The Carlyle

The Carlyle

The Carlyle

Here are all the Carlyle condos for sale in Chicago along with their location, building and apartment information. Schedule a showing online!


The Carlyle apartments have a condo form of ownership. Floor plans are quite spacious. One bedroom condos have 2,230 square feet of space. Two bedroom condos have 2,700 to 3,380 square feet. Three bedroom condos have 2,950 to 4,600 square feet. Penthouses are on floors 37 to 39.

All units have east, unobstructed views of Lake Michigan, west views and at least one balcony. Cooking appliances are electric.

What’s distinctive about all of the condos is that the master suites all have 2 baths, even the 1 bedrooms! On the floor plans they’re titled “His Bath” and “Her Bath” and many of the listings refer to his and her baths. Since we’ve progressed a bit since the building was built in the mid 1960s I suggest that dual master baths would be a more appropriate term. We don’t need to imply anything about the genders of the occupants or who would choose either bathroom.


1040 N Lake Shore Drive 12D$2,600,00034 1/23500
1040 N Lake Shore Drive 16D$2,500,00034 1/23020
1040 N Lake Shore Drive 23D$1,900,00034 1/23020
1040 N Lake Shore Drive 31B$1,395,00012 1/22230
1040 N Lake Shore Drive 26B$1,295,00012 1/22230


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This 40 story building with 130 condos was built in 1964. A and B units are accessed via the south elevators. C and D units are accessed via the north elevators. The top floor of the Carlyle includes an indoor pool and new exercise room. There’s also huge party room with the largest kitchen I’ve seen for a condo building. The kitchen can definitely accommodate large events.

On-site parking is leased with valet service provided. There is also guest parking and a laundry room.

There are 24 hour door staff with 3 door staff from 6 am to 11 pm. The staff will bring all groceries and other packages to your unit.

This is a no pet building. No dogs. No cats. This was not the case when the building first opened. The story I was told was that someone’s dog relieved itself on the then condo board president and the pet ban was passed shortly thereafter!

The Carlyle Condo Association also prohibits grilling on private balconies and on the 2 roof decks. There have been some discussions about providing grills on the roof decks. Utilities included in the monthly assessment include cable TV, Internet access and water.


The Carlyle is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood in downtown Chicago. It’s on Lake Shore Drive between Cedar and Bellevue at 1040 N Lake Shore Drive. It’s one block north of the north end of the Magnificent Mile and shopping on Oak Street. It’s across the street from Oak Street Beach.

A Jewel, Treasure Island and Potash Bros. Market are all 0.3 miles away. A Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy are both 4 blocks away.

It currently has a Walk Score of 97 and a Transit Score of 90. It’s less than 1/2 a mile from the Red Line at Division & Clark. The #151/Sheridan bus which runs north and south stops within a block of the Carlyle. The #70/Division bus which runs east and west is 4 blocks away. There are 3 different car sharing services within 0.2 miles.

The location has a Bike Score of 76. There’s a Divvy bike sharing station within a block.

According to, the location has a Crime Grade of A. That means it’s a lowest crime area compared to all of Chicago.


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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 or call 773-793-4516. Learn More