Tag: High-rise

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The priciest one-bedroom in Chicago

The priciest one-bedroom in Chicago

I didn't mean to write anything else about this building for a while -- it just happened that way. As the headline says, this is the priciest one-bed ...
Hockey homes: Ex-Hawks have condos for sale and for rent

Hockey homes: Ex-Hawks have condos for sale and for rent

Cristobal Huet will be tending goal in Europe this season, so he doesn't have much use for his 4,700 square-foot condo at Millennium Centre (right), 3 ...

Crain's: REIT to buy Aqua apartments

An multifamily REIT division of Texas-based Behringer Harvard bought Burnham Pointe earlier this summer and is now angling for a 75-percent stake in A ...
Construction checkup: Ritz-Carlton Residences

Construction checkup: Ritz-Carlton Residences

With yesterday's sales update still in mind, I took a detour to the Mag Mile during my lunch break to get a look at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, und ...
Emerald's functional living spaces

Emerald's functional living spaces

New construction condo buyers too often face cramped living / dining areas, "bedrooms" that lack walls and windows, poorly-designed baths, and shotg ...

Crain's: Three sales in three months for Ritz-Carlton Residences

You know times have changed when three pre-construction sales can make headlines. Crain's reports that the 88-unit Ritz-Carlton Residences, under cons ...
The social spaces of Emerald

The social spaces of Emerald

John Robert Wiltgen went for a whimsical, eco-friendly tone when he designed the lobby and common spaces at Emerald, 125 S Green St in the West Loop ...
The Pearson, then and now

The Pearson, then and now

My latest random selection from the Yo file cabinets is a promotional packet for The Pearson, the westernmost of Related Midwest's three "Residence ...
Have the floor to yourself at Superior 110

Have the floor to yourself at Superior 110

One of the perks of buying into a new construction building is the opportunity to combine several units into an original, highly customized home. As t ...
A view of Chicago from SoNo's 23rd floor

A view of Chicago from SoNo's 23rd floor

You got a peek of Kim Hamilton's view of Chicago during our first segment from her SoNo condo. The last video from my recent trip to SoNo comes from ...
1418 North Lake Shore goes smoke-free

1418 North Lake Shore goes smoke-free

If you want to light up, don't do it at 1418 North Lake Shore. Owners at the 28-unit Gold Coast high-rise recently banned cigarettes, cigars, pipes, a ...
Parc Huron makes good on park promise

Parc Huron makes good on park promise

It might have more concrete than lawn, it sits in shadow from early afternoon on, and I still don't know what it brings to the neighborhood that Eri ...
Putting the "@" back in 757 Orleans @ Chicago

Putting the "@" back in 757 Orleans @ Chicago

I was out of pocket for a couple weeks in July, which means that I completely missed out on @properties' move into 757 Orleans @ Chicago, a 22-story ...
Twenty percent off 20 units at Optima

Twenty percent off 20 units at Optima

A few days ago Joe Zekas stopped by Optima Old Orchard Woods in Skokie earlier today to check in with sales manager Eric Richards. Buyer traffic was ...
Inside SoNo: Kim's perfect view of Chicago

Inside SoNo: Kim's perfect view of Chicago

Occasionally I see commenters here and elsewhere complain about SoNo's location. It's isolated, they say, stuck in a no-man's land on the Near North ...

Quote of the day: Prairie Pointe's party pad

Does your high-rise have a VIP section? From a Sloopin reader: Have you noticed the PH floor of 1600 Prairie lately? According to other owners in th ...
A 235 Van Buren owners' party at the Metropolitan Club

A 235 Van Buren owners' party at the Metropolitan Club

The posh and prestigious Metropolitan Club sprawls over the 66th and 67th floors of the Willis Tower, located two short blocks from 235 Van Buren. R ...
Buying into a new-construction building

Buying into a new-construction building

A brand-new condo brings with it a number of opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges that you might not find with resales or at older buildi ...
SoNo, from an owner’s perspective

SoNo, from an owner’s perspective

Last week a couple of owners at SoNo, 860 W Blackhawk St, used the comments section of an old post to invite us into their homes. Yesterday I met ...
Crain's: Developers may rent out unsold inventory at Walton on the Park

Crain's: Developers may rent out unsold inventory at Walton on the Park

The Enterprise Companies and Mesirow Financial Real Estate have received an extension on their $129.5-million construction loan for Walton on the Park ...
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