77 East Cedar Street
- Chicago, IL
Embark on a journey through time and luxury with this remarkable brownstone on Cedar Street—a residence poised for an exciting new chapter. Crafted with meticulous precision in 2022 by Wolff Contracting and Development, this new construction home stands as a masterpiece that seamlessly weaves together history, location, and undeniable value.
Step into the expansive living room, adorned with a meticulously restored staircase, coved moldings and soaring 11-foot ceilings, creating a timeless elegance. The floor-to-ceiling porcelain fireplace becomes the centerpiece, radiating warmth in a space bathed in natural light through a wall of windows. A well-appointed wet bar with custom cabinetry beckons from the opposite end, guiding the eye towards the dream kitchen—a culinary haven with a 14-foot porcelain island featuring a hand crafted bar from custom-cut walnut wood, a six burner Dacor stove, a brass-clad hood and chevron-patterned hardwood flooring.
Ascend to the next level, where crisp white coffered ceilings and fully customized cabinetry set the stage. Sunlight streams through full-length windows, illuminating the space adorned with striking stone accents and tasteful wall features. A spacious landing with seating harmonizes with the staircase, framed glass doors, custom cabinetry, and a glass elevator. An exquisite suite with a bath featuring white porcelain with gold inlay treatment awaits.
The primary suite level offers breathtaking views through a wall of windows, featuring a unique porcelain slab installation at the fireplace. The dressing and spa-level bath areas showcase artistry and craftsmanship, with a generously sized, well-lit dressing and closet area that sparkles with character. Additional space between suites offers refrigeration and storage with a truly wonderful laundry area. An additional suite with an elegant bath featuring steam shower completes this floor.
On the next level, discover front and rear outdoor spaces. The front outdoor oasis features remote overhead sun protection, a fire pit, a grilling area, and a glass partition surrounded by lush turf and stone accents. The meticulously restored cupola pays homage to the neighborhood's rich history. The rear outdoor space, strategically positioned, is fully turfed and a half parapet to shield from any power line views.
Venture to the lower level, where local artisans have created a fluid and luminous experience with a unique free-form patterned floor. The space culminates in a full-height glass wine cellar, housing up to 300 bottles. The front area offers versatility with a full-size Murphy bed, refrigeration, a dishwasher, storage, and framed glass doors—easily transformable into a separate apartment or suite.
This home includes a Savant system, custom lighting from Circa, soft-close cabinetry from Wolff Development, and premium fixtures from Kohler. Emtek, Restoration Hardware, and Rejuvenation provide tasteful hardware touches. Two well-appointed laundry rooms feature all-wood cabinetry and LG appliances. Electronic shades, a full sprinkler fire suppression system, and elevator access to all floors via an exceptional glass and iron oversized lift add to the home's allure. A two-car heated garage completes this exceptional package. This stunning home is not just move-in ready; it's also available fully furnished, promising an exceptional living experience.
The Gold Coast Historic District is luxury, personified. Gold Coast, as the name denotes, is one of the finest neighborhoods in the country. Growing in the wake of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, the legendary neighborhood gained an early reputation for affluence as it was home to many important Chicago families who have contributed to the social, cultural, and economic history of the city. To this day, it maintains this air of prestige, ranking as one of the most expensive areas of Chicago and the 7th most affluent urban area in America.
Bordering the Lake Michigan shoreline, Gold Coast is part of Chicago's Near North Side community area, roughly bounded by Chicago Avenue to North Avenue and the Lakefront to Clark. Historic mansions, boutiques, celebrated restaurants, and historic hotels line the main streets as several sections awaken at night.
Living in the Gold Coast
In the Gold Coast, you’ll find vintage row houses mixed with doorman high-rises, mid-rise condo buildings, and co-ops. The blend of architecture is part of its allure. The historical styles vary from Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque to Georgian Revival, but several prominent 21st-century high-rises dominate the skyline.
Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s more expensive districts. Home prices in Gold Coast are generally in line with their other nearby neighborhoods with glamorous penthouses and opulent mansions fetching the highest prices.
A Night Out
Chicago’s most glittering neighborhood is a trove of Michelin-starred dining and trendy food spots, including Somerset, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugos Frog Bar & Fish House, Maple & Ash, Le Colonial, La Storia, and Margeaux Brasserie. After dinner, take a quiet twilight stroll north of Division and enjoy some of the neighborhood’s romance and historic architecture. If it’s a cocktail you’re in the mood for then you're in luck. Be sure to try the old-fashioned hotel bar Sparrow for sugar cane spirits.
The Perfect Sunday
Since Gold Coast is home to the Magnificent Mile, you’ll want to take full advantage of all the luxurious shopping awaiting you. Just off Magnificent Mile are smaller but-oh-so-chic designer stores and posh salons lining Oak Street. If you fancy yourself a book lover, then you may also enjoy spending a quiet afternoon in the 100+ years-old Newberry Library, which is home to over 1.5 million books.
Like most Chicago neighborhoods, Gold Coast is a walker’s paradise. Even so, there are abundant local transportation options for getting around the city. By train, you’re 17 minutes from The Loop, 25 minutes from the Merchandise Mart, 32 minutes from Union Station, and 25 minutes from Millennium Park. You’ll have access to several CTA train lines and bus routes. Major highways are also fairly easy to access by car.
Culture lovers will have their pick of art, music, and theater in the Gold Coast. Perhaps one of its most famous landmarks is the Museum of Contemporary Art, which has grown to include more than 2,000 works of contemporary art. The historic Charley-Persky House, created by two of America’s most famous architects – Louis Sullivan and his young apprentice Frank Lloyd Wright – is another Gold Coast favorite. Fans of theater can drop in to see a play at A Red Orchid Theater, an edgy theatre company on Wells Street, or see a Broadway show at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in the Magnificent Mile. Each year in June, Gold Coast co-hosts the Gold Coast River North Art Fair at Grant Park, a family-friendly fair that features everything from paintings to sculpture and jewelry from 200 juried artists, plus live music, food, beer, wine, and sangria. Lastly, the stunning Cathedral District bordering Gold Coast is a must-see for architecture fans.
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