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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$8,885,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 9,672 ft²

Residential

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

MLS® #10650886

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...

This Dramatic Penthouse In A Classic Vintage Bu...

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$6,995,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 7,462 ft²

Residential

189 East Lake Shore Drive #ph18, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10661498

This Dramatic Penthouse In A Classic Vintage Building On East Lake Shore Drive Has Been Completely Renovated With The Finest Of Materials. Over 7400 Square Feet Of Luxurious Finishes With Expansive Lake & City Views Plus An Additional 550 Square Feet Of Private Outdoor Space - A Rare Find In This...

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

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$4,900,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,232 ft²

Residential

199 East Lake Shore Drive #ph10w, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10665036

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...

Extraordinary Opportunity To Create A Gorgeous ...

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$3,750,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,836 ft²

Residential

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

MLS® #10650951

Extraordinary Opportunity To Create A Gorgeous Custom Home On Chicago's Most Iconic Street. The 10th Floor Is One Level Of A 10,000 Square Foot Residence (see Listing For 10-11e) That Is Being Offered Combined Or Divisible Into Two Spacious Homes. As It Is Currently Configured, You'll Find Grand...

Extraordinary Opportunity To Create A Gorgeous ...

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$3,750,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,836 ft²

Residential

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

MLS® #10650938

Extraordinary Opportunity To Create A Gorgeous Custom Home On Chicago's Most Iconic Street. The 11th Floor Is The Top Floor Ph Of A 10,000 Square Foot Residence (see Listing For 10-11e) That Is Being Offered Combined Or Divisible Into Two Spacious Homes. As This Floor Is Currently Configured, You...

4 Bedroom Residential Property in Chicago, IL

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$2,600,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 3,600 ft²

Residential

229 East Lake Shore Drive #5e, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10615634

Sensational, Total Renovation Of An Expansive H...

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$2,500,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 3,600 ft²

Residential

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...

Stunning Move-in Condition Half Floor Unit At T...

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$2,200,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,974 ft²

Residential

179 East Lake Shore Drive #23w, Chicago, IL

MLS® #10708508

Stunning Move-in Condition Half Floor Unit At The Drake Tower Co-op! Rare Opportunity For A High Floor Unit With Unobstructed North Lake Views, And West And South City Views That Fill The Home With Light. The Unit Is 2,974 Sq Ft With Three Spacious Bedrooms And Two And A Half Bathrooms. Beautiful...

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