Welcome to THE CARLYLE

In 1967, a new condominium was completed in Chicago's prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood that promised residents unparalleled elegance and comfort. Today, the Carlyle, at 1040 N. Lake Shore Drive, makes good on its early intentions and stands as one of the area's most desirable buildings, with 130 luxury condos dispersed over 40 floors. Located directly across the street from Lake Michigan, the Carlyle offers residents some of the greatest views in the city, rivaled only by the services they provide indoors.

As a Carlyle resident, one expects the most basic amenities, like the indoor swimming pool, rooftop decks and 24-hour doorman. But luxury means going beyond the basics and offering additional services, like valet parking, a ballroom with attached caterer's kitchen and even his and her steam rooms. Furthermore, the Carlyle maintains a large staff of 40+ to ensure that residents receive adequate attention and care.

Residential units inside the Carlyle include a variety of floor plans. Smaller layouts feature one or two bedrooms with up to three bathrooms, while larger layouts offer three or four bedrooms and up to six bathrooms. Several designer units feature high-end finishes like sculpted marble, distressed oak and walnut parquet, and custom architectural features, including carved ceilings/molding and built-ins. Other notable features include de Giulio Kitchen designs (Mick de Giulio is a world-renowned designer of innovative kitchens), spa-like showers and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Carlyle is just over a block from the Oak Street beginning of Chicago's Magnificent Mile. This means residents are comfortable walking distance from the Chanel Boutique, the 900 North Michigan Shops (which include Bloomingdale's, Michael Kor's, J.Crew and more), Barney's and Water Tower Place (featuring Banana Republic, Ann Taylor and several boutiques). For seekers of entertainment, the Carlyle is also near Looking Glass Theatre Co., the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Broadway Playhouse and such popular nightclubs as Le Colonial, Butch McGuire's and Luxbar.

Of course, dining nearby is easy when you're this close to the city's most popular district. Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House, Spiaggia, Ria and Pelago Ristorante are all within a quarter mile of the Carlyle and each boasts a ZAGAT rating of 25 or higher. And for those occasions when you're not looking for a ritzy dining experience, you'll happily find yourself near local favorites like Sarah's Pastries, the Corner Bakery Cafe, Ashkenaz Deli and Big Bowl Fresh Chinese and Thai.

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