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429 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East

429 W Melrose

429 West Melrose is a 3-story vintage six-flat apartment building in the Lakeview East neighborhood. The building was built in 1910. The apartments 429 West Melrose has 2- and 3-bedroom apartments with either 1 or 2 baths. In mid-November of 2014 2-bedrooms rented from $2,370 and 3-bedrooms from $2,694. Floor ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 26, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

The Belmont by Reside Flats, 425 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

425 W Belmont

The Belmont by Reside Flats is a 3-story, 29-unit vintage apartment building at 425 W Belmont Ave in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood. The building is instantly recognizable by the brick piers and large balconies fronting Belmont Ave. The building has undergone a complete renovation following its recent acquisition by an ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside at Belmont Harbor apartments, 426 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

426 W Belmont

Reside at Belmont Harbor is a 13-story, 98-unit vintage apartment building at 426 W Belmont Ave in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood. The building was completed in 1927. It was designed by Robert S. DeGolyer & Co, a firm that’s been said to have had “a remarkable design vocabulary.” The façade ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 24, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Belmont by Reside apartments, 3170 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview East

3170 N Sheridan

Belmont by Reside is a 14-story, 341-unit vintage apartment building at 3170 N Lake Shore St in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood. The building was completed in 1923. It was designed by Fugard & Knapp, a prolific architecture firm whose commissions included three of the luxury buildings on East Lake Shore ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Wellington, 510 W Wellington Ave, Lakeview East

Reside on Wellington

Reside on Wellington is a 90-unit apartment complex at 510 W Wellington Ave in Lakeview East. 510 W Wellington was originally a 26-room home built in 1900 and designed by W.A. Otis. The home was the Chicago residence of Frederic A. Delano, an uncle of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 20, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

Reside on Roscoe

Reside on Roscoe is a 5-story, 70-unit contemporary elevator building at 532 W Roscoe St in the Lakeview East neighborhood a block from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in 1970. The property was substantially renovated after being acquired by an affiliate of Reside Living. The apartments Reside on Roscoe ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

525 W Stratford

Reside on Stratford is a 5-story, 59-unit contemporary elevator building at 525 W Stratford Pl in the Lakeview East neighborhood a block from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in 1970. The apartments Reside on Stratford has a mix of studio apartments ranging in size from 349 to 448 square ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 18, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Pine Grove apartments, 3610 N Pine Grove, Lakeview East

3610 N Pine Grove

Reside on Pine Grove is a 5-story, 48-unit contemporary elevator building at 3610 N Pine Grove Ave in the Lakeview East neighborhood a block from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in the early 1970s. The apartments Reside on Pine Grove has a mix of studio apartments ranging in size ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Reside at 823 apartments, 823 W Buena, Buena Park

823 W Buena

Reside at 823 is a 4-story, 44-unit apartment building at 823 W Buena in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown. The first floor front of the brick building, which was built in the 1920s, has an elaborate terra cotta façade. The motif of fluted columns and fleur-de-lis ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2014
ChicagoFar North

Reside at 849 apartments, 849 W Buena, Buena Park

Reside at 849

Reside at 849 is a 4-story, 61-unit courtyard building at 849 W Buena in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown. The yellow-brick building, built in the 1920s, is notable for its rhythmic array of bay windows looking out onto a landscaped courtyard. Reside at 849 has undergone ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 13, 2014
ChicagoFar North

Reside on Clarendon apartments, 4157 N Clarendon, Buena Park

Reside on Clarendon

Reside on Clarendon is a 9-story, 115-unit apartment building at 4157 N Clarendon in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown. The building, which was completed in 1928, follows a classic architectural order with a limestone base, a brick shaft and a terra cotta capital on its street-facing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 12, 2014
ChicagoFar North

4100 N Marine apartments, 4100 N Marine Dr, Buena Park

4100 N Marine Dr

4100 N Marine is a 19-story, 187-unit apartment tower at 4100 N Marine Dr in the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown, a block north of Lakeview. 4100 N Marine was built in 1958. A group headed by David Malkov was the developer and the architecture firm was a predecessor of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 11, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Irving Courts apartments, 718-56 W Irving Park Rd, Lakeview / Buena Park

Irving Courts by Reside

Irving Courts is a 66-unit, 3-story double-courtyard apartment building at 718-56 W Irving Park Rd on the border of Chicago’s Lakeview and Buena Park neighborhoods. Irving Courts was built in 1915 as the Kellshore Apartment Hotel. It was designed by architect E. Norman Brydges (pdf) for Nelson T. Kell and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 11, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Irving Park apartments, 725 W Irving Park Rd, Lakeview

