Living in Pure Luxury: Chicago’s Finest Real Estate

Chicago is known for its stellar architecture and memorable skyline; however, the Windy City is also home to some of the world’s most magnificent properties in terms of pure luxurious living. If you are looking for luxury condos or another piece of Chicago real estate, here is a list of some of the finest buildings in the city.

800 North Michigan Avenue – The Park Tower holds its own architecturally against the John Hancock building one block north, but the units inside are the real reason to invest in a condo here. They combine the lavishness of the Park Hyatt’s luxury suites (the hotel shares the building) with all the comforts of home.
Palmolive Building – Home to decades of Chicago history, the Palmolive building was designated a Chicago Landmark in 2000 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Today, most of the floors are home to high end condo units.
840 Lake Shore Drive – This sixty-six floor building was designed by Lucien LaGrange, and thanks to marvelous views of Lake Michigan, well-appointed condo units, and a top-notch location, it is home to some of the most desirable condos in Chicago.
Water Tower Place – Home to a number of distinctive shops, the Ritz Carlton hotel, and luxury condo units, this Michigan Avenue building is stylish and elegant place to hang your hat.
The Four Seasons – Living in the Four Seasons sounds like a dream come true for anyone who wishes for refined yet extravagant lifestyle.
900 North Michigan – These condos are perched above Michigan Avenue’s most exclusive shopping mall (where Gucci, Max Mara, and more are located), and fittingly, they are some of the most exclusive pieces of Chicago real estate as well.
The Carlyle – 1040 Lake Shore Drive is the address, but the real destination is quality. With views of the Lake paired with sumptuous surroundings, this is one of the best buildings on Lakeshore Drive – and in the entire city.
Trump Tower – Everybody knows that the very name Trump is associated with opulence and fine living, and his new Chicago condos are no exception.
980 North Michigan – Situated where Michigan Avenue meets Lakeshore Drive, this property has an ideal location as well as ideal living spaces within.
209 East Lake Shore Drive – Nowhere in Chicago does vintage luxury quite like Lakeshore Drive, and this particular building is a fine example of that.
1500 East Lake Shore Drive – Another example of a fine Lakeshore East property that combines classic architecture with all the modern high end amenities.
181 East Lake Shore Drive – One more Lakeshore Drive building with panache to round out the list of fine Chicago real estate that happens to be located on Lake Michigan.
The Elysian – Even the name of this building hints at the elegance of its condo units. As a relative newcomer to the local luxury scene, this property is quickly becoming known as an enviable place to live.
161 East Chicago – This sophisticated building has stunning views of its high profile neighbors (including the Hancock and the Park Tower) and dramatic interiors that set its units apart from the rest.
Ritz Carlton – It is the Ritz, need I say more? Living high above Michigan Avenue in the kind of indulgent good taste only the Ritz can create is certainly one of Chicago’s finest real estate options.
1550 North State – Designed by Benjamin Marshall, this is one of the Gold Coast‘s most spectacular and significant buildings, and the interiors are just as elegant as the exterior. In fact, a  very well-known past chairman of a famous cosmetics firm lives in the building, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a luxurious Chicago condo.

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