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ChicagoNorth Side

A wonderfully renovated Lincoln Park Victorian home

2615 Burling

The painted lady Victorian at 2615 N Burling has been completely renovated in a contemporary open plan while retaining its original charm. The home is on a quiet, tree-lined residential street. It has 3 ½ baths and currently has 3 bedrooms but could be adapted to host five. One unusual aspect of the home is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 11, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Stylish Old Town Triangle studios near $1,000 a month

1940 N Lincoln

1940 North Lincoln is a 7-story, all-studio vintage building in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood in Lincoln Park. It was built in the 1920s and the apartments have recently undergone a stylish renovation. The apartments have wood-look floors and new kitchens and baths in a variety of finishes. Currently available studios rent for $980 to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 22, 2014
Far North

Somerset Place – is Uptown ready for upscale rentals?

Somerset Place

It’s been 10 years since I’ve been in Somerset Place, 5009 N Sheridan Rd in the Margate Park neighborhood in Uptown. At the time it was a place where you didn’t want to linger. It’s been over six years since I stopped by and took the above shots. I pass through the area periodically, but ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 25, 2014
North suburbsPark Ridge

Walk-to-train apartments near downtown Park Ridge

2 S Greenwood, Park Ridge

2 South Greenwood is a beautiful, grand courtyard building with 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments a short walk from downtown Park Ridge and the Metra station. The apartments have been totally renovated and feature spacious rooms, hardwood floors, kitchens with cherry cabinets and granite countertops, in-unit washer / dryers and large marble baths. All of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 21, 2014
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
North ShoreEvanston

Newly-remodeled apartments in a convenient Evanston location

941 Chicago Evanston

941 Chicago offers studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments a block from the Chicago / Main CTA and Metra stations. The apartments have been totally renovated and feature hardwood floors, all new kitchens and baths, and very functional layouts. The location is within a short walk of major grocery stores, restaurants and bars, and parks and ...

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

Newly-renovated Gold Coast apartments

1260 Dearborn location

The 13-story, 196-unit 1260 North Dearborn was built in 1929 as the Park Dearborn Hotel. The Beaux Arts building was designed by Loewenberg & Loewenberg. 1260 North Dearborn was renovated in the 1990s and is currently undergoing additional renovations. Monthly rents for studio apartments start at $1,050 and 1-bedrooms range upwards from $1,550. Newly-remodeled kitchens ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 19, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

A brief take on Hyde Park’s Shoreland apartments

Shoreland lobby, Chicago

I visited Hyde Park‘s newly-renovated Shoreland apartments last Saturday for a sponsored video shoot. Here are my first impressions of what I saw, and what I heard. The contrast between the Shoreland’s ornate Spanish Renaissance Revival exterior and its Art Moderne lobby couldn’t be more striking. A variety of furniture groupings and colorful rugs reduce ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 17, 2014
ChicagoFar North

A bright, affordable 1-bedroom overlooking Winnemac Park

4957 N Seeley

Unit 2N at 4957 N Seeley in Ravenswood has hardwood floors, large room sizes and windows that flood the home with light. The corner living room and up-to-date, eat-in kitchen have attractive views over Winnemac Park. The park is a lively venue that’s popular with neighborhood residents and their pets. The home has a very ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 3, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

2051 North Sedgwick apartments, 2051 N Sedgwick St, Lincoln Park

2051 N Sedgwick

2051 North Sedgwick is a recently-renovated 4-story vintage building in Lincoln Park. It was built in the 1920s and originally called the Percy Building. The apartments 2051 North Sedgwick has studio apartments and a few 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom. Floor plans are available online. As of mid-January 2014 rents started at $925 and ranged up ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 24, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

1939 North Lincoln apartments, 1939 N Lincoln Ave, Lincoln Park

1939 N Lincoln

1939 North Lincoln has a mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom floor plans. Floor plans are available online. As of mid-January 2014 rents ranged from $895 to $2,295. Living areas in the units have wood-look floors, crown moldings and ceiling fans. Apartments have individual heating and air-conditioning units. Kitchens include dishwashers and built-in microwaves. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 22, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

2046 North Orleans apartments, 2046 N Orleans St, Lincoln Park

2046 North Orleans

2046 North Orleans is a recently-renovated 4-story vintage building in Lincoln Park. It was built in the 1920s. The apartments 2046 North Orleans has 19 studio apartments per floor, and all of the layouts have slight variations. Floor plans are available online. As of mid-January 2014 rents started at $915. Living areas in the units ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

1940 North Lincoln apartments, 1940 N Lincoln Ave, Lincoln Park

1940 N Lincoln

1940 North Lincoln is a 7-story, all-studio vintage building in Lincoln Park. It was built in the 1920s. The apartments 1940 North Lincoln has two different studio floor plans. Floor plans are available online. As of mid-January 2014 available rehabbed studios rented from $1,005. Rehabbed apartments in the building have wood-look floors and new kitchens ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 20, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A sleek new lounge in a dog-friendly Lakeview East building

515 W Briar

In the hotly competitive Chicago apartment market, some property owners are constantly upgrading their buildings to attract and retain residents. In recent months Planned Property has added a new outdoor seating area, a dog park and a bike room to the vintage charmer at 515 W Briar in Lakeview East. In response to resident surveys ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 20, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Deal of the day – renovated Lincoln Park studios steps from the park

1940 N Lincoln

If you know Lincoln Park, you know that 1940 N Lincoln is a great location — just down the block or around the corner from bars, restaurants, boutiques, theater, a Treasure Island supermarket and, of course, the Zoo, the French Market and the best the park has to offer. If you haven’t looked at Lincoln ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 14, 2014
ChicagoFar North

New listing – A sunny 2-bedroom across from Winnemac Park

1970 Winnemac

The spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 1970 W Winnemac in Ravenswood has southern and western exposures overlooking Winnemac Park. The completely renovated home has some period details, including a gas-burning fireplace and a sunroom. The master suite is unusually large for a vintage conversion and has a wall of closets. The eat-in kitchen, adjacent to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Park Michigan apartments, 1212 S Michigan Ave, South Loop

1212 S Michigan

Park Michigan is a 30-story, 344-unit apartment tower in the South Loop. The building also has ground-level retail space and a parking garage. This sleek, international-style tower, designed by Loewenberg-Fitch, was completed in 1981. It recently changed ownership and has been undergoing a complete renovation of the common areas and updating of the apartments. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 12, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1130 South Michigan apartments, South Loop

1130 S Michigan Ave

1130 South Michigan is a 43-story, 656-unit apartment tower in the South Loop. The building also has ground-level retail and restaurant space and a 320-space parking garage. 1130 South Michigan was completed in 1967, the first new residential high-rise built in the South Loop in more than 50 years. Until recently it was the tallest ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 11, 2013

Stylishly renovated Park Ridge apartments

2 S Greenwood, Park Ridge

Those among you – and we know your number is legion – who consider donuts and pizza two of the essential food groups might have an interest in the apartments at 2 S Greenwood in Park Ridge. Dunkin Donuts and Carmine’s Pizza are directly across the street. The courtyard building has stylishly renovated, spacious apartments ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 2013
ChicagoFar North

Will flat-out hype fall flat at Flats Chicago?

4875 N Magnolia Chicago

In my experience, when hype runs far ahead of performance in real estate the performance more often than not falls flat. Will that prove to be the case at Flats Chicago, a hyper-active attempt to conjure a positive brand for a group of buildings with troubled histories and sub-par locations? Flats Chicago has garnered a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 19, 2013