77 East Cedar Street
- Chicago, IL
A magnificent brownstone on Cedar Street is poised for an exciting new chapter. This breathtaking new construction home, meticulously executed by Wolff Contracting and Development in 2022, stands as a masterpiece in its own right, leaving an indelible impression.Step into the expansive living room adorned with meticulously restored coved molding and soaring 11-foot ceilings, exuding timeless elegance. The room's centerpiece is a floor-to-ceiling porcelain fireplace, radiating warmth and illuminated by a wall of windows. A well-appointed wet bar, complete with custom cabinetry, beckons from the opposite end, guiding the eye toward the dream kitchen. This professional-grade culinary haven boasts an oversized 14-foot porcelain island with a lower section crafted from custom-cut walnut wood, making it a remarkable gathering spot. Brass-clad hood and upper cabinets, a Dacor range, refrigerator freezer, and chevron-patterned hardwood flooring complete this culinary masterpiece. Frosted glass accents maintain privacy while welcoming ample natural light.Ascend to the next level, where crisp white coffered ceilings set the stage for fully customized cabinetry. Millwork and built-ins take center stage, complemented by striking stone at the fireplace surround and tasteful wall accents. Sunlight streams through full-length windows, creating a welcoming ambiance. A spacious landing with seating harmonizes with the beauty of the staircase, framed glass doors, custom cabinetry, and the glass elevator. A well-appointed suite with an exquisite bath featuring white porcelain with gold inlay treatment awaits.The primary level offers breathtaking views through a wall of windows, while a unique slab installation graces the fireplace. The primary dressing and spa-level bath areas are a testament to artistry and craftsmanship. A generously sized, well-lit dressing and closet area sparkles with character. Every corner of this space tells a unique story. An additional suite with an elegant bath completes this floor.Moving up to the next level, you'll find both front and rear outdoor spaces. A wall of glass opens to the front outdoor oasis, featuring remote overhead sun protection, a fire pit, a grilling area, and a glass partition, surrounded by lush turf and stone accents for a landscaped feel. The meticulously restored cupola pays homage to the neighborhood's rich history and the significance of this home. The rear outdoor space is fully turfed, strategically positioned to shield from any power line views.Venture to the lower level, where local artisans have crafted a fluid and luminous experience. The unique free-form patterned floor flows seamlessly throughout the space, culminating 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-easy to transform into a separate apartment or suite.This home boasts a Savant system throughout, custom lighting from Circa, soft-close cabinetry from Wolff Development, and premium fixtures from Kohler. Emtek, Restoration Hardware, and Rejuvenation provide the 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 the 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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