Love City Views? A 3-Bedroom River North Penthouse: 150 W. Superior

150 w superior PH4 view approved

This 3-bedroom penthouse at 150 W. Superior in River North came on the market in March 2016.

It’s a southeast corner unit with a private 300 square foot terrace with views of the downtown skyline.

The unit has 12 foot ceilings and crown molding.

The kitchen has luxury stainless steel appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf, Viking and Bosch along with granite counter tops.

The master suite has a spa-like bathroom.

It has the other features buyers look for including central air, washer/dryer in the unit and 1 car parking is included, with a second space available for $45,000.

This is a boutique building constructed in 2006 with just 54 units and a doorman.

Do the downtown city views beat the lake views?

150 w superior PH4 living room approved

150 w superior PH4 kitchen approved

150 w superior PH4 terrace approved

Nicole Tempesta at City Point Realty has the listing. See all the pictures here.

Unit #PH4: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, no square footage listed

  • I couldn’t find a prior purchase price
  • Currently listed for $1,249,900 (includes 1 parking spot, a 2nd spot available for another $45,000)
  • Assessments of $1597 a month (includes doorman, cable, Internet, lawn care, exterior maintenance, scavenger and snow removal)
  • Taxes of $16,455
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 14×16
  • Bedroom #2: 12×11
  • Bedroom #3: 10×11

38 Responses to “Love City Views? A 3-Bedroom River North Penthouse: 150 W. Superior”

  1. Laura Louzader on March 29th, 2016 at 6:03 am

    What a wonderful apartment. This is a truly beautiful place, and it’s huge and comfortable, with nice appointments. The high ceilings and high windows really make the place.

    The HOA seems a little high for an almost-new building, but I guess it is reasonable for amount of space, and for the high level of service and amenity. Also, it’s a small association for a high-rise, with only 54 units.

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  2. I’m very underwhelmed for $1.25MM and the assessments

    Kitchen is horrible and this is owned by a trustfunder

    The only think they might get credit for is if the used Bocote Vs a stained Oak

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  3. Nice place on an absolute scale but for the money and HOAs i have to agree it’s a bit underwhelming. I like the kitchen myself except it seems a bit small. At least this place isn’t awash in boring whites and grays like so many these days.

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  4. Oh my the potential in this place!!!!!! This place in the correct hands would be able to wow the most CC’er of the CC’ers.

    But the ass. fee’s, what in the world? if HOA is that high then list price has to come down to compensate.

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  5. this view won’t get messed up too badly by the tower being constructed directly to the south, but it will effect it a little bit..

    some units in this building are fairly cheap compared to the area, I believe some units have literally a view of a brick wall as their only view

    seems nice enough, but this is gonna be what like 8-9k a month? Still a better deal than some of the ‘penthouse rentals’ I’ve been seeing in these new construction rental buildings

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  6. I love the outdoor space.

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  7. “Do the downtown city views beat the lake views?”

    Not.Even.Close. If you’ve every lived on the lake, with an endless lake view, you appreciate the ever-changing scenery. City views are static, with the exception of the effects of weather. Lake views are dynamic.

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  8. “Lake views are dynamic.”

    only when its daytime

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  9. “the 300 sq ft terrace” – the realtor knows the square footage of the terrace, but can’t be bothered to find out the square footage of the unit?

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  10. OK, maybe lake views are not so dynamic at night. Thought I did enjoy watching the airplanes lining up over the lake. And moonrise was pretty cool. But I concede that the city views at night are better than lake nothingness.

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  11. “the realtor knows the square footage of the terrace, but can’t be bothered to find out the square footage of the unit?”

    LOL! well i guess to be fair the terrace is square and easy to measure with a standard male shoe.

    “But I concede that the city views at night are better than lake nothingness.”

    Lake view in the day and city view at night, is what you want. hence the reason me and MiuMiu talk up OMP and 340 on the park. you get the best “protected” views of both.

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  12. Boring Beige…..Does not have the look of a 1.2 million dollar condo, especially that kitchen…..

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  13. “Does not have the look of a 1.2 million dollar condo, especially that kitchen”

    Look past the personal taste and staging of current owner and see the potential. I agree nothing screams 1.2mil, and those HOA’s aint helping. High-rises built in the last decade or two do not get 12 foot ceilings and a large terrace (most dont get any outdoor space).

