Want to Live on the Top of the World? A 2-Bedroom at 175 E. Delaware in Streeterville

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This 2-bedroom on the 90th floor in the John Hancock Building at 175 E. Delaware in Streeterville recently came on the market.

The Hancock is one of the tallest condo buildings in the world.

The units above the 90th floor are considered to be the highest places to live on the globe.

Originally a 3-bedroom, this is now a 1767 square foot 2-bedroom with 2.5 baths.

It faces north and has lake and city views as well as two operable windows so you can get a lake breeze.

Both full bathrooms are marble.

The master bathroom has a bidet, whirlpool tub, shower and heated towel bar.

There are taupe and burgundy marble floors in the living areas along with heated floors in the dining room and kitchen.

There’s a galley kitchen and I can’t tell what color the cabinets are (white or gray.)

There’s no washer/dryer in the unit but the Hancock now allows it to be added. The listing says the half bath “would be perfect for a w/d.”

Parking is rental in the building and the unit has wall air conditioning.

The listing says this is the first time this unit has been available in 27 years but it was on the market last year from June to November 2017.

Originally priced at $729,000, it was reduced $30,000 and is now listed at $699,000.

For those who love views, is this unit a dream come true?

Margaret Nagel at Conlon has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #9003: 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1767 square feet

  • Sold in December 1986 (no price listed)
  • Sold in November 1993 (no price listed in the CCRD)
  • Originally listed in June 2017 for $729,000
  • Withdrawn in November 2017
  • Re-listed in January 2018 for $699,000
  • Assessments of $1736 a month (includes security system, doorman, cable, exercise room, pool, lawn care, scavenger, snow removal)
  • Taxes of $8854
  • No central air- just wall units
  • Coin laundry (but w/d can be put in the unit)
  • Parking is rental
  • Bedroom #1: 16×12
  • Bedroom #2: 19×10
  • Foyer: 8×6

32 Responses to “Want to Live on the Top of the World? A 2-Bedroom at 175 E. Delaware in Streeterville”

  1. Props to the realtor for listing this as a 2 bedroom, even though the third bedroom was opened up for more living space.

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  2. Props to the current owner for somehow not finding a way to mount a TV in the half bath.

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  3. This place has a 60’s/70’s Vegas/Reno vibe

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  4. Props to the HOA for letting assessments go through the roof. Heat & air conditioning, gas, nor parking are included, yet they still have to cough over $1700+ for an outdated unit that can’t sell for $700k.

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  5. “TAUPE AND BURGUNDY MARBLE FLOORS GRACE THE MAIN LIVING AREAS”

    this is not a selling point

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  6. lol are you kidding me? $1,700 a month for HOA fees? This place will never sell.

    If you buy this place, you are a huge sucker. Your HOA fees are most likely paying for other peoples expenses in the building that are not owners. THey have clearly not done the math correctly.

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  7. JAN TERRI WOULD LUVS TO LIVE HERE LOLZ!
    ALL CAPS LISTING IN BROKEN ENGRISH IS KEY SELLING POINT. HAHA.
    CALL RENO 9-1-1.
    GO EAGLES!!!!!!

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  8. this would sell fast in Miami

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  9. I know friends who used to live on the 80th floor. Props to the owner who has updated their unit. It’s not a very re-hab construction friendly building. Many units still have everything original kitchens and bathrooms.

    The assessments are high. But the building has never had a special assessment, ever. The reserves are probably huge. There is no brick and thus no tuck pointing. I doubt the windows will ever be replaced. I assume assessments go towards elevators and maintenance.

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  10. This building will need a re-cladding and window replacement soon, hopefully they are building a nice reserve to cover that.

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  11. Props to Sabrina for featuring this property (this prop?).

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  12. This is not a 60’s or 70’s look. This is 100% a 1980s rehab…and boy did they go all out. What a time capsule. Calling Gordon Gekko!

    Testament to quality materials though.

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  13. Rose colored hexagonal sink. Lawdy. Haven’t seen this since my youth.

    I take back my previous comment though – – not 100% 1980s…The kitchen was redone more recently than that…much more recently.

    One pet peeve: Who leaves toiletries out for a photo shoot?

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  14. I don’t know if this is Star Wars, Star Trek, or Barbarella.

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  15. “The kitchen was redone more recently than that…much more recently.”

    and yet they kept the 80s-era double oven???

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  16. @ anon (tfo).
    Yes.

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  17. So it would still be $3K just to live here once the mortgage was paid off. That may be ok for a live-in owner but that is expensive for a second home. And many people are buying up second home condos in that area.

