What the Finishes Look Like in a Brand New $5 Million Condo: 2550 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park

2550 n lakeview

This 4-bedroom re-sale in Lincoln Park 2550 at 2550 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park came on the market in March 2013.

At 5175 square feet it has the preferred south, east/Lake views and 3 terraces.

You can see from the listing pictures that every room has both floor and ceiling crown molding, including the bathrooms. There also appears to be molding around the doorways.

The bathrooms also appear to have stone up the entire walls surrounding the bathtubs and in the shower areas.

The kitchen has dark wood cabinets (the listing doesn’t disclose the brand) which go all the way to the ceiling (so no space between the cabinets and the ceiling.) There are luxury stainless steel appliances.

It has a full-sized laundry room.

Two car parking is also included.

Are these the types of finishes, and attention to detail, you would expect to see in a $5 million condo in Chicago?

What else would  you expect in this price range?

Thomas Gorman at Baird & Warner has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #S-1306: 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 5175 square feet, 2 car parking

  • Sold in February 2013 for $4,160,500 (according to Redfin)
  • Originally listed in March 2013 for $4,995,000
  • Currently still listed for $4,995,000
  • Assessments of $1893 a month (includes doorman, pool)
  • Taxes are “new”
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 25×17
  • Bedroom #2: 15×14
  • Bedroom #3: 13×13
  • Bedroom #4: 13×12

 

92 Responses to “What the Finishes Look Like in a Brand New $5 Million Condo: 2550 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park”

  1. Hate that the bedrooms (some?) appear to be carpeted. But I could learn to live with that.

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  2. It looks like $900 a sq ft is pretty much the going rate for LP condos and co-ops, from what I see from a sampling of listings in the area.

    Even so, it’s hard to justify it for this place, premium kitchen cabinets, luxury appliances, and larger baths notwithstanding. While it’s attractive enough place, it doesn’t have any outstanding architectural features and the trim and appointments seem rather standard. The assessment of $1893 a month are fairly low for such a large place, but that is just because the place is new and doesn’t have the issues that an older building like 2430 N Lakeview might. In time, it will develop the same older-building problems that place has and confront the same costs- and probably sooner in its life-cyle- but it will never ever have the beauty and charm of the unit now on the market at the 2430 building.

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  3. I’m NOT bashing Chicago, but I’d rather have 1/4 the space in NY or Paris. If I could afford a $5 million dollar condo in Chicago why NOT move to Paris (or NY, London, Brussels etc…) Unless these are global bus types? http://www.businessinsider.com/global-cities-too-expensive-paris-2013-6

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  4. Despite the substantially higher assessments, I’d much rather take the Montgomery Ward penthouse featured yesterday. At least that had character and some jaw-dropping architectural details. This just feels bland. I guess I just assume that if you can afford $5M for a condo, an extra few thousand a month won’t matter that much.

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  5. I’d take yesterday’s penthouse over this any time.

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  6. I’m struck by the bathrooms. Look pretty ordinary.

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  7. Looks pretty bland and like nothing special. Perhaps if it were staged it would have a more luxurious feel.

    “The kitchen has dark wood cabinets (the listing doesn’t disclose the brand) which go all the way to the ceiling (so no space between the cabinets and the ceiling.)”

    The look of the modern cabinetry with the large crown molding just looks pretty bad. I’ve never seen a european style flat panel cabinets with crown molding.

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  8. “I’m NOT bashing Chicago, but I’d rather have 1/4 the space in NY or Paris. If I could afford a $5 million dollar condo in Chicago why NOT move to Paris (or NY, London, Brussels etc…) Unless these are global bus types?”

    Because they work at the Citadel, McDonalds, Ulta, ITW, Groupon, GrubHub, Grainger, Wrigley etc. etc. all of which are based in Chicago or the Chicago area.

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  9. Do buyers looking in this price range look at online listings or do their brokers just suggest places they visit? The pictures of this unit give no sense of the 5000 square feet. I don’t mind the unstaged aspect, but the pictures give no sense of scale. Also, where’s the floor plan in this listing?

