850 Lake Shore Drive lures high-profile clientele with sprawling units and luxury amenities
Back in 1927, Chicago’s society class celebrated a new building at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Chestnut Street: the exclusive Lake Shore Athletic Club, which would serve as a prestigious locale for sporting and social activities for the next several decades. And while the private club stopped operating in the 1970s, the historic Jarvis Hunt-designed building at 850 N. Lake Shore Drive is still attracting the city’s “who’s who” today.
Located where the Gold Coast meets Streeterville, 850 Lake Shore Drive reopened last year as a 198- unit luxury apartment building. Residences offer studio to three-bedroom floor plans with 772 to 3,794 square feet of space and rents ranging from $2,590 to $12,000 per month.
“850 Lake Shore Drive has quickly established itself as the residential building for high-end renters in the city because of its large layouts, lakefront location and amenities that are just about the best the city has to offer,” said Kathleen Ullo of @properties, the exclusive leasing and marketing firm for 850 Lake Shore Drive.
Ullo noted that the 04 and 06 tier, one-bedroom, one-bath units offer up to 1,156 square feet – significantly larger than the average unit size in most new construction buildings in Chicago. Residences in both tiers offer large living and dining areas and a spacious master suite which overlooks Lake Michigan. Upscale features include hardwood flooring, Bosch stainless steel appliances, Wood-Mode cabinetry, granite countertops, in-unit washer and dryer, and marble and porcelain baths.
Residents also enjoy the luxury amenities at 850 Lake Shore Drive, which include a 24-hour doorman; indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa; fitness center; dog run; rooftop deck; and 3,500-square-foot White Room lounge area with seating areas, a bar, billiards table and flat screen TVs. Last summer, Chicago-born actor Billy Zane hosted a cocktail party in the White Room to celebrate Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of The Sound of Music.
Brokers currently have the opportunity to earn 150-percent commission for any 850 Lake Shore Drive lease signed by March 31st with a May 1st start date.
850 Lake Shore Drive is developed by Integrated Development Group LLC in partnership with National Real Estate Advisors. The property is managed by Seneca Real Estate Advisors with leasing and marketing by @properties. For more information, visit www.850lsd.com or call 312.915.0850.