    Just think of how awesome you can make that dining living area flow into the terrace. the focal point shouldnt be the fire place nor the tv over it. Just by changing that it will look like $900k condo.

    BTW when is the huge sectional fad gonna go away? I gag every time i walk into someones house. They are fugly and belong in a suburban basement. All they do is overpower a room and limit your spacing options.

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  14. Who is the typical buyer of these units? DINKs? Current owner looks like a partner at a law firm or a director at an ibank?

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  15. “Lake views are dynamic”

    Yes the few months a year when they really are dynamic. Boats people etc.

    “City views are dynamic”

    Literally 24/7/365 it is always changing moving and people are coming and going.

    A blend of lake and city are best. My Lakeview high rise unit had east south and west views and it was incredible. I had sunrise views and a peek at the lake followed by south views of Wrigley and west views of the sunset and planes headed to OHare.

    The unit was small but the view got everyone who came over excited.

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  16. And later bring your takeout Protein Bar burrito home and watch TV again.

    Oh, man, now I’m craving a quinoa chicken chili bowl from Protein Bar…

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  17. **Editor’s Note**

    Just a reminder about the “rules” of Crib Chatter. The furniture and items in the closet or on the counters won’t be there when you buy the property. While we HAVE discussed staging and obviously paint colors/furniture/staging CAN impact a sale and even a sales price, please refrain from commenting on the furniture. This isn’t a design blog. It’ll be your couch when you move in.

    I removed the comments pertaining to what was in the closet. Really? That’s not relevant. Please stick to the property.

    Thanks!

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  18. This would be cheap for new york. the fictional Bud Fox paid $950,000 for his unit and that was the 80’s.

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  19. Bud fox had a penthouse too.

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  20. People that say the lake view isn’t good at night are like the suburban people justifying living in the suburbs by saying “you get more bang for buck”. There is nothing comparable to living on the lake. I felt like I lived in a piece of art when I lived on the lake. And I was asleep at night so lack of lake view was ok. Now I have city views and who cares. I miss the lake.

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  21. “There is nothing comparable to living on the lake.”

    Yeah, the cold windy days all fall, winter and spring; the vast expanses of ice in the winter. The darkness at night. The crowds outside your door all summer long. I lived on the lake with a view, and I was not that impressed.

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  22. I didn’t live in the lake, so who cares about crowds? The crowds are on the beach, not in my apartment. And the cold, windy days are the most dramatic view of the lake. The darkness of night juxtaposed by the serious moonlight, illuminating the sky. And in winter, the lake fiercely attacking an unsuspecting lone biker, challenging him to a duel. You either appreciate Mother Nature or you don’t. And if you don’t, get to Schaumburg asap.

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  23. “And I was asleep at night so lack of lake view was ok.”

    Apparently Gonefishin goes to sleep at 4:30pm in December.

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  24. “vast expanses of ice in the winter” – there is rarely a vast expanse of ice over the lake in winter. Far more common is the formations of a multitude of ice rings that move around the water like a board game. If an expanse of ice forms, it undulates from the motion of the waves beneath. It’s so cool to watch.

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  25. “And if you don’t, get to Schaumburg asap.”

    Hahaha the only place to live is on the lake or in Schaumburg!

    However, city views in my opinion are much, much more exciting than some vast expanse of blue. My view had a city and lake view, and I much preferred the city view.

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  26. “While we HAVE discussed staging and obviously paint colors/furniture/staging CAN impact a sale and even a sales price, please refrain from commenting on the furniture”

    So if I am looking to buy a home and my *agent sends me the link to this place, I look at it and say NO the place is too small for that list price.
    Well its not a small place its just that the f’ing sectional is so dang big (not that pretty either) it overpowers the whole room and brings the scale of the place smaller. Because of this the seller shrinks the buyer pool effectively lowering its potential selling price.

    So on cribchatter i am not “allowed” to talk about the couch (staging) when it directly impacts the selling price of the home?

    You are kidding yourself if you think colors or presentation in a home for sale doesnt affect buyers, people are not logical. realtors know this and is why they “make” you repaint to neutral colors when you are going to sell.