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  10. The penthouse posted yesterday is so much better than this.

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  11. “Because they work at the Citadel, McDonalds, Ulta, ITW, Groupon, GrubHub, Grainger, Wrigley etc. etc. all of which are based in Chicago or the Chicago area.”

    Even given all these employers in the city, it always shocks me how many multi-million dollar condo buyers are out there. I love the terraces and the views in this place, but I’d trade some of the space for more character. Agree with the others that yesterday’s penthouse was preferable.

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  12. “Even given all these employers in the city, it always shocks me how many multi-million dollar condo buyers are out there.”

    mh, it surprises me too.
    The listing would benefit from a floorplan and the cabinets look rather ordinary.

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  13. Of course the penthouse is preferable. But the location on this place is 10 times better and the building itself gives you a lot more networking opportunities as you are only living with people who buy $2 million plus units. Those are key advantages so the day-to-day stuff at this unit is a lot better though the penthouse is a lot better for the occasional party.

    I think that penthouse may be misused as residential. Would assume it would have pretty good value as some kind of party venue.

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  14. I don’t understand the pricing of this place or why the location is so desirable.

    Location – I much prefer LP between North Ave and Fullerton (part of that being OTT). Closer to downtown – shopping has more character (up here its all college oriented shops) – park down south has more to offer – better restaurants – less college oriented and more yuppie.

    Price – If you want a new build mansion for this much $$ you can be on Burling / Howe / Orchard / Cleveland in a 5-7k square foot place. For half as much you can be anywhere in LP in 3-5k square feet for an updated older home with character. If you want a condo can get a comparable place in GC / Streeterville / RN cheaper.

    This only appeals to people with kids who really want a condo lifestyle instead of a SFH and would rather be in north LP instead of farther south. I don’t think there are many of those people out there.

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  15. I wouldn’t prefer 1300 sq ft in a global city over 5k+ in Chicago. Really feel like you need to be making $5 million a year to have the kind of lifestyle that makes NYC, Paris, London a necessity.

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  16. Jim in Chicago on June 18th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    For 5M I expect the carpet in the bedroom to be laid properly and without that nasty bump in the middle. Also agree that the crown molding the the kitchen is massively out of sdale and clashes with the modern cabinets. The shows like a place that someone will buy and then pour many thousands of dollars into to properly finish and decorate. How much? $250K??

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  17. the modern kitchen is mismatched for the unit. seems like another cheap box in the sky. for 5$ I’d expect top of the line everything but maybe I’m asking too much. money doesn’t buy taste I suppose, expensive units just make the sellers rich.

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  18. Actually as far as the location goes, I bet some people prefer a right on Michigan Ave. address. This place has fantastic access to museums, parks, down town and more.

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  19. This —-> that (I was talking about the penthouse)

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  20. Where are the “mosaics/stone/features (maybe a vaulted stone ceiling?) that should be in the baths”?

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  21. ” you are only living with people who buy $2 million plus units”

    You realize how many 1 br units there are in this building, right?

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  22. Looks basically like this floorplan:

    http://mrchicagoluxuryrealestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/C3-C4_Floors_11-22_11x17.jpg

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  23. Not Impressed at all… Dome lights in the kitchen? FAIL!

    Everything is so mid grade… its a 5 million dollar place, I was expecting much more

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  24. Would a buyer in this price range be more concerned about location or the exterior and interior quality of the condo he’s buying? If I had that kind of money, I would buy in an older building. I don’t trust the quality, of all these buildings that were thrown up all over the city in such a short time.

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  25. I totally agree with Miumiu about the location, but I guess I can see the appeal of LP for people with younger children. It’s probably much more family oriented than the place on Michigan Ave.

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  26. If this is the same floor plan as Anon’s, I don’t get why they made such a huge laundry room. They could have created his/hers master bathrooms instead. They should have put the laundry room in the storage closet off of the 2nd bedroom.

