Exquisite and historic, 1521 N. State Parkway is a rare, prized property on one of Chicago's most coveted blocks known for its magnificent residences. Built in 1894 this George Maher home stands apart for its Beaux-Art style, limestone facade, masterfully landscaped rooftop terrace as well as its one-of-a-kind iron front door. Designed for luxurious living and the highest caliber entertaining, this five story, six bedroom residence was recently gut renovated by Hewitt Horn giving the home a clean, contemporary flare that sprawls over 9,700 square feet and features incredible outdoor spaces. A storied home that has played host to luminaries from all industries, this once-in-a-lifetime offering awaits the most discerning buyer. Entering the home through the stately doors, you are greeted by a regal, formal gallery surrounded by custom-paneling that sets the tone for the rest of this majestic home. The expansive main level is graced with rift and quarter sawn parquet flooring, soaring 12' ceilings and white walls that are a canvas for your art collection. The main living room and sitting area are focused on gracious living and the marble fireplace serves as a focal point as you enjoy the view from the floor to ceiling French doors overlooking State Parkway. Off this room is the formal dining room that is also perfect for the homeowner who lives to entertain. A chef's dream best describes the fabulous eat-in kitchen with its large center island, gorgeous marble countertops and top-of-the-line appliances - French doors off the kitchen leads you out to a quaint terrace. The sweeping grand staircase ushers you up to the second floor where you will find three ensuite bedrooms all with exceptional millwork and sumptuous details. The west bedroom is set as a library with a marble fireplace surrounded by built-in cabinetry and ornate crown moldings. This Versailles-inspired room features several windows with tree top views. The third floor features a jaw dropping primary suite with vaulted ceilings and graced by a meticulously detailed fireplace. An ensuite bathroom clad in white marble boasts a double sink, oversized soaking tub, separate steam shower, and separate water closet. Not to be missed, the primary closet is a dream. Across the floor, a bold office swathed in wallcoverings sits next to an oversized lounge/den space. The top floor is your entertaining level - You are greeted to this sunny fourth level by a skylight and a spacious, warm family room with stone fireplace and French doors that lead you to one of Chicago's best terraces. This beautifully landscaped terrace offers a built-in grill, outdoor fireplace, lighting, irrigation, and the perfect city views - this outdoor space is truly a showstopper. On this level you will also find a small kitchen making entertaining a breeze, a generous bedroom and full bathroom. The lower level is just as appealing with a large game room, a 2nd laundry room, ensuite bedroom and extra storage. This incredible home offers a 1 car garage and a gated 1 parking pad. Perfectly poised in the Gold Coast, the block of North State Parkway is home to some of the most beautiful homes in Chicago. With the park and lake at your doorstep, and world-class restaurants, and chic Oak Street shopping nearby, this is iconic Gold Coast living at its peak. 1521 N. State Parkway represents a life of luxury and is ready for you to move right in and enjoy.
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