Welcome to The WINN at Lincoln and Elm, formerly known as One Winnetka. A beautiful addition to the Village of Winnetka, designed by my partner and renowned architect Lucien Lagrange. There have been enough changes to the plans that the developer, David Trandel of Stonestreet partners, decided a new identity was in order. I am so excited about this project, probably the most exciting project I have had in 24 years in Real Estate! We’ll begin taking in contracts in a few more weeks, and I am already getting calls!
From this view you can see how efforts were made to blend the building in to its surroundings even more than before. People can now have a luxury condo and luxury apartment option and never have to leave the peaceful atmosphere of the North Shore!
David has made a sincere effort to support the community, and last night a group of almost 20 people from David’ s team attended a Gala, at the beautiful Michigan Shores Country Club, for the Hadley School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a longtime (1920) Winnetka institution that has helped so may people of all ages. Students come from all 50 states and 100 foreign countries. Their mission statement says it all: To promote independent living through lifelong, distance education programs for people who are blind or visually impaired, their families and blindness service providers.
Though I’ll be spending time working in Winnetka I am also excited by growth in the Chicago market. Recently Caterpillar announced they will be moving their HQ and executive staff to downtown Chicago, meaning 300 executives will be needing new homes. The move will be a convenience for their worldwide customer base, with two thirds of their sales going to foreign clients.
In fact, I have several exciting new listings, one of which is 880 N. Lake Shore Drive Unit 14F, in the unique Mies Van der Rohe building right next to the Lake. This unit will be perfect for someone who truly appreciates Chicago and our City's status as the architectural capitol of the country.
Yes our City has challenges, but let’s not forget it is still an iconic metropolis on the world stage. As Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby said, “Locating our headquarters closer to a global transportation hub such as Chicago means we can meet with our global customers, dealers and employees more easily and frequently.”