Lake Shore Drive Co-op - The Perfect Gold Coast In-Town Apartment
1448 North Lake Shore Drive is a co-op apartment building in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast on the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Burton Place, one block east of Astor Street. Featuring a mixture of mansions, architecturally significant greystones, and luxury lakefront condos and co-ops, the Gold Coast has been a destination for prominent Chicago families since the 1880s. In that Golden Age, developer millionaire developer Potter Palmer commissioned the most prominent architects of the day to design the Gold Coast’s finest residences. In 1978, the district was added to the National Register of Historic Places and the Gold Coast has repeatedly been included among the richest urban neighborhoods in America. Designed by architects Childs & Smith in 1926, who were inspired by the painted decoration in the Château de Blois in the Loire Valley, the impressive Bedford stone and brick building offers six, seven, and eight room apartments, many with 10-foot ceilings, on private and semi-private floors Residence 1C, however, is special and is only one of two maisonettes in the building with a private entrance off the oak paneled and faience tiled lobby. Totally renovated to the highest standards, this ideal pied-à-terre is a rare Gold Coast offering. 1448 is one block away from the entrance to Lincoln Park, with benches for relaxing and reading and open green space to walk your dog. A short walk along Astor Street, to the corner of Goethe, you will find children enjoying Goudy Square Playlot Park. In keeping with the historic district, the soft surface playground features ornamental metal fencing, period light fixtures, brick paths, and a bronze drinking fountain with a turtle, frog, and fish produced by Walter Arnold. Residence 1C is within walking distance to Chicago’s fine restaurants, hotels, parks, shops, museums, and the Magnificent Mile. You could not choose a better location or finer residence for your dream pied-à-terre.