    I think all is up for grabs when you present us a property to CC. And even 8 year later the comment you let stay, yet delete a comment about a shirt is more confusing than anything UrbanMommy used to post considering she moved to the burbs she lambasted once a the kid was school age.

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  27. Only a mental midget would let wire hangers or a too-big couch impact their decision-making and property valuation process. Ridiculous.

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  28. “Only a mental midget would let wire hangers or a too-big couch impact their decision-making and property valuation process. Ridiculous”

    Wow, the wire hangers joke didnt go over to well. Am i getting that old to where my references to pop culture dont translate or is the pop culture i use not pop anymore and has become old fogey?

    But on to the couch, ask any realtor how many ridiculous things will throw off a buyer. the next thing i say will get me stabbed by all the wonderful ladies here, SidV when you get married you will understand the blows of the wind. One day its a light breeze, the next its a full on hurricane, later that day it can even go bananas and blow upside down. It can be a gentle summer breeze, but all it takes is a wrong placement of a table or a phone call from a sister and it becomes a tornado for sometimes a week.

    My wife (the smart logical one in the relationship), completely said absolutely no to a home viewing based on a streetview picture due to it having something like a hooptie parked in front of the nextdoor neighbors and the streetview of a “rundown” house across the street.
    I and our agent did talk her into going to a showing. The hooptie was nowhere to be found, and the neighbors were recent empty nesters that were super sweet. The house accros the street was recently bought and remodel was underway when we were there.
    But guess what, because her first impression was so negative, she went into it negative. She found so many random things she didnt like about the place, almost all were off the wall batshyte crazy. Dude one was, “I dont like the way the back yard smells, its probably the new deck or fence, and it wont go away unless we replace it. do you want to pay extra for that?”

    Remember logic is not in play when we are humans and are servant to our minds wandering and frantic perspective. SO YES something like a couch can and does play a factor in place you will call HOME. (and also spend thousands of dollars on).

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  29. The high assessments include “lawn care” and “snow removal”.

    I think lake views are overrated. I’ve lived and worked in buildings with lake views. The lake really isn’t that “dynamic”. It doesn’t move that much, it’s not the Pacific ocean. I think the lake looks static. A few months of the year you get some boats buzzing slowly around. Big whoop.

    The western view (city) is much more dynamic because of weather patterns, sunsets. A western view is better than an eastern view.

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  30. Groove’s interior decorating style is ‘basic bitch’. His house is full of bed pillows from Target that say ‘dream’ in cursive and more than one wall mounted sculpture with phrases like “Live Love Laugh” and “Oh La La”. There, of course, is the obligatory print of a generic French streetview of a boulangerie hanging in the kitchen, and the rear entrance has white beadboard cabinets for the mudroom (or in Groove’s case to save a buck or two it’s T1-11 board painted with a coat of white primer). There are at least a couple of lladros and most furniture has a little fiberboard in it.

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  31. Where to start?

    “His house is full of bed pillows”

    Yes, and couch pillows, and chair pillows. no words on them though

    “from Target”

    no home decor from target, Ikea yes, actually a lot from Ikea. also Homegoods/TJ Maxx.
    From target we do have one cheap bookcase/shelf thingy for the laundry room. Probably a shower curtain for the basement bathroom that’s it.

    “phrases like “Live Love Laugh” and “Oh La La””

    Oh gosh no. there has never been tacky phrases in a groove home. We did have an accent chair in the front room that has some french words srcibbled all over it as its design. it lived one year before the cat ripped it and we reupholstered it to something less tacky.

    “obligatory print of a generic French streetview of a boulangerie hanging in the kitchen”

    Rule no. 39 for groove home decor, there is to be no paintings or enlarged photo’s of any other city only chicago. so yes there is the obligatory print of the chicago skyline in the home, and few 1940 chicago streetview hood prints.

    “rear entrance has white beadboard cabinets for the mudroom”

    A chicago sized home has space for a mudroom? is that possible?

    “There are at least a couple of lladros”

    and when did we become 80 year olds with a china cabinet with a collection of lladros, plastic on the couch, and you can only walk on the clear rubber walkway mats over the carpet? Okay can’t lie we do have a few from older family members who have passed.

