When a former commercial client contacted Eastlake Studio to assist in the design of a new residence, they were eager to assist. The project was a penthouse condominium at 600 North Fairbanks, the recently completed Helmut Jahn tower in Streeterville Chicago, IL. The unit was the only custom-designed one in the building, and was located on one of the top floors, with a full wall of windows, overlooking the city.

Inside, the space consists of hardwood, stone, and a beautiful cream-colored lacquer millwork throughout. Two curved wall-like structures divide the living space and an oval element creates a semi-private study. As it faces the lviing room, it houses a TV, desk, and some other storage.

Luckily, Eastlake’s client was a couple with a strong appreciation for art and design, and they were able to create some very dramatic architectural elements inside the space, while also maintaining a simplicity that amplifies the extraordinary views.









Location: 600 North Fairbanks (Chicago, Il)
Building Architect: Helmut Jahn, Murphy/Jahn
Condominium Architect: Jon Salzmann, Aia, Leed Ap & Kevin Kamien; Eastlake Studio
Millworker: Inter Ocean Cabinet Company
Builder: Reed Construction
Flooring: Chocolate Hickory Hardwood from Ecotimber
Wallcoverings: China White, Texas Leather from Benjamin Moore
Lighting: Palm 7 from Freedom Of Creation; Millwork Pucks Hp Series 2-Ltk from American Fluorescent; T156 18in from Tech Lighting; Mini Quiet Ceiling Recessed Trimless from Rsa Lighting Home
Audio: Glenn Poor
Furniture: 511 Ventaglio by Charlotte Perriand, from Cassina; Rosewood Vintage Eames Lounge Chair
And Ottoman; Eames Walnut Stool, from Herman Miller
Kitchen Countertops: Pashmina from Heartland Granite
Sink: Regatta by Franke
Faucets: Ladylux Pro by Grohe
Refrigeration: Sub-Zero, Integrated
Oven, Microwave, And Warming Drawer: Wolf
Cooktop: Gaggenau
Ventilation: Tubo by Snaidero
Fireplace: Ecosmart Fire Burner
Bathroom Tub: Pier Freestanding by Waterworks
Basin: Ladena Undermount by Kohler
Countertop: Crema Marfil Marble, Polished, from Stone Source
Faucets: Purist Faucet and Tub Filler, Mastershower Three-Way, Kohler
Floor And Wall Tiles: Gris Pulpis Stone Tile Flooring, Flexi Glass Tiles

Story: Charles Moxham
Photography of Condominium: Steve Hall with Hedrich Blessing