Tag: Views

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 the South Loop's best private terrace?

I’ve seen Grant Park from many vantage points, high and low — from penthouses 800 feet above the city, from a helicopter, and from many an airplane. Nothing I’ve seen compares to the views from the private terrace at 888 S Michigan’s penthouse. For starters, the home has a two-level east-facing deck that’s larger and... Read more »

The views from a Lake Shore Drive high-rise

Chicago had beautiful weather last week, with clear skies and a temperature in the 70s. The middle of one of my days took me to three great vantage points for viewing Chicago’s skyline and lakefront: the 50th floor of the Hancock Center, the 10th floor and roof deck at 1300 N Lake Shore Dr, and... 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 »

Views that speak for themselves – from the roof at Aqua

Join Todd Wendell, who was the project manager for the design team at Aqua, on the roof above the penthouse level, over 800 feet above Chicago, chatting about some of the challenges of building Aqua. It was a sunny clear day and the views were “beyond fantastic.” We focus more on the views in the... Read more »