    “most furniture has a little fiberboard in it”

    and this is bad how? Our tiny guest room is full on Ikea, and the cheap ikea stuff too which is probably 90% particle/fiber. So to keep up the the HomeDelete’s i should get 300lbs Amish dresser and an expensive antique bedframe/headbord to display my awesome BradF powers of ballerness.

    “Groove’s interior decorating style is ‘basic bitch’.”

    I would retort that your style is what ever the new potery barn catalog looks like this season, but i just remembered you live in Park Ridge. The land of the overuse of dark woods and cherry cabinets. The land of Dining room tables that are never used and look one step above an 1980’s italian/polish grandmas table just modernized a bit.

    Also no way in heck when you moved and paid for all the work done you had any left over to fill all the new home space with furniture you didnt have and didnt get any cheapo fiber board filler furniture. I bet you still have a lot of it cuz you said “we’ll just get this for now until we pay off the construction loan”.

    So how is those “staycation” the past few years been, while you are still paying to keep up with the Park ridge Jones’s?

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  32. groove I’m just fuckikg with you a bit. chill out. you started complaining about coat hangers and other decor and I thought the basic bitch meme was apropos.

    my basement is all IKEA. basements in park risge flood, remember? and who buys Amish? there are way too many backwards incestuous pedophile freaks in that closed and patrichal culture. I wouldn’t give them even a penny.

    and I live in long grove. park risge was just a ruse to throw people off.

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  33. “there are way too many backwards incestuous pedophile freaks in that closed and patrichal culture. I wouldn’t give them even a penny.”

    Lay off the Amish, here are inbreds: http://cdn.timesofisrael.com/uploads/2013/09/f111007DV041-e1378973790967.jpg

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  34. “So on cribchatter i am not “allowed” to talk about the couch (staging) when it directly impacts the selling price of the home?

    You are kidding yourself if you think colors or presentation in a home for sale doesnt affect buyers, people are not logical. realtors know this and is why they “make” you repaint to neutral colors when you are going to sell.”

    That is correct. It has always been the rule of Crib Chatter. This isn’t a design blog. We’re not here to talk about the furniture.

    Of course all interior design matters in selling a place. Clutter matters. Light bulbs burnt out in the bathrooms matter. Nasty window dressing matters. The color of paint on the walls matter.

    But that’s not the point of this blog. We’re talking about the actual property- not the design. It can all be changed after you move in.

    There’s always going to be someone who doesn’t like the couch. Or who thinks the beige walls are too…beige.

    So what?

    I don’t want to read your interior décor opinions unless it’s about actual staging- which we discussed not too long ago (whether certain properties would be better off actually staging.)

    This couch isn’t “staged.” And you know it.

    Again, this has always been the “rule” of Crib Chatter. For over 8 years.

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  35. “Of course all interior design matters in selling a place. Clutter matters. Light bulbs burnt out in the bathrooms matter. Nasty window dressing matters. The color of paint on the walls matter

    But that’s not the point of this blog. We’re talking about the actual property- not the design..”

    So then we should not have the list price on the subject properties either. as even you agree it maters and would affect the selling price, so then there is no need to have listing price on Cribchatter either.

    Well actually we shouldn’t have the address either, since we can only talk about the ACTUAL PROPERTY. the area and buildings around it is off limits just like the decor. even though the neighborhood its in does alter selling price just like decor/staging but we have to talk about the actual property.

    and the property location can be changed just like the decor. might be a *bit harder, but can be done.

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  36. Bri Bri,

    Oh just as a wonderful example of the logic you have bestowed upon me. You delete the post about too many short sleeve shirts, yet the post of helmethofer typical rhetoric right above yours is still there as I type.

    hey this your sand box, I am just playing in it.

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  37. “Groove’s interior decorating style is ‘basic bitch’.”
    I would retort that your style is what ever the new potery barn catalog looks like this season, but i just remembered you live in Park Ridge. The land of the overuse of dark woods and cherry cabinets. The land of Dining room tables that are never used and look one step above an 1980’s italian/polish grandmas table just modernized a bit.

    Yeah – that is a fair description of many neighbors in PR. But there are some younger people changing that look.

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  38. Those kitchen cabinets look like the stereo/entertainment center I assembled myself back in 1981. It looked great in our double-wide.

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