Gold Coast, Chicago Real Estate

Summer is the perfect time to explore Chicago's historic Gold Coast.

This neighborhood is an architecture lover's dream, and the picturesque buildings dotting its streets exude old-world elegance. The Gold Coast is conveniently located in the middle of some of Chicago's best restaurants, green spaces, and theaters. 

Living there, you can spend your days exploring local parks, relaxing on Oak Street Beach, or taking a quick bus ride to the nationally renowned Lincoln Park Zoo. At night, you can visit one of Chicago's best restaurants like Maple and Ash, and take in a comedy show at the world-famous Second City theater.

Within the area are some of the city's best schools, so parents can rest easy knowing their children will receive an A+ education. Several small parks are nearby, and Lincoln Park's Oz Park, which is filled with playgrounds and sports fields, is just a quick ride away.

For commuters, the neighborhood is easily accessible by public transportation, including downtown-bound bus and "L" train lines. Drivers will love the easy access to Lake Shore Drive and outbound highways. And remote Gold Coastians will enjoy taking a lunch break stroll through one of the most scenic neighborhoods in the city.

The Gold Coast is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Chicago, but it truly is worth its weight in gold. 15 East Goethe was one of the neighborhood's singular gems, and it's no wonder it sold so quickly.

15 East Goethe:

Offered at $1,499,000

Sold at $1,375,000 

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Chicago brownstones can be hard to catch on the market, especially an investment opportunity like this building. That’s because of their highly coveted cozy, vintage style. But with older buildings, it’s important to have a mix of both antique charm and modern facilities to keep up with the times. 

That’s exactly what 15 East Goethe, our latest sale, had to offer. Let’s take a look at a classic Gold Coast building, and what you might find as you browse units in the neighborhood. 

This multi-family building is up-to-date with shiny new appliances and fixtures, rehabbed in 2019 and 2023. Each of the three units are freshly painted, and have renovated kitchens and bathrooms, refinished hardwood floors, and digital smart door locks. And most excitingly, every floor features classic Chicago apartment details, including original millwork and sturdy, built-in bookshelves. 

15 East Goethe is also just a 5-minute walk from Chicago's stunning lakefront trail and close to major bus lines and the Clark and Division red line stop.

Unit One:

Walking into the "owner's unit," you're greeted by spacious rooms and high, airy ceilings — a rarity in city living! There’s plenty of wall space to create your own art gallery or install your high-tech entertainment system. The newly finished hardwood floors have a unique pattern, and where the hardwood ends, you’ll find freshly installed carpeting. And of course, don’t miss the antique, detailed wooden trim!

Gold Coast Multifamily Living Room

 

Gold Coast Multifamily Kitchen

This duplex unit is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath, but it has more to offer than that. It boasts a new closet system to help keep families organized and a very roomy storage space. You'll find a side-by-side washer and dryer in the mudroom, a sizable kitchen pantry, and a dining room that seats up to 8 people. Perfect for dinner parties!

Units Two and Three:

While brownstones are lovely to lounge in, many of them have appliances that could be considered antiques. 

This building doesn’t have that problem. 15 East Goethe is filled with modern, luxurious features, chosen carefully as to not overpower the units’ traditional characteristics. 

These 1-bedroom, 1-bath units have the same high ceilings and built-in millwork as the owner's unit. Large, sunny windows can be found in the living room areas, perfect for plant parents. Browsing through each of the rooms, you’ll find remodeled kitchens with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, crisp and relaxing bathrooms, and new in-unit laundry machines.

While similar, each unit has its own distinct qualities that make it stand out. Unit two's living room is outfitted with a bump-out window overlooking Goethe's tree-lined street. It’s the perfect size for a small dining table for two or an office area. Unit three offers an oversized walk-in closet in the bedroom. Any unit that has ample storage space in a vintage building is a one-of-a-kind find. 

Gold Coast Multifamily Kitchen

Ready to Find Your New Home?

While 15 East Goethe may be off the market, our team is always finding new, exciting properties in the Gold Coast and all around the city. Are you interested in finding a new home? Contact us to learn more about our latest listings.