Longtime celebrated interior designer John Robert Wirtgen and his husband Stephen Osher are selling a recently renovated two-bedroom condo on the 16th floor of a building on Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville for $1.09 million. I am trying to sell at
Wiltgen, who runs Chicago-based John Robert Wiltgen Design, has designed numerous homes and apartments and has had quite a few appearances over the years, including appearances on NBC’s Open House TV and many design magazines. It has attracted a large amount of media attention.
In Streeterville, Wiltgen and Osher paid $580,000 for a 16th-floor unit in 2019 to help rehabilitate the condo’s digestive tract. The unit now has 2.5 bathrooms, new electricals, new plumbing, new air handlers, and over 1,400 square feet of imported Calacatta Vecchia Italian porcelain tile above the sound barrier.
Other features include window walls, custom crown molding, new baseboards, new door casings, new door hardware, 85 halogen low voltage recessed lights, and wall-to-wall carpeting in massland cut pile. Includes a living room with an enclosed master bedroom. A wall of wool upholstered accent walls, motorized roller shades, and ultrasuede curtains to darken the room. The adjoining main bathroom has mosaic marble floors, statuary white marble walls, and a quartz-topped 7-foot long vanity.
The condo kitchen features custom cabinets, quartz countertops, a walk-in pantry, Bosch appliances, and a $10,000 chandelier in the tray ceiling.
In a statement, Wirtgen and Osher, who will be moving full-time to Palm Springs, Calif., said one of the goals behind bowel rehab is to realign the unit’s flow. .
“We walled off the opening between the living room and second bedroom,” they said in a statement. Together, we enlarged the walk-in pantry and changed the layout of the main bathroom and walk-in closet.These changes made a big difference in how the space felt. It provides storage for everything, there is plenty of room to organize and we love it.”
The condo is listed for $1.29 million including all furnishings. Listed at just under $1.2 million in 2020 and 2021, then at just under $1.1 million, it is now being sold through a realtor’s private listing network.
Compass listing agent Rafael Murillo told Elite Street: “Buyers don’t have to pay her interior designer to pick things up and wait for everything to arrive. Just start having fun.
This condo was charged $9,398 in property taxes for the 2020 tax year.
Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.
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