Not only is my new listing on Edgewater Beach (now Osterman Beach) a spectacular home at an incredible price — it also has a PAST!
Playboy Magazine Designed my Condo Listing?
According to JT, the Beach Point Tower garage man for 48 years, the penthouse at 5801 N Sheridan Road was modified by Playboy Magazine for photo shoots! I suppose it makes sense – the roof terrace is totally private on two sides, with 500 square feet exposed to miles and miles of gorgeous, panoramic Lake Michigan and sandy beach views. The penthouse room (2nd floor den/bedroom) was added to the 21st floor roof, and one could call the secluded room with (now decorative) fireplace and floor to ceiling windows very sexy…
This is the ONLY 21st floor room and the only rooftop terrace in the building. Exclusive!!!
This lore adds to what’s already a great story…
The current owners of over 20 years have lovingly rehabbed the 1800 square foot unit. The 20th floor ‘C’ unit’s original 2nd bedroom was opened up, creating an expansive 31’x25′ great room Living Room with unobstructed north and east views– you’re immediately struck by the sweeping panoramic views of Lake Michigan.
The kitchen is new, with granite counters, glass front cabinetry and decorative shelving. Archways in and out of the dining area create architectural interest and an added granite buffet makes entertaining a breeze. The condo is a study in clean lines — new tile, new wood floors and moldings. The two baths are fresh, too — white on white tile in interesting patterns sparkle. You’ll have trouble deciding if you’ll decorate in black/chrome minimalist Mies-type style or” tropical vacation” seagrass comfort!
Beach Point Tower is a gem as well!
The intimate, 90 unit building sits directly on Osterman Beach, where the lakefront bike trail begins (and yes, the building has a bike room!). Because there is no public parking for this beach, it feels like you’re at a resort with the open and vast stretches of sand and relatively few people, even on a hot weekend afternoon! The building takes advantage of this situation – a large party room overlooks the beach. You can also entertain in the patio garden with picnic tables and barbecue grill, which directly accesses the beach but retains privacy for your guests. The new park district’s beach house opened July 4th.
The building is just one block north of Lake Shore Drive, and it’s just a short walk to the red line El stop. The 136, 151, and 147 Express are just outside the door. Whether you’re commuting north, south, or west — the location is great!
Why are you waiting? See this condo!
This once-in-a-lifetime property will not be available long. Contact Anne Rossley at Prudential Rubloff (773-620-5333) for a showing appointment.Anne sells historic properties using tomorrow’s technologies! Links:
Edgewater Historical Society Edgewater Chamber of Commerce Mayor Dedicates Edgewater Beach house
Edgewater Blog 48th Ward Edgewater Community Council