The Best One and Two Bedroom Co-ops for an In-town
As nice as a five-star hotel may be, you may enjoy the privacy and comforts of your own in-town co-op apartment. Here are four Gold Coast buildings with excellent one and two bedroom choices – shockingly priced between $230,000 - $495,000
1242 N Lake Shore Drive 6N - Renovated two-bedroom co-op $495,000
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Re-imagined and renovated for today’s lifestyle, a rare two-bedroom 1,850 square foot co-op with a high-end kitchen now open to the dining room. Expansive east exposures offer stunning lake views and natural light enjoyed from the living, dining or family room, and kitchen. There are two en-suite bedrooms, a washer/dryer, and SpacePak air conditioning.
Sheridan Road, an extension of Lake Shore Drive, is home to the most affluent communities on Chicago’s North Shore. Hugging the shores of Lake Michigan, the grand estates, some originally situated on 100 acres, were built between 1900 and the 1930s by the most prominent architects of the day, including Benjamin Marshall, Howard Van Doren Shaw, and David Adler.
The quick and scenic drive along Sheridan Road to Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, and Lake Bluff offered prominent Chicago families weekend retreats with private beaches, stables, tennis courts, and guest houses. The European-inspired mansions with ballrooms, paneled libraries, and orangeries were replicas of
East Lincoln Park Home on a Deep Lot Offers Country Setting
Located among Lincoln Park’s most expensive homes, 1870 N Orchard offers a tranquil country setting from mature popular trees on a deep and wide yard. Whether enjoying summer cocktails on the terrace, a snow-bound day around the fire, or simply preparing breakfast, the peaceful landscape views from the kitchen and great room will be a welcome reprieve from your busy urban lifestyle.
The understated elegance of the limestone façade is the theme throughout the 7,319 square-foot home, comprised of five floors accessible via a passenger elevator. There are five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a powder room, six fireplaces, four outdoor spaces, a great room, a media room, a recreation
They evoke visions of luxury and status. Find out why penthouses remain so popular, both in Chicago and across the country.
Mention the word “penthouse” and you immediately think of prestige and exclusivity. A penthouse is commonly considered the most desirable part of any residential building, both because of its view and because of its unique layout and features. If you’re in the market for a Chicago penthouse -- or one in another in-town luxury market around the country -- it’s important to understand what you can expect and what you should consider
Your Guide to Chicago Penthouses
Life in a luxury building is already great; why choose a penthouse? A penthouse offers many advantages over even the most upgraded units in many residential
The iconic Michigan Avenue building will be home to 162 luxury condos and five-star amenities
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.
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
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
10.....Kid-Friendly Things to Do on Your Chicago Family Vacation
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
Rent a paddle boat, dine on the Riverwalk: Day and night, there's always something fun to do in River North
Things to do in River North
Bordering on the Magnificent Mile to the south and Streeterville to the east, River North is surrounded by miles of upscale urban things to do. It’s the all-around entertainment epicenter of downtown Chicago, boasting the highest concentration of restaurants and art galleries in the city as well as a busy night life scene. And with celebrity chefs and mixologists come celebrity sightings: famous people from all disciplines have been spotted wining and dining in River North’s world-class restaurants and night clubs.
Between the Design District surrounding the Merchandise Mart, the picturesque Cathedral