Once-in-a-generation opportunity to own a first floor, southern facing, 3BR + Den, end unit at The Pattington! Lovingly owned and maintained by the same owners for nearly 30 years. Once hailed as "the most fashionable apartments in Chicago" and "Chicago's best courtyard building" by the American Institute of Architecture, The Paddington was designed by architect David E. Postle, built for James E. Patton, circa 1904, and this unit still holds many of its original architectural detail. Original woodwork, columns, doors, and hardwood flooring throughout. This is not your traditional vintage layout or shotgun-style flat. This floor plan is laid out as a full square, maximizing comfort and functionality, and lives more like a single family home than an apartment. Enter through the front door and into an open and inviting foyer, perfect for formal entertainment and welcoming guests. Through the foyer, past the stunning wood columns, is the sun-filled living room. One of the most remarkable rooms in the house, the living room comes complete with a gas starting/wood burning fireplace (sellers have never used it) with an incredible quarter sawn oak mantel, deep crown moulding, and french doors leading to the den/office. The den/office (could easily be used as a 4th bedroom) is the perfect place to escape and work from home, with windows facing south and west into the courtyard, and custom built-in bookcases. The dining room is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate a 8-10 seat table, and has a beautiful built-in hutch, plus french doors that open to the private balcony. The kitchen was remodeled in the last few years with white shaker cabinetry, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Tons of cabinetry and storage space for those who love to cook or have large parties. Just off the kitchen is a rare laundry/mud room. This room was the maid's quarters at one time, which now functions as great storage and a place to control the mess during winter months. Not to mention, a powder room is tucked away in the corner of this room. Spacious primary suite with two walk-in closets and has a front-row seat to the changing seasons through the large window looking into the courtyard. The primary bathroom was also recently updated with a new vanity, tile, and walk-in shower. The remaining two bedrooms each have their own walk-in closets and large windows. One of the bedrooms is sequestered away on the east side of the home, with a full bath adjacent to it--perfect for a guest suite. Overall the unit features 5 walk-in closets, but that is not where the storage stops! This unit comes equipped with not one, but TWO storage lockers, one of which is an entire room in the basement (both can be accessed by using the front or back stairs from inside the building)! Life at The Paddington is a small town in and of itself. Residents take full advantage of the private terrace, grilling area and playground. Fear not though, while the building is quite social, the original plans from 1904 note 1 foot thick concrete between the floors to reduce sound transfer. It also features one of the most exceptional gardens in the city (including a community vegetable garden), lovingly maintained by the building's Garden Committee, and has been home to many weddings and celebrations over the years. Parking is also available on-site, and is available on a first come, first serve basis (currently a waiting list, but plenty of other parking options immediately surround the building). Located on the edge of historic Buena Park and Lakeview East, the convenience of the location can't be beat. Some of the best restaurants and nightlife are right outside the door, and express buses to downtown and the Sheridan Red Line stop are all within a few short blocks. This apartment has been lovingly preserved and maintained over its nearly 120 years, and is ready for its next caretaker to call it home.
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