2944 South Michigan #5, Chicago, IL 60616
Near South Side
1883 "Burnham & Root" Architects, "Sidney A. Kent House" 3000 square feet PLUS. This is the Penthouse and includes the ENTIRE 3rd floor of this world-famous 12,000 square foot Designated Chicago Landmark Mansion. "Kent House" is one of the last survivors of its type on South Michigan Avenue. The Mansion and its 5 units have been stabilized and lovingly restored by its many architect-owners over the years. There are presently no special assessments. You enter this property on the north side of the Mansion and walk up the ornate Victorian Grand Staircase to the units 17x16 ft Foyer/Entry which enjoys the home's very best views of its magnificent original Stained Glass Window. (Glimpses of which can also be seen from other areas of the unit.) Through the Foyer's original & huge working Folding Pocket Doors, the combination Living/Dining/Kitchen is accessed. Those three rooms occupy the mansions HUGE 46x26 foot Grand Ballroom. The Grand Ballroom has a vaulted soaring ceiling, 2 granite & bronze fireplaces, a wet bar, the original newly refinished rare American cherry wood floors, and massive architectural woodwork. This huge room also contains the likely original chased and gilded bronze (ormolu) chandelier with its original curved hurricane glass. This antique ormolu fixture depicts cherubs playing various musical instruments. This light fixture is magnificent! The kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a brand new stove, and dishwasher too. The HUGE Master Bedroom Suite includes a 23x21' bedroom, with tons of closet space, and huge windows, an arched leaded glass door leading to the Private Office and the Master Bath which boasts double sinks with a marble countertop, and a sunken bathtub. The Private Office contains an impressive antique oak breakfront. There you will find access to the ornate and original terracotta embellished Juliet Balcony on the southern side of the house. The 2nd Bedroom (another huge room) has its own granite topped wet bar, a terra cotta tile floor, a huge vaulted ceiling with several skylights, and one BIG skylight overhead filling the room with wonderful light. The 2nd bedroom would make a great artist's studio, family room, greenhouse room or so many other possible uses. The good-sized 3rd Bedroom has new carpeting, a huge window, and its large walk-in closet is fitted with an in-unit full-sized Washer & Dryer. Though not technically part of the unit (and NOT included in the 3000 square feet), this unit has the sole access to and use of the very large Walkup Attic as a bonus! The present owners have been using it mostly for storage, but it also makes a great craft area or tool room too. The Attic is neat, useful, and (of course, you guessed it) Huge! Most of the rooms have been freshly painted. There is a private Gated Parking Lot with 2 designated parking spaces for the unit, with 2 remote controls included controlling the electric gate. Historic Near Southside location, Sox Park, IIT, McCormick Place, Motor Row Entertainment District & More. The building sits on over half an acre lot with multiple green spaces, flower gardens, and a large vegetable garden too. Abundant space to bbq and entertain. Near the Red AND the Green Line Stops. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own an amazing Chicago Landmark!