Thursday Three Hundred: Beautiful, Sleek, and Sexy — It’s Not a Model, But a Modern Marvel on Throckmorton Street

This uptown home, owned by a very well-known interior designer, is on the market for $395,000.

It’s funny how, just like their owners, houses have distinct personalities. I imagine some as refined Scotch drinkers who both have and are acquired tastes. Some are classics, some are works of art, and some are better off seeing the business end of a wrecking ball.

And some, well, they take your breath away like a gorgeous gal in a trendy sportscar. That’s 2712 Throckmorton, which is marketed by David Griffin himself! With all of the angles, textures, and colors, this home will get your engine running!

As I understand it, this unit is one of six designed by architect Ed Baum. Not only are the homes stunning, but they have an award-winning pedigree, too. Besides being recognized by the American Institute of Architecture, “These homes have been published (including a feature story in DWELL magazine) and have received most positive attention in the press for their innovative and forward thinking urban design,” the listing says.

This two-bedroom, two-bath unit is centered around a gorgeous courtyard. Large floor-to-ceiling windows in the living area and one of the bedrooms look in on the outdoor space, which would be perfect for entertaining.

Everything about this house is tres chic and super sleek, from the kitchen with bamboo and stainless, to the painted beam ceiling, even to the hallway, which, with huge bookshelves, is perfect for any bibliophile.

This is Uptown, though, and with all this space (more than 1,600 square feet, if you’re keeping track!), expect to fork over some dough. With this home, you really do pay for location, and this location doesn’t disappoint, clocking in at more than $236 per square foot!

Of course, it’s a great spot, smack dab between the Tollway and Oak Lawn. You get accessibility and culture (and nightlife!) and a really sexy house!

 

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  • Delirious! Scant reminder of Carmel's The Butterfly House!

  • Delirious! Scant reminder of Carmel's The Butterfly House!

  • This was in Dwell magazine too, one of my favorite mags for modern architecture.

  • This was in Dwell magazine too, one of my favorite mags for modern architecture.

  • Gorgeous, and I love almost everything about it, but it lost me with the washer/dryer in the second bathroom.

  • Gorgeous, and I love almost everything about it, but it lost me with the washer/dryer in the second bathroom.

  • Reminds me of Ryan Gosling's house in Crazy, Stupid, Love. One of my favorite movies! Absolutely love the courtyard in the middle, what a great house to gather after a night in Uptown! Plus, it's a stone throws shot away from the Tollway. Not too far down Oaklawn is Equinox in Highland Park, the best gym EVER (Telos is pretty great too). I would do just about anything to flip my townhome for this architectural gem!

  • Reminds me of Ryan Gosling's house in Crazy, Stupid, Love. One of my favorite movies! Absolutely love the courtyard in the middle, what a great house to gather after a night in Uptown! Plus, it's a stone throws shot away from the Tollway. Not too far down Oaklawn is Equinox in Highland Park, the best gym EVER (Telos is pretty great too). I would do just about anything to flip my townhome for this architectural gem!

  • Love the hall of bookshelves. But I'm thinking why in the heck isn't there a garage, especially when the other side has one.

  • Love the hall of bookshelves. But I'm thinking why in the heck isn't there a garage, especially when the other side has one.

  • Cheryl: That is a garage. The door comes down. It's open in this shot to better show the features of the home.

  • Cheryl: That is a garage. The door comes down. It's open in this shot to better show the features of the home.

  • Jeff: I wonder if you had stacking units you could enclose them? That seems like a better solution to me. They just seem so ugly with nothing built around them, almost like an afterthought.

  • Jeff: I wonder if you had stacking units you could enclose them? That seems like a better solution to me. They just seem so ugly with nothing built around them, almost like an afterthought.

  • Ah, that makes a difference. Thanks Joanna.

  • Ah, that makes a difference. Thanks Joanna.

  • Proof positive that you don't have to have a lot of space to have a stunning home. This one is a winner. I saw it in MLS when it was first listed and thought it would be gone soon… which it will. The old adage is true: great design doesn't cost, it pays.

  • Proof positive that you don't have to have a lot of space to have a stunning home. This one is a winner. I saw it in MLS when it was first listed and thought it would be gone soon… which it will. The old adage is true: great design doesn't cost, it pays.

  • @Joanna: That might work. I think this house is absolutely stunning, just seems weird to me having them stuck in the bathroom, almost as if they said oops, forgot to plan for that. Then again, I live in the 'burbs and am accustomed to my casa, which has a HUGE room for laundry/storage.

  • @Joanna: That might work. I think this house is absolutely stunning, just seems weird to me having them stuck in the bathroom, almost as if they said oops, forgot to plan for that. Then again, I live in the 'burbs and am accustomed to my casa, which has a HUGE room for laundry/storage.

  • Regardless, I'd live there.

  • Regardless, I'd live there.

  • I have to have a separate laundry room. I agree it's like it was an after thought by someone who must not do much laundry.

  • I have to have a separate laundry room. I agree it's like it was an after thought by someone who must not do much laundry.