Chicago-based Mary Cook Associates, a national commercial interior design firm, has completed five condominium models and the sales gallery at Tribune Tower Residences, the historic 36-story building at 435 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago that previously served as the headquarters of the Chicago Tribune newspaper.
CIM Group and Golub & Company are redeveloping the landmark property as a residential tower featuring 162 luxury condominium homes priced from $900,000 to $7+ million.
In a one-bedroom model inspired by the lifestyle of a single professional who entertains frequently, the MCA team showcased the flexibility of the floor plan’s home office/library by adding a set of contemporary sliding doors that create the option of closing the space off, or keeping it open to the home’s main living areas. Likewise, one three-bedroom model includes a dedicated gallery near the foyer, which MCA customized with built-in display shelving to show its potential for exhibiting an art collection. Anticipating the needs of empty nesters, MCA designed another unit with a secondary bedroom as a flexible space for overnight guests or longer-term stays by a college-age child.
MCA worked closely with the development and sales team to select the right mix of floor plans to use as models, ensuring the five units illustrate the breadth of homes available within the historic skyscraper, originally designed as an office building in 1925 by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The featured models have one to three bedrooms and range in size from 1,678 to 3,374 square feet.
Tribune Tower began welcoming residents in fall 2021. The property offers extensive on-site amenities, one-of-a-kind panoramic views of the city, as well as convenient access to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district, the Loop, Millennium Park, the lakefront and the Chicago Riverwalk.