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1500 N Lake Shore Drive Co-ops

Posted by Linda Shaughnessy on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 at 10:58am.

1500 N Lake Shore Drive

1500 N Lake Shore Drive is the only Chicago co-op designed by Rosario Candela, the master architect of the most coveted Manhattan co-ops

1500 N Lake Shore Drive Co-op

The Building

Standing 25 stories on the corner of Burton Place and the lakefront, 1500 N Lake Shore Drive houses 57 apartments on full and private floors, as well as several duplexes, with 11-room layouts spanning 6,000 square feet. True to Candela’s design aesthetic that featured terraced setbacks on high floors, 1500’s crown jewel was the 18- room penthouse, often referred to as “the bungalow,” with its own reflecting pool and gardens. However, the two maisonetttes with private entrances on street level, are equally significant considering that one was offered for sale in 2011 for $6.25 million. The exceptionally wide corner lot presented Candela the opportunity to include an on-site parking garage and porte-cochere, unique among vintage condo and co-op buildings.

The limestone and brick façade in the French Renaissance style sets the tone for the sumptuous lobby and common areas fitted with millwork and marble imported, along with tradesmen, from Italy. No expense was sparred from the $5 million cost for land and the building, to the team of architects and engineers who prepared, over a period of only 22 months, 850 descriptive drawings and 50,000 blue prints for residents who had the option to customize their own interiors, which always included a silver vault and a wood-burning fireplace. Sold before its completion in 1929, 1500 was immune to the bad economic climate of the day.

 Who was Rosario Candela?

Rosario Candela was a master architect of luxury co-op apartment building planning and design. A Sicilian immigrant who graduated from Columbia Architecture School in 1915, his co-op buildings became the most coveted Manhattan addresses for the city’s wealthiest families. Replacing mansions along Fifth and Park Avenues, the luxury apartments exemplified the opulence and grandeur of the Gilded Age. John D Rockefeller’s 20,000 square foot triplex at 740 Park Avenue had 37 rooms with grand foyers the size of ballrooms and 960 Park Avenue was described as 12 mansions built one-on-top of each other. Candela’s portfolio of co-op buildings redefined luxury living in the 20s and remain prized possessions today.

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1500 North Lake Shore Drive #7-8b, Chicago, IL - $3,250,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 4 Beds
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  • 5,000 SQFT
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The Best Of The Best! Enjoy 5,000+ Sqft Of Elegant, Renovated Living Space On Two Levels In One Of The Gold Coast's Most Exclusive, Service-oriented Coops. The Vision Of Ny Architects Ferguson And Shamamian And Designer Libby Cameron (recognized A...

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1500 North Lake Shore Drive #3a, Chicago, IL - $3,150,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,540 SQFT
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Iconic 1920s Gold Coast Co-op Elegantly Appointed & Exquisitely Designed By Rosario Candela, Mcnally & Quinn In 1929. Private Elevator Entrance. Stunning Formal Entry Foyer. Large Scale Formal Lr & Dr Are Ideal For Entertaining & Offer Breathtaki...

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1500 North Lake Shore Drive #11-12b, Chicago, IL - $2,600,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 5 Beds
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  • 6,170 SQFT
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50% Financing Allowed. Elegant And Spacious Duplex Apartment In Prestigious Cooperative Building Designed By Rosario Candela And Built By Mcnally & Quinn In 1927. Grand Two-story Entry Foyer Gracefully Flows Between Public And Private Space With E...

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1500 North Lake Shore Drive #6c, Chicago, IL - $2,495,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
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  • 3,600 SQFT
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Completely Renovated & Highly Desirable "c" Tier In Gold Coast's Premier Co-op! Designed By Tom Stringer Design Partners & Featured In Luxe Interior Design, This Stunning Home Offers Exposures In Every Direction, Giving Breath-taking Lake, Park & ...

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1500 North Lake Shore Drive #9a, Chicago, IL - $2,099,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,435 SQFT
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Located In The Building's Prime Se Corner Tier, This Sophisticated 4,400+ Sqft Residence Is Ideal For Luxurious Living And Entertaining. The Architectural Details Including A Fireplace, Custom Moldings And Paneling, Hardwood Floors And Hardwood Fl...

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1500 North Lake Shore Drive #7a, Chicago, IL - $2,050,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
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  • 4,435 SQFT
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Best Buy In Building. Last "a Tier" Unit Sold For $3.1. Simply The Most Iconic & Elegant Gold Coast Co-op Building On Lake Shore Drive. Designed By Candela & Built By Mcnally & Quin. Gorgeous Views Of Lake, Beach, City From Smashing Updated "a Tie...

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Who was Rosario Candela?
Rosario Candela was a master architect of luxury co-op apartment building planning and design.

Rosario Candela

1500 N Lake Shore Drive Co-op

Rosario Candela was a master architect of luxury co-op apartment building planning and design. A Sicilian immigrant who graduated from Columbia Architecture School in 1915, his co-op buildings became the most coveted Manhattan addresses for the city’s wealthiest families. Replacing mansions along Fifth and Park Avenues, the luxury apartments exemplified the opulence and grandeur of the Gilded Age. John D Rockefeller’s 20,000 square foot triplex at 740 Park Avenue had 37 rooms with grand foyers the size of ballrooms and 960 Park Avenue was described as 12 mansions built one-on-top of each other. Candela’s portfolio of co-op buildings redefined luxury living in the 20s and remain prized possessions today.

 

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Listing information last updated on December 7th, 2019 at 9:05am CST.