Neighborhood: Promontory Cooperative, Chi - Hyde Park
19th Floor, 2500 gross sq. ft.,72 feet of lakefront view in Mies Van De Rohe's first building in America. When 19D & 19E were combined walls were removed/built to create a more hospitable layout with more spacious rooms, e.g the 19E kitchen was removed & the remaining one in 19D doubled in size. A formal dining room open to an adjacent lake view sunroom was created. Kitchen & baths were modernized. The master bath was enlarged to include an exercise area with mirrored lake views. The 19E master bedroom & living room were combined to make a grand space (33' x 17') with private and open areas having magnificent, unobstructed views of Lake Michigan. The kitchen is masterful. The floor has deep grey stone flooring; the walls and cabinets are soft toned. Every inch of the quarter-sawed ash veneered cabinet space was planned out for optimum use and has unusual storage places. Built in are an electric oven, combination microwave, dishwasher, Sub Zero refrigerator and induction cook top. The eating peninsula with granite counter has room for 2-3 bar height chairs placed to watch the gorgeous, unobstructed sunsets. A small bedroom was removed to enlarge the 19D master bedroom and its bath. The nursery or "kid's" bedroom faces west to the sunset and is next to the powder room and master bath. The third bedroom, away from the others, is used as a guest room/study with full bath. The apartment now has two back doors, one in a work room (laundry?) and adjacent to the service elevator; the other is in the kitchen with direct access to the garbage pick-up area. The 19D entry was removed. The 19E front door now opens to a sophisticated entryway and guest arrival area, which could be used easily as a lovely library and/or for a piano. These areas have end-grain, solid, walnut parquet flooring. Reasonably priced monthly parking is just across the street (as is a Zip car station). The assessment ($2053/month) includes real estate taxes (deductible), all utilities, cable TV/fast internet, Wi-Fi throughout, full time guard, & 24/7, twice daily garbage pickup. The building is debt free, without special assessments & has a $2 million reserve fund.