Homebuyers with an eye for Chicago history and one-of-a-kind architecture will find plenty to like about this two-bedroom condo in the Gold Coast’s famous Mantonya Flats building on North Dearborn Parkway.
Known for its distinctive Moorish Revival style exterior with arched “keyhole” stained glass windows, the property dates back to 1887 when architect Curd H. Gottig built the structure as a single-family home for local entrepreneur L. B. Mantonya. The space was later divided into apartments and now houses three for-sale condominiums.
This 1,700-square-foot residence—which spans the entire second level—is an appealing blend of new and old. In addition the aforementioned iconic stained glass windows, the space boasts original hardwood floors and a pair of old-school wood-burning fireplaces with inlaid tilework.
“It’s a unique property with so many vintage elements,” listing agent Simona Garcia of @properties tells Curbed Chicago. “Some people are going to love it, and some might say ‘this is not really my look.’” Recent additions include a coffered ceiling, a fresh coat of paint, a newish kitchen with granite counters, and a new air conditioning system installed last year.
The current $700,000 asking price includes two assigned parking spots and additional storage space. And the $450 monthly assessment fee is relatively low, considering the building’s age and its desirable Gold Coast location.