for $385,000.

An open condo with a kitchen with dark cabinets and a pie-shaped white island breakfast bar with three stools. There is a living room and balcony beyond.
The condo has a top-of-the-line kitchen with a pie-shaped island that evokes the building’s unique geometry.
A condo living space with chairs, sofa, table, and floor-to-ceiling glass.
The open floorplan boasts midcentury furniture and light wood flooring.
A wood-frame bed with a gray comforted against a wall next to the closet and desk with a chair.
The bedroom includes a sliding door closet and a nook for a home office space.
A bathroom with a floating vanity, rear-lit floating mirror, and marble lined shower with glass door.
The gutted bathroom has new fixtures including a heated towel rack.
A skyscape at dusk can be seen from an elevated balcony with a curving metal rail and two outdoor chairs.
The home’s curving balcony frames views up and down the main branch of the Chicago River.