THE VIEW! The permanently unobstructed view of the downtown Chicago skyline from this Penthouse Duplex offers reason enough to purchase this home, now on the open market for the very first time. The most desirable unit of the historic Stiffel loft conversion, your main floor features original timber, interior arches, soaring ceilings, original Chicago brick, and hardwood flooring. Expansive, multi-purpose room upstairs makes for the perfect home office or can be easily converted to a 3rd bedroom, as per the original floor plan. Precious outdoor space on each floor: convenient balcony off the great room with gas outlet for grill as well as an exquisite 300 sq.ft. private terrace on the second floor with gas, electrical, and water faucet installed. Majestic windows and sliding glass doors fill the space with natural light and beautiful scenery. Uncommon amount of storage space cleverly positioned throughout the entire home. Gracious floor plan w/formal entry, wide open great room encompassing the living room, kitchen and dining rooms are an entertainer's dream! Custom gourmet kitchen comes complete with everything a chef might desire: New Sub Zero refrigerator, granite countertops and backsplash, double Franke sink w/Grohe faucet, and glass paneled custom cabinets. All appliances are built in. Kitchen island, hidden pantry cupboards, large drawers and cabinets with custom pull-outs make excellent use of space. Custom stainless surrounds on the raised fireplace and the built-in gas stove add unique interest. Both full baths feature recessed Robern mirrored cabinets for storage maximization. Laundry room with full sized W/D, fully wired security system, and one heated, indoor parking space included. 24hr door staff, newly redone lobby, and new gym w/ top-of-the-line equipment make this truly one of the finest gems of River North!