1400 N Lake Shore: A Chicago Gold Coast Treasure

Long before the Gold Coast luxury apartments at 1400 N Lake Shore existed, the wealthy passed by this 1920s building while on their leisurely carriage rides up and down the quaint brick-lined street. Now, the historical high-rise, which has long been home to condos-only, is about to open its doors to luxury apartment rentals as well. 

1400 N Lake Shore apartments

Oh, But Those Views…

What we love most about the new face of the old building is taking in the stunning views of Lake Michigan and the magnificent Chicago skyline from the comfort of the rooftop patio. The fact that there are tons to do in the Gold Coast neighborhood and that’s it’s ultra-convenient is appealing too. 

And then there’s the fact that it’s lakefront property (a dream, right?!) and has Oak Street Beach and North Ave Beach as bookends. It’s hard to pick a favorite feature because, to be honest, there’s a lot to love about these “new” apartments in Gold Coast.

1400 Lake Shore apartments rooftop view
1400 N Lake Shore Rooftop Terrace

Step on In

The historic Chicago apartments at 1400 N Lake Shore Drive have a blend of studio, one, two and three-bedroom layouts. Since the apartments were previously condos, the individual unit details vary but all have upgraded finishes, updated kitchens, and other luxuries you’d hope to find like:

  • Hardwood Floors
  • Spacious Floor Plans
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
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Updated kitchen at 1400 N Lake Shore

In addition, these vintage-style apartments have designated dining areas in keeping with the times when families ate together and friends gathered to break bread. For those not wishing to utilize a devoted dining room, the sky’s the limit as to what you can do with the extra space. Use it for a study, guest room, or even that home office you always wanted.

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Bonus Dining Space at 1400 N Lake Shore

Select units have some bonus features like skyline and lake views. 

Check out the studio and two-bedroom floor plans and take note of that bonus dining space: 

1400 N Lake Shore studio floor plan
Studio Floor Plan
1400 N Lake Shore two bedroom floor plan
 Two-Bedroom Floor Plan

Appealing Amenities

If you were expecting to find some amazing amenities at these new apartments in Gold Coast, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy a cocktail or sip suds from the rooftop patio while taking in the panoramic views of the lake and city. Shape up in the expansive fitness center or invite your friends over for steaks cooked on a rooftop grill. 

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Fitness Center at 1400 N Lakeshore

Other building features include:

  • Lobby
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Package Receiving
  • Bike Racks
  • Retail Partners On-Site including Salon, Convenience Store, and Child-Care Center
  •  24-Hour Doorman Service

Live the Lavish Life

The beauty of renting in this beauty of a building is that you’ll be living in one of Chicago’s most sought-after neighborhoods. 

You can mix and mingle with some of the who’s who of Chicago and even send your children to the neighborhood’s highly-regarded schools. And even better, have some money leftover in your pocket. Studios start under $1,500, with one beds around $1,600 and two beds just over $2,000.    

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The view from 1400 N Lakeshore

The Gold Coast Vibe 

Let’s talk neighborhood. The Gold Coast is undoubtedly a gem tucked into the city of Chicago. Nestled against the shoreline of Lake Michigan, this ‘hood has so much to offer its residents. 

The streets are lined with jewels in the likes of historical mansions, vintage hotels, designer boutiques, and notorious restaurants and bars. 

Gold Coast is a mecca for architectural wonders – a cornucopia of styles ranging from Romanesque to American Colonial, and a multitude of other facades all seen in brownstone buildings, stately homes, and historical sites dotting the Astor Street District. 

Just when you have the feeling you’ve taken a step back in time though, you realize you’re in the heart of everything. Gold Coast is also home to one of the nation’s largest and most important business districts which is part of the reason it attracts so many well-established professionals and sophisticated families. 

Eat, Drink and Shop 

When you live in Gold Coast, you’re never at a loss for something to do or somewhere to go.  Jet on over to Rush Street where you’ll find some of the Windy City’s most celebrated restaurants and bars.

The iconic Butch McGuire’s Pub has been the swanky spot to be at since the 60s. With savory bites and a fully stocked bar, you don’t have to spend a fortune to eat and drink first class.

For French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine lovers, you’ll be hard-pressed to beat the cold-pressed goodness of Fig & Olive. 

The 3 Arts Club Café is a unique hangout inside the atrium of Restoration Hardware (a must-see if you love contemporary home decor, by the way). It’s a one-of-a-kind wine bar, coffeehouse, and American kitchen combo with an amazing atmosphere that’s practically addicting.

About a block away, Oak Street refuses to be outdone. Overflowing with posh shops, luxury boutiques, and designer stores, you’ll find Barney’s, Jimmy Choo, Hermes, Tory Burch, and all the other hot spots to shop. 

Just a Dash Away

Even though you may never want to leave this gorgeous neighborhood, there is plenty of close-by to explore. Chicago’s Northside is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. The Magnificent Mile is within walking distance and you’ll have super easy access to the Loop.

Move Right In


If you’d like to dig more into all that is awaiting you at these new apartments in Gold Coast, or want to check out other downtown Chicago luxury apartments, give us a shout at HotSpot Rentals.  We’d love to let you know what we can do for you.