Thanks to being situated right along the lakefront, and also in the heart of downtown Chicago, Chicago's historic Gold Coast neighborhood treats many condo owners to exceptional views of the surrounding cityscape, as well as the bright blue waters of Lake Michigan. And while every individual home buyer has his or her own unique needs and wants in a new place to live, here's a closer look at just some of the most highly-sought after condo buildings in the neighborhood that offer the best views money can buy.
50 E. Chestnut
50 E. Chestnut is a grandeur condominium located in the Gold Coast neighborhood. The building is 34 floors high and only has one condo per floor. Inside, most 50 E. Chestnut condos include 3 bedrooms, 3-baths, hardwood floors, wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms, expansive floor plans, and two separate terraces. With access to two separate terraces, residents have some of the best views in the area, which is one of the building's best attributes. Along with personal viewing terraces, residents have access to a state-of-the-art exercise room that is located on the 39th floor. Because of its location residents can enjoy a view of Lake Michigan or the city of Chicago while working out. 50 E. Chestnut Condos also include other amenities including three high-speed elevators, private storage rooms, heated garage parking, a common-building terrace with a dog run, 24-hour door service, and more.
Park Tower Chicago
The luxurious Park Tower condos sit just above Chicago’s world-famous Park Hyatt Hotel. These condos are some of the most expensive and highly sought-after condos in the area. Because they sit above the hotel, residents have access to the best views in the city and all the amenities of the hotel. This includes access to a beautiful sundeck, an indoor pool, a health club, on-site concierge service, and a fitness center. The building is 67 stories tall with 117 individual condo units. With some of the best views in town, these exclusive condos are at the top of every buyer's list when moving to the Gold Coast.
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
The Waldorf Astoria condos also offer residents amazing city views, boosting the building's appeal to anyone searching luxury condos in Chicago. Located right above the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Hotel, in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, these condos offer residents access to all the amenities the hotel has to offer including a 14,000 square-foot spa, steam room and sauna, an indoor pool, 24-hour room service, and more. There are 51 private units in the building and each condo offers residents a 180-degree view of the city, two private terraces, 10 ceilings, gourmet chef’s kitchens, and ample closet space. Condos cost roughly $797.59 per square foot and go for a median price of $3,000,000.
77 E. Walton
The 77 E. Walton is another Gold Coast condo tower that offers exceptional views of the city and Lake Michigan, especially if you're lucky enough to live on an upper floor. There are 66 floors in the building but only 47 residencies throughout the building. These condos are located on the north side of the building. Each unit offers residents breathtaking views of the city and lake through floor-to-ceiling windows. Because the condos sit on top of the Four Seasons, residents also have access to luxury amenities. The condos also have a resident-only rooftop garden with a catered kitchen and grill and discounts for hotel guests. The Residence 900 condos are an average of $769 per square foot for a 3 bedroom, 3 baths, and 1 ½ bath.
Four Seasons Residences
The condos at 132 E. Delaware are also located above the Four Seasons and Bloomingdales. There are 106 condos located between floors 48 and 66 that make up the lavish Four Seasons Residences in the Gold Coast. Residents have access to the luxury amenities at the Four Seasons Hotel and an option of joining the hotel’s health club and spa. 132 E. Delaware offers residents options between 1, 2, 3, or 4-bedroom condos with penthouses located at the very top floors between floors 62 and 66. The starting price for these condos is $600k but some condos have sold for over $2M.