Gold Coast condos, located at 50 East Chestnut

FROM $2,871,000
TO $3,495,900

There are almost no windows on the north wall of the condos at 50 East Chestnut—but the glassy south-facing expanse that stretches across the full 80-foot width of each condo more than compensates. “Everyone here gets 270-degree views,” says Ellen Nemirow, the agent representing the building for Jameson, the real-estate agency handling sales. (What’s more, an adjacent park and low-rise church structures mean those views from the 39-story tower, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, should remain unobstructed.) Many of the unsold condos are fully finished, but the developers have left some unfinished, which lets buyers determine whether they want to keep that 80-foot run open or break it up with walls that define individual rooms.

Each condo occupies a full floor with direct elevator access, which, suggests Nemirow, appeals to high-end buyers moving downtown from the suburbs. “They’re used to having their own space,” she points out. When residents do want to mingle with their neighbors, they can always hit the 39th-floor gym.

A dozen of the building’s 34 condos remain for sale. Each of them is a three-bedroom unit with approximately 3,900 square feet of space and east and west balconies. They range in price from $2,871,000 to $3,495,900. Parking spaces cost $65,000.


Photograph: Todd Urban