Located high up in the iconic Metropolitan Tower, apartment 2501 has a distinct advantage when it comes to views. Many of the most iconic lakefront landmarks; Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Art Institute, Buckingham Fountain, the Cultural Mile district of Michigan Avenue, Museum Campus and more all do their part. This high-style two-level home is in the center of the Loop and has an ever-changing view of the city and Lake Michigan. The unique nature of the home coupled with the rare experience of this level of outdoor space in the center of Chicago creates something very special. Craftsmanship and elegance are evident from the first look. This level of elaborate custom architectural millwork and woodwork is truly remarkable and blends a European vibe in a contemporary space. Complete with a collection of four magnificent fireplaces the look is unique, warm and inviting. Grand in scale with large rooms throughout, the home presents two fully engaging levels of living space. Abundant light and visually connected spaces featuring high-quality materials and finishes deliver the impact. An expansive entry with limestone floors and elaborate ceiling moldings opens to a large-scale dining space with 12-foot ceilings framed by hand-painted Gracie wall coverings, views of the city, intricate millwork and a shoulder-height soft white marble fireplace. Views of the dining space, library, living room and kitchen are in full view making this a unique space visually. The elegant details of the descending staircase to the lower level are a perfect finish. The living room is perfectly appointed in stunning detail with the city and Lake Michigan as the backdrop. A significant fireplace anchors the room showcasing high ceilings, massive windows, stunning views and a rare double Tray ceiling design. The "very ornate" style is evident in the elegant library. In oak, the room features Chevron patterned floors, an impressive coffered ceiling, elaborate detailing and built-in shelving extending the full length of two walls. Sensational views from this room include Buckingham fountain. The custom kitchen, breakfast area, and bar design are Christopher Peacock. All cabinetry is in solid walnut and with signature hardware and hand-painted lacquer finish with Fine Paints of Europe. A 5-burner LaCornue range and custom polished nickel hood, Subzero refrigerator and freezer. An impressive Waterstone faucet and honed Colorado Lincoln marble countertops. The perfect adjoining room features seating for casual dining, and a full bar finished with an antique mirror bar backsplash and custom-polished brass bar countertop. From the main area, the striking staircase leads to a floor of ensuite bedrooms, a wet bar, a laundry room, a custom closet by Christopher Peacock and the main terrace entrance. The nearly 1700 square feet of outdoor space is directly above Michigan Avenue and is most certainly a rare city experience. The primary bedroom suite is front-facing and provides stunning lake views, an ornate corner fireplace, a splendid spa bathroom with double vanity, custom cabinetry, a steam shower, jetted oversized tub with an additional private terrace entrance. A second large front-facing ensuite bedroom is equally grand with identical views and fully customized double closets at entry. An opulent dressing room with custom built-in cabinets, an island, cubbies, and desk by Christopher Peacock in solid walnut with signature Audrey hardware and hand-painted lacquer finish. Elegant quartzite countertops in magenta ice and a trio of chandeliers by Restoration Hardware. Set of four discreet locking drawers lined in velvet by Dedar Milano. Appointed with Savant automation for one-touch operation on the master pad or app, the home instantly comes to life. The resident-level-only elevator access opens directly at your front door on two levels. Onsite management, Amazon delivery pods, 24/7 doorman staff, massive storage room, event space, fitness center.
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty, Craig Hogan,
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