Monday, December 19, 2011

Some Beautiful Things That I Will Not Be Buying Anytime Soon

In order of likelihood of purchase...

Iacoli & McAllister Necklace No. Ultra, $260

And last but certainly not least, 300 N. State Street #4103... $535,000

"What's so special about that address?" you might ask.

Oh, it is only the most iconic apartment building ever!  Whether you love them or think they look like corncobs (I personally love them and think they look like corncobs), you can't deny that the Marina Towers are a historic Chicago landmark.  Marina City was designed by Bertram Goldberg in 1959 and is widely credited with beginning the renaissance of the American inner city.  At the time, its mix of residences and business was unique, but it has been copied in cities around the world.  What makes it really special, however, is the layout.  The Marina City apartments are all pie-shaped and contain no right angles.  This allows every single apartment to have the massive balconies you see below. 
I'd happily live in any Marina City apartment but this one combines three studio units (or slices of pie!) to create a 1500 square foot apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a den, a walk in closet, and three amazing balconies, all with stunning views of the Chicago River.  Oh, no big deal.  $535,000 is starting to sound like a steal...

1 comment:

  1. There's a Marina City exhibit at the Art Institute through Jan. 15.