Reside on Irving Park

Reside on Irving Park is a handsome 47-unit, 3-story courtyard apartment building at 725 W Irving Park Rd in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. The building is notable for its large raised courtyard, alternating courses of different-colored brick, limestone trim and sheltered porches overlooking the courtyard. Reside on Irving Park was built ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Catalyst apartments, 123 N Desplaines St, West Loop

Catalyst

Catalyst is a 19-story, 223-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail space and 161 on-site parking spaces. Catalyst is located at 123 N Desplaines St in the West Loop. Construction began in March of 2013 and the building opened for occupancy in the summer of 2014. Catalyst was developed by Marquette ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 10, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Surf apartments, 425 W Surf St, Lakeview

Reside on Surf

Reside on Surf is a 9-story, 144-unit vintage high-rise at 425 W Surf St in Lakeview, a block north of the Lincoln Park neighborhood and a block west of the park itself. The neoclassical building was designed by Grossman & Proskauer and completed in 1922 as the Sheridan-Surf Apartment Hotel. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 7, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside at 2727 apartments, 2727 N Pine Grove Ave, Lincoln Park

2727 Pine Grove

Reside at 2727 is a 5-story, 48-unit contemporary mid-rise at 2727 N Pine Grove Ave just south of the border of Lakeview and Lincoln Park. The 4+1 building was completed in 1968. It was acquired in 2011 by an affiliate of Reside Living and has since been extensively updated. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 4, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Barry, 533 W Barry Ave, Lakeview East

Reside Living

Reside on Barry is a 162-unit, 17-story, contemporary high-rise at 533 W Barry Ave in Lakeview East. The building was completed in 1966. Gordon & Levin was the architecture firm. The building was acquired by an affiliate of Reside Living several years ago and has since had a near-complete makeover. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 3, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside 707 apartments, 707 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

707 W Sheridan

Reside 707 is a 5-story, 151-unit contemporary apartment building at 707 W Sheridan Rd in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. The building has undergone substantial renovation since being acquired by an affiliate of Reside Living. The exterior changes retain the kitschy integrity of the building’s early 1970s 4+1 architecture. One of the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 3, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Park Lincoln by Reside apartments, 2470 N Clark St, Lincoln Park

2470 N Clark St

Park Lincoln by Reside is a 15-story, 140-unit contemporary apartment building at 2470 N Clark St in Lincoln Park. The building was completed in 1969. It’s easily recognizable by its white concrete risers and balconies and the horizontal bands of chocolate-colored brick. No architecture firm is identified with the building ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1000 South Clark apartments, 1000 S Clark St, South Loop

1000 S Clark St

1000 South Clark is a 469-unit, 29-story apartment tower under construction in the South Loop. First occupancies at 1000 South Clark are targeted for late in 2015. JDL Development is the developer and Hartshorne Plunkard is the architecture firm. The general contractor is Lend Lease. The apartments Details of the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 29, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Halsted Flats apartments, 3740 N Halsted St, Lakeview

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats is a 15-story, 269-unit luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Lake View / Wrigleyville / Boystown neighborhood. The building has nearly 11,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and a 3-level parking garage with 276 spaces. Halsted Flats is the first new full-amenity rental ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Superior Park apartments, 720 N LaSalle St, River North

720 LaSalle rendering

Superior Park (perhaps not its final name), is a 35-story, 298-unit apartment tower slated for development at the corners of LaSalle, Superior and Wells streets. The building will have commercial space on the ground floor, 109 on-site garage spaces, and a small park fronting Wells St. Magellan Development and Mac ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Circa 922 apartments, 922 W Washington St, West Loop

Circa 922, rendering

Circa 922 is an 11-story, 104 unit apartment building nearing completion in the West Loop. The building is an expansion of 123 North Sangamon, the existing loft building immediately to the north. When completed in early 2015, the development will have a total of 149 units and 130 parking spaces. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Gateway Apartments, 11 S Green St, West Loop

Gateway apartments

Gateway is a 17-story, 167-unit apartment tower with 95 parking spaces that’s under construction at 11 S Green St in Chicago’s West Loop. Earlier plans for the site, which included a hotel, encountered stiff neighborhood opposition. Lennar Multifamily is the project’s developer. Antunovich Associates is the architecture firm and Walsh ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Block Thirty Seven apartments, 25 W Randolph St, Loop

Block 37 apartments

Block 37, bordered by State, Dearborn, Randolph and Washington streets, is one of the original 58 Chicago blocks plotted in 1830. Block Thirty Seven is a mixed-use development on the site that includes a 275,000 square foot multi-level indoor mall, an office tower and a 34-story, 674-unit apartment tower that ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

