Tag: Francesca Rose

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Night and day at Helmut Jahn’s 600 North Fairbanks

Night and day at Helmut Jahn’s 600 North Fairbanks

Chicago Magazine's Dennis Rodkin recently visited 600 North Fairbanks in Streeterville for a tour of a 40th floor southwest corner condo. The unit ...
Will the new West Loop Mariano’s raise nearby condo prices?

Will the new West Loop Mariano’s raise nearby condo prices?

Within the past week two of Chicago's more successful Realtors, both Prudential Rubloff agents, called my attention to the new West Loop Mariano's ...
Down payment grants available for Chicago, select suburbs

Down payment grants available for Chicago, select suburbs

CityLIFT is a program sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank that provides up to $15,000 in down payment grant funds to qualified home buyers for the purch ...
Half-million price drop on a riverfront townhome

Half-million price drop on a riverfront townhome

When the weather's as gorgeous as it's been you'll want to start your home tours up on the roof, especially if the roof directly overlooks the Chi ...
600 North Fairbanks votes to cap rentals

600 North Fairbanks votes to cap rentals

A reliable tipster just informed me that the condo association at 600 North Fairbanks has voted to restrict rentals to 27% of the units, with a 3% ...
Walking Lake Shore Drive: Francesca and Joe on 600 Lake Shore

Walking Lake Shore Drive: Francesca and Joe on 600 Lake Shore

The two towers of 600 Lake Shore Drive are among Francesca Rose's favorite new buildings. The towers are considered by many to be some of the best w ...
Walking Lake Shore Drive: Joe and Francesca on 680 Lake Shore

Walking Lake Shore Drive: Joe and Francesca on 680 Lake Shore

680 Lake Shore Drive was formerly the American Furniture Mart, and had an address of 666 N Lake Shore Dr. After the building's conversion to a mixed ...
Walking the drive with Francesca: 850 LSD, 840 LSD, and Lake Shore Park

Walking the drive with Francesca: 850 LSD, 840 LSD, and Lake Shore Park

The only rental building Joe Zekas and Realtor Francesca Rose passed during their walk down Lake Shore Drive earlier this summer was the luxury seni ...
Walking the Drive: Mies' four black boxes

Walking the Drive: Mies' four black boxes

In this segment from their Lake Shore Drive walk, Joe Zekas and Francesca Rose look at the Mies van der Rohe-designed co-ops at 860-880 N Lake Shore ...
Around the bend at 999 North Lake Shore Drive

Around the bend at 999 North Lake Shore Drive

At the eastern end of East Lake Shore Drive, where the road curves back to the south and becomes North Lake Shore Drive once more, is 999 North Lake ...
Co-op homes with direct elevator access at 219 East Lake Shore

Co-op homes with direct elevator access at 219 East Lake Shore

Today's segment from Joe Zekas and Francesca Rose's Lake Shore Drive walk showcases 219 East Lake Shore, a vintage co-op designed by Fugard & Knapp. ...
The Mayfair, East Lake Shore Drive's only condo building

The Mayfair, East Lake Shore Drive's only condo building

The Mayfair, 189 E Lake Shore Dr, is the only condo building on the highly prized, architecturally cohesive stretch of East Lake Shore Drive. The ot ...
All about the Drake Tower on "Co-op Row"

All about the Drake Tower on "Co-op Row"

The first place Joe Zekas and Francesca Rose profiled on their walk down Lake Shore Drive was the Drake Tower, one of the most sought-after building ...
From the Drake to the river: a walk down Lake Shore Drive

From the Drake to the river: a walk down Lake Shore Drive

This weekend Joe Zekas and Prudential Rubloff agent Francesca Rose went on a long stroll down Lake Shore Drive, starting from the intersection of La ...
Homes with history in the "new" Playboy building

Homes with history in the "new" Playboy building

Our Streeterville correspondent Francesca Rose checked in yesterday with a post topic in mind: the 84-year-old high-rise at 680 N Lake Shore Dr. Thi ...
Three bedrooms and great city views from a 990 Lake Shore Drive condo

Three bedrooms and great city views from a 990 Lake Shore Drive condo

Last month we took you to the top of 990 Lake Shore Drive -- now go inside the tower to get a closer look at one of its homes. Joe Zekas and Prudent ...
Staging the master bedroom

Staging the master bedroom

Last November, our Streeterville expert Francesca Rose went on camera with Kim Baker and Karen Fike of Chicago Home Staging at ParkView condo to tal ...
Following Francesca: Streeterville's best bites

Following Francesca: Streeterville's best bites

You can learn a lot about a neighborhood by visiting its restaurants. Francesca Rose, a Streeterville expert and a real estate agent at Prudential R ...
On Michigan Avenue, at the Hancock

On Michigan Avenue, at the Hancock

Joe Zekas found himself with some time to kill prior to his Streeterville tour with Prudential Rubloff agent Francesca Rose last September, so he tr ...
Bidding adieu to Kahlu

Bidding adieu to Kahlu

If you prize your pet, don't let Zekas shoot your dog. Our condolences go out to Prudential Rubloff agent Francesca Rose, who recently lost her bes ...
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