Posts tagged "Streeterville"

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 »

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 single-family alternative in Streeterville

If you know Streeterville, you instantly recognize that the headline is nonsensical. There are no single-family homes in Streeterville, so single-family home vs condo or co-op is not a choice that buyers opting for tht neighborhood actually face. Many of the lavish co-op buildings in Streeterville, however, were built in the 1920s to provide a... Read more »

Janice and Marshall's gardens at Lake Shore Park

The next time you visit Streeterville’s Lake Shore Park, take a few seconds to look around for Janice and Marshall. You’re likely to find Marshall composting, or planting flowers, or weeding one of the more than a dozen gardens he and Janice have created over the past half-dozen years toward the eastern end of the... Read more »

Streeterville apartment construction update

Two new apartment towers are currently underway in Streeterville, both targeting delivery next year. The 500-unit apartment tower under construction at 500 N Lake Shore Dr in Streeterville is more than halfway toward its 45-story height. In the picture above the building is framed by the RiverView Condominiums, 415 and 445 E North Water St.... 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 »

Is this Chicago's best townhome roof deck?

When the weather’s as gorgeous as it’s been you’ll want to start your home tours up on the roof, especially if the roof directly overlooks the Chicago River in Streeterville. If there’s a better townhome roof deck than the one at 439 E North Water St, I haven’t seen it, and I doubt that one... Read more »

A loo with a view at the Hancock Center

I’ve seen Chicago’s lakefront and skyline from 1,000s of vantage points over the years, and visited three great ones yesterday. It’s not often that I encounter a lake and skyline view from a bathroom, and when I do it’s invariably at the Hancock Center. Check back later for a video tour of Unit 5002 and... Read more »

A nearly 50% price cut on a new Streeterville penthouse

Last April Unit 4701 at the ParkView Condominium, 505 N McClurg Ct in Streeterville, was listed at $1,681,500. It was reduced to $1.3M in July of this year and has just been reduced again to $870K. The unit is a true penthouse with 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, 2,690 square feet of living area and... Read more »

An architect-designed reverie in stainless steel at Water Tower Place

When Chris Hancock greeted me on the 57th floor of Water Tower Place she said that “this home is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.” Having seen many thousands of homes, I quickly dismissed that suggestion. I should have held my thought – Chris was right. Unit 5706 at 180 E Pearson was imagined by... Read more »