A Look at Chicago's Most Expensive Penthouses For Sale in Early 2017

Posted by Helaine Cohen on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 1:23pm.

Luxury PenthousesWhy are penthouse condos in Chicago so popular? As a luxury home buyer, perhaps you find yourself asking a similar question, wondering if paying a premium to live on the top floor is actually worth the added expense. 

To answer that question, though, let’s first dive into some of the advantages a true penthouse condo offers. First, there’s something to be said about the status a penthouse condo carries, which for many luxury buyers, is reason enough to seek out a top-floor unit. 

Penthouses in Chicago also tend to offer more living space than a lower-level unit, which of course is a highly desirable characteristic for anybody who specifically needs or wants a lot of extra room. And of course it goes without saying that, depending on the building, a penthouse condo in Chicago will always offer the best views, which if you’re lucky enough to live near the lakefront, is sometime that will never grow tiresome. 

CHICAGO PENTHOUSES FOR SALE STARTING AT $1 MILLION

20 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

This One-of-a-kind 2 Floor Penthouse Is An Ente...

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$8,990,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 9,300 ft²

Residential

415 East North Water Street #ph05, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10459898

This One-of-a-kind 2 Floor Penthouse Is An Entertainer's Dream-the Entire Top Floor Is Dedicated To It, With A Full Size Basketball And Racquetball Court, A Large Jacuzzi And Steam Room, And A Wraparound Porch With Endless, Unparalleled Views Of The Lake And City! Located In One Of The Most Covet...

Experience This Massive, One-of-a-kind Penthous...

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$4,850,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 6,800 ft²

Residential

400 West Ontario Street #pent, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10360773

Experience This Massive, One-of-a-kind Penthouse In The Heart Of River North. As You Enter The Sprawling 6,800 Square Foot Property Via Private Elevator, You Will Be Captivated By Soaring Floor-to-ceiling Windows Offering Unsurpassed Views Of The City Skyline. Spill Out Onto The Awe-inspiring Wr...

Enter Into This Breathtaking Completely Renovat...

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$4,750,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,800 ft²

Residential

500 West Superior Street #2801, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10427894

Enter Into This Breathtaking Completely Renovated Top Floor Penthouse! This Fully Equiped Smart Home In River North Includes An All-new Floor Plan Designed By Kristy Yarbrough. Soaring 14 Ft Ceilings & Sensational Panoramic Views Thruout. 4800 Sqft Of Pure Living Space & An Addtl 1000 Sq Ft Priva...

Instantly Feel "i'm Home" In This Stunning Full...

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$3,975,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 6,000 ft²

Residential

888 South Michigan Avenue #ph2, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10345964

Instantly Feel "i'm Home" In This Stunning Full-floor Penthouse With Breathtaking Views Of The Chicago Lakefront And Cultural Mile That Make A Perfect Backdrop For Every Decorating Style. Enhancing The Vista Is An Open Floor Plan Great For Family Living And Entertaining. The Owners Designed Every...

The Heritage, Most Exquisite 4,300 Sqft Penthou...

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$2,900,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,300 ft²

Residential

130 North Garland Court #5502, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10167029

The Heritage, Most Exquisite 4,300 Sqft Penthouse Duplex On The Market With Stunning Views Of Millennium Park And The Lake From Every Room. This Spectacular Ph Unit Offers 3 Super Large Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Dining Room, And Living Area Featuring Double Height Ceilings Of Approximately 22ft Of...

The Fordham. Finest Building Steps From Michig...

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$2,900,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,803 ft²

Residential

25 East Superior Street #4401, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10115280

The Fordham. Finest Building Steps From Michigan Avenue. One Of A Kind Half Floor Penthouse. Very Luxurious And Spacious. Over 4800 Sq. Ft. With 4 Private Balconies And Views Of East, South, West And North. Spectacular Views Of Lake And City Views. All Rooms Has Oversized Windows, Are Sunny And...

Spectacular 3000+ Sqft Private Terrace With Uno...

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$2,500,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 6,088 ft²

Residential

910 South Michigan Avenue #1903, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10362836

Spectacular 3000+ Sqft Private Terrace With Unobstructed Lake & Skyline Views! Over 6000+ Sqft Of Living Space Overlooking Millennium Park, Bean, Buckingham Fountain, Museum Campus, Pier! Impressive Foyer Greets You And Your Guests Upon Entry. Luxury Finishes Throughout Include: Cherry Hardwood, ...

Sublime Contemporary Penthouse In The Sky! Neve...

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$2,450,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,993 ft²

Residential

600 North Fairbanks Court #ph3801, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10461047

Sublime Contemporary Penthouse In The Sky! Never Before Available (and Last Remaining) 01 Penthouse In The Coveted, "curved" Lake View Tier Of Starchitect Helmut Jahn's Glassy Streeterville Tower. 3000 Square Feet Of Shimmering Glass And Steel With Unmatched Postcard Views Of Lake Michigan, The C...

This 47th Full-floor Penthouse Has An Astoundin...

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$2,395,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,957 ft²

Residential

200 North Dearborn Street #4700, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10485039

This 47th Full-floor Penthouse Has An Astounding Private Roof-top Terrace With Postcard Views In Every Direction. The Impeccable Construction Quality And High-end Design Is Immediately Evident As You Step Off The Elevator Directly Into The Gracious Foyer. This Leads To An Open Floor Plan With 1...

Upon Entering Through The Impressive Foyer, You...

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$2,275,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths

Residential

450 East Waterside Drive #3001, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10422559

Upon Entering Through The Impressive Foyer, You'll Instantly Notice The Exquisite Designer Influences Throughout. Over $625,000 In Upgraded Finishes Were Added To This Spectacular Penthouse W/11 Ft Ceilings! Gorgeous Views Of The Lake, Navy Pier And Chicago River From Every Room. From The Living ...

Rare Offering In The Heart Of River North - A L...

NEW Photo of Listing #10524654
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$2,150,000 New

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,357 ft²

Residential

600 North Kingsbury Street #506, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10524654

Rare Offering In The Heart Of River North - A Luxurious Three-story Penthouse With Panoramic Views Of The City, River And Ward Park. This Flooded With Light Home In The Sky Features 4300+ Sqft Of Living Space, 6 Outdoor Patios/balconies, A Dramatic Two-story Living Room With A Fireplace, 3 Spacio...

Renovations Completed: Price Significantly Belo...

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$2,150,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,056 ft²

Residential

319 West Erie Street #ph, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10507245

Renovations Completed: Price Significantly Below 2017 Purchase Price Plus Renovations $s. This Is Truly An Awesome River North Penthouse At 319 W Erie. Home Features: River North Location-art Gallery District; 4,056 Sq Ft Livable Space; Private Elevator Opens Into The Home; 2 Private Outdoor Dec...

Helaine Cohen, Chicago Real Estate Broker

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