    I’ve always loved the building and great views. Back in 2002 or 2003 there were some good deals on spaces in this building. Had a realtor pushing me in that direction. Would have been a cool place to live.

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  18. Anyone know if the hallways have been updated or the water pressure is decent?

    I’d like to leave near a Cheesecake Factory. 😉

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  19. And Benihana!

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  20. I’ve been in several units in this building that were much more homey than this one appears. I just hate what they’ve done to this poor, humble 1960’s apartment. Everything seems far too ornate. Not that I wouldn’t consider buying it, because the views alone are worth the price. But I’d want to spend about $200,000 extra undoing all the damage that’s been done.

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  21. As it is, I work on the 84th floor of the Sears Tower so I get almost as good views absolutely free. I just have to show up with my laptop. Makes me doubt I’ll ever buy a Hancock unit.

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  22. “Props to the HOA for letting assessments go through the roof. Heat & air conditioning, gas, nor parking are included, yet they still have to cough over $1700+ for an outdated unit that can’t sell for $700k.”

    First, I’m assuming its an all electric building. There wouldn’t be gas.

    Second, there’s a pool and other amenities which ALWAYS adds on costs.

    Third, it’s good it doesn’t cover the parking because the garage just had to be completely redone (as will ALL parking garages in Chicago due to salt damage that builds up over the course of several years) and this would have cost millions. They have finished it so it’s all nice and new, but those in the Hancock didn’t pay for that.

    Fourth, with 700 units, there must be at least 10-15 doormen on staff as well as 20-30 maintenance men. Does anyone else know the staffing in the Hancock? Just think- they basically have to have one full time person who simply records all the packages that arrive every day. With 700 units, even if only half of those are occupied, can you even imagine what the package room must look like?

    Other large buildings in River North/Streeterville have staffs of at least 25-35 and the Hancock is even bigger. There are more corridors where recycling has to be collected every day, the hallways have to be vacuumed, the elevators have to be cleaned.

    All of those people cost a lot of money. Then they also have to add to the reserve and pay for normal maintenance.

    Actually, $1700 a month doesn’t sound so awful given the age of the building and level of service.

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  23. Sabrina

    While I’d agree tbHat there are some nice amenities and good
    Levels of service that number still still seems a bit out of proportion to the size of unit and age of this building. There are other old buildings with less units that have the same amenities and level of service. And that service need should scale with the size or number of units. The 300 unit building with smaller staff would be proportionally lower right?

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  24. It’s really a three bedroom. I think this HOA is on par with any three bedroom in the GC.

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  25. “other old buildings with less units that have the same amenities”

    None of the others get you a guaranteed table at the Cheesecake Factory!

    More seriously, how many of them have indoor pools, and still have assessments under $0.85/sf/month (that is, ~13% less that here; if it’s w/in 10%, it’s not really different) AND has never had a special assessment?

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  26. I’d be averse to living here (assuming I had the money) because of the horrible “popping” you get while taking the elevator up that high. I assume it’s something you can get used to, but still…

    Does this unit has “no diagonals?” Whenever I see an MLS listing for a Hancock unit, the first sentence or two always states this if in fact there are “no diagonals” on the windows. Obviously a major selling point.

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  27. Interior reminds me of the 80’s Manhattan party scene in Crocodile Dundee where he messes up that one guy’s cocaine. They should do a sequel and film it in Chicago, then Mick can go out into the Oak Street beach tunnel and teach the thugs what the deal is: http://kilo943.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/crocmain_555076a.jpg

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  28. like most indoor pools, there is very little usage.
    The pool is incredible. Simply incredible. It’s on par or better depending on features with the pool at the Park Hyatt. I am making the comparison as the Park Hyatt pool is accessible as a hotel guest.

    There are also sauna rooms.
    =
    There is a mail room. The building has its own zip code.
    there is on-site dry cleaning (or there used to be)

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  29. Why do people complain so much about assessments? A lot of 1 bedroom high rises are 600 a month for assessments – start adding bedrooms and sq. footage and the math is no out of line.

    Don’t like those assessments? The don’t live on the 90th floor of an iconic building. Live in a SFH or a under 8 unit condo.

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  30. Why do people object to me saying I work in the Sears Tower? Five down-votes? Did I sound arrogant? You just never know what might offend people.

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  31. Dan, are you 4? You are worried about strangers on the internet not liking you? People downvote here just for kicks. Grow up.

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  32. Good point, GoneFishin. I don’t care that much what they think. I was just puzzled as to the negativity re. that message.

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