Many people see living on Lake Shore Drive as the best-case scenario when it comes to a Chicago residence. A Lake Shore Drive address is often seen a sign that someone has arrived, has achieved a certain level in his or her career, or just made the best possible choice. A great choice for those seeking to live on LSD is 474 North Lake Shore Drive. 474 started life as an apartment building and, while the building website still mentions units for lease, homes are now being offered to the public for sale. 474 seems to be thought of as one of the premier spots on the Drive, and the location really puts the best of Chicago at residentís beck and call. Living here makes enjoying lakefront activities, shopping, dining, and nightlife a breeze, all at the highest level the city can provide.
Residences available at 474 span a variety of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans and fall into three categories of luxury: Shoreline Homes, Skyline Homes, and Penthouse Homes, with the Penthouse units being the biggest and best in the building. No matter the choice or level of home selected, 474 is a full amenity building and provides all that anyone could need under the same roof. Building dwellers can enjoy a fitness center with indoor pool, weights, steam, and sauna, 24-hour door and maintenance staffing, enclosed parking, on-site dry cleaners, and a 16th floor sundeck with gas grills. The units themselves feature lots of closet space with walk-ins in most homes, hardwood floors in kitchens and living areas, wall-to-wall carpeting in bedrooms, washer and dryer hookups, central heat and AC, and a complete fire sprinkler system. Kitchens feature granite counter tops, Ultracraft cabinets, G.E. appliances, and Moen faucets. Baths have ceramic tile floors, cultured marble vanity tops, and vanity mirrors that extend to the ceiling. Of course, the views are spectacular from any unit and offer breathtaking city and lakefront panoramas.
474 was developed by 474 Lake Shore Drive Associates, whose principals have been involved in multi-family housing for over 30 years. They have converted 50 properties in 18 states from apartments into condos, and have built 75 new condo residences. Some of their area projects include The Transportation Building in Printerís Row, 401 East Ontario, and The Grand Ohio. The firm has a depth of experience, a commitment to quality, and an expert conversion team that all combine to make sure their residents get an exceptional housing value. 474 North Lake Shore Drive presents Chicagoans with an excellent value and location from which the downtown lifestyle can be lived with ease.