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  27. I’d rather be here than Michigan Avenue. But I’d rather be in 2430 than in this building. Of course, I couldn’t afford either, and the last listing I saw at 2430 had assessments of over $8,000 a month. I guess that keeps out the riff raff.

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  28. “I don’t get why they made such a huge laundry room. They could have created his/hers master bathrooms instead. They should have put the laundry room in the storage closet off of the 2nd bedroom.”

    The place is meant for a family. That’s why.

    “This only appeals to people with kids who really want a condo lifestyle instead of a SFH and would rather be in north LP instead of farther south. I don’t think there are many of those people out there.”

    More than you might think. They like having a doorman, staff, garage, sometimes a pool, etc. Sure, many would prefer to live in the NE GC or farther south in LP (or OTT), but there aren’t many options when it comes to condo buildings. There just aren’t many full service buildings in LP, nor are there many on the most desirable, family-feel blocks of the GC (east of Clark, and no more than 3 or 4 blocks south of North), at least not with units this large (and fewer still offer any private outdoor space).

    Not saying that the finishes on this unit are all that. Just that there are families who want a place this big, on the park, with a doorman, with some private outdoor space. I’d say it’s overpriced by at least $1 million, but it does have the whole never-been-lived-in thing going for it.

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  29. I can’t believe they chose the current popular-condo “espresso” modernist kitchen and floor stain theme. It’s no different than all the Karen Biazar stuff you see in East Village, etc. This place could have used a DeGiulio kitchen instead. A white kitchen in the classic, but still updated, sense.

    The assessments ($1,800) seem reasonable for 5,200 sf. Some condos with only 1,400 sf have assessments over $600. I guess they’re going to go up.

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  30. “I’m NOT bashing Chicago, but I’d rather have 1/4 the space in NY or Paris. If I could afford a $5 million dollar condo in Chicago why NOT move to Paris (or NY, London, Brussels etc…) Unless these are global bus types?”

    BRUSSELS? Haha, I lived there for 9 years and trust me, you would rather live in Chicago than Brussels. That honestly made me chuckle.

    And this place is lovely, in a perfect location (in my opinion, the best in the city) and has great views. 2 things though… 1. Why is the kitchen sink looking straight into the wall? I hate that! Put it in the island so you can see that gorgeous view/something other than the cabinets in front of you! 2. They should update the pics of the view, everything is so lush and green right now, those bare trees look depressing.

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  31. “BRUSSELS?”

    Well, it was *only* #4 on the list.

    I presume the list goes something like: Paris, NYC, London, Brussels, Lagos, Calcutta, Kinshasa, Chicago, Baghdad, Kabul.

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  32. “BRUSSELS? Haha, I lived there for 9 years and trust me, you would rather live in Chicago than Brussels. That honestly made me chuckle.”

    Really? Because weekend trip options to places like Galena, St. Louis, Union Pier are so much superior to options in Europe??? 2/3 of the city of Chicago is “red zone”, I mean non-GZ, filled with Third World conditions.

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  33. “Well, it was *only* #4 on the list.”

    Prob on the theory it’s at least convenient to two *real* cities. They do need to come up w something better than waterzooi and that little pisser.

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  34. “Prob on the theory it’s at least convenient to two *real* cities.”

    It’s convenient to most of Europe, true. Does that same theory make Philly the second best place on the east coast? Or move Fresno ahead of San Diego?

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  35. “It’s convenient to most of Europe, true.”

    By far the most citylike place convenient to london+paris.

    “Does that same theory make Philly the second best place on the east coast?”

    If all you care about is nyc, then yes (well maybe white plains would be better). And the cheesesteaks!

    “Fresno”

    Can you get somewhere good in two hours or under? Plus, the last and only time I’ve been there it was 103 (it truly was a dry heat though).

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  36. “Can you get somewhere good in two hours or under?”

