It’s hard to imagine a more sophisticated home buyer — or architecture critic — than Lewis Kostiner.
Over a 20-year span, Lewis and his wife Annie developed dozens of real estate projects, including a raft of loft buildings in the West Loop. They were a major force in the emergence of the West Loop as a viable residential neighborhood, and among a small coterie of developers who took maximum advantage of the loft aesthetic.
Prior to becoming a real estate developer, Kostiner was a talented professional photographer and photography instructor. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Library of Congress Gallery in Washington, DC, the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, and many other venues.
Lewis always took a perfectionist’s approach to everything he did. So when we learned that he bought a full-floor condo at Superior 110, 110 W Superior St in River North, and spoke highly of its developer, we thought it would be useful to hear his perspective.