200 North Michigan apartments, 200 N Michigan Ave, Loop

200 N Michigan

200 North Michigan is a 41-story, 402-unit apartment tower under construction in Chicago’s Loop. The first two floors of the building will contain retail space. Demolition of an existing six-story building on the site was completed late in July of 2014. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new tower was held ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 20, 2014
Downtown / Loop

Avant apartments, 347 W Chestnut St, River North

Avant rendering

Avant is a 29-story, 330-unit apartment tower that is slated to begin construction in the first quarter of 2015 at 347 W Chestnut St on Chicago’s Near North Side. First occupancies are targeted for the latter half of 2016. Chicago-based Fifield Companies is the developer and Pappageorge Haymes is the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Aviation Lofts, 1340 S Michigan Ave, South Loop

Aviation Lofts

Aviation Lofts is a 7-story, 49-unit apartment building in the South Loop. A Giordano’s restaurant occupies the ground-level retail space. The Neoclassical-style building was built in 1922 for the Interior Furniture Company and served as both a showroom and a warehouse. During later years it was the home of the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

625 W Division apartments, Near North Side

625 W Division

625 W Division is a 16-story, 240-unit apartment tower that is under construction on the Near North Side. Occupancy is slated for mid-2015. Portland, OR-based Gerding Edlen is the developer and Lend Lease is the general contractor. The apartments Information about the unit mix and apartment finishes is not yet ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Jones Chicago apartments, 220 W Illinois St, River North

220 W Illinois

Jones Chicago is a 25-story, 188-unit apartment tower nearing completion at 220 W Illinois St in the River North. The building will have ground-level retail space and garage parking for 155 cars. Reports have touted fall 2014 occupancy, but that seems unlikely. The developers are Gerding Edlen and Fred Latsko ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New City Apartments, 1501 N Halsted St, Near North Side

New City, 9/2/14

New City is a 19-story, 199-unit apartment tower that is under construction on the Near North Side. The building is part of New City, a major development on an 8 ½-acre site bounded roughly by Halsted St and Clybourn Ave. New City will include 400,000 square feet of retail, restaurant ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The Lofts at River East, 445 E Illinois St, Streeterville

Lofts at River East

The Lofts at River East is one of Chicago’s most distinctive structures, and a reminder of the lakefront’s industrial past. The building is what remains of the Pugh Terminal Warehouse (PDF), which was built between 1905 and 1920 and consisted of 18 modules that stretched about a third of a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 7, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Jeff Jack Apartments, 601 W Jackson, West Loop

Jeff Jack

Jeff Jack, 601 W Jackson, is a 15-story, 190-unit apartment tower nearing completion in Chicago’s West Loop. The building’s name reflects its location at the southwest corner of Jefferson and Jackson. The developer of the project is a venture that includes Dan Moceri. The architecture firm is Thomas Roszak Architecture ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

North Water apartments, 340 E North Water St, Streeterville

Revel Chicago

North Water is a 50-story multi-use tower at 340 E North Water St in Streeterville. The building will include a 400-room Loews Hotel, restaurants and bars, 398 rental apartments and 232 parking spaces. Construction began in November of 2012, and completion is slated for early 2015. DRW Holdings is the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

167 West Erie apartments, 167 W Erie St, River North

167 West Erie

167 West Erie, 167 W Erie St, will be a 39-story, 450-unit apartment tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The project will include ground-level retail space fronting Wells St. The development received Plan Commission approval in August of 2014. Construction is anticipated to begin early in 2015, with completion slated ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 28, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

441 West Barry apartments, Lakeview East

441 W Barry

441 West Barry is a 5-story, contemporary elevator building at 441 W Barry Ave in Lakeview East. The building was completed in 1969. The apartments 441 West Barry has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Floor plans are available online. As of early June 2014, available studios rented for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 6, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Del Prado apartments, 5307 S Hyde Park Blvd, Hyde Park / Kenwood

Del Prado apartments

The Del Prado, 5307 S Hyde Park Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, is a 12-story vintage hotel that was recently converted to 202 apartments. The Del Prado was designed by Newhouse & Bernham and built in 1918 by Sherman Tecumseh Cooper. It’s one of a group of distinctive buildings ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 5, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

450 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East

450 W Melrose

450 West Melrose is a 94-unit, 5-story contemporary elevator building completed in 1972 in the Lakeview East neighborhood. The apartments 450 West Melrose has studio and 1-bedroom apartments. In early June of 2014 available studio rents ranged from $935 to $960 and one-bedrooms from $1,225 to $1,295. Floor plans are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 5, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Algonquin apartments, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd, Hyde Park / Kenwood

The Algonquin, Hyde Park

The Algonquin, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, consists of six 14-story apartment towers with a total of 414 units. The Algonquin was built in 1951 on part of the site of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. Pace Associates designed the Algonquin with the peripheral involvement ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 4, 2014
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