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Chicago’s priciest apartment rents for $45K per month

The luxurious two-story residence includes its own rooftop hot tub and pool

A recently completed two-story penthouse on Chicago’s Near North Side is poised to become the city’s most expensive rental property when it lists for an eye-watering $45,000 per month.

Perched atop the 32-story phase one tower of the Old Town Park project at 1140 N. Wells Street, the three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath unit comes fully furnished by Kreel Creative Interiors. The residence offers 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space, high-end finishes, a dramatic floating staircase, and a private rooftop pool deck.

“There is not another apartment on the market in Chicago, nor probably in the Midwest, that offers this combination of space, design, amenities, and sheer beauty,” said @properties agent Emily Santos in a statement. Though the listing for the penthouse hasn’t gone live just yet, its developer—Vancouver-based Onni Group—says the unit will be move-in ready next month.

For all its bells and whistles and sweeping skyline views, $45,000 is still a ton of money to spend on rent. According to Crain’s, the figure is roughly equivalent to monthly mortgage payments on an $8 million home. “Somebody [renting a place] like this probably already has the $8 million house or two,” Santos told the publication.

For the rest of us, we can drool over the pretty photos.

Residents can use a private elevator of this cantilevered stone and glass staircase to access the upper level.
A formal living room features a stone-clad fireplace and sliding balcony doors.
The sleek custom kitchen includes a large island, integrated appliances, and quartzite waterfall countertops.
There’s oak flooring, a spacious walk-in closet, and a separate dressing room in the master bedroom.
The master ensuite is clad in floor-to-ceiling travertine and includes a floating vanity with double sinks, marble countertops, and a freestanding tub.
Skyline views from one of the penthouse’s multiple outdoor spaces.
The rooftop includes a private pool deck. Tenants also have access to the building’s shared eighth-floor amenity level.
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