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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments’ half-acre dog park has an anniversary

K2

It was just over a year ago that K2, a luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District, attracted a crowd to the grand opening of its dog park — the largest in the city. K2 was in the early stages of it leasing program at the time, but it’s now more than 90% leased. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Some dazzling images from Hubbard Place apartments

Hubbard Place

As someone who dabbles in photography almost every day, I’m always in awe of the work of professional photographers. While I try to do a credible job of portraying what a place looks like, Paul Morgan paints an image with light, brings a place to life and involves you in what it feels like. When ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour a new Noah Properties home in East Village

1944 W Erie

Noah Properties, one of Chicago’s hottest-selling builders, has five new homes under construction in a part of East Village where Noah’s homes have sold rapidly. The new homes all have 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, 2-car garages, outdoor decks and the showplace kitchens and baths that have been a Noah Properties signature. The homes are ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 30, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Deal of the week: rent specials at Streeter Place

View from Streeter Place

Streeter Place, 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, just announced special pricing on select units. The current best prices for 13-month leases at the luxury tower are: Studio, $1,797 Convertible, $2,195 One-bedroom, $2,121 Two-bedroom, 2-bath, $2,648 Apartment features vary, but invariably include generous room sizes, good closet space, floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit washer / dryers, and kitchens ...

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

New East Village single-family open this weekend

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Noah Properties has five new single-family homes under construction in the 1800 and 1900 blocks of Erie and Ohio in the East Village. One of the homes, at 1948 W Erie, is nearly complete and will be open for viewing this Saturday, June 28, from 11 to 1 and Sunday, June 29, from noon until ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The neighborhood scene outside Streeter Place

Streeter Place

I stopped by Streeter Place yesterday to meet the new management team from Riverstone Residential, and planned to bring you some view shots. The weather wasn’t cooperating, so I checked out the scene at several local businesses. My first visit was to Kriser’s Pet Food, across the street from pet-friendly Streeter Place, where Rachel waved ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The outdoor living scene at Echelon at K Station Apartments

Echelon at K Station

The outdoor living scene starts just outside the fitness center at Echelon at K Station, a luxury apartment high-rise in the Fulton River District. The fitness center opens to a large, landscaped, south-facing pool deck with sunny and shaded seating areas, cabanas, skyline views and a fire pit. Neighborhood street fairs are held nearby nearly ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Enjoy the great outdoors at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Grant Park

Residents at the South Loop‘s Astoria Tower are a short block away from Grant Park, Chicago’s 319-acre front yard. Tennis courts, ball fields, formal gardens, tree-shaded walkways, the Art Institute, Millennium Park, the lakefront trail and 12th Street Beach are a few of the nearby attractions. A seasonal farmers market, street fairs and festivals, neighborhood ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Three corner 1-bedrooms still available at K2 Apartments

K2 pool deck view

K2, the popular new luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District, is closing in on full occupancy but studio to 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments are still available for first-occupancy. The selection includes three Tier 17 apartments, corner one-bedrooms with balconies, high-ceilings, hardwood floors in living areas and south and west exposures from floor-to-ceiling windows. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Only three 08 tier studios left at K2 Apartments

K2 studio

The 08 tier at K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted in the Fulton River District has proved popular with renters, and only 3 units remain available. The floor plan spans 596 square feet and boasts hardwood floors, an alcove sleeping area, a walk-in closet and in-unit washer / dryer. “What people love most about this home,” ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 6, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Del Prado apartments, 5307 S Hyde Park Blvd, Hyde Park / Kenwood

Del Prado apartments

The Del Prado, 5307 S Hyde Park Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, is a 12-story vintage hotel that was recently converted to 202 apartments. The Del Prado was designed by Newhouse & Bernham and built in 1918 by Sherman Tecumseh Cooper. It’s one of a group of distinctive buildings that mark the gateway from ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 5, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Algonquin apartments, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd, Hyde Park / Kenwood

The Algonquin, Hyde Park

The Algonquin, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, consists of six 14-story apartment towers with a total of 414 units. The Algonquin was built in 1951 on part of the site of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. Pace Associates designed the Algonquin with the peripheral involvement of Mies van der Rohe. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 4, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Regents Park apartments, 5020-5050 S Lake Shore Dr, Hyde Park / Kenwood

Regents Park Chicago

Regents Park‘s two modernist towers house 1,031 apartments at 5020-5050 S Lake Shore Dr in Hyde Park / Kenwood. Regents Park was built on the site of the former Chicago Beach Hotel, which had a private beachfront prior to the construction of South Lake Shore Drive. The hotel became 5th Army Headquarters after World War ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 3, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

The circus-themed grand opening at Hyde Park’s Shoreland Apartments

Shoreland grand opening

The Shoreland, once one of Chicago’s grandest hotels, has been reincarnated as a luxury apartment building. The Shoreland’s soaring Art Deco lobby recently hosted a circus-themed grand opening party celebrating the Hyde Park landmark’s transformation. The Studio Gang-inspired renovation of the Shoreland resulted in a series of intimate gathering spaces in the lavish lobby, mezzanine-level ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 3, 2014
West suburbsNorridge

A single-level custom home on a large Norridge lot

4862 N Redwood Norridge

4862 N Redwood was built in 2013 and boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and a 2-car garage. The home has a classic center-entrance layout entered through a 2-story foyer open to a dining room, a living area and a sun room that opens to the expansive back yard. The chef’s kitchen has a six-burner ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 2, 2014
News & trendsMarket conditions

Million-dollar sales up 21% in Chicago through April

1520 W George

The following market update arrived via a news release from RE/MAX Northern Illinois: The Chicago-area luxury home market continued to gain ground over the first four months of 2014. After getting off to a fast start in January and February, the market for homes selling for $1 million or more in the metropolitan Chicago real ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop luxury apartments, amenities and location at The LEX

The LEX

The LEX, 2138 S Indiana Ave in the South Loop, was built as a condominium and converted to rental apartments two years ago. The condo heritage resulted in The LEX’s having a lavish suite of amenities. A sprawling, landscaped pool deck with a grilling area serves up great views of the lake and city skyline. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 23, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats has a steps-to-everything location

Whole Foods on Halsted

Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity rental high-rise built in Lakeview in decades, has a steps-to-everything location. The luxury tower is a half-block from Whole Foods and around the corner from Walgreen’s and Walmart. Starbucks is just up the street, and iHop is next door. Bars, restaurants and retail shops are abundant in the immediate ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 23, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park homes – minis still outnumber megas

424 St James

Chicago Real Estate Daily’s Dennis Rodkin recently published a look at 10 multi-lot “mega-mansions” currently underway in Lincoln Park. In the course of our rambles yesterday we passed two huge Lincoln Park homes that didn’t make it to Rodkin’s list. The home pictured above is nearing completion and spans more than four lots at the ...

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

Echelon at K Station combines luxury and location

Echelon at K Station

The dictionary definition of luxury is a condition or situation of great comfort and ease – exactly the situation you’ll find at Echelon at K Station. Echelon’s location embodies ease. The city’s best Jewel-Osco, a bank and service establishments, and DIVVY bikes are across the street. A park and dog park are next door. There ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 22, 2014