Rare 92nd floor condo in former Hancock tower asks $4.5M

Condo is a combination of two separate units

Danielle and Glenn Richter; 75 North Michigan Avenue (Pinterest, Positive Image Photography)
Danielle and Glenn Richter; 75 North Michigan Avenue (Pinterest, Positive Image Photography)

A rare 92-floor condo with walls of windows overlooking Chicago and Lake Michigan is hitting the market.

Danielle and Glenn Richter are asking $4.5 million for their 3,300-square-foot four-bedroom condo on the highest residential floor of the Hancock at 875 North Michigan Avenue, Crain’s reported. The only other local building with homes that high is the St. Regis, where a duplex condo on the 92nd and 93rd floors is listed for $18.5 million.

“The view is breathtaking, and every day it’s something different,” Danielle Richter said. With east- and south-facing walls of windows, “we see the whole lake and the whole skyline.”

The couple decided to sell their sky-high Chicago home after splitting their time between the city and New York, where Glenn is based as CFO of International Flavors and Fragrances. The condo, a combination of two separate units, has an L-shaped main area with sections for the living room, kitchen, media room and dining room.

“People have their affinity for lake or city views,” Danielle Richter said. “But we don’t have to decide because we have both.”

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The flooring throughout the home is travertine, a nod to the building’s mid-20th century origin. The media room, at one end of the L-shape, can be separated from the rest of the home with a movable wall that retracts into the ceiling.

The kitchen is decorated with white and mirrored surfaces, including the extra-thick slab of quartzite used for the island. Wall-height antique mirrors also “reflect the lake and the sky” in the kitchen.

The primary bedroom suite, which includes a sitting area and a fireplace, was built in the space that used to be a separate studio apartment. In addition, the condo’s library also has a wall of shelves that can slide open to reveal a Murphy bed and a full bathroom attached.

The condo will be listed on an agents-only network soon and will hit the multiple-listing service on June 22.

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[CCB] — Victoria Pruitt