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Tour the new luxury apartments at Webster Square in Lincoln Park

Webster Square sundeck

Webster Square is the first new construction apartment building in Lincoln Park in decades. Webster Square boasts a top-tier location at 558 W Webster Ave, steps from the best of everything in Lincoln Park. Oz Park and Mrs Green’s Natural Market are directly across the street. Buses at the corner connect to downtown and to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

The skyline view from a Bucktown roof deck

View from 2138 Damen

You might not think of Bucktown as view territory, but it can be. And you don’t have to be up very high to enjoy a sweeping view of Chicago’s downtown skyline. The shot above was taken from the 4th floor roof deck at 2138 N Damen Ave on a cloudy day in the early afternoon. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 4, 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

Gold Coast terraces and roof decks

Gold Coast rooftop

I love visiting rooftops and looking out on how Chicagoans have decked out their rooftops and outdoor terraces. The spaces run the gamut from the starkly utilitarian to the brashly baroque. Last Saturday I was on the roof at 100 E Bellevue Pl in the Gold Coast and shot pictures of some neighboring roof decks ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 20, 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

What’s a private Bucktown roof deck worth?

1611 N Hermitage Chicago

Eighteen new condominiums are planned for 1611 N Hermitage in Bucktown, according to recent listings. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath units will be above commercial space along North Avenue at the current site of the Citgo pictured above. The units will feature “exceptional refined finishes,” private elevators, “lavish master suites” and heated garage space. Pre-construction prices range ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 13, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A remodeled vintage gem just steps from Lincoln Park

451 Wrightwood

The grand lobby at 451 W Wrightwood has the ambience of a great hotel or a posh private club, but it’s the prelude to affordable updated apartments. This 1920s-era building is one of Lincoln Park‘s showplaces, and it’s just steps from the park itself. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments have new kitchens and baths and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 17, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

A new 6-bedroom on an oversized Lake View corner lot

3615 N Lakewood

Noah Properties is known for fast-selling, light-filled homes with spectacular kitchens and tons of upgrades. The single-family home that’s under construction at 3615 N Lakewood boasts 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, a large roof deck, an oversized lot with a 3-car garage and a major surprise: a lap pool. The home is not yet listed for ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 17, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A corner one-bedroom on a beautiful Gold Coast block

30 E Elm location

The 19-story 60s-era condo building at 30 E Elm Street has an enviable location. It’s steps from the dazzling cluster of restaurants, bars and nightlife on State, Rush and Division Streets. Oak Street Beach is at the end of the block and Oak Street and Magnificent Mile shops are a few minutes’ walk. Join Baird ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 22, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The views from 30 East Elm in the Gold Coast

View from 30 East Elm

The 19-story contemporary condominium at 30 East Elm is far short of the tallest building in the Gold Coast, but its location on a block dominated by low-rise vintage buildings affords it some surprisingly good views. I shot these panoramas yesterday morning from the roof of the building before meeting up with Baird & Warner’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 19, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

The vintage views from a Lincoln Park roof deck

View from 424 W Diversey Chicago

The view west from the upper floors and roof deck of the 7-story building at 424 W Diversey is dominated by buildings built between the 1890s and 1920s in a variety of architectural styles and decorated with a riotous profusion of architectural elements. Scenes from Child’s Play and Running Scared were filmed at the Brewster ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 5, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A newer Wicker Park home with great outdoor space

1515 N Paulina St Chicago

The 3-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home at 1515 N Paulina St in Wicker Park has large rooms throughout, a recently-updated kitchen / family room and an attached 2-car garage. What sets it apart from the competition is its outdoor space. There’s a private garden adjacent to the lower level, a roof deck above the garage, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 7, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

A large, character-laden South Loop loft

1617 S Michigan video

When you think of a loft you conjure sunlit sprawling spaces with high ceilings, exposed brick, and a lot of character. Too often all you find is a dark space with all the character of a bowling alley. The 3,000 square foot, 3-bedroom, 3-bath top-floor loft at 1617 S Michigan Ave is likely to satisfy ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 8, 2011