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2500 Square Feet Of Elegance In This Vintage Duplex Penthouse: 3100 N. Sheridan In Lakeview

Mar 7 • Lakeview • 332 Views • 27 Comments

Ever wonder what the penthouses are like in the grand pre-war buildings of Chicago?

This 3-bedroom duplex penthouse in The Barry at 3100 N. Sheridan in East Lakeview recently came on the market.

It has a private entry off the elevator and 2 private terraces.

All 3 bedrooms are on the second level.

Vintage features include crown moldings, an Italian marble fireplace mantle, and arches.

The listing says it has a “newer” galley kitchen with maple cabinets and granite counter tops. It also has a 13×3 pantry.

It has features buyers look for like central air and washer/dryer in the unit. The listing says parking is “available.”

This penthouse appears to have last sold in 1986 so this is a rare opportunity to own this kind of space in this building.

Priced at $725,000, is this priced to sell given its uniqueness?

Paul Solitro at Dream Town has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #14D: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2500 square feet, duplex up

  • Last sold in 1986 (no price given)
  • Currently listed for $725,000
  • Assessments of $1877 a month (includes heat, gas, doorman, cable)
  • Taxes of $9579
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Parking is “available”
  • Bedroom #1: 17×13 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 13×10 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 18×10 (second floor)
  • Family room: 16×10 (main floor)

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27 Responses to 2500 Square Feet Of Elegance In This Vintage Duplex Penthouse: 3100 N. Sheridan In Lakeview

  1. KA says:

    While I appreciate the floor plan, it doesn’t help the listing. For the third bedroom, you would have to go thru one of the other two bedrooms to access a bathroom or go downstairs.

  2. wper says:

    The floor plan most certainly does help the listing.

  3. anonny says:

    wper: agreed. The pics are pretty underwhelming, but a review of the floor plan makes the place seem pretty great. Granted, if you’ve got two kids, having to go through one of the two bedrooms to access the bathroom is suboptimal. But I don’t think that would necessarily be a deal killer for us (with two kids). With one kid, there’s no issue at all.

    The broker needs to provide some details as to the parking that’s “available.”

  4. dahliachi says:

    I bet the master bath used to have a hallway entrance as well and the small bed/bath was he maids.

  5. dahliachi says:

    I bet the master bath used to have a hallway entrance as well ( easy to put back) and the small bed/bath was the maid’s.

  6. T.S. says:

    Oy. The decor is distracting here. Lovely space otherwise I’m sure, and the terrace is great.

  7. Barry says:

    I feel some strange attraction to this listing, can’t quite put my finger on it…

  8. homedelete says:

    Why do I doubt that anyone with children would ever consider purchasing this unit..

  9. Groove77 says:

    F’ing awesome place!!!!!!!

    why is it listed so low?

  10. helmethofer says:

    this is real city living. It’s more authentic that little Gold Coast area and its CVS amenity. You could pull off a real NYC life in this place.

  11. Mitch says:

    Damn, I love this place..minus the gold leaf. It has everything, top floor terraces, my obsessive love the fireplace…I would consider living in the city for something like this. Why is it priced so low?

  12. Kate says:

    I lived at The Barry. It is an exceptionally well-run building with lots of kids, families, etc. There is not parking however. It is “available” by renting in the neighborhood. I would guess the price is being impacted by the comps in the building and the assessments, which are typical of a vintage with this many elevators and amenities.

  13. jj says:

    This place on the first floor looks spacious and the terraces are great but the kitchen is SO narrow. Same with the hallway upstairs and the issue with the bedroom not having access to a bath. I think there is a lot of renovation necessary to make this more accessible as a living space.

  14. Vlajos says:

    “Why do I doubt that anyone with children would ever consider purchasing this unit.”

    Of course you would.

  15. Chloe212 says:

    “this is real city living. It’s more authentic that little Gold Coast area and its CVS amenity. You could pull off a real NYC life in this place.”

    Disagree though I’m admittedly unclear on what you refer to as NYC life. Most people in NYC aren’t living in a duplex on the water. And the location isn’t as desirable to me as units further south, closer to the action of Oak Street beach and the elegance of buildings/units nearby.

