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A sneak peek at a K2 Designer Showcase model

by Joe Zekas on 4/30/13

The K2 Designer Showcase, May 1, 2 and 3, will feature seven models from Chicago designers Morgante Wilson Architects, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Design for a Cure and Brook Furniture Rental. Each night from 6:30 to 9 pm guests will be able to tour all seven apartment models, which range from a bachelor studio to a two-bedroom urban retreat.

Four of the models are “pop-ups” that will be taken down immediately following the free event, which is open to the public. Parking is available at K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted St in the Fulton River District.

I stopped by yesterday for a walk through the 2-bedroom model, by Morgante Wilson. The model has a very sophisticated look punctuated by bold colors and large art works.

The southeast corner model would serve well as either a year-round residence or an in-town apartment. The master bath is unusually large for a rental apartment and features a double-bowl vanity and a stall shower as well as a tub.

One of the many interesting pieces in the unit is a wall-unit with a desk from Home Element that opens easily into a queen-size bed, enabling the second bedroom to function as an office that accommodates the occasional guest.

Residences at K2 include studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Interiors feature luxury finishes such as nine-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, plank flooring and Grohe fixtures. Rents range from $1,650 for a studio to $6,500 for a three-bedroom, three-bath penthouse.

Guests who attend the event and sign a lease within 90 days will be able to designate a portion of their lease payments as a donation to one of the following charities: PAWS, Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Today’s Chicago Woman Foundation, or Design for a Cure.

NOTE: K2 is one of YoChicago’s sponsors.

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