From elegant historic apartments to ultra-modern dwellings, these hot high-rise listings in Chicagoland offer something for everyone.

2550 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago

$2.595 million

real estate: 2550 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago

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This building offers the grandeur and character of yesteryear in a brand-new package located steps from shopping, restaurants, and recreation. “This remains one of the most sought-after buildings in Lincoln Park with units selling for more than $1,000 per square foot,” says listing agent Tere Proctor of the spacious and light-filled three-bedroom unit, which has large rooms with wall moldings and a 102-square-foot patio overlooking Lake Michigan.

30 W. Oak St., Chicago

$4.175 million

real estate: 30 W. Oak St., Chicago

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Polished travertine flooring, Tigerwood wall paneling, and poured concrete walls complement one another in this fantastic penthouse with floor-to-ceiling windows that capture lake and city vistas. The cook’s kitchen features Poggenpohl oak cabinetry, which includes a built-in desk, and Brazilian granite countertops. In addition to its two large terraces, the unit has a private roof deck with a solarium room that’s accessible via a serpentine bronze staircase.

3500 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

$3.999 million

real estate: 3500 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Outfitted with beautiful moldings, coffered ceilings, and other handcrafted details, this penthouse duplex manse on Lake Shore Drive exudes old-world character and boasts 360-degree views of the lake, the city, and Lincoln Park. The 5,100-square-foot apartment includes a private marble foyer, spacious living areas, and a sunroom with lake views. Not to mention three outdoor living spaces.

9655 Woods Drive, Unit 1910, Skokie

$1.195 million

real estate: 9655 Woods Drive, Unit 1910, Skokie

Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Jaw-dropping views from floor-to-ceiling windows distinguish this 2,700-square-foot penthouse unit, which has been totally re-imagined with a reconfigured floor plan and a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops. An outdoor terrace and an on-site swimming pool are just a couple of the listing’s many perks.

180 E. Pearson, #4205, Chicago

$2.95 million

real estate: 180 E. Pearson, #4205, Chicago

Photo courtesy of @properties.

This corner southeast unit has been recently renovated by Nate Berkus and Marvin Herman & Associates with quarter sawn oak flooring, wood wall paneling, pivot-hinged doors, and a classic white kitchen with marble countertops and new appliances. Also noteworthy is the oversized master suite, which has two walk-in closets and an en-suite bathroom with heated marble flooring.


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Tate GunnersonTate Gunnerson is a Chicago-based freelance journalist with an equal appreciation for natural beauty and good design. He is a passionate supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the National Kidney Foundation.







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