Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood is synonymous with historic buildings and classic architectural styles, helping make it one of the top places in the city to search vintage condos. And while there's no shortage of elegant condo buildings with loads of charm and character, here's where you'll find some of the most desirable vintage condos in the area.
1200 N. Lake Shore Drive
One of these buildings is located at 1200 N Lake Shore Drive. This exceptional building offers 12-floors, containing a total of 55 condos within its walls. The condos for sale at 1200 N. Lake Shore range from one- to two-bedroom designs. Sophisticated, with old-style elegance, the homes commonly include original and restored hardwoods, plus upgraded appliances and finishes.
Constructed in the early 1900s, the high rise was the first of its kind built in the area. With a 24-hour doorman, the building also provides a rooftop sundeck, storage lockers and a bike room. While parking is not offered on site, it can easily be leased from a property just next door. The building sits simply a short walk from stylish Michigan Avenue and prestigious dining options.
1260 N. Astor
With views of area parks, the vintage luxury building at 1260 N Astor provides for the bonus of just a small, select number of residential units. This exceptional building includes some three-bedroom, up to 3+ bath units, with large floor plans that allow for plenty of living and entertaining space. Common features of the homes include the custom kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces, and a mix of hardwoods and carpeting. The homes commonly feature high ceilings, as well, with some recently renovated units.
First constructed around the early 1930s, residents enjoy the option of nearby parking and the inclusion of some separate storage rooms. The Art Deco-style building initiates some sensational Lake Michigan and downtown views, located on one of the city’s most historic streets.
1300 N. State Parkway
Meanwhile, the condos of The Ambassador Chicago enjoy custom, eat-in kitchens, wide-plank hardwood flooring and upgrades throughout. These luxuriously appointed, vintage units are part of a boutique building first constructed around 1920, once the Ambassador Hotel.
The high-end building entertains residents with a sundeck, gardens and a dog run. Meanwhile, for recreation, residents have the option of a basketball court or fitness center. In addition, there’s a parking garage for the convenience of residents.