1430 North Astor 17A
- Chicago, IL
Sold | February 2023 | $561k
Dramatic throughout with exceptional finishes 1430 North Astor is a spacious two-bedroom apartment with a well-designed layout featuring walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. The oversized foyer features porcelain flooring and opens to both sides of the space. An exceptional living and dining area with cherry flooring is surrounded by an abundance of natural light featuring stunning views of Lake Michigan, the Gold Coast neighborhood, and Chicago’s Skyline.
The elegant kitchen design was created to use every inch and offers the maximum level of counter space and storage. Perfect for city living and entertaining with Kohler fixtures, KitchenAid appliances, gorgeous cabinetry in wenge high gloss, quartz counters, and glass backsplash. The kitchen flooring is porcelain. An exceptional level of storage space with customized closets and shelving including a full-size stack washer and dryer room is a plus.
The primary suite is a true retreat - ever-changing views of the city through floor-to-ceiling windows with auto control shades and parquet wood floors in black. Complemented by a spacious bathroom that features a large double vanity, quartz counters with backsplash in glass, porcelain flooring, and a large separate shower. The ideal 11 x 6 customized walk-in closet finishes the room.
The second bedroom is being utilized as a library and media room, perfect for working from home and relaxing with an abundance of light and parquet wood flooring in black. The second bath is finished with quartz counters and porcelain tile.
Only three units per floor and all front to the rear offer windows that are visible east to west. The apartment was fully renovated in 2015 including all new electrical, plumbing, many windows, and wall removal creating the exceptional space we see today.
Astor Villa is a desirable boutique high-rise condominium building in the Gold Coast Astor District. Just 50 condominiums over 20 stories with full rooftop decks, fitness center, and 24-hour door staff. Designed by Arpen Group Architects this wonderful building sits in the most excellent location. A quick walk to the lakefront, Oak Street Beach, and all that the Magnificent Mile area offers.
Possibly the perfect pied-a-terre.
The Gold Coast Historic District is luxury, personified. Gold Coast, as the name denotes, is one of the finest neighborhoods in the country. Growing in the wake of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, the legendary neighborhood gained an early reputation for affluence as it was home to many important Chicago families who have contributed to the social, cultural, and economic history of the city. To this day, it maintains this air of prestige, ranking as one of the most expensive areas of Chicago and the 7th most affluent urban area in America.
Bordering the Lake Michigan shoreline, Gold Coast is part of Chicago's Near North Side community area, roughly bounded by Chicago Avenue to North Avenue and the Lakefront to Clark. Historic mansions, boutiques, celebrated restaurants, and historic hotels line the main streets as several sections awaken at night.
Living in the Gold Coast
In the Gold Coast, you’ll find vintage row houses mixed with doorman high-rises, mid-rise condo buildings, and co-ops. The blend of architecture is part of its allure. The historical styles vary from Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque to Georgian Revival, but several prominent 21st-century high-rises dominate the skyline.
Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s more expensive districts. Home prices in Gold Coast are generally in line with their other nearby neighborhoods with glamorous penthouses and opulent mansions fetching the highest prices.
A Night Out
Chicago’s most glittering neighborhood is a trove of Michelin-starred dining and trendy food spots, including Somerset, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugos Frog Bar & Fish House, Maple & Ash, Le Colonial, La Storia, and Margeaux Brasserie. After dinner, take a quiet twilight stroll north of Division and enjoy some of the neighborhood’s romance and historic architecture. If it’s a cocktail you’re in the mood for then you're in luck. Be sure to try the old-fashioned hotel bar Sparrow for sugar cane spirits.
The Perfect Sunday
Since Gold Coast is home to the Magnificent Mile, you’ll want to take full advantage of all the luxurious shopping awaiting you. Just off Magnificent Mile are smaller but-oh-so-chic designer stores and posh salons lining Oak Street. If you fancy yourself a book lover, then you may also enjoy spending a quiet afternoon in the 100+ years-old Newberry Library, which is home to over 1.5 million books.
Like most Chicago neighborhoods, Gold Coast is a walker’s paradise. Even so, there are abundant local transportation options for getting around the city. By train, you’re 17 minutes from The Loop, 25 minutes from the Merchandise Mart, 32 minutes from Union Station, and 25 minutes from Millennium Park. You’ll have access to several CTA train lines and bus routes. Major highways are also fairly easy to access by car.
Culture lovers will have their pick of art, music, and theater in the Gold Coast. Perhaps one of its most famous landmarks is the Museum of Contemporary Art, which has grown to include more than 2,000 works of contemporary art. The historic Charley-Persky House, created by two of America’s most famous architects – Louis Sullivan and his young apprentice Frank Lloyd Wright – is another Gold Coast favorite. Fans of theater can drop in to see a play at A Red Orchid Theater, an edgy theatre company on Wells Street, or see a Broadway show at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in the Magnificent Mile. Each year in June, Gold Coast co-hosts the Gold Coast River North Art Fair at Grant Park, a family-friendly fair that features everything from paintings to sculpture and jewelry from 200 juried artists, plus live music, food, beer, wine, and sangria. Lastly, the stunning Cathedral District bordering Gold Coast is a must-see for architecture fans.
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