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All Blog Entries by Linda Shaughnessy

Found 35 blog entries published by Linda Shaughnessy.

Chicago Luxury Condos with Hotel Amenities

If you want to extend that pampered vacation, consider purchasing a luxury condominium above a five-star hotel

The choices are many, including the world renowned Water Tower in Streeterville above the Ritz Carlton Hotel and the Park Tower, home to the Park Hyatt Hotel on Michigan Avenue. A few blocks north in the Gold Coast you’ll find the Four Seasons Condos are only an elevator ride away from the five-star Four Seasons Hotel. All first-class condo buildings offer an array of luxurious hotel amenities, including concierge services, 24-hour in-room dining, and a state-of-the art fitness center and spa. Each hotel has their own brand of luxury, but all are committed to providing you with a comfortable and pampered lifestyle for you to enjoy every

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South Loop Luxury Condo

Within blocks of Symphony Hall and the Art Institute and a twenty-minute walk to the Lyric Opera 

Richelieu Flats is a luxury boutique building in a prime location on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, better known as Chicago’s Cultural Mile, with Orchestra Hall and the Art Institute practically next door. Built in 1885 as the renowned Richelieu Hotel, the handsome terra cotta building was reimagined in 2013 by Pappageorge Haymes as five full floor luxury condominiums. Like all the apartments, residence 400 has a private elevator landing that opens into an expansive 2,650 square-foot space merging a living room, a dining room, and a high end kitchen, bathed in natural light from tall UV coated windows spanning 50-feet on Grant Park. There are two

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Luxury Single-Family Homes in Lincoln ParkIf you’re reading this blog, chances are you already know that Lincoln Park is one of the north side’s most desirable places to live, work, and play. From easy access to downtown and Chicago’s scenic lakefront to the small town setting that’s felt all throughout the area, it’s easy to see why so many of today’s home buyers are opting for a place to call home in this one-of-a-kind neighborhood. 

But if you’ve already determined that Lincoln Park is the right location for your next home, the next step in your home search might involve narrowing down the right location within the neighborhood itself. And if you’re looking for a spacious single-family home with all the bells and whistles, we have a few streets in mind that may just fit those

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209 E. Lake Shore DriveWhile many Chicagoans start a new home search browsing luxury condos on the market, a co-op apartment  is another available option that many buyers should consider if they want spacious layouts and formal rooms.. Unlike a traditional real estate sale, however, co-op buyers are actually purchasing shares of stock in a legal entity that owns the building rather than actual property, and part of the purchase agreement includes a proprietary lease that entitles you to occupy a certain unit. 

In Chicago, co-ops are relatively common, especially in neighborhoods like the Gold Coast and especially along East Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville. Among the prestigious  co-op apartments you’ll find on this historic block is 209 E. Lake Shore Drive,.

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Downtown Chicago and luxury condos go hand-in-hand and anyone searching for a new upscale condo residence should find plenty of desirable options available on today’s market. In some instances, buyers are drawn to all the new high-profile developments coming through the pipeline, like Vista Tower or One Bennett Park for example. But one already-established building that also can’t be overlooked during your search is Waldorf Astoria, and here’s why:

The Waldorf Astoria Spa 

Obviously having direct access to one of the best spas in the entire country has plenty of upside. Back in 2015, readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted the Waldorf Astoria Chicago Spa the ‘#3 Spa in the U.S.’ and it has only gotten better since. From award-winning treatment packages

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When looking for the right luxury condo in Chicago, or more specially in Lincoln Park, settling for the same cookie cutter layout with familiar design elements shouldn’t be an option. But sorting through the same old listings that don’t fit your needs in a new place to live can be both time consuming and also exhausting. So to help cut through the noise so-to-speak, we’ve devised a short list of 3 ultra-unique condo / townhouse developments in the works right now that all have the potential to be the perfect fit for anyone looking for something a little different. 

Luxury on Orchard 

Located at 1632 N. Orchard, this luxe condo project has the look and feel of a stunning new Lincoln Park single-family, which is perfect given this particular part of

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If you're planning to be in the market for a luxury condo in 2019, one of Chicago's newest, high-profile developments might be the perfect place to begin your search. I explain why below...

The One-Mile Radius

Vista Tower is situated in the perfect location to experience the full culture of Chicago. Within a single mile, residents are presented with easy access to fine dining, a variety of shopping options along the Magnificent Mile, famed Chicago attractions, and an eclectic mix of art galleries, markets, and more. In addition, the location is also ideal for maintaining a healthy lifestyle thanks to a number of studios with classes and retail locations aimed towards the health food market being just steps from the front lobby doors. Furthermore, to

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If you’re in the market for a newly constructed home on the north side, a number of luxury condo developments are certainly worth a closer look heading into the new year. 

Norwetta Row

Norwetta Row, named for The Northwestern Terra Cotta Company that was established in 1878, is first on the list. The property is located within Lincoln Park and offers 32 gorgeous condo residences. Sitting at 2643 North Hermitage Ave, the Norwetta Row development is set against streets lined with trees and nearby parks, which is ideal for dog owners or anyone who loves to get outside and stay active. Along with spacious floor plans, you'll also find a wealth of lifestyle amenities at Norwetta Row, including a resort-style pool, a fire pit & grilling area, a hammock

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River North LoftsIf a luxury loft is on your wish list for 2019, River North should be at the apex of your list of areas to explore. Widely thought of as a mecca for lovers of fashion, design, and artistic networking, River North is continually building momentum as a go-to location for nightlife events and trendsetting restaurants to open. Not surprisingly, locals can generally walk in any direction and stumble into a delicious eatery, whether it’s a genuine Chicago pizzeria, a cozy café for brunch, or even a world-class steakhouse for a romantic night out. And with the economy, the number of unique work/live spaces should also make this a desirable location for any and all loft lovers heading into the new year. 

The Ronsley

The Ronsley has a total of 41 units,

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55 E Elm Street 

Chicago Gold Coast Home for Sale

In Chicago’s coveted Gold Coast historic district, Elm Street is considered a premier block for distinctive row houses and greystones. Off Lake Shore Drive and a short walk to some of Chicago’s best schools, shops,and restaurants, it’s a dream location for an easy and enjoyable urban lifestyle. At home at 55 E Elm Street, you will find the charm and elegance of 19th century architecture re-imagined for the way we live today. Painstakingly restored and meticulously maintained through the years, the most recent renovation features an impeccable and modern 18-foot long eat-in kitchen with custom cabinetry and a contiguous deck, one of two private outdoor spaces. Offering natural light from skylights, French paned doors and windows,

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