Tag: Video

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The Sun-Times begins a series on Chatham

The Sun-Times begins a series on Chatham

Several years ago Barry Pearce and I sat down with the late Dempsey Travis, one of Chicago's most accomplished citizens, for a wide-ranging discus ...
High-rise living in Lincoln Park, Part 2

High-rise living in Lincoln Park, Part 2

The high-rises fronting Chicago's Lincoln Park offer some of the most attractive living options anywhere in the US, but the character of the area ...
Evanston’s most beautiful lakefront home

Evanston’s most beautiful lakefront home

When I saw listing copy describing 581 Ingleside in Evanston as the "most beautiful lakefront home" I was skeptical. So, I called the listing age ...
High-rise living in Lincoln Park

High-rise living in Lincoln Park

The high-rises fronting Chicago's Lincoln Park offer some of the most attractive living options anywhere in the US. The park and its neighborhood ...
A contemporary home in a convenient Oak Brook locale

A contemporary home in a convenient Oak Brook locale

Home styles and people's preferences for them vary widely throughout the Chicago area. In some suburbs traditional homes are the most prized and i ...
Check out Curbed Chicago’s Outdoor Week

Check out Curbed Chicago’s Outdoor Week

It's "Outdoor Week" at Curbed, so head to a park, fire up your iPad and enjoy the great outdoors in Chicago. Curbed has an informative post on ...
1350 North Lake Shore Drive, Gold Coast

1350 North Lake Shore Drive, Gold Coast

From the 1880s until its demolition in 1950, 1350 N Lake Shore Dr was the site of the largest private residence in the city, designed by architect ...
The biggest apartment search mistakes – Number 5, making assumptions

The biggest apartment search mistakes – Number 5, making assumptions

The biggest mistake apartment searchers make is failing to focus on a small number of ideal and affordable neighborhoods. The second biggest mista ...
South Chicago, one of YoChicago’s hottest neighborhoods of 2006

South Chicago, one of YoChicago’s hottest neighborhoods of 2006

We're taking a brief look at the state of each of the eight neighborhoods we spotlighted as Chicago's hottest back in June of 2006. We've already ...
Outer Drive East, 400 East Randolph, New East Side

Outer Drive East, 400 East Randolph, New East Side

When it was completed in 1963, the 40-story, 955-unit Outer Drive East was the world's largest apartment building, the only residential building e ...
Fifty-eight years in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise

Fifty-eight years in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise

I stopped for a brief visit at Planned Property's resident appreciation party – the "luau on the lake." The highlight of my visit was meeting L ...
Free parking and decorating dollars at The Columbian

Free parking and decorating dollars at The Columbian

The Columbian, which touts itself as "the best deal on Michigan Avenue" is advertising free parking and up to $20,000 in "decorating dollars" on i ...
Back on the market – a Kenilworth starter home

Back on the market – a Kenilworth starter home

Back in October of 2009 I stopped at an open house at 611 Roger Ave in Kenilworth and shot the above video tour with one of the owners. At that ti ...
EPA cites unhealthy lead levels in Pilsen

EPA cites unhealthy lead levels in Pilsen

The Trib is reporting that the US Environmental Protection Agency has moved to designate Pilsen as a community where people are breathing unhealth ...
Lake Point Tower, 505 N Lake Shore Dr, Streeterville

Lake Point Tower, 505 N Lake Shore Dr, Streeterville

The 70-story Lake Point Tower soars in splendid, undulating isolation as the only high-rise east of Lake Shore Drive. It's likely to retain that d ...
A visit to Lake Point Tower, by air and by land

A visit to Lake Point Tower, by air and by land

The 70-story Lake Point Tower soars in splendid, undulating isolation as the only high-rise east of Lake Shore Drive. It's likely to retain that d ...
Neighborhood change –  Pilsen,  Avondale and West Englewood

Neighborhood change – Pilsen, Avondale and West Englewood

For one Pilsen business owner, neighborhood change means that "no one is stealing my flowers." A Schurz High School student sees Avondale ...
HomePath – 43% price drop at The Heritage

HomePath – 43% price drop at The Heritage

Unit 2512, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath at The Heritage at Millennium Park, sold new for $650,000 in July of 2008. After a foreclosure and a series of pric ...
A Colorado-style home in Wilmette’s Indian Hill Estates

A Colorado-style home in Wilmette’s Indian Hill Estates

The recently-listed 6-bedroom home at 1045 Romona Rd sits on a secluded half-acre lot with an in-ground pool and hot tub. The site is larger t ...
Carl Sandburg Village, Old Town

Carl Sandburg Village, Old Town

If you're a North Sider it's hard to imagine Chicago without Carl Sandburg Village – and even harder to imagine what Chicago's Near North Side mig ...
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