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A stunning new Bucktown home from Noah Properties

2163 N Oakley

A visit to the 6-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home at 2163 N Oakley in Bucktown elicits a flurry of superlatives. The home is set on an extra-wide corner lot and boasts outdoor space that’s difficult to match. A wall of folding windows in the family room opens to a deck overlooking a private courtyard with ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Noah Properties’ single-family asks $3.2M in Bucktown

2163 N Oakley

Noah Properties has been one of Chicago’s hottest-selling builders. Most builders concentrate in a price niche, but Noah’s offerings have ranged from condominiums priced in the mid-$200s to luxury single-family homes selling for nearly $3 million. A new home from Noah Properties that’s nearing completion at 2163 N Oakley in Bucktown is the company’s highest-priced ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 31, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park luxury on four-and-a-half lots

2700 N Paulina Chicago

The rarest of luxury goods in Lincoln Park is land. Very few homes have the luxury of being centered on four-and-a-half city lots, enabling an open, gracious layout flooded with light on even an overcast day. This one-of-a-kind home has 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, 12-foot ceilings, a 4-car garage with direct access to the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 13, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

An extra-wide Lake View home with Noah Properties’ luxury flair

1518 W George

Every Noah Properties home is similar to all the other ones — and distinctively different from all the others. What they have in common can be summarized in one word: flair. The 6-bedroom home at 1518 W George in Lake View is on a 30-foot wide lot, enabling it to have graciously-sized rooms and four ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 3, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Step inside two luxury Lake View kitchens

1718 W Wellington Chicago

Yesterday I visited two luxury Lake View single-family homes that were nearing completion, and shot video at both. Check back in a few days for the sponsored tours. Both homes feature, as you’d expect, lavish kitchens with extensive cabinets, large islands, high-end appliances, breakfast bars and adjacent family rooms that open to spacious 3-tiered decks. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 30, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Full-floor River North loft back on the market

415 Superior loft

“It’s truly one of the most amazing entertaining spaces you could ever have,” said Melanie Giglio as she showed me around a full-floor 4,100 square foot loft at 415 W Superior St in River North a year ago. At the time the home was priced at $1,749,000. It just came back on the market at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 11, 2013
ChicagoFar North

A rare new luxury home steps from Winnemac Park

2251 W Winnemac Chicago

If you’re familiar with the leafy stretches of Lincoln Square near Winnemac Park you’re aware of how unusual it is to see new construction in the neighborhood. Just steps from the park is a newly-built 5-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home on a 30-foot wide lot at 2251 W Winnemac Ave. The exterior of the home ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 11, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Video tour of a new, ultra-modern designer home in Lincoln Park

1250 W Schubert

Noah Properties is one of Chicago’s more accomplished builders, and the company has topped all of its previous efforts with a showplace home at 1250 W Schubert. It’s newly listed and priced at $2,199,900. The home is on a 29-foot wide lot in a location that’s rapidly becoming a mansion corridor of over-the-top luxury homes. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 6, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

A quick peek at Noah Properties’ best home

1250 W Schubert

Noah Properties has been one of Chicago’s most active builders in the past several years, completing dozens of condo developments and single-family homes in a variety of neighborhoods. Yesterday I visited one of Noah’s latest offerings, a newly-listed 6-bedroom home with 3 full and 2 half baths and a 3-car garage, priced at $2,199,900. It’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 4, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour a dramatic 4,100 square foot River North loft

415 W Superior video

“It’s truly one of the most amazing entertaining spaces you could ever have,” said Melanie Giglio as she showed me around a full-floor 4,100 square foot loft at 415 W Superior St in River North back in March. At the time the home was priced at $1,749,000. It’s recently been listed at $1,595,000. You enter ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 28, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Great lake and city views from a Streeterville penthouse

240 E Illinois Chicago video

This 30th floor 2-bedroom plus den, 2 ½ bath condo has superlative views from its south-facing floor-to-ceiling windows and generously-sized balcony. The home has a split-bedroom layout with large rooms, high-end kitchen cabinets and appliances, hardwood floors in the living and dining area and ample closet and storage space. It will be listed for sale ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 9, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The view south from 240 East Illinois

View south from 240 E Illinois

Some of Chicago’s high-rises have developed a reputation as “view buildings” due to the spectacular skyline vistas from some of their units. Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza, 240 E Illinois, isn’t usually found on the roster of view buildings, but the south-facing higher-floor units do serve up some great views. I took the above shot just ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 6, 2012
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Large new Avondale 3-bedroom condos in the mid-$200s

3621 W Belmont video

You don’t have to go very far west in Chicago’s developing Avondale neighborhood to find new construction condos priced at nearly half what similar units sell for in Lincoln Park. The 4-flat that’s nearing completion at 3621 W Belmont Ave has 3-bedroom, 2-bath units approximately 1,500 feet in size that are priced in the mid-$200s. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 5, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Two video tours of a new Lake View home

1528 Wolfram Chicago

It doesn’t happen often, but on occasion Chicago Magazine’s Dennis Rodkin does a video tour of home that I’ve already shot video at. Rodkin’s tour of a newly-built home at 1529 W Wolfram was just posted online. It’s embedded above, and you can read more about the home at his Deal Estate column. The home ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 12, 2012
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Tour a new single-family home in Old Irving

4024 N Harding Chicago video

New construction in the mid-$700s in Chicago’s Old Irving neighborhood has been a scarce item, and scarcer still in a walk-to-transit location. The newly-built 5-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 4024 N Harding Ave is two short blocks from the Blue Line and Metra stops on Irving Park Rd, and two blocks from the Kennedy ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 6, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

A stunning new home on a quiet block in Lake View

1529 W Wolfram video

I’ve toured a dozen newly-built homes from the builder of this one, at 1529 W Wolfram St. Each home has been similar to the others, but highly individualized nonetheless, and all of them have sold quickly. None of the homes I’ve previously visited comes close to matching the richness of the detailing in this 5,000 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 29, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Roof decks, outdoor fireplaces, and movie screens on Gordon Terrace

The final video from Joe’s visit to 707 W Gordon Terrace in Buena Park is a showcase of the home’s recreational spaces, from an expansive rooftop deck with an indoor kitchen, a gas line, and multimedia wiring, to a back yard with a built-in gas fireplace. The ground level family room doubles as a private ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 29, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

Big bedrooms, fancy baths at 707 W Gordon Terrace

From the circular mosaic tile work in the showers to the unique lighting fixtures mounted throughout the hallways, the finishes at 707 W Gordon Terrace seemed to keep capturing Joe Zekas’ attention. In the second segment from his video tour with Sergio & Banks agents Tina Culver and Melanie Giglio, Joe walks through some of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 27, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

A "wow" in Uptown: New single-family living, steps from Lincoln Park

Joe Zekas doesn’t throw praise around willy-nilly, so when I hear him refer to the new construction single-family home at 707 W Gordon Terrace as “a wow,” I take it to mean he really is impressed. As he notes in the opening minute of this video, it’s hard to find new construction single-families close to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 25, 2010