  16. old_hickory says:

    top floor, sweet terrace that would both be decently quiet and private is fairly unique.

    and the wood burning fireplace. would be such a perk to me.

    little too ornate though…and that parking issue. but price doesn’t seem too far fetched to me.

  17. mh says:

    I have children and would absolutely consider purchasing this unit. Are you nuts?

  18. Barry says:

    “why is it listed so low?”

    Even with the (seemingly) low list, you’re still looking at the better part of $6k/month PITA depending on mortgage.

  19. sonies says:

    “Why do I doubt that anyone with children would ever consider purchasing this unit..”

    because you’re a huge pussy?

  20. helmethofer says:

    “Disagree though I’m admittedly unclear on what you refer to as NYC life. Most people in NYC aren’t living in a duplex on the water. And the location isn’t as desirable to me as units further south, closer to the action of Oak Street beach and the elegance of buildings/units nearby.”

    There’s actually more density and action around the subject location, it’s near the park also, so it’s more like the Upper West side etc. The little rectangle area around Division/Clark/North/Oak Street beach actually has less activity and all you can walk to is the CVS. There’s nor really a park and Oak Street beach is full of tourists and you have to enter it through a urine-soaked tunnel, there’s no grass around, it’s less of a real neighborhood than up by Diversey and the park.

  21. Dan #2 says:

    This unit could be really special. I’m able to look past the lack of parking and the high assessment, because you don’t see many places like this. (I’m also trying to look beyond the horrible decorating scheme of the current owner).

    This is the kind of place you buy simply because you love vintage style and want a unique home. It’s doubtful you could ever make any money on it, considering all the money you’ll be spending on assessment, upkeep, possible special assessments and off-site parking. But you buy it anyway, because so few ever have a chance to own such a unit. The price actually seems reasonable taking all this into account. Can you imagine what a similar unit would cost on Central Park West? Maybe $14 million.

    Not to say north Sheridan Road in Lakeview is the equivalent of CPW – maybe only East Lake Shore Drive has that kind of status here. But this is the type of penthouse you often see for sale on CPW at stratospheric prices.

  22. Dan #2 says:

    Agree with Helmet that I like this neighborhood better than the Gold Coast. But for whatever reason, it doesn’t have the same status. I imagine this unit would cost well into the millions if it were on Astor Street or thereabouts.

  23. matthewlesko says:

    I would argue that this place isn’t ornate enough. Personally, I feel like if you’re gonna do gold leaf, you need to go all out. This place is trying to tiptoe into ornate, but chickens out. It could use A LOT more gold leaf / gilt, as well as some wrought iron too. It’s also really lacking in marble, which I think would give this place a more cohesive look. The counter and chairs in the kitchen are pretty cool though and they’re almost nailing the look there.

  24. homedelete says:

    matthewlesko’s funniest comment yet!

  25. matthewlesko says:

    homedelete, I really don’t see what’s so funny about that comment. I just think they could’ve gone with a Tuscan Villa sort of look. Especially with that great outdoor space. Maybe done some cool brick painting on the outdoor walls, put up a pergola, etc. You could entertain out there and have many buona sera.

  26. Chloe212 says:

    “There’s actually more density and action around the subject location, it’s near the park also, so it’s more like the Upper West side etc. The little rectangle area around Division/Clark/North/Oak Street beach actually has less activity and all you can walk to is the CVS. There’s nor really a park and Oak Street beach is full of tourists and you have to enter it through a urine-soaked tunnel, there’s no grass around, it’s less of a real neighborhood than up by Diversey and the park.”

    If density and proximity to central park is the benchmark for comparisons, upper west side makes no sense. UWS is far less dense than the UES. And I don’t consider the uws or the ues touristy.

  27. Gorgeous and exceptional. The decor is just surface- this place blows away almost everything else I’ve seen in the same bracket in that area.

    The assessments are reasonable for the space and the taxes aren’t too bad, either. The lack of parking might be a problem for some people, but high rise dwellers in Lakeview are used to having to scrounge for parking. You can rent monthly at the parking garage on Broadway just south of Belmont.

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