Chicago’s Gold Coast is the most sought-after neighborhood in the city. To live in a mansion, you’d expect to pay around $3.3 million. Beekman Place offers Gold Coast living at a quarter of the price… This 3800-square-foot home in a gated cobblestone community lists for only $ 1,325,000.
This gracious end unit townhome is located in the Gold Coast’s finest gated community. Enjoy the privacy of a single-family home, with the carefree maintenance of a condo. Located within three blocks of Lake Michigan, Mag Mile, Old Town, and the prestigious Latin School, this home is appropriate for both contemporary and traditional home style preferences. Formal entertaining and the heart of the home are found on the second floor. The living room includes a fireplace with carved wood mantel and granite hearth.
A significant difference between this and other homes you’ll visit is the grand room sizes – rare in contemporary floor plans of this era. The 22-foot-wide interior allows for two distinct seating areas in the Family and Living Rooms. High ceilings and windows on three sides create wonderful light and leafy green privacy.
The dining room can easily accommodate 12, for a holiday meal, which is easily prepared in the oversized kitchen with its stainless steel appliances, yards of granite counters, walk-in pantry, and a peninsula for casual dining/homework. Currently separated from the Dining Room, the kitchen could easily be opened for those who prefer more casual floor plans.
The first floor Family Room includes a gracious entry foyer from the cobblestone courtyard and attached garage. The Family Room includes maple cabinetry and bookcases which provide a tone of both luxurious but light-not dark and overpowering. With a wet bar and French Doors leading to a lovely landscaped bluestone patio, you may prefer to entertain guests on this level!
The master suite encompasses the whole third floor with a bay window/bench seating plus seating area, four generous closets, an oversized master bath/spa, and study/den with thoughtful built-ins. The fourth floor includes three well-sized bedrooms and two baths.
This home is listed for $1.325 million with Anne Rossley and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.
Deidre Woollard served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods. Her love for luxury real estate led her to work at realtor.com and two of the top real estate brokerages in Los Angeles as well as doing publicity for properties around the world.