A 1-Bedroom Vintage Beauty in Benjamin Marshall’s 1200 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast

1200 n lake shore drive

This 1-bedroom in 1200 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast recently came on the market.

Built in 1914 by Benjamin Marshall, the building has just 13 units.

This 950 square foot unit faces north and west, so there aren’t lake views.

It has been renovated with top of the line finishes.

There are 10 foot ceilings and all new Marvin windows. The hardwood floors are original.

The kitchen was chef designed with a custom tile backsplash, white cabinets, leathered quartzite counter tops with bar seating and Viking, Bosch, Sharp and Fisher & Paykel appliances.

There is a marble bar and office niche in the hallway along with white cabinets.

The bedroom is en suite.

The bathroom has a heated floor and towel rack and a Villeroy & Boch sink and vanity.

The listing says the electrical and plumbing have been updated. There’s space pac cooling.

There’s no parking with this building, but valet parking is available next door. There’s also no washer/dryers in the units. There’s a laundry room in the building.

This unit sold just 5 months ago for $215,000. It has come back on the market renovated at $449,888.

Is this a vintage lover’s dream?

Christine Morgan at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #705: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 950 square feet

  • Sold in February 1998 for $190,000
  • Sold in November 2016 for $215,000
  • Currently listed for $449,888
  • Assessments of $1084 a month (includes heat, doorman, exterior maintenance, scavenger and snow removal)
  • Taxes of $1153 (this was a senior exemption)
  • Space pac cooling
  • No in-unit washer/dryer
  • No parking- but valet parking is available next door
  • Bedroom: 16×12

 

15 Responses to “A 1-Bedroom Vintage Beauty in Benjamin Marshall’s 1200 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast”

  1. No In unit Laundry, no Parking, High assessments, lovely vintage/updated unit, but no thanks

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  2. The building has 33 units, not 13.

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  3. 7th floor is way too low, you get the weekend warrior Harley jagoffs on LSD each weekend blasting their engines at 2am. And while the eye of the douche vortex has moved west to Wells St., Division still attracts it’s fair share of loud, unruly and obnoxious drunks. Agreed – no thanks, all the classy has long left that strip.

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  4. BAND PRACTICE SPACE!!!! JAN TERRI RAWKS!!!

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  5. I love the kitchen, but the lighting and tile choices are extremely “of the moment” and will likely look dated quickly.

    Also, 20% down makes the payments (inc tax and assessments) about $3K per month. Plus you’ll have to rent parking if you have a car. And send your laundry out.

    Lovely, but no thanks.

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  6. “eye of the douche vortex” – I’m totally stealing that line. But I think you’re wrong about Wells. The eye of the douche vortex is in River North.

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  7. So if it’s a 1 bed/1 bath unit and the bedroom is ensuite, that means guest have to walk thru the bedroom to use the bathroom. Also, the proportions of the bathroom vanity look odd.

    Otherwise, lovely unit.

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  8. I wouldn’t pay the price for LSD without a lake view. Living that far east can be inconvenient. Only busses are close by, even the new Sinclair Jewel will be a trek, the red line is far, etc. I would only put up with all that for a lake view.

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  9. “7th floor is way too low, you get the weekend warrior Harley jagoffs on LSD each weekend blasting their engines at 2am.”

    Does this matter even if you were on the 20th floor? Or the 40th? Or the 50th?

    Sound travels UP. You’re going to hear it no matter what floor you’re on.

    I used to live in a high rise that was over the underground Red Line. I was on the 17th floor. I could hear it, through the grates, every night. Additionally, I could also hear people’s conversations out on the sidewalk (again, usually at night when there were less cars and other ambient noise.) It certainly wasn’t a problem hearing motorcycles, revved engines and radios. Why is it that motorcyclists have to drive around with the radio at full blast in this day and age?

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  10. 450k and they installed one of those stupid sliding barn style doors… LOL

    I would want pocket doors at that price point!

    I mean seriously 1k assessments + 450k price… for less than 1k sqft? All for the pleasure of living on basically a highway? Oh this unit doesn’t even have a view of the lake… da fuq

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  11. “The eye of the douche vortex is in River North.”

    yeah on Hubbard from Clark to State
    and in the club zone on Ontario too of course

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  12. “Why is it that motorcyclists have to drive around with the radio at full blast in this day and age?”

    LOL because they want to hear their music over their 130db exhaust!!!

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  13. ” the proportions of the bathroom vanity look odd”

    Think that is an artifact of the fish-eye lens.

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  14. “AMAZING location. .. PRESTIGIOUS address”

    Oh, but no VIEW!!! What’s the point of buying on LSD with no view of the lake?

    ““eye of the douche vortex”

    That would be anywhere in RN which involves the Melman sons or Bill Rancic.

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  15. PS The loudest place in RN is living close to the firehouse/ambulance center at the swc of Dearborn and Illinois. Sirens, all night and all day.

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