This grand penthouse pad is perched atop stately 6 North Michigan Avenue, a deluxe condominium tower situated in Chicago’s historic Michigan Boulevard district. Built over a century ago and designed by Richard Schmidt in 1899, the historic brick building was the tallest in Chicago, being topped with a 10-story tower, a pyramid, a temple and an 18-foot-tall weather vane shaped like a female figure. It used to be the HQ of the Montgomery Ward Company, meant to increase its clients’ trust, and also had a public observation deck. Later on the tower and the temple were taken away for reasons of safety. Yet, the observation deck has been preserved and encased in glass and the building was renovated in 1923 and completely restored in recent years.
The 22-story building’s penthouse (Unit 1901) is sprawled over 6,400 square feet of four levels of living space and over 2,000 square feet of terrace, being suitable for an expanded family. Totaling 12 rooms, including four-bedrooms, 4-full and 1-half bathrooms, dining room, family room, grand entry hall, great room, living room and kitchen, the luxury pad looks over Millennium Park and enjoys spectacular views of Chicago skyline. The gourmet kitchen is fitted with top-of-the-line appliances, such as dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave oven, double oven, refrigerator with wine storage space, and washer.
Listing details include 20-foot vaulted ceilings, skylight, fireplace, hardwood, slate and tile flooring, natural gas heating, 2-car parking space, patio, deck and terrace.