• Status Active
  • Price $2,375,000
  • Bed 3
  • Bath 3.1
  • Location Streeterville

257 East Delaware #3

Exclusively listed by Dream Town Realty

Vintage at its BEST! Building designed by John A. Nyden and completed in 1917 as one of the earliest buildings in the area constructed on the landfill from the Great Chicago Fire. The brick and terra-cotta facade building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. The 3900 square foot residence underwent a 13 month masterful renovation by 23 trades. Truly old world artisans restored many of the original items as well as added new features like hand laid plaster ceiling inlays. Step into your secure, private, key only access elevator to a full floor residence. Your private foyer is decorated with original marble flooring and baseboards, English wallpaper, large cove molding and a ceiling embellished with bell-flowered plaster onlays. Enter the secure door into the gallery which is flanked by Honduran mahogany and tastefully lit with LED up lighting showcasing the 19th century French Empire style plaster onlays. Move to the front of the home into the Living Room decorated in vibrant Williamsburg yellow paint with white poplar onlays. This room has a fully renovated, remote controlled fireplace with white Italian marble surround hand carved in France in the 18th century. Double Mahogany doors lead you to the spacious and comfortable Great Room, also finished with Williamsburg yellow paint and poplar onlays. Across from the Great Room is the Library with views of Lake Michigan. Paneled in Honduran Mahogany, the room is filled with plenty of shelves for book collectors, a dry bar with cabinetry and a gas fireplace. The spacious second bedroom and full Bathroom with Kohler hand painted sink can be closed off with 2 doors to create its own private suite, ideal for guests. Moving back through the Gallery, with closets and powder room disguised behind matching mahogany panels, you arrive at the Dining Room. The walls and flooring match the design and layout of the Living Room. The kitchen is just off the Dining Room and has a French Country design aesthetic. Counters and backsplash are Gray granite. Under cabinet lighting and upper, ceiling height cabinets provide ample storage. The Primary Bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom, gas fireplace and custom walk in closet. The third bedroom contains its own en-suite bathroom and is one of many places with lead diamond pattern with Belgium etched glass for privacy. There are 3 zones of air conditioning as well as most rooms have thermostatic controlled radiators for zoned heating. There are also 2 electronic air cleaners for air purification and to assist in dust accumulation. The entire residence has been wired and plumbed to pair a beautiful 19th century aesthetic with 21st century requirements, including all new copper wiring, all new copper plumbing, wireless internet and set up of iPad controlled Smart Home functionality. Rental parking available across the street at 200 E Delaware.

General Info

  • Price $2,375,000
  • Bed 3
  • Bath 3.1
  • Taxes $18,084
  • Market Time 113 days
  • Year Built 1917
  • Square Feet 3900
  • Assessments $2,605
  • Assessments Include Heat, Water, Gas, Common Insurance, Exterior Maintenance, Scavenger, Snow Removal
  • Source MRED as distributed by MLS GRID


  • Total Rooms 8
  • Bedrooms 3
    • Primary Bedroom 22X18
    • Bedroom 2 15X12
    • Bedroom 3 12X16
  • Bathrooms 3.1
    • Primary Bath Full
  • Living Room 25X20
  • Dining Room 18X17
  • Kitchen 23X10


  • Heat Hot Water/Steam, Baseboard, Radiant, Radiators, Indv Controls, Zoned
  • Air Conditioning Central Air, Space Pac, Zoned
  • Appliances Oven-Double, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Refrigerator-Bar, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, All Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Wine Cooler/Refrigerator, Cooktop
  • Parking Garage
  • Age 100+ Years
  • Exterior Brick,Stone,Other
  • Exposure N (North), S (South), E (East), W (West)

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