Have been jonesing for one of the Mies townhouse co-ops in Lafayette Park for about six years now; everyone from Very Expensive Places that has seen pictures I've taken (all better than this piece of crap I posted above, sorry) can't believe that I don't already own one.
To be honest, I'm hung up on the idea of paying over $700 per month (that was what I was told a year or two ago - has that changed?) for co-op fees when I can own a house outright elsewhere for, you know, $1; that or a reasonably priced loft with one of those big fat NEZ tax breaks.
I am well aware of the benefits of living over there; every time I have been, the place is immaculate and somebody's outside making it look even better. Meanwhile, would kill to sublet one of those for a year, you know, as a test drive...if such a thing were allowed. Maybe after a few months I'd love it so much, I'd quit being such a cheap bastard.