It rises 89 stories above the heart of downtown Chicago’s Near North Side, running along the Chicago River and offering views of Lake Michigan.
Listed for $ 30 million, the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom penthouse at Trump International Hotel & Tower has three main selling points, according to the listing agent, Chezi Rafaeli by Coldwell Banker Realty,
At 14,260 square feet, it spans an entire floor
“The views are exceptional,” says Rafaeli. “There is nothing like it.”
Ceilings rise to 20 feet
Most of the units in this Trump Tower have 11 or 12 foot ceilings, which is half the height of this penthouse. Insulated glass windows provide protection from the cool lake breezes.
It’s a “vanilla box” – only the walls and the ceiling are raised
This upscale penthouse is ideal for a buyer with a special vision.
“It’s half over,” says Rafaeli. “The buyer still has the option of personalizing. “
Fixtures in bathrooms and kitchen fixtures must be added, and the choice of flooring will be left to the buyer. Central heating and air conditioning are already installed.
“This is one of the most unique properties in the city of Chicago,” Rafaeli says, “and she’s still waiting for someone to finish it.”
The interior listing photos are renderings of what the space might look like when built.
The unit includes four indoor parking lots and a private elevator. A utility room contains enough space for a washer and dryer.
Rafaeli says she has received two offers so far.
What attracts buyers to the building is the diversity – about half of the owners are from other countries, Rafaeli says – and the hospitality amenities available.
Upscale features for residents include housekeeping services, a doorman, and access to the building’s restaurants. There’s also a 16-story deck and a 14,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, which includes an indoor pool.
“They help you with your groceries and they meet you in the garage,” Rafaeli says. “Usually condos don’t provide that. “
These services are covered by a hefty monthly HOA fee of $ 16,635.
The sellers bought the penthouse in 2014 for $ 17 million and, although they never lived there, they are moving now that their children have grown up.
For a trophy condo like this, Rafaeli thinks the buyer could come from the United States.
“Most buyers [for Chicago luxury condos] come from New York, Los Angeles or Seattle, ”he says. “It’s better (in Chicago) than most major cities in the United States, in terms of price and size. “