Streeterville condo asks $4.25M as couple heads back to suburbs

Couple followed their five children to the city from Oak Brook and are headed back to suburbs

840 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (Zillow)
840 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (Zillow)

It’s a Chicago arc: A doctor and his wife who followed their five kids into the city from suburban Oak Brook are selling their 15th-floor condo and heading back out of town to be closer to their 10 grandchildren.

The 4,400-square-foot condo with views of Lake Michigan in Streeterville is coming to market for $4.25 million, Crain’s reported. Steve and Mary Gitelis bought the four-bedroom condo with minimal finishes and hired Steven Wendell, of Downers Grove architecture firm A.W. Wendell & Sons to design the interior to accommodate family gatherings.
“There’s space for everyone,” said Gitelis, the director of orthopedic oncology at Rush University Medical Center whose wife is a former nurse.

Marlene Rubenstein of Baird & Warner is representing the sellers and will put the condo on the market this week. The condo also comes with two indoor parking spaces.

The condo is the most expensive listing in the building, where eight other listings range from $1.2 million to $3.2 million.

The building, just north of Lakeshore Park, includes views of Lake Michigan and the Northwestern Law School Campus and is just blocks from the Museum of Contemporary Art and Michigan Avenue.

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“Being able to wake up every day we wake up to the sunrise over Lake Michigan was such a huge attraction for me,” Gitelis said. “The lake changes daily. One morning it’s clear and shimmering, and other mornings you see the big waves when the wind is coming from the north. It’s amazing, visually.”

[Crain’s] — Miranda Davis

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