Posts tagged "Lincoln Park"

A panoramic Lincoln Park apartment view

We recently wrote about the wave of existing buildings playing catch-up to the amenities and in-unit creature comforts offered by Chicago’s new downtown high-rises and rental condos. The landmark Belden-Stratford apartments, built as a hotel in 1922, is one of the buildings undergoing a renovation under new ownership. I visited the Belden-Stratford yesterday to shoot... Read more »

Skip Craigslist and hit the streets for apartments

The most desirable apartments often rent quickly from site signage without ever being posted on Craigslist or being listed with one of Chicago’s sleazy apartment rental services. You can spend an hour driving yourself crazy and risking your financial health searching Craigslist for your next apartment, or you can spend less time driving yourself around... Read more »

Ashland Catalina is waiting for you – still

The name Catalina resonates with people of a certain age, summoning memories of the Four Preps and the “island of romance.” People of that age, however, were unlikely to be the target demographic for The Catalina, a 12-unit condo development at 2524 – 2530 N Ashland Ave in Lincoln Park. We first wrote about the... Read more »

Lincoln Park's quintessential oasis

What’s now known as the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park has been called “the quintessential oasis.” It’s one of the few examples of landscape architecture listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lily pool is named after Alfred Caldwell, the landscape architect who designed it and oversaw parts of its construction.... Read more »

Developer sees high demand for high-end Lincoln Park homes

I stopped by the Ranch Triangle neighborhood in Lincoln Park on Wednesday to photograph 1703 N Dayton in preparation for a blog post. The home is currently listed for sale at $4.5 million. We’d previously written about the site three years ago when it was in foreclosure, along with other properties by developer Seth Harris.... Read more »

North lakefront rental supply trending up in the MLS

For the second week in a row the number of MLS-listed homes, apartments and condos in 6 north lakefront ZIP codes reached a new high since we began tracking earlier this year. There are currently 581 units listed for rent in the MLS from Lincoln Park north to Rogers Park. That amounts to less than... Read more »

Head a little inland for great views

You don’t need to be in a downtown high-rise to enjoy spectacular views of Chicago’s skyline. You don’t even need to be in a high-rise. And, for the best views, you’ll want to be a mile or more west of the Loop, anywhere from the West Loop on north. The above view to the south... Read more »

Video tours of Chicago's highest-priced homes

When I visited the Theurer-Wrigley House last August it hadn’t yet been listed in the MLS. The landmark home at 2466 N Lakeview, which is more commonly known as the Wrigley Mansion, was listed for sale in October at $9,500,000, the current asking price. I visited the landmark Francis J. Dewes Mansion in November of... 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 »

Fourteen new $1M rowhouses on the market in Lincoln Park

When we last looked in on the 1500 block of Montana in Lincoln Park it was being marketed as up to 14 individual lots, with 50-foot combination lots selling for upwards of $1 million. You can read some of the history of the parcel at Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily. That $1 million price point... Read more »