This exceptional 3,500-square-foot apartment, nestled within a secure and architecturally remarkable building on East Lake Shore Drive, is a splendid fusion of sophistication for entertaining and opulent family living. Prepare to embark on a new chapter of luxury living.As you step through the stunning entrance hall, dramatic archways beckon you into a well-conceived floor plan. To your right, panoramic cityscape views stretch along Lake Shore Drive, offering an enchanting vista that embraces the entire northern shoreline, complete with the glistening waters of Lake Michigan, pristine sandy beaches, and the captivating night lights. Adjacent to the living room, you'll discover an exquisite library adorned with built-in bookshelves and an elegant bar, setting a refined ambiance. Three generously sized ensuite bedrooms await in this wing.At the opposite end of the apartment, a grand dining room comfortably accommodates up to 20 guests beneath the radiant glow of an expansive crystal chandelier. Double doors open onto Juliet balconies, allowing you to relish the outside world. The inspired de Giulio kitchen is a culinary masterpiece, equipped with a Wolf range, Sub-Zero integrated fridge, and a central island with seating to enjoy the ever-evolving cityscape as it transitions from day to night.The kitchen, powder room, and laundry room underwent a lavish renovation in 2006, followed by a meticulous redesign of the primary bath and closet in 2018, garnering two Crystal Key awards for their exceptional design in the Chicagoland area. The apartment is further complemented by a sun-drenched office.The primary bath is a masterpiece of Pratt and Larsen custom tile moldings gracing the entire space, complemented by a 2.5-inch wainscot band and crown molding. Among its most striking features are 18-karat gold plated faucets and antique terracotta dragon gargoyles that emit steam in the shower room.The timeless elegance of this apartment seamlessly extends to the Renaissance-style building itself, boasting a 24-hour doorman and magnificent wrought-iron and glass doors. The grand main lobby leaves a lasting impression with its soaring 30-foot ceiling adorned with intricately painted plaster, reminiscent of the Escorial palace near Madrid. Located on one of the city's most prestigious streets, you'll enjoy immediate access to the Magnificent Mile, renowned restaurants, upscale shopping, hotels, and cultural experiences.This property offers an extraordinary location and exceptional value for those seeking the pinnacle of luxury living.