Staying Strong in River North and Carrying On with Real Estate!

At times like these it makes me proud to see Chicagoans stay strong and stay smart by observing the new way of life we have had to adjust to.  It’s the best way and the fastest way to get back to some kind of normalcy again.  Thanks to everyone in this great City for pitching... Read more »

East Lake Shore Drive and Astor Street Listings and Farewell to One Winnetka!

I’m proud to have the privilege to market a beautiful Co-Op unit at 209 East Lake Shore Drive, Unit 3W.  This special block is the only Lakefront block that looks due North, with a full view of the Lake and the beaches of Chicago, all the way up to Evanston!  Designed by the renowned Benjamin... Read more »

Landmark Events in Real Estate and Chicago's Unique Holiday Nutcrackers!

Before I mention some of the Wonder of being in Chicago over the Holidays, first some real estate updates.  Here is the beautiful Residences of the Ritz Carlton, on Michigan Avenue, designed by my husband, Lucien Lagrange.  It was sweetly fitting that I recently sold one of the final Condos in the first round of... Read more »
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Virtual Maria Callas and the Joffrey, a Lakefront Gem, and Farewell to a True Friend!

Chicago’s famous Lyric Opera House opened on November 4, 1929, just six days after the stock market crashed!  It was originally known as the Civic Opera House, and was designed by the firm Graham Anderson Probst and White – not exactly a household name until you realize that they also designed other iconic buildings such... Read more »

The Legacy of Stanley Tigerman and a New West Loop Condo Building!

The world of Chicago Architecture took a hit with the passing of Stanley Tigerman of June 3, 2019.  Tigerman’s career began after graduating from Yale in 1961, then he left Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in 1964 and formed his own practice, which became Tigerman McCurry when he brought on his wife, Margaret McCurry, as a... Read more »

The Historic Legacy of the 888 South Michigan Building!

I was recently honored to take on a Listing in the classic 13 story building called 888 South Michigan.  It’s a stunning full-floor penthouse with breathtaking views of the Chicago lakefront and Cultural Mile, a perfect backdrop for every decorating style.  The unit is beautifully spacious at approx. 6,000 Square Feet – here’s the open... Read more »
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Recognizing Lincoln Park High and Keeping Busy for the Winter!

My buyer clients often ask about the local neighborhoods as I take them from home to home around Chicago, especially the local schools.  The Gold Coast and Lincoln Park neighborhoods are blessed to have both private schools as well as some of the best public schools in the State of Illinois.  I looked into Lincoln... Read more »

A Great Year, Suburban Luxury, and Upcoming Events!

I am looking back and with the help of my colleagues and most importantly my great clients, The Melinda Jakovich-Lagrange Team had a great year!  Besides being selected to participate in the prestigious PowerHouse Smart conference again, as described below, I was the Number Two producing broker in the City for November of 2018, among... Read more »

Remembering Marshall Bennett and New Buildings in Chicago!

I was sad to hear of the passing of Marshall Bennett on October 13.  My husband Lucien Lagrange knew him and we will remember him and all that he accomplished.  With a partner he invented the concept of having modern Industrial Parks tied in with airports, and developed the Centex Industrial Park in Elk Grove... Read more »
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Worthy Charities and a Lincoln Yards Update!

Now that everyone’s Summer vacations are complete, Autumn brings on a wide range of charitable events to Chicago.  The Joffrey Ballet Women’s Board is having a fundraiser at the Drake Hotel on September 26 where Ashley Wheater, the Artistic Director, will give an ‘insider’s view’ of the Joffrey’s “Anna Karenina”, a World Premiere ballet based... Read more »