You can own a piece of Chicago history by living in Miles van der Rohe’s apartment as the famed architect’s own apartment is officially for sale for the first time in over 20 years.
He first established the department of architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1938, going on to create iconic Chicago landmarks like the Minerals and Metals Building in 1943, and various apartment buildings over the course of his career.
Now, his personal residence is selling for a stunning $825,000. This is the first time in over a decade that Miles van der Rohe’s personal house is for sale. The famed architect, who is known as one of the most influential architects in America, lived in Chicago for over 30 years, helping to shape the iconic skyline.
While the architect contributed numerous designs to the city, he did not actually live in one of his own creations, opting to live in the Campbell Apartments in Streeterville instead.
One of his most famous designs was just down the street at 860–880 North Lake Shore Drive, but the designer chose to live in a cozier six-story building at 200 E Pearson St. He occupied unit 3E for a while, with the space a stark contrast to the minimalist, open-plan designs he became known for.
Four of the architect’s famed buildings also have currently available units for rent. All four open residents are available to the public, and they each have distinctive features that showcase the architect’s signature style.
The first exists at 860 North Shore Drive, standing as a three-story space amongst a towering building. The space for rent occupies apartment 20L. The price: $649,000. Then, there’s a space in another one of his designs at North Lakeshore Drive. Apartment 2310 going for $1,299,000. There’s a space at a 330 Diversey Pkwy apartment which going for $475,000. The unassuming towers famously stopped development on two additional towers in 1959. Finally, we have apartment 1205 at 2400 N Lakeshore Drive currently on sale for $459,000. Known as his last creation in Chicago, the 30-story building was finished in 1963.