Lucien Lagrange New Creations and 2430 Lakeview Elegance!

After receiving preliminary approval in late September and a few final changes, the legacy of my partner Lucien Lagrange will include a beautiful structure in downtown Winnetka Illinois, One Winnetka.  The building is designed to blend in with the existing character of the Village while bringing added vibrancy to the area. 

I will be the Lead Broker for One Winnetka.  We will be setting up a sales office at the Berkshire Hathaway office in Winnetka, but for now feel free to reach me at melinda@melindajakovich.com or call me at (312) 953-3425.  As a special and unique offer, Lucien Lagrange will be making himself available to present his design and answer questions for interested buyers upon mutually agreeable meeting arrangements!

The developers, David Trandel and Stonestreet Partners, made height reductions and collaborated with the Village on helping the building fit in more seamlessly and augment the access and parking availability features.  This aerial view gives an even better idea of how this important addition will take its place and add to the history of the North Shore!

The Plan Commission of Chicago also recently approved yet another design by Lucien, a 290 foot, 25 story luxury condominium building at 1408 S. Wabash.  As I have always said, Lucien’s buildings are actually designed for elegant and graceful living, from the inside out.  That is evidenced by several of his buildings remaining year after year on Curbed Chicago’s list of the most expensive properties in the City.

As the president of 1408’s development team, American Landmark Properties, said, "His buildings start beautiful, function beautiful and stay beautiful."

I am happy to report that high end home sales in Chicago continue to gain strength, as evidenced by the recent sale of my beautiful Co-Op listing on the 7th and 8th floors of 2430 Lakeview.  It is huge space of 6,200 square feet, with dramatic views of Lincoln Park and the Lake, and classic wood work like that in the photo above.

I have always loved the work of Nathan Allen, Founder and Artistic Director of the House Theatre of Chicago.  Their take on the famous Nutcracker story, running from Nov. 4 to Dec. 30 at the Chopin Theatre, involves a little girl’s dreams of battles between those nefarious Mice and her beloved older brother, a soldier and casualty of the conflict in the Middle East.  Like much of the House’s work, it is thought provoking, thrilling, and full of creative stagecraft that you will never forget!

Finally, don't forget our fabulous Joffrey Ballet's completely new 'Nutcracker' for 2016.  Tony-award winning Christopher Wheeldon has re-imagined this beautiful story with the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 as the backdrop.  New costumes and new choreography will bring this holiday classic to life in a way that has caught the attention of the worldwide ballet audience.  December 10 to December 30th, hope you can plan to come and see it!

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