While a great reshuffling occurred during the global pandemic, with many decamping urban locales for suburban and rural retreats, American’s resilient, undeniably thrilling cities have likewise witnessed a boom in demand. These luxurious high-rise condo listings offer not only access to shopping and fine dining but also spectacular views and amenities galore.
891 14th Street, Unit 3209, Denver, Colorado, $1,150,000
Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass frame fabulous views of Pikes Peak and the Denver skyline at this fabulous two-bedroom end unit in the Rocky Mountain state. The well-appointed space boasts beautiful built-in cabinetry, high ceilings and motorized blinds. The 42-story LEED-certified building also offers deluxe perks: a dog park, a gym, a multi-media lounge and a rooftop swimming pool, to name a few.
30 East 29th Street, Apartment 29B, New York, New York, $2,125,000
A double-height reception lobby with a black marble fireplace creates an indelible first impression for this 800-square-feet, one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit in Manhattan’s historic Rose Hill neighborhood. The space features stunning northern views of the city through nine-feet high windows, along with hardwood flooring, bespoke bronze-finished hardware and a tricked-out kitchen with Miele appliances, metal-framed glass cabinets and Calacatta marble countertops. The many amenities include a gym, a 50-foot swimming pool, a dry-heat sauna and two covered terraces.
505 North McClurg Court, Apartment 2803, Chicago, Illinois, $1,150,000
This three-bedroom, southeast corner unit in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood boasts panoramic lake, city and river vistas through its floor-to-ceiling windows. Both bedrooms are ensuite, with large walk-in closets. The master bath was recently redone by Elizabeth Krueger Design, and the guest bathroom by Third Coast Interiors. In addition, the building offers an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a club room and access to a spacious park by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates—just a few of the many reasons to check out this lovely property.
1 West Century Drive, #6AB, Los Angeles, California, $11,950,000
A stroll away from Rodeo Drive in Century City, this sun-drenched, 8,000-square-foot unit offers six-bedrooms, a whopping eight bathrooms (all ensuite) and two private entrances. The gourmet kitchen has glass walls that open to a beautiful breakfast area. Spacious formal seating and dining areas make this a great space for entertaining. There’s a large balcony off the master suite.
1200 California Street, Unit 18D, San Francisco, California, $2,995,000
Located on the southwest corner of the midcentury tower, this home’s walls of glass frame jaw-dropping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio, Twin Peaks and the Marin Headlands. Recently renovated by renowned designer Jacques St. Dizier, the interiors live up to the dramatic vistas, with a chef’s kitchen, oak flooring and a flexible second bedroom with a Murphy bed. Monthly fees cover a 24/7 staffed lobby, garage parking, a fitness center overlooking Grace Cathedral and more.
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Tate Gunnerson is a Chicago-based freelance journalist with an equal appreciation for natural beauty and good design.