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Luxury if you're seeking the ultimate luxury living experience in the heart of downtown Chicago, select buildings offer everything you could possibly imagine, including lavish living spaces, five-star lifestyle amenities, and views that will blow your mind. And if this seems like the kind of place that matches what you need in new big city condo, here's where you'll find many of Chicago's most extravagant units currently on the market. 

Park Tower 

Located at 800 N. Michigan Avenue, condos for sale at Park Tower put residents right in the middle of Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile. Also home to the Park Hyatt Chicago, condo owners also have full access to a wide-range of hotel-style amenities here as well. 

Vista Tower 

As one of downtown’s newest

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Fulton Market LoftsThe relatively recent opening of 1000 W. Fulton, also known as 1K Fulton or the Google building, as well as all the on-going commercial development that’s happening throughout Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood, are combining to make it one of the city’s ultimate walk-to-work locations. 

But as you’ve probably noticed, condos and lofts in and around Fulton Market and surrounding West Loop area are now selling faster than just about any location in town. So just where should home buyers turn if living somewhere near Fulton Market tops the wish list? Well, if you’re looking to make a move sooner rather than later and prepared to act fast, here are several suggestions that may just be a perfect fit. 

Hayden West Loop 

Arguably one of the West

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West Loop Condos The West Loop continues to be one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods, effectively making it harder and harder to find and secure an available property that fits all your needs and wants. The good news, however, is that if your budget goes up to at least $500,000, options and opportunities to find that perfect new place to call home start to become a bit easier to find. So if you're like many of today's Chicago home buyers and won't settle for anything other than the red hot West Loop, here's an inside look at where to search condos and lofts priced $500,000 and below. 

Zen Condos

If you can’t decide between the character and charm of a timber loft and the comfort and convenience of a more modern condo, why not settle for something in the middle? At

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Chicago Condos with the Best AmenitiesIt goes without saying that most high-end new construction condos in Chicago offer premium interior living spaces that, for the most part, include all the bells and whistles. Everything from chef-inspired kitchens to stone or marble bathrooms are generally things you can expect from any luxury condo development, and in some instances, that’s already enough to win buyers over. 

But with that said, most major developers today also go above and beyond when it comes to common building features and lifestyle amenities, allowing residents to enjoy a one-of-a-kind living experience that’s both luxurious and convenient on so many different levels.

If you’re someone who puts a high-priority on what a condo building offers beyond each individual living space,

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One Bennett Park Apartments As you’ve probably already heard, One Bennett Park is widely considered to be one of downtown Chicago’s hottest new high-rises for luxury condo buyers to consider during a new home search. But along with featuring an incredible collection of lavish and luxurious condominium residences that price anywhere from $2 million to $6+ million, did you also know it’s a building that offers quite the variety of upscale rentals as well? 

The first thing you’ll probably notice about rentals at One Bennett Park is that the mailing address is completely different from the condo portion of the building, which already makes it rather unique compared to other rental-condo combo towers throughout Chicago (condos are located at 451 E. Grand; rentals are located at 514 N.

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South Loop Condo Buildings with Views of the LakeEvery downtown neighborhood has something special to offer but Chicago’s South Loop might just be one of the city’s more underrated places to call home. Along with a close proximity to the Loop and easy access to Grant Park and the lakefront, many South Loop condo buildings also offer incredible views of the skyline and Lake Michigan, starting with my short list below.

1000M

Although not quite finished yet, 1000M is easily one of Chicago’s most exciting new residential high-rises. Look for condos for sale at 1000M to range in size from smaller one-bedroom layouts to expansive four-bedroom penthouses. And thanks to the building’s location directly across from Grant Park, many units also feature spectacular, unobstructed views of the park, skyline,

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One Bennett Park Condos ChicagoOne Bennett Park is one of downtown Chicago’s most highly-anticipated condo towers coming through the pipeline. Designed by New York City-based Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), this 69-story tower promises to add elegance and sophistication to Chicago’s already-world-famous skyline, and if you’re in the market for a new luxury condo, you probably won’t struggle to find reasons why One Bennett Place might just be the perfect fit. Listed below are several reasons why I think this building is special, but trust me when I say this truly is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to why condos for sale at One Bennett Park present a unique opportunity for anyone looking for a lavish and luxurious living space right in the heart of the Windy City.

The

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Year-to-Date Chicago Luxury Condo Sales over $5m

Compared to 2017 luxury condo sales for the same eight-month period, when only one property closed over $5,000,000, eight new construction condominiums at No.9 Walton contributed to the record number of fourteen sales this year. In keeping with this trend, the other ultra-luxury condominiums sold  were at the Ritz Carlton Residences, The Waldorf-Chicago, and the Palmolive. Two Trump Tower penthouses also sold at noteworthy prices of $9,400,000 and $9,912,000.

Luxury Condos for Sale over $5m

Considering that eleven of the eighteen luxury condominiums for sale over $5m are brand new or yet to be built, it’s clear that new developments will continue to drive Chicago’s upscale market.  Three of

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 600 N Lake Shore Drive 3611

$1,595,000 

Residence 3611 is unique among Streeterville's luxury condominiums in premier 600 N Lake Shore Drive, affording more enjoyment from a redesigned and enlarged living and dining room that now spans 35-feet. Ideally situated on the NE corner, the 2,124 square foot home has ever-changing day-to-night vistas and postcard views of Navy Pier. The two private bedroom suites have spa baths featuring double vanities, walk-in showers, and soaking tubs. There is also a powder room, a laundry room, and an east-facing balcony. Two prime parking spaces are available to purchase.

 

 

Tastefully redesigned and meticulously appointed, this beautiful residence has been extensively upgraded. Aesthetically

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Virtually Stage Luxury Properties

Virtually stage the luxury property you are considering purchasing with CURATE by Sotheby’s International Realty: the first real estate-branded augmented reality (AR) app that’s sure to transform your buying experience.

 In addition to expanding to iOS, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand has also partnered with luxury furniture and accessories marketplace Viyet to launch shoppable AR scenes within the app.  The partnership with Viyet, a subsidiary of the Sotheby’s auction house, will be ongoing with new, custom-created scenes added regularly to reflect the marketplace’s current inventory.

Read more and download Curate app

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