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ChicagoNorth Side

An extra-wide top-floor Lakeview East home on a prime block

622 Oakdale

The newly-listed 3-bedroom, 2-bath top-floor home at 622 W Oakdale Ave has been highly-upgraded and boasts a number of unusual features. The home’s width enables all of the rooms to be generously-sized and allows for plentiful storage. A spacious kitchen has ample cabinet and counter space, a high-end appliance package and is open to the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2014
North ShoreNorthfield

A $5.25M Northfield home built in 2013 and completed in 2010

2202 Martin Ln Northfield

According to the current listing, the 7-bedroom home at 2202 Martin Ln in Northfield was built in 2013 and spans approximately 21,000 square feet. The listing has been active at Redfin for 194 days. The home was complete, except for a few finishing touches, when I walked through it and shot a video in December ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Is the Gold Coast’s grandest yard at risk?

Gold Coast Lurie

The 19,000 square foot Gold Coast home at 1547 N Dearborn Pkwy has one of the most beautifully landscaped side yards on Chicago’s north side. It’s a true urban oasis that has to be a constant source of delight to its owner. You can see some of the yard in the above video and more ...

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

K2 luxury apartments hosts an Ask the Vet event

K2 pooch

YoChicago singled out K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted, as the pet-friendliest apartments in the West Loop / Fulton River District. K2 has the city’s largest dog run immediately adjacent to the building, has pet treats and handouts in the leasing office and lobby, and sponsors a variety of events throughout the year to bring pet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s most affordable luxury apartments

Chicago skyline

The luxury apartments at Park Michigan, 1212 S Michigan, were ranked among the South Loop’s best by YoChicago in six separate categories. The only category that matters to renters is affordability, and Park Michigan was the clear winner in that category. Park Michigan has a stellar location across from Grant Park, conveniently close to public ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 31, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Chicago apartments sell at record per-unit price

Walton on the Park

Chicago Real Estate Daily reported last Friday that Crescent Heights has acquired 161 apartments that had been rented in the 201-unit Walton on the Park condominium building, 2 W Delaware. The reported sales price of “about $160 million” included commercial space, parking and a parcel north of the building currently zoned for 261 units. That ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 31, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartments within walking distance of Twitter

Echelon image

Crain’s Chicago Business recently reported that Twitter, which has been growing its Chicago operations, plans to move its offices to River Center, 111 N Canal in the West Loop. Twitter employees who want to rent in a walk-to-work location will have a number of options near their new offices. If they’re looking for a full-amenity ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 24, 2014
News & trendsMarket conditions

Million dollar home sales up 40% year-over-year

2700 N Paulina Chicago

The following market update arrived via a news release from RE/MAX Northern Illinois: Winter winds and frigid thermometer readings couldn’t cool the activity level in the luxury home segment of the metropolitan Chicago real estate market during the first two months of 2014. Compared to the same period in 2013, the number of $1 million-plus ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Watch and weigh in on West Loop development from K2 apartments

1K Fulton

It’s been nearly 15 years since Chicago’s most recent plan was adopted for the Near West Side’s Fulton Randolph Market District. The area has changed dramatically since then and is poised for more substantial change in the near future. Sterling Bay‘s 1K Fulton development has attracted Google as a major tenant. Sterling Bay just won ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 17, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

A grand Victorian charmer in Evanston’s Ridge Historic District

1700 Asbury Evanston

) 1700 Asbury in Evanston will make you forget every assumption you once had about Victorian-style homes. Unusually large windows flood the rooms in this home with light and emphasize the open flow of the grand spaces. Classic architectural details include 11-foot ceilings, crown, picture and chair rail moldings, elaborate woodwork, an impressive staircase, three ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 12, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A new 6-bedroom Lincoln Park home in a prime location

1131 Lill

The distinctive luxury homes built by Noah Properties have been selling as quickly as they’re completed. Noah’s latest offering is a 6-bedroom, 4 ½ bath single-family on tranquil, tree-lined Lill Street, steps from Jonquil Park and Supera Playlot. The home, at 1131 W Lill St, has all of Noah Properties’ signature features: great light from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 7, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop luxury apartments at The LEX

The LEX

The LEX, 2138 S Indiana Ave, is a new 35-story apartment tower in Chicago’s South Loop. It’s the tallest building south of 13th St in Chicago, affording residents sweeping views of the lake and the skyline. The LEX was built as condos and has high-end apartment finishes and a full suite of amenities. Join YoChicago ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 4, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A new Bucktown classic redefines urban luxury

1858 N Paulina

The new Bucktown home from Urban Living Chicago is destined to become an instant classic that redefines urban luxury. The 5,400 square foot 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath home takes advantage of its corner lot to flood the interior with light through large metal industrial-style windows. Wide random plank flooring throughout the home is the perfect ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 17, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Saying thanks with coffee and donuts at E2 in Evanston

E2 Evanston

Temperatures were in the single digits this morning when Fifield Companies‘ Randy Fifield set out to thank the construction workers at the new 356-unit E2 Apartments in Evanston. The hard-working crews from McHugh Construction gained a brief respite from the cold with coffee and donuts while Randy shared some of her background as an Evanston ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

High style, budget prices at sold-out Ukrainian Village condos

742 N Western

The six new 2- and 3-bedroom condos at 742 N Western in Ukrainian Village sold out pre-completion. That’s been the typical pattern for developments by Noah Properties. Noah Properties‘ developments have a number of features in common: high-style finishes, large windows, showplace kitchens and baths, an all-inclusive features package, and very competitive pricing. The units ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour downtown Chicago’s largest contemporary apartments

North Harbor Tower

North Harbor Tower is a 55-story, full-amenity luxury apartment tower in Chicago’s New East Side neighborhood. The building has an indoor pool with an adjacent sundeck with grills, a business center, a resident lounge with a catering kitchen, gaming tables and flat-screen TVs, a large fitness center, a huge bike room, resident storage and more. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Building a bridge between K2 and Jewel

K2 bridge

The short walk from K2′s luxury apartments to the Jewel-Osco is about to get shorter. Fifield Companies will erect a bridge over Union Avenue connecting K2 Apartments and the Jewel – Osco on Des Plaines St. This will create a private access for residents of the luxury apartment building from the building’s pool deck directly ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 4, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The LEX’s great views focus on the new South Loop Mariano’s

View from The LEX

The LEX has sweeping views in all directions, but residents of the new luxury apartment tower might narrow their focus to one spot a few blocks to the northwest: the recently-opened South Loop Mariano’s. Mariano’s has generated a lot of buzz and excitement wherever one of its groceries has opened, and the South Loop outlet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Echelon’s luxury apartments conquer Chicago’s cold

Echelon at K Station

Residents at Echelon at K Station can almost pretend that Chicago isn’t experiencing its worst winter conditions in decades. Well … almost. The luxury apartment tower’s location at 353 N Desplaines St in the Fulton River District conquers the cold with a cluster of conveniences. While some Chicagoans dig their cars out of the snow, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An extraordinary 6,000 square foot West Loop home

1217 W Monroe

It’s very rare to find 6,000 square feet of high-ceilinged, light-flooded space on a single level in the West Loop. It’s even more unusual to find a home that’s been custom-fitted with top-of-the-line finishes. The top-floor loft-style 4-bedroom home at 1217 W Monroe is a spectacular venue for entertaining, the perfect backdrop for an art ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 20, 2014