East Lake Shore Drive District: Chicago’s Most Prestigious Place to Call Home

Posted by Helaine Cohen on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 12:39pm.

East Lake Shore Drive Condos For Sale

With just eight buildings, constructed with historic European design principles in mind, the East Lake Shore Drive District remains Chicago’s most prestigious place to call home.  The homes were all built in the early 1900s, but altogether designated a Chicago landmark in the mid 1980s.

One of the buildings is The Drake, made famous by the likes of Princess Diana, Winston Churchill and Hollywood blockbuster films such as “Mission: Impossible”.  However, the remaining seven high-rise buildings are just as prestigious, as they house multi-million dollar homes, incredible city and lake views and original, upscale design elements.

The Drake Tower offers 30-stories of residences, as well as wine cellars, an exercise room and a business center.  The Mayfair includes typically three-bedroom units with a large terrace and deeded garage parking.  In comparison, 199 E Lake Shore Drive has a 24-hour doorman, parking, an exercise room and more, while 999 N Lake Shore Drive includes a rooftop deck with lake views.

While all of the homes within the East Lake Shore Drive District are luxuriously appointed, they also all share a fantastic location.  Close to Oak Street Beach and Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile, the district is Chicago’s most prestigious place to call home.

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Designed By Benjamin Marshall, This Extraordina...

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$11,500,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 9,672 ft²

Residential

199 East Lake Shore Drive #10-11e, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10509049

Designed By Benjamin Marshall, This Extraordinary 9,600+ Sf Residence Is Being Offered For The First Time In 25 Years. Imagine Gatsby Style Entertaining In Grand Rooms Enriched With High, Detailed Ceilings And Fireplaces Throughout. Spanning Two Levels Of Elegance, Each Of The 23 Rooms Commands I...

An Unparalleled Penthouse With 1,000 Square Foo...

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$5,150,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,232 ft²

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199 East Lake Shore Drive #ph10w, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10459644

An Unparalleled Penthouse With 1,000 Square Foot Private Terrace. Breathtaking, Unforgettable, Unobstructed Views Of Lake And City From Terrace And Residence. Penthouse Room Leads To The Terrace, Easily Accommodating 100 People For The Best Party In The City. 6 Hugely Oversized Windows Provide U...

Exquisite Fully Renovated & Redesigned 4,745 Sq...

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$3,499,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,745 ft²

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219 East Lake Shore Drive #7cd, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10262939

Exquisite Fully Renovated & Redesigned 4,745 Sq Ft 3 Bedroom Condo With Expansive Lake, Beach, And City Views On Prestigious East Lakeshore Drive. Direct Elevator Entry Into Limestone Foyer & Gallery Opening To Stunning Living Room With Fireplace. Library/family Room W/bar & Balcony. Fabulous G...

This Beautiful Duplex Evokes Classic European E...

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$2,900,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,000 ft²

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199 East Lake Shore Drive #4w, Chicago, IL

MLS® #09814062

This Beautiful Duplex Evokes Classic European Elegance. Enjoy Lake Views Through Picture Windows From The Living Room And Master In This 3 Bedroom, 3.1 Bath, 4000 Sqft Residence At 199 E. Lake Shore Drive. Highlights: Grand Lr W/room For 2 Seating Areas Has Patterned Hdwd Floors, Fireplace & Lake...

Sensational, Total Renovation Of An Expansive H...

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$2,500,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 3,600 ft²

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229 East Lake Shore Drive #4w, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10511410

Sensational, Total Renovation Of An Expansive Home At A Prestigious East Lake Shore Drive Address. Brand New Interior, Just Completed By Hewitt Horn & Lichten Craig, Offers Gracious Room Sizes & Modern Amenities, While Maintaining The Integrity Of This Historic Building. Beautiful Herringbone Flo...

Motivated Seller! One Of The Finest Historic Bu...

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$2,500,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 5,700 ft²

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209 East Lake Shore Drive #3w, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10506337

Motivated Seller! One Of The Finest Historic Buildings In The City, 209 E. Lsd Was Designed By Renowned Architect Benjamin Marshall And Remains An Iconic Jewel In The Gold Coast. This Prestigious Coop Offers Graciously Proportioned Residences, A Service-oriented Staff, An Unexpected Private Garde...

Fabulous East Lake Shore Drive 3 Bedroom, 3 Ful...

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$2,250,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths

Residential

189 East Lake Shore Drive #2e, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10429899

Fabulous East Lake Shore Drive 3 Bedroom, 3 Full & 1 Half Bathroom Unit At The Mayfair With An Incredible Extra Large 622 Sq Ft Private Terrace! Enter Into A Grand Foyer That Leads To A Custom Open Kitchen W/two Islands, Top Of The Line Finishes & High-end Stainless Steel Appliances- Subzero, Bos...

A Rare Offering On The Most Beautiful And Famed...

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$1,875,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Residential

219 East Lake Shore Drive #5d, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10410491

A Rare Offering On The Most Beautiful And Famed Block In Chicago; East Lake Shore Drive. The Exquisite Renovation Of This 3br/3ba Condo Maintains The Vintage Aesthetic But With A Modern And Transitional Design. You Will Also Love The High Ceilings, Spacious Rooms And Two Juliet Balconies! The Vi...

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