The perfect balance of sophistication, history and location is hard to come by, which is why 1308 N. Astor is a rare gem in Chicago's Gold Coast. A picturesque 4 bedroom/4.5 bath single-family home that was originally designed by John Wellborn Root in 1887, the home underwent a total renovation to appeal to a modern sensibility. Inside, the first-floor foyer sets a distinctive tone courtesy of marble floors and a stately fireplace (one of four total fireplaces throughout the home). From there, its 4,700-square-foot footprint reveals a state-of-the-art chef's kitchen with iceberg quartzite countertops and best in class appliances with 2 Sub-Zeros, Wolf cooktop and two dishwashers, a spacious dining room, a handsome book-lined library, two romantic living rooms boasting custom millwork and crown molding, and a natural light-kissed landing that's ideal for an office. Accessed by a curvaceous spindle staircase (or private elevator), ensuite bedrooms give family and friends the space to spread out. The top floor, however, is entirely devoted to a posh master suite that flaunts a custom walk-in closet and a spa-like, marble-clad bath with his-and-hers vanity and statement sconces. Additional amenities include a luxurious in-law suite (or nanny suite) with separate entrance, seamless hardwood floors throughout, two private terraces, a family-friendly mudroom, a subterranean flex space with surplus storage, state-of-the-art smart home systems and staggered security cameras. Polish and privacy - all on prestigious Astor Street overlooking Goudy Square Park, two blocks from Oak Street Beach and the lakefront. It doesn't get any chicer than this.