Posts tagged "Downtown Loop"

A suburban yard high on Lake Shore Drive

The 25-story brick and limestone co-op at 1500 N Lake Shore Dr is the only Chicago building designed by Rosario Candela, the New York “real estate brokers’ name-drop of choice.” Over the years the building, which requires owners to pay cash for their units, has been the home of more well-known Chicago names – including... Read more »

An eye-level view of Chicago skyscrapers

Whether you spend your days earthbound or high up on Chicago high-rises, there are some sights you’ll never see, no matter how many different venues you visit. Last Tuesday YoChicago chartered a helicopter with the doors off and Data Based Ads’ CEO Mike Scotty, our ace photographer Michael Kardas and I spent almost two hours... Read more »

Two new downtown Chicago apartment towers pass a milestone

A building’s “topping out,” i.e. completion of the top floor of its structural skeleton, is a major milestone. The Coast (center left, above) and 500 North Lake Shore Drive (center right, above) have both reached their full height and are proceeding toward planned occupancy next spring. If all goes according to plan the 49-story, 499-unit... Read more »

Another round of cut-rate prices at 200 North Dearborn

According to a recent article about 200 North Dearborn in the Chicago Tribune the development has begun a “final closeout sale.” Nicholas Gouletas, American Invsco’s chairman and CEO, touted “savings of up to $231,600 off the original pricing for cash purchases.” Some examples of the current deals: One-bedroom condos start at $222,552, reduced from the... Read more »

Tour week – apartment walks through the Gold Coast and New East Side

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of Chicago we haven’t visited in a while. On today’s tour we’ll walk around two Chicago neighborhoods looking at apartment buildings. Chicago’s Gold Coast is one of the easiest locations you can imagine in which to find an... Read more »

The Hancock building's endless 44th floor amenities

I’d venture to guess that the Hancock building, 175 E Delaware, has the most extensive fully-enclosed amenities package of any high-rise building in Chicago – and it’s all on the 44th floor. There’s a concierge, management office, high-ceilinged sky-lobby / lounge, a large indoor pool, sprawling fitness rooms with lockers, sauna and showers, a well-stocked... Read more »

A view over Grant Park from the Richelieu Flats

Crain’s is reporting that developer Louis D’Angelo is converting a vacant building at 318 S Michigan Ave into 5 luxury condos: The project features four 2,650-square-foot full-floor residences priced from $1.35 million to $1.45 million and a 4,300-square-foot penthouse being offered as raw space for $2.3 million. Buyers can pick their own finishes, including cabinets,... Read more »

A newly-listed 4-bedroom for $4.95M in a cash-only Gold Coast co-op

The Chicago co-op building at 1500 N Lake Shore Drive is the only Chicago project credited to Rosario Candela, the designer of many of New York’s most luxurious apartment buildings. When the building opened in the late 1920s Ruth Bergman wrote that “Olympus is more beautiful but the gods have never chilled their nectar in... Read more »

Great outdoor space in a newer Wicker Park home

The 3-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home at 1515 N Paulina St in Wicker Park has large rooms throughout, a recently-updated kitchen / family room and an attached 2-car garage. What sets it apart from the competition is its outdoor space. There’s a private garden adjacent to the lower level, a roof deck above the garage,... Read more »

Before and after looks at a riverfront penthouse

Chicago Magazine’s Dennis Rodkin recently visited a two-story penthouse on the Chicago River. The home has dramatic views from its sprawling outdoor terraces. The home, which is currently on the market for $3.35 million, was acquired a little over a year ago by a retired Microsoft executive for $2.85 million. We toured the penthouse, which... Read more »