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Turning Pointe

Pointe 1900 builds gateway to Loop, homeownership For countless South Siders, the corner of State Street and Archer Avenue has always marked the poin ...

Spring is time for maintenance

The fluctuating temperatures of the last month should have been more than a sign to shop for swimwear, especially if you plan on selling an old home t ...

Prices eased in 1st quarter for prime lakefront houses

For sheer snob appeal in Chicago housing, nothing beats a posh single-family home in Lincoln Park or a luxury condominium on the Near North Side. Amo ...
The annual New Homes awards 2001

The annual New Homes awards 2001

The experts choose Chicago's best new homes for 2001 Deciding on this year's New Homes awards was both extremely difficult and unusually easy. The ca ...
Gentrification hasn't dulled the edge in Bucktown, Wicker Park

Gentrification hasn't dulled the edge in Bucktown, Wicker Park

When the cool kids in Wicker Park want a taste of the Real World, they head to Piece, a pizza place and microbrewery at 1927 W. North Ave. The restaur ...

A Grand old time

The Grand on Grand courts luxury in River North The Grand on Grand might just sound like a memorable marketing slogan, but the catchy moniker for the ...
New Timber Lofts brewing in River North

New Timber Lofts brewing in River North

IGL Real Estate and Lion Capital Development have planned and ex ecuted their Timber Gallery Lofts project with all the patience and expertise of mast ...

Shortcuts in townhouse building often can mean compromises in safety

Townhouses are popular because they supply more privacy than condominiums but have lower construction costs than freestanding single-family homes. But ...

New homes and loft condos are rejuvenating Bridgeport's diverse mix, blue-collar streets

The neighborhoods were part of the larger ethnic states. To the north of the Loop was Germany. To the northwest was Poland. To the west were Italy and ...
Condo buyers docking in River City

Condo buyers docking in River City

Few downtown condo developments advertise their units at boat shows, but then again, few have anything to offer boat lovers. That's not the case at Ri ...
Big house on the Prairie

Big house on the Prairie

Legacy brings new luxury tower to South Loop Who says the Gold Coast is the place for high living in Chicago? Sure, the tony neighborhood north of d ...

Brick veneer often presents problems in new masonry homes

During the last couple of years masonry problems have been cropping up in new construction all over the city. The trend is ironic, given Chicago's hi ...

New condo buyers sitting pretty in the catbird seat as builders scramble for sales

While 2002 may be the worst of times for condominium developers, it may be the best of times for would-be condo buyers. "Condo buyers are in the catb ...

Dakota combines condo luxury and loft aesthetics

A parcel like the one in the 3600 block of North Halsted doesn't come along every day, or every year, for that matter. So when Tom Drake, of the D ...

First loft condominiums proving a hit in Bridgeport

What springs to mind when you think of Bridge- port? Trade unions, stock- yards, machine politics, smoky barrooms? Guess again. While that stereoty ...

Make sure that your home inspector is working for you

Every profession has standards that have evolved over time – and its share of "professionals" who are willing to ignore them. In the case of hom ...

A Lincoln Park milestone: Homes average $1 million

Lincoln Park, for decades one of Chicago's richest neighborhoods, reached a milestone in 2001. For the first time, the average list price of a single- ...

High hopes

In a slower market, new highrises continue to test the water If you build it, they will come. Probably. Of course, if you only say you're going to bu ...
Location, new housing breathe life into colorful Bridgeport

Location, new housing breathe life into colorful Bridgeport

By 11 a.m. the Teamsters are tired. They've been out here a couple of hours already, on the 3700 block of South Halsted, picketing in front of Allen B ...
A rare find

A rare find

2300 St. Paul optimizes design on prime Bucktown site You might say Turnberry Proper- ties has cornered the market in Bucktown. The developer, whic ...
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