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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.
Reside on Barry has a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, all with one bath. Floor plans and availability are accessible online.
Apartments have hardwood floors and designer lighting.
Kitchens and baths have been updated. The stainless steel appliance package includes a dishwasher, built-in microwave and electric range. Two-bedroom apartments have a kitchen island and 3-bedrooms have a breakfast bar.
The apartments have efficient layouts with little space lost to travel paths, and they have good closet space. An “accent wall program” is a nice touch to make living spaces seem larger and more interesting.
Heat and air-conditioning are individually controlled. Air-conditioning is via individual through-the-wall units.
Amenities, services, policies
Reside on Barry has an above-average amenities package for a Lakeview high-rise.
The building has a redesigned lobby, a resident lounge with Wi-Fi, and a business center / Internet café.
There’s a nicely-equipped fitness room and outdoor entertaining areas, including space for grilling.
There’s also a laundry rooom, a bike storage area and Pressbox dry cleaning. Parking is available on-site.
Reside on Barry is pet-friendly and smoke-free.
The location has good access to shopping, dining, nightlife, parks and public transportation. Saint Joseph Hospital is just four blocks away.
Shopping. Reside on Barry has good proximity to grocery shopping and pharmacies.
Construction is underway for a new Mariano’s across Broadway from CVS. The Mariano’s is slated to open in 2016.
Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
There’s a huge variety of bars, restaurants and nightlife within a short walk of Reside on Barry.
Broadway is a pedestrian-friendly strip with dozens of eateries, bars and locally-owned retail shops to the north and south of Reside on Barry.
Duffy’s Tavern, Pars Cove and Miss Asia are just a few of the venues you’ll find clustered along Diversey a few blocks south of the building. The popular Yolk opened recently at Pine Grove and Diversey. Expect a wait for breakfast on weekends.
Chipotle, Starbucks, Potbelly, Jamba Juice and Panera are also on Diversey.
Lincoln Park, which is a short walk east of Reside on Barry, has too many attractions to list.
Active recreation opportunities are abundant, some of them unexpected. Fly fishing lessons, for example, are available at North Pond in the park and the golf driving range at Diversey is open year-round. There are clay tennis courts and miniature golf adjacent to the driving range. With a little bit of luck you might strike up a friendship with someone who has a boat in Belmont Harbor.
The park also offers endless opportunities for quiet relaxation.
Transportation. Reside on Barry has good access to public transportation.
The #77 bus on Belmont connects to the CTA Red, Brown and Purple Line stop at Belmont for travel south to the Loop or north to Evanston. The #77 continues west for Blue Line transit to O’Hare Airport.
The #151 bus stops a block east of the building and connects to the Loop via Michigan Ave.
Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient, and can be a source of major misery during peak hours. The building has easy access to Lake Shore Drive.
You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s Lakeview apartment guide.
Rentals are also typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings.
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