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 Chicago Vintage Condos and Pre-War Co-op Apartments

Chicago Vintage Condos for Sale

 Discover the world of Chicago's pre-war condominiums and co-ops. Designed by the most prominent architects of that time, the attention to detail is evident from the moment you enter the lobby. Inspired by European castles and chateaux, these luxury condos and co-ops feature rich wood paneling, imported stone floors, hand painted beams, and leaded windows..The apartments have house-like layouts with high ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplaces, and many with maid's room that serve as a perfect home office. If you are looking for a good value and a spacious home you won't quickly out-grow, take a look at vintage condos and pre-war co-ops.  

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1335 North Astor Street #1c, CHICAGO, IL - $489,900

Residential, Attached Single
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,700 SQFT
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A True Hidden Gem In The Super Desirable Gold Coast Neighborhood Of Chicago, This Stunning And Highly Updated 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom Luxury Living Space Awaits You. Professionally Designed With Tremendous Style And Taste, This Amazing Property Is ...

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

Residential, Attached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 6,170 SQFT
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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 Exquisite Moldings And M...

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5555 North Sheridan Road #101-02, CHICAGO, IL - $850,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 3,000 SQFT
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This Is Truly An Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity To Own A 2-story Apartment That Lives Like A Single Family Home In The Benj. Marshall Designed Edgewater Beach Apartments. The First Floor Features A Gracious Foyer With A Beautiful Stair Leading To ...

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Photo of Listing #10514923

1500 North Lake Shore Drive #7-8b, CHICAGO, IL - $3,500,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 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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880 North Lake Shore Drive #14cd, CHICAGO, IL - $499,900

Residential, Attached Single
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
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Incredible Opportunity To Live In A True Piece Of Chicago Architectural Heritage In This Mies Van Der Rohe Designed Building. A Combined Unit Floor-plan, This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo Features Floor-to-ceiling Windows With Stunning, Corner View...

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179 East Lake Shore Drive #301, CHICAGO, IL - $499,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 985 SQFT
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Located On The Third Floor, Northeast Corner Of Drake Tower This Large Updated One-bedroom Apartment Is Elegantly Appointed With Detailed Moldings, Extensive Built-in Bookcases And Cabinetry In The Living Room And Bedroom. The Apartment Begins Wi...

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229 East Lake Shore Drive #4w, CHICAGO, IL - $2,500,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 3,600 SQFT
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Sensational, Total Renovation Of An Expansive Home At A Prestigious East Lake Shore Drive Address. Brand New Interior, Just Completed By Hewitt Horn & Lichten Craig, Offers Gracious Room Sizes & Modern Amenities, While Maintaining The Integrity Of...

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199 East Lake Shore Drive #10-11e, CHICAGO, IL - $11,500,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 9,672 SQFT
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Designed By Benjamin Marshall, This Extraordinary 9,600+ Sf Residence Is Being Offered For The First Time In 25 Years. Imagine Gatsby Style Entertaining In Grand Rooms Enriched With High, Detailed Ceilings And Fireplaces Throughout. Spanning Two L...

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70 East Cedar Street #6w, CHICAGO, IL - $850,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,400 SQFT
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Classically Elegant With A Modern Take, This 2400 Sf Residence Was Renovated By Award Winning Designer Eva Quateman Named By Lux Interiors As A "cool Traditionalist." Light-filled, With S, W, And N Views, And With 3br/3ba, A Gracious Lr With A W...

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1530 North State Parkway #7, CHICAGO, IL - $1,495,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,350 SQFT
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Step Off The Elevator Into This Gracious Full Seventh Floor Residence With Beautiful Views Of The Cardinal's Mansion, The Lake And Lincoln Park. Thoughtfully Designed Floorplan Separates The Large Tasteful Public Rooms, Suited For Formal Or Casua...

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50 West Schiller Street #g-2, CHICAGO, IL - $359,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
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Upper Duplex In This Intimate 1929 Andrew Rebori Cooperative Building With An Outstanding Private Courtyard Garden. Bring Your Architects And Designers To This Duplex With 3 Bedrooms/2baths And Galley Kitchen. Dramatic Living Space With 18 ' Cath...

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2244 North Lincoln Park West #d-2, CHICAGO, IL - $1,049,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,600 SQFT
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Rarely Available Vintage Residence Overlooking Lincoln Park! This Home Offers Three Generous Bedrooms Plus A Maid's Room, A Sun Room, And Large, Light-filled Living And Entertaining Space With Panoramic Views Of The Park And Landscaped Courtyard....

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 Learn more about Chicago's luxury co-ops

 


What is a co-op? real estate, Chicago, co-ops
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In Chicago, co-ops were the first form of apartment ownership, built between 1911-1929. The first “high rises” along the lakefront, .When you purchase a co-op you are purchasing shares of stock in a legal entity, usually an Illinois corporation, that owns the real estate. Along with the shares, you receive a Proprietary Lease that entitles you to occupy a certain unit. Instead of a deed, you own shares in the whole building.
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Shareholders in a cooperative also pay real estate taxes, but they do not receive individual tax bills. A single tax bill is issued to the corporation and shareholders’ proportional share of the total bill, based on the number of shares they own, is included in their monthly assessment, which explains why co-op assessments appear higher than condos.

How is a co-op different from a condo? real estate, Chicago, co-ops
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A co-op is different from a condominium only in its legal and financial form— the essential idea of ownership is the same. But instead of being simply “an apartment you own,” you are purchasing shares of stock in a legal entity, usually an Illinois corporation, that owns the real estate. Along with the shares, you receive a Proprietary Lease that entitles you to occupy a certain unit. Instead of a deed, you own shares in the corporation.
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The purchase options differ among co-ops, with a few cooperatives not permitting financing and others restricting borrowed amounts to 50% of appraised or purchase price. Further, banks don’t offer traditional mortgages on co-ops, but do have similar loan offerings that provide the same benefits.

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Listing information last updated on September 16th, 2019 at 5:50am CDT.

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