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Chicago co-op apartmentVintage Condos and Pre-War Co-ops

 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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1500 North Lake Shore Drive #7-8b, CHICAGO, IL - $3,995,000

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 (recogni...

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219 East Lake Shore Drive #7cd, CHICAGO, IL - $3,895,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,745 SQFT
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Exquisite Fully Renovated & Redesigned 4,745 Sq Ft 3 Bedroom Condo With Expansive Lake, Beach, And City Views On Prestigious East Lakeshore Drive. Direct Elevator Entry Into Limestone Foyer & Gallery Opening To Stunning Living Room With F...

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2450 North Lakeview Avenue #5, CHICAGO, IL - $3,500,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 8,000 SQFT
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Where Else Can You Find An 8,000 Square Foot Renovated Home For Less Than $500 Per Square Foot?! Family Friendly, Prestigious, Service Oriented Building W/ All Amenities, Perfectly Located Right Across The Street From Lincoln Park. Full Floor Resi...

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1500 North Lake Shore Drive #11-12b, CHICAGO, IL - $3,200,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 6,170 SQFT
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Sophisticated Elegance In The Gold Coast!! Spacious Duplex Apartment In Prestigious Building Designed By Rosario Candela And Built By Mcnally & Quinn In 1927. Refined Traditional Decor With 21 Windows With Fabulous Lake Exposure. 5 En-suites...

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1430 North Lake Shore Drive #14, CHICAGO, IL - $3,184,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
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"a Prominent Gold Coast Treasure" Best Describes The Stunning Renovation Of This Elegant Lake Shore Drive Residence. This Full Floor Unit With A Private Entrance Lives Like A Single Family Home In The Sky. The 45 X 12 Foot West-facing ...

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2430 North Lakeview Avenue #11-12n, Chicago, IL - $2,900,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 5,600 SQFT
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Gorgeous 5600sf Duplex 5 Bedroom Co-op With Breath Taking Lake & Park Views. Exceptional Architectural Details Throughout. Restored Wood Paneled Living Room & Library. Stunning Formal Dining Room, Gorgeous Mstr Suite W/his/her Baths & ...

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229 East Lake Shore Drive #4w, CHICAGO, IL - $2,850,000

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 Inte...

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1500 North Lake Shore Drive #6c, CHICAGO, IL - $2,795,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 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 Brea...

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1530 North State Parkway #3, CHICAGO, IL - $2,795,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,325 SQFT
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Distinguished, Full-floor Vintage Residence In One Of Gold Coast's Finest Co-ops! Located On Historic State Parkway Across From The Park And The Cardinal's Mansion. Offering An Expansive 4325 Square Feet Of Beautifully Proportioned &...

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33 East Bellevue Place #ph-w7, CHICAGO, IL - $2,650,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 3,500 SQFT
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Fabulous Duplex Penthouse In Coveted Gold Coast Location, Featuring 800+ Ft Of Outdoor Space On Both Levels (front Terrace And Rear Deck), 3 Brs Plus Family Room, Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen With Butler's Pantry, Large Master Suite With Two Walk-i...

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1500 North Astor Street #7, CHICAGO, IL - $2,595,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 3,739 SQFT
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Exquisite Full Floor Residence Of Landmark Patterson - Mccormick Mansion. Flooded With Light Boasting 10 Foot Plus Ceilings. Gracious Rooms With Soaring Windows, Pristine Inlaid Hardwood Floors And Rich Moldings Throughout. Four Working Fireplace...

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1500 North Lake Shore Drive #9a, Chicago, IL - $2,500,000

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 Hardwo...

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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 April 25th, 2019 at 11:39am CDT.

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