What If You Were Rich? A 6-Bedroom Co-Op at 2450 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park

2450 n lakeview

This 6-bedroom full floor co-op at 2450 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park came on the market in January 2015.

Built in 1923 on Lincoln Park, it was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw, who mostly designed large mansion homes and churches.

This 12-unit mid-rise was one of the few high rise buildings he designed.

With 8,000 square feet, this unit has views facing every direction, including the Park and the Lake.

It has a private elevator which opens to a 43-foot wide gallery.

The house has many of its vintage features still intact, including crown molding and 5 (five!) wood burning fireplaces.

The kitchen has white cabinets, luxury stainless steel appliances, and a large island.

The unit has central air and a 11×10 laundry room.

This is one of the rare older co-ops that actually has its own garage, with 2-car parking included.

It is a full service building with a doorman and other building staff.

It is certainly quite a home in the sky.

Unit #10, one floor above, is also on the market and is listed for $8.95 million.

If you were rich, would you be setting your sights on one of these classic vintage units?

Debra Dobbs at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #9: 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 8000 square feet, co-op

  • I don’t have a prior sales price because it’s a co-op
  • Listed in January 2015 for $8.7 million
  • Currently still listed at $8.7 million
  • Assessments of $5287 a month (includes gas, doorman, cable, snow/lawn care)
  • Taxes of $68,346
  • Central Air
  • 5 wood burning fireplaces
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • 2-car garage parking included
  • Bedroom #1: 17×16
  • Bedroom #2: 17×13
  • Bedroom #3: 12×12
  • Bedroom #4: 14×11
  • Bedroom #5: 17×11
  • Bedroom #6: 12×7
  • Library: 21×16
  • Gallery: 43×12
  • Family room: 15×12
  • Laundry Room: 11×10


16 Responses to “What If You Were Rich? A 6-Bedroom Co-Op at 2450 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park”

  1. Laura Louzader on April 27th, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Yes I absolutely WOULD spring for something like this if I had the money. You’d better have a lot of money to support something like this.

    It’s just beautiful, and totally classic.

    I’d have to have a personal net worth of at least $30M to feel comfortable, though, because the kind of jobs that support something like this are rare and hard to replace.

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  2. Doubt the co-op board would let in a poor person with only a NW of 30 million to buy this place…

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  3. At almost $1100/ft I think there are better options in the city.

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  4. I’ll probably make an offer on it.

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  5. “Currently still listed at $8.7 million”

    after 4 months you probably should drop the price especially if you are competing with a unit one floor up.

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  6. I don’t even look at these listings. What’s the point? The .01% of people that can afford it can live in such excess, just like anywhere else, in whatever style they choose.

    “If I were rich?” – I would live modestly and invest the rest in something smarter; something that doesn’t cost $131,790 year in just property taxes and assessments.

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  7. “Max Pet Weight: 999”

    I’m out.

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  8. “Max Pet Weight: 999?
    Hopefully not a cat family, yeesh


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  9. “At almost $1100/ft I think there are better options in the city”

    Care to link to a few?

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  10. The place is nice, but honestly I don’t get the hotel lobby look in the living room.
    Cannot they use some nicer decor?

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  11. The alternative for those of us with larger pets:


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  12. “”I don’t believe in paying rent,””

    that article reminds me of latfh.com for some reason

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  13. “The alternative for those of us with larger pets:”

    I pictured your yurt as a little more upmarket:


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  14. They sell them at REI now.

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  15. Sold for 4,550,000

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  16. wait you mean $1100 a sqft is ridiculously high for Chicago in Lincoln Park? NO WAY!

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