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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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Chicago’s best Loop / New East Side apartments – views

Aerial view Chicago Loop

Chicago’s Loop includes the area known as the New East Side, which in turn includes the Lakeshore East development. You’ll find all of your major apartment options in the Loop and New East Side on our at-a-glance list of downtown apartments. Our goal is to help you find the apartment that best fits your needs. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Spectacular winter views from North Harbor Tower

View from North Harbor Tower

The 55-story Fujikawa Johnson-designed North Harbor Tower is instantly recognizable by its triangular window bays. The bays are a feature that’s enjoyed by every apartment in the New East Side building. Walk into a high-floor 3-bedroom and the bays work their magic, opening sweeping vistas that would have gone unseen with straight-line windows. North Harbor ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 31, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Chicago’s best West Loop / Near West apartments – views

Fulton River District apartments

We define Chicago’s “near west” neighborhoods to include West Loop, Fulton River District and River West. You’ll find all of your major apartment options in those neighborhoods on our at-a-glance list of downtown apartments. Our goal is to help you find the apartment that best fits your needs. Renters simply have so many differing priorities ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville’s best apartments – views

Streeterville apartments

This post is the first in a series on the best apartment towers in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. The above photo shows the relative location of all of the buildings south of Chicago Ave in Streeterville, except for Optima Center, which is a block further west. Renters simply have so many differing priorities – and budget ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 2, 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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s best apartments – views

Park Michigan

This post is the first in a series on the best apartment towers in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. The above photo shows all of the buildings, and their location relative to each other. Renters simply have so many differing priorities – and budget constraints – that singling out an overall best building would be a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 9, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartment towers – parks and beaches

Oak Street Beach

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North spotlighted the buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping and the best access to public transit. It’s worthwhile noting that River North does not enjoy great access to Chicago’s public parks and beaches compared to other neighborhoods. Most of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 27, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartment towers – public transit access

Grand Plaza, Chicago

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North spotlighted the buildings with the best views and the most convenient grocery shopping. