Archive for December, 2016

“Live the Luxurious Life” in River North: A 2-Bedroom at 101 W. Superior

This 2-bedroom at 101 W. Superior in River North came on the market in August 2016. Built in 2004, 101 W. Superior is a boutique building with 46 units and a parking garage. The unit is a 1310 square foot corner unit with floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls of the living room with south and east views. The […]

The Perfect Chicago View? A 1-Bedroom at 155 N. Harbor in Lakeshore East

This 1-bedroom in Harbor Point at 155 N. Harbor Drive in Lakeshore East came on the market in October 2016. Harbor Point is one of the oldest buildings in what is now the Lakeshore East community. Built in 1974, it is famously on the Lake Shore Drive curve with views south of the city and the […]

The Original Lakeshore East: A 2/2 With Lake Views at 195 N. Harbor Drive

This 2-bedroom in the Park Shore at 195 N. Harbor Drive in Lakeshore East came on the market in August 2016. I don’t have a direct on view of this building in my archive, but you can see it peaking out just behind the high rise building in the front/right of the picture above. That midrise building in […]

What You’ll Pay for a West Loop Townhouse: A 2/2 at 24 S. Aberdeen

This 2-bedroom townhouse at 24 S. Aberdeen in the hot West Loop came on the market in May 2016. At 2000 square feet, it has a private rooftop deck and a 2-car garage. The two bedrooms are on the third floor along with a den. The kitchen has wood cabinets, black appliances and granite counter […]

Are Smoke Free Buildings the Future? A 1-Bedroom in 111 E. Chestnut in the Gold Coast

This 1-bedroom in the Elysee at 111 E. Chestnut in the Gold Coast came on the market in November 2016. On the 50th floor with west city views, it has solid oak floors and crown molding. The listing says the unit has custom doors and Hunter Douglas window treatments. The kitchen has cherry cabinets, stainless […]

Would You Buy in Trump Tower Chicago Right Now? A 1-Bedroom at 401 N. Wabash

This extra-large 1-bedroom on the 74th floor in Trump Tower at 401 N. Wabash in River North has been on the market nearly a year, since January 2016. At 1314 square feet, the unit also has an extra 8×10 den. The unit has 10 foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows with south and west views. It […]

Looking for a Gold Coast Pied-a-terre? A 1-Bedroom at 20 E. Goethe

This 1-bedroom at 20 E. Goethe in the Gold Coast recently came on the market. It is a vintage 700 square foot apartment with exposed brick walls. The listing says it is “turnkey” with some of the designer furnishings available for purchase. It has refinished hardwood floors. The kitchen has wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and […]

Market Conditions: Is Chicago the Perfect Second Home City?

The Chicago Tribune recently reported on people who keep second homes in Chicago. Some used to live here and simply kept their apartments. Others buy because Chicago has great restaurants, museums and culture and it’s still affordable compared to “comparable” large cities with the same amenities. O’Hare Airport, and its many international routes, doesn’t hurt either. […]

Affordable Bucktown? A 2-Bedroom at 2110 W. North Avenue for Under $300,000

This 2-bedroom at 2110 W. North Avenue in Bucktown just came on the market. This complex of 38 units in a cluster of midrises was built in 1910. The listing says this unit has been “recently remodeled.” It has crown molding and new light fixtures along with a fireplace. The kitchen has dark wood cabinets, […]

Get a 2-Bedroom Townhouse in Southport for Under $380,000: 1125 W. Newport

This 2-bedroom townhouse at 1125 W. Newport in the Southport neighborhood of Lakeview came on the market in October 2016. This townhouse association was built in 1995 and has 25 units. The townhouse is 3-levels with direct access to a one-car garage. At 1300 square feet, the living/dining and kitchen are on the second floor, […]