Tag: Video

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 community group's vision for Bronzeville's Rosenwald Apartments

Plans for the redevelopment of the Rosenwald Apartments at 47th and Michigan took a step forward recently when Chicago’s Community Development Commission voted to recommend that it receive up to $25 million in tax-increment financing. The proposal contemplates 331 units of low-income and seniors apartments, with a small number of market-rate units. A group of... 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 »

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 »

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 »

A video tour of the under-construction K2 apartments

K2 at K Station is a 496-unit 34-story apartment tower that’s under construction in Chicago’s Fulton River District. McHugh Construction Project Engineer Owen Smith showed me around the site yesterday, starting at ground level and ending on the 13th floor, which is partially complete. From the 9th floor on we climbed construction ladders. We stopped... Read more »

Beverly / Morgan Park home tour is this Sunday

This weekend marks the 42nd Annual Beverly Hills / Morgan Park Home Tour. Six private homes and a historic church will be open for viewing Sunday, May 20, from 11 to 5. Tickets for the tour are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. From 1 to 3 on Sunday you can meet artist... 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 »