    At the speed traffic flows on 99 and 5, both EsEff and LA are a little over 2 hours driving (which is still the high speed rail of Cali). Plus you get Yosemite. And once you add short flights, you add Vegas.

    Which makes Fresno the Brussels of California. “By far the most city-like place convenient to LA and SF”.

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  37. The main problem with Brussels is its people. To channel HH,there is no country with bigger concentration of assholes than Belgium IMHO.

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  38. “To channel HH,there is no country with bigger concentration of assholes than Belgium IMHO.”

    I can think of one….begins with an “I”. The 2550 has a built-in church and shrine to a Catholic saint. That’s a great thing for 2550 residents, even if they aren’t religious, because it serves as automatic repellent to Chicago’s assholes and that element you find on the Gold Coast.

    At least Belgium is safe and civilized, so right there it’s better than 2/3 of the countries in the world. What % of Brussels’ city parks are unsafe at night versus Chicago’s? I bet the average CC’er wouldn’t set foot after dark in at least 2/3 of Chicago’s public parks. Read about all the rioting going on in Brazil this week?

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  39. This is a resale of Pritzker’s unit.

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  40. “They do need to come up w something better than waterzooi and that little pisser.”

    Waterzooi isn’t bad. A few years ago we were in Brussels in the fall, just walking around the Grand Place on a cold dreary day, there were street vendors selling a deliscous snail soup. Hit the spot.

    I kind of like Belgium, it gets a lot of undeserved shit.

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  41. “At the speed traffic flows on 99 and 5, both EsEff and LA are a little over 2 hours driving (which is still the high speed rail of Cali).”

    Is all that speedy traffic flow getting you into some meaningful destination in sf and la w/in even say 2.5 hours (which has to be the stretchiest meaning of “a little over 2 hours”)?

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  42. All this talk about Belgium and no mention of chocolate?

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  43. “Is all that speedy traffic flow getting you into some meaningful destination in sf and la ”

    Gare du Nord is a meaningful destination? St Pancras is a bit better, but hardly central.

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  44. On one hand, they cook their fries in horse fat in Belgium, which is disgusting.

    On the other hand, Brussels is home to Miniature Europe and a gigantic replica of an atom, which is awesome.

    I’m not sure if the horse fat fries are enough to dissuade me from loving the tackiness of their other tourist attractions.

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  45. San Diego sucks, the weather is nice though… unless you enjoy the mega nanny state that SD has become, the people there are some of the worst that california has to offer. (good luck if you smoke cigs or drink alcohol or eat meat) It has pretty much been over run with brain dead surfer stoners, and nanny state liberals.

    The weather from June to September though… top notch!

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  46. SD is better than SF in that regard sonies.

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  47. jenny, one of the best pieces of meat I’ve ever eaten was a horse tenderloin in Venice.

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  48. ” Vlajos (June 18, 2013, 2:19 pm)
    jenny, one of the best pieces of meat I’ve ever eaten was a horse tenderloin in Venice.”

    There are some animals I won’t eat. Cat, Dog, Horse, Lion, Tiger, Monkey.

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  49. “Gare du Nord is a meaningful destination? St Pancras is a bit better, but hardly central.”

    Ride is sub 2hr right? Gimme 20 min on safe side to get to station in brux, 10 min to get to somewhere meaningful at destination.

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  50. “All this talk about Belgium and no mention of chocolate?”

    pierre marcolini. I normally go to the ave louise location, less crowded.

    Seriously, I hate brussels. Had just about the worst food poisoning I’ve ever had there.

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  51. “Seriously, I hate brussels.”

    I’ve been to Naples three times. Beat that.

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  52. “All this talk about Belgium and no mention of chocolate?”

    And the beer!

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  53. “I’ve been to Naples three times. Beat that.”

    Would you rank Naples as a top 4 global city to live? How do you think it compares to Brussels?

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  54. ” It has pretty much been over run with brain dead surfer stoners, and nanny state liberals”

    And those who aren’t are ex-Marines and their kids.

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  55. I know it’s changed a lot, but isn’t San Diego still a fairly Republican town, certainly the most so of all the coastal/semi-coastal metro areas in the state? Could you give a few examples of how the “nanny state liberals” and surfers have changed SD from a place where you formerly lived and/or spent a considerable amount of time to a place of which you’re now not particularly fond?

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  56. SD let’s you eat cake with tax free baked goods. Unlike Chicago where cake is taxed at over 9%!

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  57. “SD let’s you eat cake with tax free baked goods. Unlike Chicago where cake is taxed at over 9%!”

    Is jenny speaking in code? W my family’s imminent return, my recent jenny like lifestyle (clean and dirty dishes in dw, leaving clothes in dryer, unlimited cake eating (unless that’s code for something else)) is about to come to an end.

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  58. “Would you rank Naples as a top 4 global city to live? How do you think it compares to Brussels?”

    Naples used to be a top 4 global city. In 300 AD around the time of Diocletian.

    I’ve never been to Brussels.

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  59. It’s not code for anything. I was shocked to buy a cake from a Whole Foods in SD and not get charged tax. I felt like I was practically getting a free cake!

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  60. “I felt like I was practically getting a free cake!”

    Do you view dating as free meals too?

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  61. “certainly the most so of all the coastal/semi-coastal metro areas in the state?”

    That’s be the OC, bitch.

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  62. gringozecarioca on June 18th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    “Seriously, I hate brussels. Had just about the worst food poisoning I’ve ever had there.”

    You got it all wrong.. It’s a great city.. Passing through on way from Amsterdam to Holland.. Stoned out of your mind munching Mussels and Neuhaus chocolates while going to museums about freakin comic books.. It’s like a dream.. then get stoned again and grab strawberry and chocolate waffles with chantilly… oh man..i’m dying!!

    And you just need to readjust your thoughts.. don;t think of it as city of worst food poisining.. Think of it as the citiy where you took one of your greatest blowout shits…

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  63. gringozecarioca on June 18th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    ^^^^ I meant Amsterdam to Paris but got lost thinking about chocolate truffles..

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  64. “Naples used to be a top 4 global city. In 300 AD around the time of Diocletian.”

    Global? Gonna need a cite for that.

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  65. I’m in agreement with everyone who preferred yesterday’s listing. That place makes me want to don a white caftan and Eva Gabor wig and sing “I just adore a penthouse view”. I got no inspiration from this place…none.

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  66. Lake Titicaca on June 18th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Awesome comments, the best synopsis:” it’s hard to justify it for this place, premium kitchen cabinets, luxury appliances, and larger baths notwithstanding. While it’s attractive enough place, it doesn’t have any outstanding architectural features and the trim and appointments seem rather standard.” And all those that piled on: Please provide pictures of your Humboldt Park abode, your current bank statement, degree in Architecture and proof of your worldly travels. My guess is you watch Andrew Boring-dane and live vicariously while eating Ramman from a plastic tub.

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  67. Naples was a major European and world city up until the time of the Risorgimento when unification stripped it of capitol/major status. It was Europe’s largest city. It’s a hellhole of sorts now, but all things considered probably a cooler place to live than Chicago, IL. Anyone who is anyone, travels to Pompei, Capri, Amalfi Coast at least once in their lifetime. It’s a hard place not to return to, maybe that’s why HD’s been there 3 times.

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  68. ” Please provide pictures of your Humboldt Park abode, your current bank statement, degree in Architecture and proof of your worldly travels. My guess is you watch Andrew Boring-dane and live vicariously while eating Ramman from a plastic tub.”

    I live in a cardboard box in the park itself, in some overgrown brush on the west side of the park; I don’t use traditional bank accounts – currency exchanges only, my degree is in the life of hard knocks and my worldly travels have taken me to more than a handful states in the federal prison system. I don’t have cable and a package of warm ramen is a better meal than the leftovers i eat most of the week from the dumpster behind Dunkin Donuts on North ave. Thanks.

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  69. Oak? They put in oak flooring? Yuck. With a $5 million dollar price tag? How pedestrian. If I had the cash, I would never buy the new construction white box condos. Nothing interesting or exciting about it.

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  70. Haha this thread is awesome.
    Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Belgium, it’s great and yes very centrally located. You can be anywhere is a matter of hours, it’s wonderful. And there are some beautiful neighborhoods in which to live, but as far as everyday life, it’s Chicago hands down.

    And not all frites are cooked in horse fat! That’s a myth. They do double fry them though, then smother them in mayo… ha, you would think they would be fat as hell between that, the Duvels, and the chocolate, but the only overweight people you see are the American or German tourists.

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  71. “And not all frites are cooked in horse fat! That’s a myth. They do double fry them though, then smother them in mayo”

    If anyone is yearning for frites, there is a place that makes them in the French Market in the Loop. It has a bunch of the mayos and Belgium beers.

    http://www.frenchmarketchicago.com/vendor/frietkoten

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  72. This is SO, SO disappointing! I was thinking this would be a building I would seriously consider if I were to relocate to Chicago full time. Now that I see what is available for the $$$ and the location, I think not! What a mess for a building that was supposed to be similar to NYC condos…or at least that is what the reps were telling us!! The windows look a lot like what buildings in the 70s offered and the kitchens are just a disaster.
    This is one unit that would benefit greatly from good staging.

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  73. Let’s see….the cabinets are bothersome. I know it is kitchen / bath cabinets and I usually am able to tell the brand of most upscale lines quickly, but I am at a loss on this unit. I don’t think I have ever seen these before…that or they are the lowest cost models that I have simply ignored them before. In one picture it appears the door on one is badly damaged and the agent tried to correct it before pictures were taken. Just so bad and cheap looking.
    The crown moldings are just so out of scale they take up a lot of the ceiling space. I would much rather just look at plain ceilings instead of seeing these come out…what… three feet? Then look down at the floorboards, just so out of scale. It is like they went shopping and this is all that was left and knowing they didn’t really match they went ahead and installed them anyway.
    The exposed and cheap plastic electrical outlet covers. The worse being on the end of the Kitchen Island and the one in the LR that is at eye level…WTF is that?
    That coffin like bathtub in the master is just creepy
    The long hallway is such a waste of usable space

    On the plus side I did find one great feature, that awesome laundry room!! It is so refreshing to see a new building offer so much space where it is truly needed…good job there although I doubt the appliances came with the unit.
    I am so disappointed with this building. To those who have visited both The Residences at The Ritz Carlton on Michigan Avenue and these units…how do they compare?

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  74. ” the one in the LR that is at eye level”

    That’s for a wall-mounted TV.

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  75. THEY TRIED SO HARD TO MIRROR TRUMP! I

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  76. Did anyone else see the House Hunters Chicago episode last night:
    “Chicago Couple Wants Deck to Deep Fry Turkeys”?
    http://www.hgtv.com/house-hunters/chicago-couple-wants-deck-to-deep-fry-turkeys/index.html

    I watched it twice.
    First of all, because they were house-hunting in Hyde Park, Beverly and Galewood which was awesome in itself. But mostly because of the dynamics between the couple and their real estate agent who was a former frat brother of the husband. The husband made a disclaimer that he wasn’t going to mix business with friendship because you know how that goes, and his wife immediately chimed in saying oh, she’d make SURE that didn’t happen, thereby establishing who wore the pants. The husband gazed at her with a puppy seeking approval / scared puppy look.

    Their criteria centered around the husband wanting a wall big enough for his TV/projector, an outdoor space for deep frying turkeys, a large basement and the wife wanting ZERO stairs. (Uh, or maybe you could put the fork down, honey.)

