The rapidly-developing retail and restaurant scene along 53rd Street in Hyde Park has North Siders taking a look at a neighborhood they’d never previously considered.
Hyde Park’s advantages are well-known: excellent proximity to the lake and parks, a rich mix of architecture, and the cosmopolitan vibe that comes with being home to the University of Chicago.
Less well known is the extent to which Hyde Park’s housing stock has been renovated in recent years and the high quality and style of the renovations.
The Algonquin Apartments, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd, consists of six 14-story Mies van der Rohe buildings built in the early 1950s.
The Algonquin was recently renovated and the apartments include a number of cleverly stylish touches. Inset and protruding cabinets with translucent metal-framed fronts add extra storage, supplementing already ample closet space. The cabinet style repeats in the kitchen and bath, both of which feature white tile walls.
A 2-bedroom, 1-bath is currently available for $1,367 a month. The apartment has wall-to-wall windows, a kitchen with granite counters and a living / dining area spacious enough to accommodate a number of furniture groupings.
The Algonquin is a 15-minute commute from the Loop via express buses and the Metra Electric stop at 51st St, both of which are steps away.
Note: The Algonquin is a YoChicago advertiser.