179 East Lake Shore Drive – Drake Tower co-op apartments for sale

Drake Tower - 179 E Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

Drake Tower - 179 E Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

Here are the apartments for sale at 179 E. Lake Shore Drive along with its location, building & unit information. Schedule a showing online!

THE LOCATION

179 E Lake Shore Drive is located between North Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Avenue. It’s next to the Drake Hotel. East Lake Shore Drive is the same street as Oak Street except it’s east of Michigan Avenue. This block is considered to be in both the Gold Coast and Streeterville neighborhoods.

At 179 E Lake Shore Drive you’re just steps away from The Magnificent Mile and Oak Street Beach. The building currently has a Walk Score of 92 and a Transit Score of 88. The Red Line Stop at State and Chicago is less than half a mile away. See its interactive Walk Score Map below.

THE BUILDING

179 E Lake Shore Drive was built in 1927. The beaux-arts vintage high-rise houses 68 co-op apartments in its 30 stories. The building has a business center, exercise room, and wine cellars. The building delivers a high level of service including mail delivered to units and staffed elevators. Parking is leased at $100/mo. for the first 2 spaces. Rates are higher for additional spaces. Dogs are ok, if they weigh 30 lbs. or less.

Drake Tower also provides interior access to the Drake Hotel. It also has Chicago’s only automobile turntable allowing vehicles to reverse direction after pulling up to the front door (see photo below).

Numerous real estate sites incorrectly refer to this building as a condominium. It is a co-op which is an entirely different type of home ownership. Potential owners must be interviewed and submit a credit report and letters of reference. The minimum down payment for 179 E Lake Shore Drive is 50%. When I’ve asked listing agents about the co-op’s finances I’ve been told that it has over $2.5M in reserves.

Chicago's Only Automobile Turntable

Chicago's Only Automobile Turntable

THE CO-OP APARTMENTS

Cooking appliances are typically electric. Most have in-unit laundry.

179 E LAKE SHORE DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60611 WALK SCORE MAP

179 E Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611 Walk Score Map for RSS & Mobile

CO-OPS SIMILAR TO 179 E LAKE SHORE DRIVE

ALL CO-OP APARTMENTS FOR SALE AT DRAKE TOWER – 179 E LAKE SHORE DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60611
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Notes On Co-op Apartments I've Previewed/Shown
179 E Lake Shore Drive 14W$2,700,00033 1/22982Photos & Info
Floor Plan
14W has north, west and south views. West views are better than on lower floors in the building since it's near the top of the Drake Hotel immediately to the west.
179 E Lake Shore Drive 21E$2,450,00023 1/23518Photos & Info
Floor Plan
21E includes a library. The master suite includes a large sitting room and dual bathrooms. It has lake views to the north and east and views to the south.
179 E Lake Shore Drive 1004$419,000111166Photos & Info1004's views are to the south and fairly limited by other buildings. Its cooktop is gas.
179 E Lake Shore Drive 604$395,000111150Photos & Info604's views are to the south and are fairly limited. It can be combined with 602 (see above).

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Fran Bailey Fran Bailey is a Realtor who has been quoted in numerous Chicago and national publications. To schedule showings for any listings, get a free market analysis for your home or to contact Fran email her at fran.bailey@bairdwarner.com or call 773.793.4516. Learn More

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