Chicago's Historic Treasures: Vintage Chicago Real Estate

There is something about living in a vintage building that lends a bit of classic glamour to your life, and these elegant Chicago condos and co-ops definitely fit the bill. Besides an old fashioned atmosphere and grace, Chicago’s vintage buildings… often have an extra charm and grandeur that newer places sometimes lack, as well as more unique layouts and unusual touches like elaborate moldings and other decorative details.

Moreover, these vintage properties have a sense of history and a feeling that if those walls could talk, they would have hundreds of interesting stories to tell about the lives of their past residents and the city of Chicago itself. In fact, this can be one of the most intriguing reasons to choose to buy a vintage property over a newer building; the buildings on this list are certainly equal to even the most luxurious new construction. Buying vintage can also be considered environmentally friendly, since it doesn’t involve that same expenditure of fuel and resources that a new property does. After all, these sturdy buildings have been standing for years and will likely remain part of the Chicago cityscape for many more – many of them even pre-date World War II.

Many of Chicago’s neighborhoods are home to elegant vintage buildings, particularly the Gold Coast, Streeterville, Lakeview, and Lincoln Park. These properties have been renovated and turned into modern condos and co-op apartments, but they still retain that special vintage character. Furthermore, several of them are located on one of Chicago’s most elegant avenues, East Lake Shore Drive, the units facing north have some of the most spectacular views in the city. The list also includes three properties designed by Benjamin Marshall, the architect behind many Chicago’s landmark buildings.

Without further ado, here is the list organized by neighborhood:

East Lake Shore Drive

189 East Lake Shore Drive………………………………..Condo

199 East Lake Shore Drive………………………………..Co-op

209 East Lake Shore Drive………………………………..Co-op

219 East Lake Shore Drive………………………………..Condo

229 East Lake Shore Drive………………………………..Co-op

999 East Lake Shore Drive………………………………..Co-op

Streeterville

159 Walton………………………………………………………..Condo

223 Walton………………………………………………………..Co-op

233 Walton………………………………………………………..Co-op

Gold Coast

1120 Lake Shore Drive……………………………………..Co-op

1200 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Condo

1242 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Co-op

1430 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Co-op

1448 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Co-op

1500 Lake Shore Drive……………………………………Co-op

1540 Lake Shore Drive……………………………………Co-op

1300 State Street……………………………………………Condo

1320 State Street……………………………………………Co-op

1530 State Street …………………………………………..Co-op

1550 State Street……………………………………………Condo

1260 Astor Street…………………………………………..Co-op

1301 Astor Street…………………………………………..Co-op

1325 Astor Street………………………………………….Co-op

Lincoln Park

2130 Lincoln Park West……………………………………Condo

399 East Fullerton Ave…………………………………….Co-op

2430 Lakeview…………………………………………….Co-op

2440 Lakeview…………………………………………….Co-op

2600 Lakeview…………………………………………….Condo

Lakeview

2912 Commonwealth………………………………………Condo

2920 Commonwealth………………………………………Condo

431 Oakdale………………………………………………..Condo

3000 Sheridan Road………………………………………..Condo

3300 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Condo

3400 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Condo

3500 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Co-op

3520 – 3530 Lake Shore Drive…………………………….Condo

3750 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Co-op

3800 Lake Shore Drive…………………………………….Condo

Note: 199 East Lake Shore Drive, 1200 Lake Shore Drive, 1550 State
Street were all designed by Benjamin Marshall, the famous architect

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