LAKE SHORE PLACE

River North

680 N. LAKE SHORE DRIVE

  • Units: 160
  • A/C: CEN AIR
  • Exterior: CC
  • Amenities: DOOR PERSON, ELEVATO
  • Garage: ATTACHED, HEATED, LE
  • Parking: FEE/LEASED
  • Pets: DOGS OK

This beautifully-constructed high-rise condo development has been around since 1924, but it offers all the modern amenities you need to live in comfort and style in the big city. The building, which is mixed-use and features both commercial and residential property, houses 160 separate residential units with fee/leased parking to accommodate residents who own their own vehicles. In addition to the well-maintained craftsmanship of the building, this River North dwelling offers several different layouts with varying numbers of bedrooms and unit size.


On average, the residences in this building provide 1347 square feet of living space. The choice of floorplans include anywhere from 1 to 3+ bedrooms, which can range in area from 120 square feet to 266 square feet. But home isn't only about where you lay your head at night-the rest of the place is just as essential when looking for that perfect abode. The cook in the household will find the kitchens here are divine, covering 92 square feet of the entire unit. That's enough room to whip up a delicious five-course meal for the occasional dinner party, which can be hosted in the 473 square-foot dining room. In addition, units feature a 666 square-foot living, which is more than enough room to host a small party.


In addition to the unit basics, you'd probably like to know some of the figures behind the fundamentals-more specifically, what's a place like this in the River North neighborhood of Chicago going to cost? Of course, the numbers change depending on the particular unit, but the lowest listing price in the building is $305,000 and the average is $355,580. The latest 1-bedroom place to sell went for $382,000 in August of 2007. Now, on top of the asking price, it's important to think about the added expenses residents need to pay in taxes every year. For property in this building, the taxes generally cost $4,945 annually, so factor that in when calculating that mortgage rate.