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The space-expanding views from Streeter Place

Streeter Place view

Streeter Place, 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, has a variety of studio to 3-bedroom apartments that are more spacious than many in the neighborhood. Square footage is just one measure of space, and not the most important. Streeter Place’s floor plans make efficient use of their space and expand it dramatically with floor-to-ceiling windows that ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Trib surfaces first rendering of Stern tower

Stern rendering

The Chicago Tribune reported late yesterday that a 67-story, 500 unit apartment and condo tower has been proposed for a site at 451 E Grand Ave in Streeterville. The site is immediately west of the new 500 Lake Shore Drive. The tower, designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern, would include 400 apartment units and 100 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Night views from Streeter Place, and Navy Pier fireworks

View from Streeter Place

I arrived on the 55th floor roof of Streeter Place, 355 E Ohio, just after sunset yesterday evening. The timing allowed me to sample the views before the Navy Pier fireworks began at 9:30. The roof configuration didn’t offer a direct view south. Night shots show off my limitations as a photographer – and my ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

High-floor three-bedroom apartments in Streeterville

Streeter Place

Streeter Place, 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville, has two 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartments available for August and September occupancy. Rent for the 48th and 49th floor homes starts at $5,000 a month. Three-bedroom apartments in full-amenity buildings are very scarce at this rent level in Streeterville. The apartments span more than 1,800 square feet and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 10, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Deal of the week: rent specials at Streeter Place

View from Streeter Place

Streeter Place, 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, just announced special pricing on select units. The current best prices for 13-month leases at the luxury tower are: Studio, $1,797 Convertible, $2,195 One-bedroom, $2,121 Two-bedroom, 2-bath, $2,648 Apartment features vary, but invariably include generous room sizes, good closet space, floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit washer / dryers, and kitchens ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The neighborhood scene outside Streeter Place

Streeter Place

I stopped by Streeter Place yesterday to meet the new management team from Riverstone Residential, and planned to bring you some view shots. The weather wasn’t cooperating, so I checked out the scene at several local businesses. My first visit was to Kriser’s Pet Food, across the street from pet-friendly Streeter Place, where Rachel waved ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville apartments moving forward

545 N McClurg Ct

Last week we noted the scale of activity in the 400 block of East Grand Ave in Streeterville. We stopped by yesterday for a closer look at the northeast corner of Grand and McClurg Ct, where Golub & Co has proposed building a 44-story, 490 unit apartment tower with office space and ground-level retail. Site ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The 400 block of East Grand heats up

400 block Grand Ave

Just over a month ago Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported that Related Midwest had hired Robert A.M. Stern to design a new residential tower at the southwest corner of Grand Ave and Peshtigo Ct in Streeterville. That site is the fenced area at the lower right of the above photo. Crain’s reported yesterday that ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 12, 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
ChicagoNorth Side

The second coming of a Robert AM Stern high-rise to Chicago

Grand & Peshtigo

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that Related Midwest has selected “renowned New York architect Robert A.M. Stern” to design a high-rise on a site at the southwest corner of Peshtigo Ct and Grand Ave. Crain’s notes that “Mr. Stern’s firm has never designed a high-rise built in Chicago.” The writer makes no mention ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 8, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The smartest way to find a Streeterville apartment

Streeterville aerial

A search for Streeterville apartments on Craigslist will return over 500 new ads each day, almost all of them from Chicago rental services. Many of the ads will be for properties not located in Streeterville. Almost all of the ads for actual Streeterville properties will be for one of the 14 high-rise apartment buildings in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A video tour of spacious Streeterville apartments

420 E Ohio

420 East Ohio is a 40-story, 263-unit full-amenity apartment tower in Streeterville. The location is a few minutes’ walk from parks, beaches, hospitals, and a wide array of dining, nightlife and shopping options. The apartments are larger than what you’ll find in newer buildings in the neighborhood and range in size from studios to 3-bedroom, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A beautifully-updated 2-bedroom at 680 Lake Shore Drive

680 LSD

The American Furniture Mart was briefly the largest commercial building in the world when it was completed in the 1920s, losing that title to the Merchandise Mart. The building, at 680 North Lake Shore Drive, was converted to condos in the early 80s and now houses three separate residential condo associations, a garage condo association, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 7, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New construction update – 435 North Park, Arkadia, Wolf Point

435 North Park Dr

We recently published a list of the new apartment towers that opened in downtown Chicago in 2013 and are slated to open this year and next. We’ll keep you up to date as construction progresses on those projects and on new ones as they’re announced. The ever-so-blue tower at 435 North Park Dr in Streeterville ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville’s best apartments, a recap

Park in Streeterville

Renters have too many differing priorities – and budget constraints – to make singling out an overall best building anything but a fool’s errand. We’ve spotlighted the best Streeterville apartment buildings on each of 18 different criteria to make it easier for you to identify the one that’s best for you, based on the factors ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville’s best apartments – Three-bedroom floor plan

Streeterville aerial

Earlier posts in our series on the best Streeterville apartments focused on location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views and most convenient access to grocery shopping, bars and restaurants, retail shops, public transportation, parks and beaches and the expressway grid, and the shortest walk to the Loop. We then switched from location to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville’s best apartments – Two-bedroom floor plan

The Streeter

Earlier posts in our series on the best Streeterville apartments focused on location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views and most convenient access to grocery shopping, bars and restaurants, retail shops, public transportation, parks and beaches and the expressway grid, and the shortest walk to the Loop. We then switched from location to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville’s best apartments – One-bedroom floor plan

The Streeter floor plan

Earlier posts in our series on the best Streeterville apartments focused on location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views and most convenient access to grocery shopping, bars and restaurants, retail shops, public transportation, parks and beaches and the expressway grid, and the shortest walk to the Loop. We then switched from location to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville’s best apartments – Studio / convertible floor plan

Cityfront Place convertible

Earlier posts in our series on the best Streeterville apartments focused on location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views and most convenient access to grocery shopping, bars and restaurants, retail shops, public transportation, parks and beaches and the expressway grid, and the shortest walk to the Loop. We then switched from location to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville’s best apartments – Private outdoor space

Cityfront Place view

Earlier posts in our series on the best Streeterville apartments focused on location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views and most convenient access to grocery shopping, bars and restaurants, retail shops, public transportation, parks and beaches and the expressway grid, and the shortest walk to the Loop. We then switched from location to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 21, 2014