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All Blog Entries by Linda Shaughnessy

Found 49 blog entries published by Linda Shaughnessy.

Explore Chicago Luxury Condos with 5-Star Hotel Amenities     

Chicago luxury condos above 5-star hotels offer year-round pampering with state-of-the-art fitness centers and spas, an indoor pool, concierge service, in-room dining, and a fine restaurant just an elevator ride away. 

See Condos for Sale Above the Best Hotels




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The iconic Michigan Avenue building will be home to 162 luxury condos and five-star amenities

Chicago Tribune Condos for Sale

 Scheduled for occupancy the fourth quarter of 2020, the Tribune Tower Condos are already the talk-of-the-town. First of its kind to offer Chicago’s luxury real estate market the high-end interior finishes and world-class amenities it demands, clad in a 1920s Neo-Gothic exterior dripping with local history. When the Chicago Tribune vacated its headquarters in 2018, the iconic Tribune Tower was bought by Chicago developers Golub & Co and Los Angeles-based CIM Group to be promptly redeveloped into luxury condos worthy of a Gotham City movie set. Units range from $700,000 to more than $7 million for dramatic penthouses. 

 The location at 435 N Michigan

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1500 N Lake Shore Drive

1500 N Lake Shore Drive is the only Chicago co-op designed by Rosario Candela, the master architect of the most coveted Manhattan co-ops

1500 N Lake Shore Drive Co-op

The Building

Standing 25 stories on the corner of Burton Place and the lakefront, 1500 N Lake Shore Drive houses 57 apartments on full and private floors, as well as several duplexes, with 11-room layouts spanning 6,000 square feet. True to Candela’s design aesthetic that featured terraced setbacks on high floors, 1500’s crown jewel was the 18- room penthouse, often referred to as “the bungalow,” with its own reflecting pool and gardens. However, the two maisonetttes with private entrances on street level, are equally significant considering that one was offered for sale in 2011 for

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Where the Most Expensive Chicago Condos are Selling

Year-to-date, more than half of the 46 most expensive Chicago condos that sold over $3 million were in new buildings - Renelle on the River, One Bennett Park, No. 9 Walton, and 4 E Elm. Considering the number of high-profile developments coming to market in Chicago over the next year, the trend will likely continue, putting pressure on sellers of luxury resale condos to either renovate and upgrade before listing, or price aggressively. 


 New construction condos offer lifestyle amenities

Aside from the obvious appeal of everything being brand new, today’s luxury buildings are offering more than beautiful interiors, they’re suggesting a pampered lifestyle, similar to the exceptional

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The Millennial Influence on the Luxury Real Estate Market


Millennials Influence on the Luxury Real Estate Market

As we study the country's buying trends, we can't overlook the millennial influence on the luxury real estate market. 

Millennials are categorized as individuals born between the years of 1981-1996. Most are out of college at this point, and many are well established in their careers. Due to a period of economic hardship, many millennials chose to rent for the majority of their 20s, as opposed to securing a loan. As a result, this generation is choosing to bypass the starter home and have set their eyes on something more advanced—the luxury home.

Bloomburg reported that in 2017, 23% of a luxury home building company’s customers were under the age of 35. As millennials grow older,

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The Best One and Two Bedroom Choices for an In-town

As nice as a five-star hotel may be, a weekend downtown in your own pied-a-terre is another form of luxury, and one you may be inclined to enjoy more often. Here are three Gold Coast buildings with excellent one and two bedroom choices you will find irresistible – shockingly priced between $230,000 - $550,000

 1120 N Lake Shore Drive 1B – One bedroom maisonette $230,000

1120 N Lake Shore Drive

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On the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Elm Street, three blocks to Michigan Avenue and Oak Street, this sunny corner one-bedroom co-op  features 11'4” ceilings, all wood floors, a renovated kitchen with high end appliances, including Sub-Zero and Viking, and SpacePak air conditioning.

1242 N

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Top Chicago Neighborhoods Ready for More Luxury Condos

 Chicago Luxury Condos

Luxury homebuyers are experienced when it comes to navigating the real estate market, and they know what to look for. The current projects listed here offer the newest—and therefore most polished—amenities and designs on the market. Read on to learn about our picks for some of the most exciting new condo developments in Chicago.

Three Sixty West

There are many attractive River North luxury apartments and condos on the market, with Three Sixty West being one of the most exciting new options. With these homes, you aren’t merely looking at the future—you’re living in it. The building features 38 homes that use open floor plans to maximize the space. Large rooms are enhanced with natural

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A Fall Weekend in Streeterville

Streeterville Neighborhood

 As fall breaks, Chicago's Streeterville  neighborhood bustles with residents and visitors exploring great views of Lake Michigan and the richness of our lake-adjacent neighborhood. Our three topics for fall include Streeterville parks, food and activities, and finally, a few notes on several contemporary and vintage home possibilities. 

 The Chicago Lakefront Trail is 18.5 miles long, with Streeterville in its pathway. In fall, the trail will continue to host a stream of cyclists, joggers, walkers and dog walkers. Adding to the wealth of parks and green space within Streeterville’s boundaries is the newly opened Bennett Park. The two acres are publicly accessible green space next to the luxury condo building One

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Lake Shore Drive Co-op - The Perfect Gold Coast In-Town Apartment

1448 North Lake Shore Drive is a co-op apartment building in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast on the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Burton Place, one block east of Astor Street. Featuring a mixture of mansions, architecturally significant greystones, and luxury lakefront condos and co-ops, the Gold Coast has been a destination for prominent Chicago families since the 1880s. In that Golden Age, developer millionaire developer Potter Palmer commissioned the most prominent architects of the day to design the Gold Coast’s finest residences. In 1978, the district was added to the National Register of Historic Places and the Gold Coast has repeatedly been included among the richest

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10.....Kid-Friendly Things to Do on Your Chicago Family Vacation

  Things to Do with Kids in Chicago

It may come as a surprise, but families with kids of all ages can find plenty of things to do in Chicago whether you’re looking for fun, relaxation,  learning, culture or something completely new. The key is to choose a downtown hotel with age-appropriate amenities for your little ones. Most of Chicago’s family attractions are close and easy to get to—it’s up to you what kind of memories you want to make in the premier city on the “Third Coast.”

Choose the Right Hotel for Your Family

The selection of hotels that make kid-friendly accommodations without sacrificing luxury is what really takes the stress out of planning and traveling; many of them have kids’ menus at their

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