Historic Penthouse With Amazing Waterfront Views

amazing penthouse

Look at those dazzling views!

amazing penthouse

Turquoise water beyond a lush, green Mediterranean-style terrace…

amazing penthouse

A beautiful Moroccan-themed mansion…

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

Any guesses on where this slice of paradise is located?

amazing penthouse in Chicago

Would you have suspected in a million years that it is located in downtown Chicago?

amazing penthouse in Chicago

Yes indeed, that turquoise blue water is none other than cold Lake Michigan!

amazing penthouse in Chicago

This penthouse apartment is built atop an historic 1927 high-rise on Chicago’s famed Lake Shore Drive.

amazing penthouse in Chicago

This is one of the premier residential historic cooperatives in the city.

And guess what? The penthouse is up for sale!

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

Have a look inside this insanely elegant 8,000 square foot private residence…

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

Check out the amazing vaulted ceiling:

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

The penthouse was designed by famed New York architect, Rosario Candela. This was his only residential commission in Chicago, and outside of New York.

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

And this is the first time in 50 years that the penthouse has been for sale!

Listing price: a cool $17,000,000

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

The penthouse at 1500 Lake Shore Drive encompasses the entire top floor, with unobstructed views in all directions.

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

This exquisite dwelling feels more like an Italianate villa on Lake Como than a Chicago high-rise apartment.

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

It is jaw-droppingly stunning.

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

Most of the rooms have doors out to the green terrace:

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

The living room has 20 foot high original coffered ceilings.

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

There is also a wood-paneled bar:

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

The ostentatious wealth in this place is overboard.

Chicago historic penthouse

But it’s fun to look at!

Chicago historic penthouse

Chicago historic penthouse

The penthouse boasts 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.

Chicago historic penthouse

Imagine the real estate commission when this place sells!

Chicago historic penthouse

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

This truly is one of the most spectacular penthouse apartments ever built.

Chicago historic penthouse

It looks so appealing in the summertime, but House Crazy Sarah wonders what this place is like during the brutal, cold, snowy Chicago winters.

Chicago historic penthouse exterior

Just remember… that turquoise blue water is actually chilly ol’ Lake Michigan!

 

Source:

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1500-N-Lake-Shore-Dr_Chicago_IL_60610_M97431-04976

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