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Will Basecamp River North have Chicago’s best rowhouse views?

Basecamp view

Foundation work is underway at Basecamp River North, a 47-unit rowhouse development at 450 W Oak that was announced last December. The first two phases of the Near North Side development are sold out. Phase III units are priced from $562,900 for 3-bedroom, 3-baths and $749,900 for 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath homes. The first photo ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 16, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A first look inside the Flexhouse2 model

Flexhouse2

Flexhouse2 held its model grand opening late yesterday afternoon and one of the well-attended event’s main attractions was the model’s master suite, which occupies the entire top floor of the home. The oversized master bath has a large window and two entrances. A large walk-in closet, additional closets and a spacious master bedroom complete the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 13, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Model grand opening at nearly sold-out Flexhouse2

Flexhouse2

If you’ve been paying attention to the market for new condos in the city you’ve doubtless noted that quality infill projects from established developers have been selling out prior to their completion. Ranquist Development’s Flexhouse2, for example, has only three rowhomes still available at 2640 N Ridgeway in Logan Square. One of those units is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 11, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Construction update: Flexhouse2 in Logan Square

Flexhouse2

Flexhouse2 is edging closer to occupancy for its Phase I rowhomes at 2650 N Ridgeway in Logan Square, and Phase II units are making rapid progress. Ranquist Development and Sedgwick Investments teamed with award-winning ISA Architects to develop the project, which has 15 innovative rowhomes in its first two phases. A furnished model recently opened ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Innovative architecture in Logan Square at Flexhouse2

Flexhouse2

Ranquist Development and Sedgwick Investments have teamed with award-winning ISA Architects to develop Flexhouse2. Flexhouse2 rowhomes are modest, efficient, urban, and cool — appealing to sustainable lifestyle choices. Rather than rigidly defined rooms and hallways, the Flexhouse flows, is more open and allows easy adaptation to a variety of uses and lifestyles. The Flexhouse offers ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 8, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Basecamp River North is selling quickly pre-construction

Basecamp River North rendering

Thirty-two of the 47 rowhomes at Basecamp River North are under contract before construction has begun. The remaining 3-bedroom, 3-bath homes boast high-style architecture, two-car attached garages and roof decks with dramatic views of the River North and downtown skyline. The homes are pre-construction priced from the mid-$500s, with occupancy anticipated in the late summer ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 8, 2014
ChicagoFar North

A video visit to the Backyard Andersonville rowhomes

Chase Park

Twenty of the 23 townhomes have been sold at Backyard Andersonville, 4832 N Clark St. The model home, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath priced in the mid-$400s is available for immediate occupancy. Phase II began construction a few weeks ago and occupancy is slated for the fall. Two 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes are available in Phase II, priced ...

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

First two phases of Basecamp River North sell out

Basecamp River North rendering

Just over a month ago we reported that the 47-unit Basecamp River North was 40% sold prior to breaking ground. As of yesterday all of the 32 townhomes in Phase I and II of the development were under contract. All of the two- and three-story homes will have sleek contemporary interiors, private outdoor space, 2-car ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 1, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

The dish on Logan Square’s Flexhouse2

Flexhouse2

Ranquist Development has a well-earned reputation for building in a distinctive architectural style. At Flexhouse2 in Logan Square Ranquist has teamed Sedgwick Investments and with award-winning, Philadelphia-based ISA Architecture. Phase I of Flexhouse2, 2630 N Ridgeway in Logan Square, is at the pre-drywall stage and a third of the units have already been sold. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 1, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Brokers brave the cold for Basecamp River North event

Basecamp River North rendering

A bitter cold evening couldn’t keep a crowd of brokers from turning out to learn about Basecamp River North, the first new rowhomes built on Chicago’s near north side in nearly a decade. All of the two- and three-story homes will have sleek contemporary interiors, private outdoor space, 2-car garages and roof decks. Three-bedrooms start ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Basecamp River North 40% sold pre-groundbreaking