    Their agent never cracked a smile and seemed to have complete disdain for them while they whined about stairs in every single home.
    He also did the following:
    – Gave each of them the fakest hugs I’ve ever seen.
    – Said “In Chicago, if it’s below the first floor, it’s a BASEMENT.”
    – Spoke directly into the camera saying the husband judging a home by projector wall potential was STUPID.
    – Said “There aren’t a lot of stairs. You’re just out of shape!”

    Bwaha!!

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  77. It’s been 20 years since I’ve been to Belgium, but I spent a few days there in 1993 and enjoyed it immensely. The architecture, the small towns, the trams, the parks all were memorable. As was the beer. Still think it’s the best beer I ever had.

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  78. Was in Brussels in 2011. Loved it! But it was the ONLY place in Europe (or Chicago) where i witnessed a mugging right in front of me steps from Grand Place. I was stunned but hand-full of waffles kept me from intervening.

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  79. LOL Milkster, now I want to watch that

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  80. Laura Louzader on June 19th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Milkster, I love that bit about the couple wanting a place to deep-fry a turkey.

    I don’t want to live on the same block with somebody who deep-fries a turkey. A turkey-frier is a mass neighborhood fire looking for a chance to happen- the most dangerous appliance there is, especially in the hands of the typical inept fool user. Damn things ought to be illegal.

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  81. “witnessed a mugging right in front of me steps from Grand Place. I was stunned but hand-full of waffles kept me from intervening.”

    Was the victim a European, and the perp a non-European immigrant? just curious…

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  82. “A turkey-frier is a mass neighborhood fire looking for a chance to happen- the most dangerous appliance there is, especially in the hands of the typical inept fool user.”

    Esp. one that’s been drinking beer all evening long. I recently saw an outdoor fireplace that faces the backyard built onto the outside of the garage. Can’t decide if that’s a good idea: http://media.cdn-redfin.com/photo/68/bigphoto/934/08088934_14_4.jpg

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  83. Laura!
    I’ve been trying to contact you, but I don’t think you are receiving my messages.
    I don’t want you to think I have no manners.
    Please feel free to reach out to me.

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  84. “LOL Milkster, now I want to watch that”

    Me too. We got a bit bored of regular househunters and have been watching intl version, so don’t have it recorded. Someone please put on a torrent?

    “A turkey-frier is a mass neighborhood fire looking for a chance to happen”

    Wonder what’s the worst turkey frying accident? Have houses been burned down?

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  85. great recovery at the end of this one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGJGvPerMbM

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  86. At the end of the episode, the poor husband deep-fried a turkey in the new house – (they picked the 300K Beverly bungalow) – to the lack-luster response of his friends and neighbors. It was depressing. It came out looking undercooked and pooled with oil.

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  87. “Was the victim a European, and the perp a non-European immigrant? just curious…”

    Yes, because we all know only those non-Europeans are muggers.

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  88. I’m NOT bashing Chicago, but I’d rather have 1/4 the space in NY or Paris. If I could afford a $5 million dollar condo in Chicago why NOT move to Paris (or NY, London, Brussels etc…) Unless these are global bus types?

    The comment of a child.

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  89. anon (tfo) (June 19, 2013, 6:51 am)
    ” the one in the LR that is at eye level”
    That’s for a wall-mounted TV.

    Yes it is anon, I realize that ,but thanks for your input.
    In units at the price point, they are usually hidden behind a (sliding) panel or they are ‘invisible’, meaning they are marked then hidden behind the wall in case that is not a requirement of the new owner instead of using cheap home depot outlet covers and making that wall a predetermined location of the flat screen. One should never assume things when selling units at this price point. Buyers at this level need to be the one to make the decision….even the decision on where to place the outlet for the TV.

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  90. Sold

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  91. This unit is sold….

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  92. “One should never assume things when selling units at this price point. Buyers at this level need to be the one to make the decision….even the decision on where to place the outlet for the TV.”

    but an owner/developer has to finish out the unsold units. would you rather there be no outlets and cable jacks anywhere in the space.

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