In the market for your new forever home? Take a gander at these three gorgeous luxury listings.
The high-design kitchen at 159 E. Walton Place features glossy cabinetry, glass shelving and an Officine Gullo range.
Specs This detail-oriented art deco sensation designed by Steven Gambrel pays homage to the 1929 Palmolive Building. The three bedrooms and three bathrooms are accompanied by three fireplaces: one located in the red-leather-wrapped library, and another in the salon with an opal glass mantel. French oak parquet de Versailles floors coat the home, and Caretti terrazzo flooring has pride of place in the entrance hall. Intricate millwork, glass cabinetry and shelving live over an Officine Gullo range in the kitchen, and views of Oak Street Beach and Lake Michigan dazzle from the dining table.
Wow Factor “It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity,” Ken Jungwirth says of the East Walton Place listing. “The home has been meticulously designed to reflect the art deco era of the Palmolive. The level of detail and finishes in this apartment make it unique, and the 360-degree views from a very high floor make it spectacular.”
This Lincoln Park corner-unit home boasts a private outdoor oasis and city views.
Specs A rarity in Lincoln Park, this corner home’s overarching views of the city and tranquil outdoor terrace create a functional luxury experience for all who enter. The space is modern and minimalistic, with high design and custom finishes in the form of a seamless Brazilian quartzite countertop, handcut Ann Sacks marble tile, handpainted and Venetian plastered walls, burnt wood, blackened steel and brass. With four bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms and a private balcony, the unit is mere steps from Oz Park.
Wow Factor “I’ve been to many unique and special homes over my 20-plus years in the industry, but this one surpasses all expectations,” says agent Karen Ranquist. “You see our fabulous skyline from every window in the home. … There are layers of design and luxury finishes you don’t see in even a typical high-end home of this caliber and price point. The thoughtfully selected finishes complement the luxury and livability of this perfectly conceived floor plan.”
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The outdoor space at 44 E. Cedar St. is an astounding nearly 1,000 square feet.
Specs This greystone features a sleek balance of modern and vintage design. With five bedrooms and four full baths, three floors are lined with quarter-sawn ebony wood floors, Porcelanosa tiles have pride of place in the basement, two custom steel staircases lead to the upper floors, and the kitchen is a wonder of Arclinea-designed cabinetry. The nearly 1,000-square-foot outdoor space includes a backyard garden with an expansive deck and picture-perfect Gold Coast views.
Wow Factor “As the architect of the home,” says Maria Liancourt, “my inspiration for 44 E. Cedar St. was to follow Tadao Ando’s philosophy: ‘In Zen Buddhist thought, space is said to come into being at the boundary where material things vanish.’”
The custom steel staircase at 44 E. Cedar St. accentuates the home’s open floor plan.
Photography by: From top: Atanas Kandzhikov of Positive Image; Chicago Home Photos; VHT Studios