Frank Sinatra was clearly confused—or rather, conflicted—like many an urban soul. One day he’s wanting to wake up in the city that never sleeps, and the next day he’s singing Chicago’s praises. But who can blame him? Both cities are equally vibrant, each with its own amazing qualities.
In terms of real estate, Chicago homes tend to differ from those in the New York real estate market, where lofts and modern architecture run rampant. The Chicago real estate market is more architecturally traditional, but unique for its many neighborhoods, which create pockets of cultural diversity throughout the city.
Rather than argue over which city is the best, why not have the best of both worlds? Why not live in a fabulous New York City apartment right here in Chicago? The Triplex, located at 1209 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast, looks and feels like it’s been plucked right from the streets of New York, but with all the comforts of a true Chicago neighborhood.
Designed by architect Andrew Rebori in 1936 for a Marshall Field executive, this luxury Chicago home brings a bit of Art Moderne style to the Windy City. Rebori built the home using what he called “humanistic logic,” which merged Moderism with crafsmanship.
This radiant Chicago home comes complete with a chef’s industrial kitchen filled with thick cerused oak shelves accented by handcrafted stainless steel.
The Triplex has been featured on recent tours by The Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and in the September 2008 issue of Architectural Digest.
The Chicago home also showcases a large collection of Edgar Miller Art Glass window and plaster cove lights that span two stories. Oak herringone floors cover the entire unit. Marble, stone or glass mosiac tiles fill the home’s two and a half baths.