Posts tagged "Gold Coast"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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Tour a luxuriously reconstructed Gold Coast home

The 6,300 square foot single-family greystone at 48 E Cedar St in the Gold Coast was completely reconstructed two years ago. The 3-story plus lower-level home has 5 bedrooms, 5 full and two half baths, a library, a media room, a Christopher Peacock kitchen and all the features you’d expect in a luxury residence. The... Read more »

A look at Lucien Lagrange buildings, built and unbuilt

In the above video Lissa Weinstein takes you on a walking tour of six buildings designed by architect Lucien Lagrange: The Park Hyatt, 840 N Lake Shore Dr, The Elysian, 65 East Goethe, 2520 Lincoln Park West and the Ritz-Carlton condos. Lagrange has designed in a variety of styles, but these buildings all showcase a... Read more »

Video tour of a Patterson McCormick Mansion condo

The historic Patterson McCormick Mansion, built in 1893, was designed by Stanford White and expanded in 1927 by David Adler. Warm Roman brick and terra cotta trim contribute to the distinctive aura of this grand palazzo-style home, which was built as a wedding gift for the daughter of the Chicago Tribune’s Joseph Medill. The mansion,... Read more »
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An easy rent vs own decision on the Gold Coast?

A full-floor 6,000 square foot home just became available at 1555 North Astor St in the Gold Coast. It’s offered for sale at $5,400,000 and for rent at $20,000 a month. The 41st floor home has a sleek modern look, 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths, 360-degree views of Lincoln Park, Lake Michigan... Read more »

Five Gold Coast single-family homes on a great block

Bellevue Place in the Gold Coast stretches from State St to Lake Shore Drive. It’s basically a single long block book-ended by Tavern on Rush and Gibsons on the west and Oak Street Beach on the east. Anyone setting out to select Chicago’s best blocks would have to consider Bellevue Place a contender. The tree-lined... Read more »

Rodkin visits a Marshall classic on East Lake Shore Drive

A while back Chicago Magazine’s Dennis Rodkin announced that he would be doing more of his videos solo, unaccompanied by an agent or owner, and he’s followed that plan in a recent visit to a Benjamin Marshall classic. The 27-unit co-op building at 999 Lake Shore Drive was designed by Marshall, and was the first... Read more »
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A wide, bright 1-bedroom in a prime Gold Coast location

For sheer visual and people-watching spectacle it doesn’t get any better in Chicago than the intersection of State and Rush. The staggering array of restaurants, shopping and nightlife within two short blocks of that Gold Coast intersection makes it easy to understand why housing in the area is so desirable. Turn east on Cedar Street... Read more »