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A genuine preserved condo from the 1970s is up for sale in Chicago

Boban Docevski

Recently an advertisement appeared on Zillow about a penthouse in Chicago that has been preserved with all of the original furniture from the 1970s. This apartment has, by all means, the right to be called “groovy”. The condo is listed for sale, for just $158,000. It costs approximately $84 per square foot. For an additional $35 per month you get a heated garage and for $20 more, you get an outdoor parking space. The apartment is inside the Winston Towers at 7141 North Kedzie Avenue in West Rogers Park. The condo was built in 1972 and all of the original furniture and decorations inside have been professionally arranged back in the 1970s. Nothing is changed or modified, everything is in the same condition as back then. At first glance, the apartment looks very similar to the groovy scenography in the Austin Powers movies.

The apartment has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a kitchen, and a big living room, with a balcony that overlooks the outdoor pool of the complex. Two of the bedrooms are turned into a spacious living room.

The bedroom is covered with nice green geometrical wallpapers and as it looks green is one of the theme colors of the whole place, together with orange.

The kitchen feels rustic and “modern” at the same time, modern from the 1970s perspective. The wallpapers here have a psychedelic vibe. It’s all about the wallpapers…

One of the bathrooms is decorated with bright green patterned tiles, the trademark color of he condo.

The other one is in orange, the second color that dominates the rooms. You can notice that the bathrooms are fully furnished, together with items like perfume bottles. According to Lauri Rosenbloom, the agent that is responsible for selling the condo, the perfumes are all vintage, and they were left there by the owners back in the 1970s or 1980s.

The living room is probably the most remarkable part of the apartment. The huge circular green couch is the centerpiece of the room. The room looks glamorous and groovy, warm and luxurious. It surely has the psychedelic vibe of the 1970s. The room combines both the green and the orange.

A beautiful mirror table surrounded by massive green chairs in the middle of the dining room. Mirrors on the walls also, there were mirrors in the bedroom also. Lots of mirrors in the 1970s. They somehow make the place looks shiny and elegant.

This is the second time this apartment has been put for sale. The first time, in 2012, it didn’t receive much attention, but now things are looking better. According to Rosenbloom, people are really interested about the penthouse. She receives a lot of phonecalls and emails with questions. People love the detailed wallpapers and furniture (dailymail)

There is another apartment in wintston towers from 1972 that is also on sale, but unfortunately, all the decor and furniture are removed.


The entrance of Winston Towers / Photo source









Boban Docevski

Boban Docevski is one of the authors writing for The Vintage News