Luxury Corner 2 Bedroom 2 Bath + Den Penthouse University Commons Condo – $294,900 Sold 9/17/12 $274,600

1000 W. 15th Street, Unit 414, Chicago, 60608

As the original Developer’s Model, this unit was hand selected from the start as the primer unit in the building. Rarely available and highly desirable easternmost penthouse condo is on the new construction level from the $100k in upgrades to the unobstructed view of Chicago’s iconic skyline. You will not find a nicer loft in University Commons! Technically a three bedroom, this spectacular 2 bedroom/2 bath plus den luxury condo features finished ceilings and full walls (unlike the lower level lofts), home office, private balcony, and numerous exquisite upgrades like no other. The lay out is so well done there is not an inch of wasted space and each room is drenched with natural light. Floor to ceiling windows cover one entire wall of both bedrooms, the living room, and the dining room, all of which share the same unobstructed view of Chicago. You have to see the view at night to believe it.

Enjoy the many University Commons Amenities, which are some of the best kept secrets within University Village:

  • Swimming pool (right below this unit)
  • Separate fitness center in each building (right next to this unit)
  • Separate party room in each building (right next to this unit)
  • 28 seat private theater and kitchen
  • Shared rooftop deck
  • Dog run
  • Free Internet access, cat-5 wired throughout unit
  • Professional, on-site, management

Be sure to check out the 1217 square foot floor plan. Listed at $294,900.

Living Room (23 x 16 combination)

The foyer opens to the extremely well laid out living room with the kitchen to the right. The main living areas of the condominium have polished limestone floors.  The living room features a wealth of natural light with built in book cases and a laminate finish around the fireplace that matches the kitchen cabinets.

Dining Room (23 x 16 combination)

The dining room opens to the right of the living room and is conveniently located between the deck for grilling and the kitchen for daily food preparation. This room is accented by a dropped ceiling and there’s plenty of space for formal dining.

Kitchen (14 x 9)

This highly upgraded kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a concrete countertop, an elegant tile backsplash, a Blanco faucet, and a Kohler Poise stainless steel sink. The cherry cabinets with glass doors are accessible from both the kitchen and dining room, which comes in handy when entertaining.

Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen

This reverse view of the three main living areas highlights the openness of the floorplan.

Master Bedroom (15 x 12)

With gorgeous views of the pool and downtown, as well as the custom hand painted design and the wall of windows, this bedroom leaves you wanting for nothing. The floor is carpeted. Not shown: the massive walk-in closet with built in organizers.

Master Bathroom

The master bath has several unique upgrades including a natural stone wall, soapstone  countertops with undermount dual sinks and plenty of space in the vanity, a custom mosaic in the shower (visible through front mirror), and high end Kohler and Grohe plumbing fixtures.

Guest Bedroom (14 x 11)

This spacious bedroom features a large closet with organizing system, carpeted floor and elegant wallpaper.

Guest Bathroom (Not Shown)

Packed with more over-the-top upgrades including polished agate floor, glass tiles with polished agate insets, soapstone countertop, vessel sink, Kohler plumbing fixtures, and sheetflow faucet.

Deck (19 x 8 )

When the weather is nice you will be enjoying all your meals on your private deck with a breathtaking view of the city as a backdrop. The deck is right off the living room and overlooks the pool, the dog run, and the courtyard. Must be seen in person to truly appreciate.

Office (9 x 7)

No need to let your work encroach on your personal life with a separate room converted into a custom office. Upgraded with frosted pattern glass cutouts for additional natural light, making it very well lit as well as integrating it into the entirety of the main living space. Built in shelves, cabinets, and desk.

Front Entrance

You enter the secure lobby from tree-lined 15th Street at the far eastern end of the University Commons development, only a few feet from Ivy Hall and Morgan Street. As you walk up the front stairs you are surrounded by the original landmark Terra Cotta buildings that were home to the South Water Market for 75 years. These loft buildings, designed by architects Pappageorge/Haymes, have been completely restored.

About The Area

University Commons is located in University Village, adjacent to the park-like UIC campus and near numerous restaurants and shops. Only 5 minutes from all major highways and 10 minutes from the Loop.

Contact Information

Please contact Gary Lucido at 312-738-0232 for a showing. See our other Chicago homes for sale.

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