Basecamp River North rendering

Basecamp River North will be the first new rowhomes built on Chicago’s near north side in nearly a decade. All of the two- and three-story homes will have sleek contemporary interiors, private outdoor space, 2-car garages and roof decks. Three-bedrooms start in the mid-$500s and 4-bedrooms from the high $600s. About 40% of the 47 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 27, 2014
ChicagoFar North

Phase II of Backyard Andersonville poised to break ground

Backyard Andersonville

Phase I of BackYard Andersonville is nearing completion, and the project will break ground on the nine-unit Phase II within a few weeks, according to Heather Gustafson of CMK Realty. Four of the Phase II units are under contract. The remaining two-story rowhomes, at 4832 N Clark St, are priced from the $430s. You can ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Cabrini-Green area poised for substantial change

Chestnut and Orleans

The Cabrini-Green area has been the subject of intensified interest on the part of developers recently, including Ranquist Development’s planned 47-rowhome Basecamp River North project, and Fifield Companies‘ proposed 31-story, 333-unit apartment tower at Chestnut and Orleans (site pictured above). The Chicago Housing Authority recently released its draft plan (pdf) for the redevelopment of the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Basecamp River North row-homes come to market

View from 450 W Oak Chicago

CMK Realty and Ranquist Development have quietly begun marketing Basecamp River North, 47 2-story row-homes on a square block at 450 W Oak St on the Near North Side. According to Chicago Real Estate Daily the 3- and 4-bedroom row-homes will range in size from 2,100 to 3,400 square feet. The homes will have roof ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 20, 2013
ChicagoFar North

BackYard Andersonville rowhomes draw a crowd

BackYard Andersonville

The truly awful weather on Sunday didn’t deter a steady stream of buyers and brokers from attending the first open house for the BackYard Andersonville rowhomes. The model was being completed just minutes before the scheduled opening time, and half a dozen buyers were already on the scene when I arrived. I hung around for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2013
ChicagoFar North

Innovative rowhomes at Backyard Andersonville

Ranquist, Horowitz, Pappageorge

Backyard Andersonville is unusual in a number of respects. The development’s 23 rowhomes are on a large site that belies its Clark Street address by being tucked behind two mid-rise buildings. The architecture is a departure in style for the firm of Pappageorge Haymes in its clean lines, exterior cladding and two-story height. Backyard Andersonville ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 25, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Downtown views from a private Lincoln Park roof deck

1750 Clybourn

The ultra-modern 1750 N Clybourn stands out in Lincoln Park, a neighborhood known for its traditional architecture. Perched nicely on the top floor of the 4-story building is Unit 401, a large 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo featuring 2 private outside decks including a 14′ x 16′ private rooftop terrace with skyline views accessible from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 24, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Division Street condo seeks 25% premium after two years

2028 Division Chicago

We’ve written intermittently about Ranquist Development‘s Osterhaus McCarthy-designed 2028 W Division St since it launched in 2007. In April of 2008 construction was expected to begin that summer. It did, but was stalled as of June 2009. When we checked in again, in March of 2011, construction was complete and only one unit was listed ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 20, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Logan Square’s Flex House nears pre-construction sellout

Flex House Logan Square

You know a developer is doing something right when 5 of the 8 homes in a project are sold before completion in a challenging market. That’s the status of Flex House, new 3-bedroom, 2-bath rowhomes in Logan Square, priced in the low $400s. The homes, in the 2800 block of W Shakespeare, offer an unusually ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 13, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Construction checkup: 2028 West Division

2028 W Division St, Chicago

I haven’t spent a lot of time on Division Street lately — not during the day, at least — so it wasn’t until this afternoon that I got a good look at the finished product at Ranquist Development‘s 2028 West Division. Sales are pending on three three-bedroom / two-bath condos in the six-unit building, at ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 11, 2011