179 East Lake Shore #7W, Chicago IL 60611

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Property Description

Welcome to a one-of-a-kind co-op unit featured in Architectural Digest, designed by Summer Thornton. Situated within the Benjamin Marshall historic Drake Tower Co-op, this residence epitomizes luxury living, boasting impeccable finishes throughout every corner. Spanning over 3,000 square feet, this meticulously gut rehabbed half-floor co-op unit comprises 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms with 10-foot ceilings. The living area includes a spacious open kitchen and offers unobstructed north-facing views of Lake Michigan and the northern skyline. The kitchen is a culinary masterpiece, featuring Calacatta Viola marble countertops, exquisitely crafted oxblood-painted oak inset cabinetry, a Lacanche range, top-of-the-line Subzero/Bosch appliances, a Kallista faucet and pot filler, a custom mirrored stainless steel range hood, and a convenient walk-in pantry. The open living space boasts its original fireplace, meticulously recreated original moldings, custom glass archway, hand-painted ceiling details, and breathtaking views of Oak Street Beach and DuSable LakeShore Drive. Venture down the gracefully arched hallway to the generously proportioned bedrooms. The primary suite is a masterpiece of design, showcasing Calcutta Monet marble inlay flooring, custom oak wall panels with concealed storage, and molding details that were inspired by the living space. This suite also includes Waterworks fixtures, freestanding soaker tub, a walk-in closet, and two custom wardrobe built-ins. This unit additionally includes a full laundry room with floor-to-ceiling custom cabinetry, two Spacepak units for climate control, bleached white oak flooring, vintage light fixtures and replated original hardware. Residents here enjoy exclusive access to a host of amenities, including white-glove service from a 24-hour staff, a well-equipped fitness center, a private courtyard, a business center, easy access to the Drake Hotel, and extra storage space. Convenient parking is available in the attached garage for $200 per month, with guest parking available as well. This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of architectural history, a residence that has graced the pages of Architectural Digest. If you aspire to reside in a home that represents the epitome of design, comfort, and luxury, your search ends here. Monthly assessments includes property taxes.

Features & Information

Key Details

  • List Price $2,299,000
  • Property Taxes CO-OP
  • Unit Floor Level 7
  • Square Feet 3000
  • Price/ Sq. Ft. $766.33
  • Year Built 1928
  • Parking Type Garage
  • Buyer's Agent Commission 2.5%
  • Status Active


  • Total Rooms 6
  • Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath F
  • Room Size 16X20
  • Bedroom 2

  • Room Size 22X13
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Bedroom 3

  • Room Size 14X14
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Living Room

  • Room Size 16X34
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Dining Room

  • Room Size COMBO
  • Floor Level Main Level
  • Kitchen

  • Room Size 14X19
  • Floor Level Main Level

Additional Rooms

  • Additional Room 1

  • Additional Room 1 Name Pantry
  • Additional Room Size 5X8
  • Additional Room Level Main Level
  • Additional Room 2

  • Additional Room 2 Name Walk in Closet
  • Additional Room Size 5X9
  • Additional Room Level Main Level

Interior Features

  • Appliances

  • Appliances Included Oven/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, High End Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Range Hood
  • Heating & Cooling

  • Heating Type Hot Water/Steam, Radiators
  • Fireplace

  • # of Fireplaces 1

Exterior Features

  • Parking

  • Parking Garage
  • # of Cars 2

Building Information

  • Number of Units 68
  • Age of Building 91-100 Years
  • Exterior Construction Brick
  • Common Area Amenities Door Person, Elevator, Exercise Room, Storage, On Site Manager/Engineer, Service Elevator, Elevator(s),Patio
  • Exposure N (North),S (South),W (West),City,Lake/Water,Park
  • Pets

  • Pets Allowed? Y
  • Pet Types Cats OK,Dogs OK,Pet Count Limitation


  • County Cook
  • Township North Chicago
  • Corporate Limits Chicago
  • Directions to Property East Lake Shore Drive Next Door To Drake Hotel
  • Schools

  • Elementary School District 299
  • Junior High District 299
  • High School District 299
  • Property Taxes

  • Tax CO-OP
  • Tax Year 2021
  • Tax Exemptions None
  • Parcel Identification Number 17032080020000


  • Sewer Sewer-Publ

Listed by Timothy Sheahan for Compass | Source: MRED as distributed by MLS GRID

Based on information submitted to the MLS GRID as of 6/16/2024 6:32 PM. All data is obtained from various sources and may not have been verified by broker or MLS GRID. Supplied Open House Information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.

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