Breathtaking in scale, and stunningly detailed with unparalleled views, this architectural masterpiece is located on one of Chicago's most distinguished blocks - East Lake Shore Drive. This magnificent 4,232 square foot penthouse residence, built in 1913 by Benjamin Marshall, features a striking 1,000 sq.ft. private roof garden and perfectly proportioned rooms over three gracious stories accessible by a grand staircase and a private elevator that seamlessly connects all levels. This fabulous Gold Coast home features iconic views of Oak Street Beach, the Lake and gorgeous city streetscapes. Enjoy the beautiful natural light from N, S, and E facing exposures, all perfectly framed by the large windows throughout. This exquisitely designed sanctuary offers wonderful living and entertaining spaces in addition to three spacious bedrooms, a handsome library and three full and two half well-designed baths. Rich wood moldings, herringbone pattern hardwood flooring, intricate high ceilings, custom built-ins, and oversized windows are among the many discerning touches that grace the meticulous interior. You are welcomed into a magnificent entry gallery that leads you to the grand living room with 28 feet of the most beautiful east lake views. Adorned with a fireplace, coffered ceiling detail this room leads to the impressive dining room providing a seamless flow for grand entertaining. Your favorite spot will be the handsome wood-paneled library featuring a cozy fireplace and French doors leading to a lovely Juliette balcony. An all-white chef's kitchen with a windowed breakfast area and a built-in banquette overlooks the famous Mies van der Rohe streetscape. The welcoming kitchen is well appointed with a center island, plenty of storage and top-of-the-line appliances. The second level features all three bedrooms - the primary suite occupies a private wing of this floor. This relaxing suite features a fireplace, East lake views, a luxurious windowed bathroom with feathered onyx, a breakfast bar and two extensive custom walk in closets. Truly an oasis. Two additional spacious bedrooms feature gorgeous moldings, ensuite bathrooms and generous closets. You are welcomed to the cheerful third level by a large skylight and the French doors that lead you out to your private 1,000 square foot garden terrace....One of only 2 private terraces on this entire street. The terrace features the most incredible views of the lake and city. Full of life and yet relaxing, the terrace is surrounded by lush hydrangeas, trees, flowers, and a calming fountain. So perfect for outdoor entertaining. The third level also features a powder room, extra storage, a full laundry room and is all accessible all by the private elevator. 199 E. Lake Shore Drive is one of Chicago's premier white glove cooperatives with an exceptional full-service staff and private attached garage. This is a truly unique opportunity to own a remarkable residence in one of the most sought-after addresses in the world. Live your best city life in this elegant home.
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