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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
ChicagoSouth Side

Checking prices at Union Row in East Pilsen

Union Row

It’s been a while since we’ve checked on the status of the Union Row townhomes on 16th St in East Pilsen. You can join me for a walk around the development in the above video, and see much more of the neighborhood and Union Row in the 23 videos at this YouTube playlist. Union Row’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 2, 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
ChicagoFar North

Only 3 townhomes left at Backyard Andersonville

Backyard Andersonville

Twenty of the 23 townhomes have been sold at BackYard Andersonville, 4832 N Clark St in Ravenswood. 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 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 1, 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
ChicagoNorth Side

An upgraded 3-bedroom end unit at The Pointe

434 Armitage

The Pointe is one of the most sought-after townhome communities in Lincoln Park, and its appeal is easy to understand. It’s close to the park, the Green City Market, the Zoo, and enough bars and restaurants to keep almost everyone happy. More important to some, it’s in the Lincoln Elementary School attendance area. Coldwell Banker’s ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 29, 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
ChicagoNorth Side

Top-tier Lincoln Park townhomes at The Pointe

The Pointe

The Pointe, at Lincoln and Armitage in Lincoln Park, is one of the most sought-after townhome communities in Chicago. These spacious homes range in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms and include private outdoor space and attached garages. The big draws for The Pointe are the steps-from-everything location and nearby Lincoln Elementary School, one of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 10, 2013
ChicagoFar North

BackYard Andersonville townhome model open Sunday

BackYard Andersonville

BackYard Andersonville, 23 new townhomes at 4832 N Clark St in Ravenswood, will host its first model opening Sunday, November 17 from noon to 4. The two-story homes range in size from 1,710 square foot 2-bedroom plus office, 2-bath units to 2,280 square foot 3-bedroom plus media / office room, 2 ½ baths. Phase I ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A video visit to Lincoln Park’s Embassy Club

Aerial view of Embassy Club

The Embassy Club is in a quiet pocket of Lincoln Park’s West DePaul neighborhood. It’s a lushly landscaped, sought-after enclave of luxury 3- and 4-bedroom townhomes with private outdoor space and attached garages. The Embassy Club is directly across from Wrightwood Park, a neighborhood treasure that boasts a large playground, ball fields, a running track, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 13, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Wide and sunny townhomes at Cornelia on the Park

Cornelia on the Park

A furnished model just opened at the rapidly-selling Cornelia on the Park townhomes, 3022 W Newport in Chicago. The wide home is unusually bright and sunny for a townhome. It boasts high ceilings and a very high level of finishes. in an open floor plan that is ideal for entertaining. The home has 3 bedrooms ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 1, 2013
News & trendsMarket conditions

North lakefront renters have more MLS-listed choices

Aerial view of north lakefront

Toward the end of June there were 542 homes and condos listed for rent in the local Multiple Listing Service. As of yesterday evening that number had risen to 689, a 27% increase in the last 3 months and the highest number we’ve seen in the nearly two years that we’ve been tracking rentals in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 26, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Only three townhomes left at Row 18 in Logan Square

2066 N Stave

Only three of the 18 townhomes at Row 18 are still available for sale. One is a furnished unit featured in the video. The 4 bedroom, 3 bath home features an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and tons of cabinets. A private rooftop deck with city views is perfect for entertaining ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Phase I of Cornelia on the Park sells pre-construction

Cornelia on the Park

Five of the six new townhomes nearing completion at Cornelia on the Park have sold pre-construction. The sixth home is the furnished model for the remaining units in the development, 3-bedroom plus den, 3-bath townhomes priced in the mid-$400s. I stopped by the grand opening party yesterday evening to check out the model, which was ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 19, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New townhomes, apartments planned for Near North Side

aerial view

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reports that CMK Companies has filed an application to rezone a site at 1009 N Cleveland Ave for 47 townhomes and 10 apartments. The site is a block east and two blocks south of a new Target that’s slated to open soon at Division and Larrabee. The site has been ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 13, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A spacious 5-bedroom Lincoln Park home at The Pointe

2030 Lincoln AB

It’s highly unusual to find a 5-bedroom townhome in Lincoln Park. The 4,000 square foot home featured in the video results from a creative combination of two units at The Pointe. The luxuriously updated home boasts 3 full and 2 half-baths, a large family room with an oversized wine cellar and bar, and excellent storage ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 5, 2013
ChicagoWest / Southwest

McKinley Gardens II is back from the deadpool

McKinley Gardens II

When we last looked in on McKinley Gardens II on what we called a magical misery tour of near southwest developments, the project had been stalled for five years. You’ll get a close look at the location and the state of the project at that time in the above video. There’s been a recent spate ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 2, 2013