Live the Gold Coast Dream in this 1-Bedroom Vintage Beauty: 1255 N. State Parkway


This 1-bedroom in The Churchill at 1255 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast just came on the market.

The Churchill was built in 1924 and has 64 units.

This is an oversized 1-bedroom with 1100 square feet and 3 exposures.

It has a foyer and a dining room.

The unit has hardwoods throughout along with crown molding and high ceilings.

The kitchen has upgraded wood/glass cabinetry, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

There are Waterworks fixtures in the baths.

The listing says the building has new elevators and a shared roof deck.

It has central air, washer/dryer in the unit but no parking. There is a rental lot directly across the street.

The assessments include everything except Internet.

Is this the dream for those who love vintage Gold Coast character?

Amy Morro at Baird & Warner has the listing. It is agent owned. See the pictures here.

Unit #5D: 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, 1100 square feet

  • Sold in December 1996 for $126,000
  • Sold in May 2003 for $298,000
  • Sold in April 2012 for $256,000
  • Currently listed for $329,000
  • Assessments of $1284 a month (includes heat, a/c, electric, gas, doorman, cable, exterior maintenance, scavenger, snow removal)
  • Taxes of $4364
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 18×12

15 Responses to “Live the Gold Coast Dream in this 1-Bedroom Vintage Beauty: 1255 N. State Parkway”

  1. Great vintage unit in a great location if you can afford the HOAs!

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  2. What is the point of a virtual tour link that just replicates the photos? I was hoping to see the layout looking at it…grrrr

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  3. this is an incredible bargain

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  4. Awesome 1 bedroom apartment!!!

    The layout makes it seem bigger than 1100 sqft. I will say this is the best place Cribchatter featured this past 2 weeks.

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  5. Great vintage unit.

    Yes, the HOA fees are high for a condo, but maybe not for a vintage condo. Here’s my new measure: per square foot (subtracting taxes and HVAC). Assuming about $200 a month for heat and A/c for this place, the unit has an HOA fee of about $1 per square foot.

    Vintage buildings are going to be about 80-120 years old. They are not going to be much over 10 stories high and with about 50-75 units at the most. This building has 64 units and is a 92 year-old building. I think that $1 per square foot for a vintage HOA is about the going rate.

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  6. Not my style but looks nice

    say 10% down
    ~1450 P&I
    ~415 T

    3149 /mo

    would you rent this for that?

    maybe? I don’t know a ton about gold coast rents

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  7. Pretty nice. But what’s with people leaving monitors/tvs on the kitchen counters for the pics?

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  8. “But what’s with people leaving monitors/tvs on the kitchen counters for the pics?”

    Did you miss the microwave over the stove? Or did you want to change it up because its friday?

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  9. “Waterworks fixtures in the baths”

    i call b.s. looks like only the faucet and maybe the sink in the powder room. the fixtures in the full bath are dated

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  10. “..3149/mo. Would you rent this for that?…”
    That equates to $2.86 psf.
    Fwiw although it’s an apple to this vintage orange building, across the street at 1230 N State a rehabbed 1450 sq ft 2 bedroom 2 bath unit has been marketed for rent asking $3350/mo. ($2.48 psf) and is still available. And also recently at 1230 building, a rehabbed 1000 sq ft 1 bedroom 1.5 bath unit was rented for $2050/mo ($2.05 psf). The buildings provide similar amenities imo

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  11. “Live the Gold Coast dream”

    Guess that proves the theory that one mans dream is another mans nightmare.

    Nothing about this place makes me want to place an offer. Not my style, location, or use of square footage.

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  12. Laura Louzader on March 18th, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    What a great one-bed apt, the high HOA notwithstanding. It had darn well better be great for over $300K.

    This is a beautiful building in one of the best locations in the city, and you get a very high level of service and amenity for your HOA.

    The unit is finished beautifully. In a perfect world, I’d buy this place to live in, and a separate commercial place, like a small storefront, to practice messy hobbies in.

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  13. I listed a studio condo in here about 10 years ago. The assessment was almost as much as the mortgage payment would be. We ended up selling to a cash buyer for way under list price.

    This building’s location has an interesting history. It used to be an “apartment hotel” catering to celebrities and other VIP’s on long vacations or business stays. That whole stretch of Goethe was one swingin’ scene back in the 60’s what with the Pump Room, the Playboy Mansion, and Maxim’s disco all just steps away.

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  14. Cool info Gayle as always.

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  15. Ummmmm….the post above and listing says stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The photo says otherwise.

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