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Cloudy-day views from the sundeck at Park Michigan apartments

Roosevelt Rd CTA

My plans to shoot the views from the sundeck at Park Michigan were disrupted by the weather – cloudy and gloomy. I opted for some close-ups of what’s close by the South Loop apartment tower. Jewel-Osco and Trader Joe’s are steps from the sundeck grills. Target, the Shops at Roosevelt Collection, and Whole Foods are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Echelon at K Station has the apartments and location you want

Echelon at K Station

If you’re looking for a luxury high-rise apartment with great amenities, panoramic views, a full-service grocery across the street, a park next door, convenient access to public transportation and expressways, and tons of nearby restaurants, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at Echelon at K Station. Located at 353 N Desplaines St in the Fulton ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 28, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Checking out a one-bedroom apartment in Streeterville

Streeter Place

I stopped by Streeter Place yesterday, for my first look at the model apartments. Streeter Place is a 54-story, 480-unit full-amenity apartment tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville. It was completed in 2009. The “I” model is an east-facing one-bedroom that spans 846 square feet. The model was furnished in a minimalist style ...

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

Kingsbury Plaza’s curvaceous two-bedroom apartments

Kingsbury Plaza

I recently toured the new model apartments at Kingsbury Plaza, 520 N Kingsbury in River North. My favorite was a two-bedroom at the northeast corner of the building. The living / dining area boasts a wide, curving wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with striking views of the Chicago skyline, even from the seventh-floor model. Plank flooring ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Stylish studios with city, lake views at Streeter Place

Streeter Place studio

Streeter Place, a luxury apartment tower at 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, currently has a good selection of studio apartments available, with a variety of views and finishes. The west-facing B studios have city views, span 576 square feet and range in price from $1,850 to $2,174. This plan has a large walk-in closet and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 31, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Spectacular Lincoln Park views from a Gold Coast one-bedroom

Lincoln Park

The spacious one-bedroom condominium at 1550 N Lake Shore Dr has hardwood floors throughout, excellent closet space, and an updated kitchen and bath. Bargain-rate parking is available in the building. What makes this home special is the spectacular views over North Avenue Beach and Lincoln Park. The unit has recently been listed for sale at ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

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

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
ChicagoNorth Side

The shockingly good views from Webster Square

Webster Square view

One of the expected trade-offs for living on a pedestrian-friendly street in the lower-density parts of Lincoln Park is giving up skyline views. If that’s your expectation, you’re likely to be shocked when you step out on the sundeck at Webster Square. The views are sweeping, and they’re extraordinary, even at mid-day on a mostly ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The sweeping views from The LEX apartments

View from The LEX

I visited The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, last Friday for a first look at the building’s spacious deck. The landscaped deck has an outdoor pool, a whirlpool, a large dog run, grassy areas and a shaded area with BBQ grills. Check back in about a week for a video tour of the pool and the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 7, 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

A River West 3-bedroom with great outdoor space

854 W Erie

The 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath duplex at 854 W Erie is ideal for entertaining. The home has an open floor plan with an island kitchen that opens to a soaring two-story living / dining area overlooked from a loft with a wet bar. Large terraces open from the living area, the loft and the master ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A view from Walton on the Park

View from 2 W Delaware

Walton on the Park, 2 W Delaware, is a boutique high-rise that was built as a luxury condominium. The market downturn resulted in 153 of the building’s 189 units being rented for the past three years. Walton on the Park has had a fairly low profile, perhaps due to its maintaining a high rate of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

What’s missing from this picture?

View from Vetro

We have well over 300,000 images on our servers. While I was searching for an image of Vetro, 611 S Wells, I came across the above photo, which was shot from a high floor at the building seven years ago. If you were looking at the same view today you’d notice a very striking addition ...

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

Will Basecamp River North have Chicago’s best rowhouse views?

Basecamp view

Foundation work is underway at Basecamp River North, a 47-unit rowhouse development at 450 W Oak that was announced last December. The first two phases of the Near North Side development are sold out. Phase III units are priced from $562,900 for 3-bedroom, 3-baths and $749,900 for 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath homes. The first photo ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A spectacular view from Chestnut Tower’s sundeck

Chestnut Tower view

Chestnut Tower, 121 W Chestnut, has a rooftop sundeck that serves up dramatic views of the skyline. The sundeck is one of the features that accounts for the building’s popularity in a highly competitive rental market, and it’s scheduled for a makeover this summer. Chestnut Tower currently has only one unit available for immediate occupancy, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 9, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Spacious modern apartments at Regents Park in Hyde Park

Regents Park Chicago

Regents Park, 5020 S Lake Shore Dr, has a lavish amenities package that outshines everything else in Hyde Park and ranks among the very best in Chicago. Regents Park’s extensive amenities include a sprawling landscaped terrace, an oversized pool with waterfall and whirlpool, a poolside restaurant, creative children’s play areas, an on-site coffee shop, a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 13, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Does OneEleven have downtown Chicago’s worst two-bedroom floor plan?

OneEleven, Chicago

Related Midwest’s newest apartment tower, OneEleven at 111 W Wacker Dr, has a great location that will serve up glorious views along the Chicago River from north-facing units. The building began its life as Waterview Tower. It was originally slated to rise 90 stories and include 233 condominiums and a Shangri-La Hotel on the 12th ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Watch Chicago grow from a K2 penthouse

K2 penthouse view

K2, the new luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District, surged past the 70%-leased mark more than a month ago, but still has a good selection of apartment homes available for rent. Unit 3307 is a 3-bedroom, 3-bath penthouse with south, west and north exposures overlooking the striking amount of new construction and renovation ...

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

The panoramic views from The LEX apartments

The LEX

The LEX, at 2138 S Indiana Ave in the South Loop, is one of the newest buildings in the neighborhood. Apartments at The LEX have condo-quality finishes, high-ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and private outdoor space. The building has a full suite of amenities, including an outdoor pool, sundeck, fitness center, resident lounge and party room, a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 28, 2014