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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A renovated 4-bedroom on the Gold Coast’s best block

109 E Bellevue

If Bellevue Place between Rush St and Lake Shore Drive isn’t Chicago’s best block, it’s at least a heavyweight contender. Oak Street Beach is at one end of the block and the great restaurant and nightlife cluster surrounding Mariano Park is at the other end. Magnificent Mile shops and Oak Street boutiques are just around ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A designer showcase high above Oak Street Beach

1000 Lake Shore Plaza

This 2-bedroom, 2 ½ bath Gold Coast home at 1000 Lake Shore Plaza was completely redesigned by David Yustin. The home has a spectacular great room that spans a large area filled with light from south and east-facing windows. The 38th floor home is listed for sale at $1,000,000. Coldwell Banker’s Meladee Hughes is your ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A vintage Streeterville condo that lives like a single-family home

222 E Chestnut 6B

Unit 6B at 222 E Chestnut is a 2,400 square foot, 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath architecturally-interesting condo that has the feel of a single-family home. The public living and private bedroom spaces are entered from a gallery hall with Moorish vaulted ceilings and herringbone parquet floors. Spacious living and dining rooms open from either end ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A spacious Streeterville co-op that lives like a single-family home

223 E Delaware Chicago

The 10-unit vintage co-op at 223 E Delaware Pl is a just a half block east of the Hancock Center, placing it close to the lake, Oak Street shops and beach, the Water Tower and all of the glamor and excitement of the area. Unit 4W is a 3,350 square foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bath home that ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 4, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Price reduced on Gold Coast greystone rowhouse

67 E Cedar Chicago

When we first visited the classic Gold Coast rowhouse at 67 E Cedar St it had just been listed for sale and was priced at $3,250,000. The price was recently reduced to $2,975,000. The home was gutted two years ago with a goal of preserving as much of the original detailing as possible, especially a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 3, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Price reduced to $3M on a beautiful Gold Coast home

32 E Bellevue Chicago

When we visited the beautifully renovated Gold Coast home at 32 E Bellevue Pl a year ago, it was priced at $3,500,000. The price has since been reduced to $3M. The location is as good as it gets — literally steps from dozens of restaurants and night clubs, Oak Street Beach and the shops on ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 31, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A beautifully restored Gold Coast home on a tree-lined block

67 E Cedar St Chicago

The classic Gold Coast rowhouse at 67 E Cedar St was gutted two years ago, but with a goal of preserving as much of the original detailing as possible — especially the magnificent staircase. The result is a 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home that offers unusual flexibility for an extended family, a family with live-in ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 8, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New construction on Cedar Street for $6.6 million

Google Street View

A 6-bedroom, 5 ½ bath home at 21 E Cedar St just came on the market at $6.6 million. According to the listing it was “custom built in 2010″ and encompasses approximately 8,000 square feet of living space, 3 outdoor spaces with city views, and a 2 ½ car garage. The site was studded with ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 22, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A spacious Streeterville co-op that lives like a single-family home

232 E Walton video

The classic Fugard & Knapp-designed cooperative at 232 East Walton has only two residences per floor. In the video, Coldwell Banker’s Meladee Hughes introduces Si, one of the owners of Unit 5W, who shows us around his beautiful home and talks about how perfectly it suits the way he and his wife live. The 3,700 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 12, 2012

Tour a museum-quality Barrington estate

Barrington estate video

This New England-style Barrington estate is a genuine work of art that’s unlike any home you’ve ever seen. When you enter you might begin comparing it with a designer showcase home. As you meander through its unique floor plan, you’ll quickly realize that the home’s visual integrity and the richness of its detailing place it ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 30, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A reconstructed Gold Coast greystone for $3.5 million

48 E Cedar video

The 6,300 square foot single-family greystone at 48 E Cedar St in the Gold Coast was completely reconstructed two years ago. The 3-story plus lower-level home has 5 bedrooms, 5 full and two half baths, a library, a media room, a Christopher Peacock kitchen and all the features you’d expect in a luxury residence. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 21, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A Gold Coast custom home on a high-floor corner

1000 Lake Shore Plaza

1000 Lake Shore Plaza is at the corner of Oak Street, where Lake Shore Drive meets the Magnificent Mile. It’s across from Oak Street Beach and steps from enough shops, restaurants, nightlife and recreation to make your head spin. Join us for a tour of the building’s top-tier amenities package and a look at Unit ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 8, 2012
North ShoreWilmette

A renovated and expanded East Wilmette classic

618 Central Wilmette video

618 Central Ave in Wilmette is the setting for a classic side-entrance center-entrance vintage charmer that’s been completely updated. The home has also been expanded to include a first- floor family room with French doors opening to a raised bluestone patio and professionally landscaped yard. The home has four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 24, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A Gold Coast home ideal for entertaining

32 E Bellevue Pl Chicago video

The beautifully renovated home at 32 E Bellevue Pl, on a tree-lined Gold Coast block, is a sophisticated urbanite’s dream. The location is stunning — literally steps from a dozen restaurants and night clubs, Oak Street Beach and the shops on Oak Street, on a block lined with beautiful vintage homes. There’s parking for 4 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 24, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Five single-families for sale on a great Gold Coast block

Bellevue Place, Chicago

Bellevue Place in the Gold Coast stretches from State St to Lake Shore Drive. It’s basically a single long block book-ended by Tavern on Rush and Gibsons on the west and Oak Street Beach on the east. Anyone setting out to select Chicago’s best blocks would have to consider Bellevue Place a contender. The tree-lined ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 1, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Is this the perfect LSD condo?

1300 Lake Shore Drive video

The recently-listed 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath, 2,200 square foot Unit 10A at 1300 N Lake Shore Dr is “the perfect condo” according to Coldwell Banker listing agent Meladee Hughes. The unit is accessed from a private elevator foyer. It has a large living / dining area with a balcony overlooking the lake and Oak Street ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 18, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

See a renovated 4-bedroom Gold Coast penthouse

Gold Coast penthouse

If you go searching for the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast you’re likely to find it at 1400 N State Pkwy. The location almost defines the Gold Coast: a wonderful mix of mansions and high-rises, and proximity to the lake, parks and neighborhood dining, shopping and nightlife. Dawn, one of the owners of a 3,000 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 13, 2011

An Inverness country retreat on nearly 2 acres

Acreage in Inverness

The home at 222 Bradwell Road in Inverness has a classic split-level floor plan with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a family room, an office, and 3 fireplaces. The real story though is the site, which consists of 3 lots — one of them wooded — totaling 1.7 acres. There’s a stable on a trail through ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 1, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The lowest-priced single-family on the Gold Coast

67 East Bellevue video

Bellevue Place, just west of Lake Shore Drive, is one of the most attractive blocks in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The 1880s-era 5-bedroom, 3-bath home at 67 East Bellevue Pl has most of its vintage features intact. It’s livable in its current state but comes with plans and permits for an addition that would expand ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 26, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rental open house pick – a furnished 4-bedroom in Streeterville

222 E Chestnut Chicago

222 East Chestnut is a boutique vintage doorman building that has only two units per floor, a gym and a sundeck. It’s one of the few remaining buildings with a manually-operated elevator. Unit 8A, a 2,700 square foot, 3- or 4-bedroom, 3-bath condo is currently for sale at $699,999 or for rent fully furnished at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 23, 2011