Residences designed to enhance city living.


If you are looking for spacious layouts and privacy...this boutique building has all the bells and whistles.

Located in the desirable Gold Coast neighborhood, 50 E. Chestnut is fit for royalty. This Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed building is glass and stone grid and topped with a decorative crown.

With high-end finishes, exclusivity is enhanced with only 34 units, each occupying a full floor.   Private elevator access into a double door entry, each home is equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, 10 ft ceilings, and two oversized balconies.  All residences span a minimum of 3,550 sq ft making it one of the most spacious and luxurious skyscrapers in Chicago.


More than just a condo building.


50 E. Chestnut is more than just a condo building – it's a neighborhood in the sky.  Building & community amenities include: 

  • 24 Hr. Door Service
  • On-Site Property Management & Maintenance 
  • Heated Garage
  • Terrace (fifth floor)
  • Dog Run (fifth floor)
  • Fitness Center (39th floor)
  • Bike Room
  • Large Storage Lockers (fourth floor, much needed in the city)

On-Site Professional Staff

property management, Maintenance & 24 Hr doorstafF 

Professional, private and polite employees to enhance your living experience.

 "I love the people, everyone is so pleasant...the residents and employees really make the building." 

Heated Garage

Convienently off Michigan Avenue (Entrance on Chestnut)

Most units at 50 E. Chestnut come with either one or two deeded spots. Private, heated and secure, you can access your unit directly from the garage.  


Fifth floor patio deck

The terrace offers panoramic views of Midwest sunsets (Southwestern exposure) and Connors Park. Although there is now a glass house Argo Tea in the park, this helps preserve the building's views in a time where residential skyscrapers cannibalize each other's vistas. Residents will often meet and bring cocktails and hors d'oeuvres every Wednesday at 6 PM (weather permitting). Dog run on the terrace for your furry family members.

Fitness Center 

For days you don't want to leave the house

Gold Coast offers a multitude of options for fitness. From Core Power Yoga, FlywheelThe Bar Method, Tabata, Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) to running along the lake...everything is steps away. For days that you don't want to leave the building, work out facilities on the top floor of 50 E. Chestnut and breathtaking views give you no excuse.  Your body will thank you.

What else can I tell you about the building?

  • Construction Completion: 2007
  • Type: Skyscraper 
  • Stories: 39
    • Ground floor is retail (not rented), followed by a parking garage, and a fifth-floor patio deck.
  • Maximum Height: 495 feet / 151 meters
  • Designed by: Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates 
  • Developer: Rush/Chestnut LLC
  • Property Management: Draper & Kramer


  • Residences: 34
  • Owner Occupancy: 85%
  • Reserves: Approx. $414,646 (for 34 units) as of October 2016.
  • Specials: None
  • Upcoming Projects: None planned

Why love the Gold Coast?


Encompassing the north end of the Magnificent Mile, and nestled against the Lake Michigan shoreline, is the Gold Coast.  With tree-lined streets filled with historical mansions / cultural institutions, unparalleled architecture, world-class hotels, specialty boutiques, and delicious food, Gold Coast is a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. 

From its earliest days, the Gold Coast has been home to many prominent Chicago families; people who have contributed substantially to the economic, social and cultural history of our city.  Today’s owners and residents strive to preserve this legacy while seamlessly merging tradition, grandeur and modernity to enhance the quality of life in the area.  

My Top 5 Reasons

1.   Fine Wine, Dining & Hotels  Original steakhouses to haunts featured in songs: Maple & AshBistrot ZincGibsonsMorton’sRL RestaurantBistronomicNico OsteriaBar TomaSpiaggia, Blue Door Kitchen...just to name a few. Also nearby in River North, London House with an amazing roof top. Hotels in the area include: Waldorf AstoriaThompson, SofitelPeninsula, Park HyattTrump, Drake, Four Seasons, Langham, Virgin, and Intercontinental.  

2.     History & Culture – Victorian architecture (Astor Street), Old Fashioned cocktails, Cigar Emporium, and strolls through history: Pump Room (where celebrity patrons like Elizabeth Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Audrey Hepburn frequented the coveted Booth One), Biggs Mansion (Dearborn Street), Playboy Mansion (State Parkway), Newberry Library (Walton Street), Ermest Hemingway's old apartment (Dearborn Street), Historic Firehouse (Chicago Avenue).  For those looking for a more contemporary flair, I satisfy my craving with art: MCA Chicago.

3.    Fashion & Shopping  – Fashion, art and architecture go hand in hand.  Home of the Magnificent Mile and Oak Street, the retail revelry includes a blend of internationally recognized stores as well as swanky boutiques:  Barney's, Chanel, David Yurman, Escada, Hermes, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Restoration Hardware, Rolex, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany, Tom Ford, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Versace. 

And just for men, high end clothing so chic, they're in a gallery: Gallery Aesthete  

"Fashion is architecture: It is a matter of proportions." Coco Chanel

4.     Coffee & Tea – Whether chai latte (imagine the scent of house made ginger) with coconut milk, black coffee, Jade Green or Oolong is your cup of tea, there are plenty of options in the neighborhood for a pick me up.  My favorites: Argo Tea in Connor's Park (there's a piano that people play in the summer) and Three Arts Cafe at Restoration Hardware (for a casual yet luxurious feel similar to one at Hotel Costes in Paris, near the Jardin des Tuileries).

5.     Sunshine & Skyline – Sunbathing while admiring the Chicago skyline at Oak Street Beach or head out on a boat on Lake Michigan.