Archive for September, 2016

Is the Housing Market Slowing? A 2-Bedroom Loft at 3201 N. Ravenswood in Lakeview

This 2-bedroom top floor loft at 3201 N. Ravenswood in Lakeview came on the market in July 2016. It has the authentic features loft lovers look for including exposed brick walls and a timber ceiling. The kitchen has cherry cabinets, quartz counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The floors are stained a dark walnut. It […]

Life Outside the GreenZone in a 5-Bedroom Victorian in Old Norwood Park: 6084 N. Northcott

This 5-bedroom Victorian at 6084 N. Northcott in Old Norwood Park recently came on the market. For those who don’t know, Norwood Park is in the Northwest part of Chicago, 11 miles from the Loop, with the Old Norwood Park part of the neighborhood located north of the Kennedy expressway. From the Encyclopedia of Chicago: Prior to […]

Iconic Building Week: A 3-Bedroom Penthouse in Lake Point Tower: 505 N. Lake Shore Drive

Some of you guessed what building would finish out this week of iconic Chicago high rises. Could it be anything other than Lake Point Tower? Lake Point Tower was built in 1968 and has 700 units. (What WAS it about the 1960s? 3 out of the 5 buildings this week were built in the 1960s.) […]

Iconic Building Week: A 2/2 in Benjamin Marshall’s Pink Palace: 5555 N. Sheridan in Edgewater

This 2-bedroom unit in the Edgewater Beach Co-op Apartments at 5555 N. Sheridan in Edgewater came on the market in February 2016. The Edgewater Beach Co-op was built in 1928 as a companion property to the older Edgewater Beach Hotel which was a resort with a Mediterranean flair on the Lake. Designed by Benjamin Marshall […]

Iconic Building Week: Life From the 85th Floor in Trump Tower: 401 N. Wabash

This 85th floor 3-bedroom in Trump Tower at 401 N. Wabash in River North came on the market in August 2016. It has north, east and west views from its curved glass living room. Because its near the top of the building, it has extra high 11 foot ceilings. There are 3 fireplaces and an […]

Iconic Building Week: A Renovated 1-Bedroom in Marina City at 300 N. State in River North

This 1-bedroom in Marina City at 300 N. State in River North came on the market in August 2016. Marina City was designed in 1959 by Bertrand Goldberg and completed construction in 1964. Both towers have 65 stories. There’s also a marina on the river level. Originally built as apartments, they were converted to condos […]

Iconic Building Week: A 2-Bedroom in the John Hancock: 175 E. Delaware

This 2-bedroom in the John Hancock Center at 175 E. Delaware in the Gold Coast came on the market in July 2016. Built in 1969, the John Hancock has 700 units above commercial space and includes one of the highest residential units in the world. This north facing unit has been renovated in the last 3 years. At […]

Cheaper Than Renting? A 2-Bedroom Duplex in Buena Park: 711 W. Gordon Terrace

This 2-bedroom duplex at 711 W. Gordon Terrace in the Buena Park neighborhood of Uptown came on the market in August 2016. Built in 1979, it has 90 units with garage parking. This unit faces north. The living dining/kitchen and half bath are on the first floor with the 2 bedrooms and full bath on […]

Get 4400 Sq Ft for $850,000 in this Famous Mid-Century High Rise: 320 W. Oakdale in Lakeview

This 4-bedroom on the 10th floor at 320 W. Oakdale in East Lakeview came on the market in February 2016. Built in 1955 and designed by Milton Schwarz, 320 W. Oakdale is considered one of the best examples of Chicago modernist mid-century architecture. Its floor-to-ceiling windows, for instance, were ahead of its time. Many architecture […]

Is This Your Last Chance to Build New in Old Town’s Landmark District? 1810 N. Orleans

This house at 1810 N. Orleans in Old Town’s historic landmark district came on the market in August 2016. It’s being marketed as a chance to build new. From the listing: One of the Last Opportunities to build your DREAM HOME in Old Town!!! The listing says the white and green house was built in 1886. […]