The Montgomery Ward Tower, built in 1898, was restored and adapted to homes in the early part of this century. These original owners have taken a blank canvas and tasked their design team to focus on subtlety and restraint, to pare back the home to only that which is essential, so that everything remaining is elevated in importance - and, to use materials sparingly to create quiet spaces of high craftsmanship. From dark oak flooring throughout, the bespoke 8' x 8' hand-carved door in the entry, high-gloss black doors with Baldwin unlacquered brass hardware, the home opens up to the largest living space of a two bedroom home in the building (only available on a few levels). With amazing light in this corner unit, this is the epitome of style and comfort. Only a few years ago they decided to renovate the entire kitchen with Scavolini Saxony Walnut and Prestige White Matte Lacquer, with soft-closing doors & drawers (all rollout shelving), a water-proofed interior, LED illuminated wall cabinets with motion sensors, fully-integrated Miele appliances dishwasher, refrigerator & freezer; with the addition of Miele M-Touch twin-power convection oven with moisture plus and MasterChef programs for making any meal you can imagine with ease. The ultimate in convenience is the fully integrated Miele built-in coffee machine with bean-to cup system and OneTouch for Two prep for perfect coffee enjoyment, all finished in a bronze glass to seamlessly blend in with the cabinetry. Stainless Steel 36" gas five burner cooktop and hood, white hand-honed quartz counters, a deep basin stainless steel sink with Lefroy Brooks nickel faucet and spray. The team designed the kitchen to feel like pieces of furniture that perfectly balance with your living and dining areas, custom built fireplace with honed black granite, and custom oak shelving to match the flooring; integrated electrical above the fireplace for all your media needs, in-ceiling speakers and easily stacked components in the shelving. Master suite features balcony access, double vanities in an elegant bath, separate walk-in shower, whirlpool tub, Kohler one-piece soft close dual flush Reve toilet. Walk-in closet with custom built-ins for ease of storage and organization. The second bedroom, with stunning Venetian plaster walls, recessed LED lighting and custom built-in shelving and desktop is the perfect size as either a guest bedroom or a den with home office. Second full bath features Kohler one-piece close dual flush Reve toilet, custom wallpaper, and custom silk drapery. Washer and dryer located in the front entry with an abundance of storage through-out. Full amenity building includes: 24-hour door staff, receiving room, engineer, roof-top terrace with pergola, sauna, fitness room, exceptional management, and outstanding location directly across from Millennium Park. Close access to theaters, art museums, dining, major thoroughfares. Deeded, heated parking available at $40,000. We look forward to showing you this beautiful, one-of-a-kind home that will transform the way you work, live, and relax.