This 3-bedroom in 1210 N. Astor in the Gold Coast just came on the market.
The Holabird & Roche designed building was constructed in 1897 for John McConnell, who had recently purchased the corner lot.
Called the McConnell Apartments, there were 2 units per floor in the 8 story structure. According to Neil Harris’ Chicago Apartments, the units were rented by socially prominent families with the top floor housing the servants quarters.
According to Harris, the red-brick, limestone and terra-cotta structure is supported by a steel frame, similar to some of the early Loop high rises.
The building is now 14 condominium units. Masonry facade work was done on its 100th birthday- in 1997.
The building also has the original European style elevator.
Take a look at the massive original plaster crown molding in the living and dining rooms. That must measure about 12 inches deep!
It also has 10.5 foot ceilings, curved walls in the living room and 3 fireplaces.
There’s also a family room and a library in the 2850 square foot apartment.
The kitchen has white cabinets and appliances along with tile counter tops.
The unit does have central air but there is no washer/dryer in the unit. And parking is available next door.
The apartment is listed $95,000 under the 2006 purchase price.
Is this a deal for this much space in this location?
Louise Study at Baird & Warner has the listing. See the pictures here.
Unit #3A: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2850 square feet
- Sold in October 1988 for $365,000
- Sold in May 1992 for $515,000
- Sold in May 2003 for $925,000
- Sold in August 2006 for $1.04 million
- Currently listed at $945,000
- Assessments of $2071 a month (includes heat)
- Taxes of $15,000
- Central Air
- No washer/dryer in the unit
- Parking available next door
- 3 fireplaces
- Bedroom #1: 17×13
- Bedroom #2: 17×11
- Bedroom #3: 13×11
- Family room: 15×13
- Library: 18×13