Six North Michigan offers modern design and a modern lifestyle

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Moving to downtown Chicago is an exhilarating experience. For new residents who have lived in the suburbs for many years and have decided to purchase a pied-a-terre or a primary residence in the city, the urban lifestyle is quite different.

Owning a home downtown means a car is no longer necessary; residents often have the ability to walk to work. Chicagoans living in the heart of the city can also enjoy the many nearby cultural, dining and entertainment options.

One development downtown has been so successful that only two penthouse homes remain for sale. The other residences in the building have sold and closed.

Located directly across from Millennium Park, Six North Michigan has been very successful in preserving the historical significance of the building while creating an urban chic environment with contemporary interiors. Residents at Six North Michigan enjoy all of the modern amenities of a luxury residential building, with a Michigan Avenue address.

The historic buildings on Michigan Avenue from Randolph to 11th Street received Landmark status from the city in 2002. Originally the headquarters of Montgomery Ward and briefly the tallest building in the city, Six North Michigan is a prominent member of this group.

“Six North Michigan’s largest penthouse is located on the 19th floor,” said George Schultz, general sales manager with @properties, the exclusive listing agent for the development. “There is a great room overlooking Millennium Park that is truly one of the most unique and visually interesting rooms in the entire city. The views and the outdoor terraces are exceptional. The historical architecture has been preserved in this room. The ceilings are over twenty feet and the second floor looks over the grand room below. It is something that has to be seen to really appreciate.”

This residence, No. 1901, is offered as completely “raw” space. With magnificent views of the city and of the world-renowned Millennium Park, Six North Michigan is the perfect place for buyers to design their own home. With the help of the developer’s architect or their own, buyers can use their imagination to create their dream home downtown.

The second penthouse, No. 1804, has been completed with the finest finishes and the layout is ideal. It has two bedrooms with a large den, plus two bathrooms and a powder room. There are two fireplaces in the home and the total square footage is 3,028. The home also has a 700-square-foot terrace and a 100-square-foot balcony. This residence is perfect for a buyer looking for a turnkey home. Everything is complete and it is ready to move into.

The penthouse finishes and appointments at Six North Michigan are unlike any other downtown. The developer did not spare any expense in choosing the standard finishes, which would be included in the purchase price of an unfinished condominium. An interior designer or a buyer with a taste for elegance could therefore complete the home without spending a lot of additional funds on upgrades.

The kitchen finishes at Six North Michigan include substantial 1¼-inch granite or marble countertops and Scavolini Italian cabinetry. Scavolini kitchens are open and stylishly modular. Some of their lines create a dynamic statement on the face of the cabinets with graphic prints in different schemes that are highly desirable for fans of bold kitchens.

Scavolini offers a more classic option as well for buyers that prefer traditional-looking wood with a clean finish. There are also several additions a buyer can use to compliment the cabinetry.

A Wolf 36-inch gas range with a griddle is standard in the kitchen. In addition, a Sub-Zero 48-inch refrigerator is also included. The look is completed by a sleek Miele dishwasher with integrated panel and concealed top controls that reduce sounds emissions by 20 percent.

The master bath also includes Scavolini cabinetry and is adorned in opulent stone. Marble countertops and polished marble on the floors, as well as the full-height tub and shower surround, create a luxurious bath that anyone would envy.

Whether a buyer falls in love with the existing space of Residence No. 1804 at Six North Michigan or they would like to create everything to their personal taste in Residence No. 1901, both options are currently available.

In addition to the excellent level of finishes and central location, the building also includes a full complement of amenities. They include a fitness center with cardio and strength-training equipment, a steam room and a sauna; a clubroom; a private theater and a rooftop terrace.

Residence No. 1804 is priced at $1,375,000, while Residence No. 1901 is $3,500,000.

To schedule a tour, call the sales center at (312) 782-0500. For additional information, visit www.sixnorthmichigan.com.