Perched atop the Montgomery Ward building, this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 6,400-square foot condo occupies what was once the observatory of the historic structure. Built in 1895, the Montgomery Ward Tower was once the tallest building in the Windy City. The resulting unit is a one-of-a-kind residence in the heart of the city, on the celebrated Michigan Avenue.
Spread across four floors, with commanding views of both the city skyline and Lake Michigan, the home’s elegant and formal interiors are supplemented by more than 2,000 square feet of outdoor space, including a wraparound terrace and two rooftop decks.
Ornate 20-foot ceilings and other reminders of the building’s history are matched with contemporary, updated modern amenities, to create a space that marries the best of the past and present.
According to property records, Marshall purchased the condo for $3.9 million in 2014, while he was playing for the Chicago Bears. After being traded to the New York Jets in 2015, the wide receiver put the property on the market for $6 million. Despite knocking millions off the price, he still hasn’t managed to catch a buyer.
Marshall signed with the New Orleans Saints in November, but was released in mid-December and never saw any game action for the Saints. A six-time Pro Bowler, he’s just 30 catches short of 1,000 career receptions, and he’s hauled in 83 touchdown passes over his 13-year career in the NFL.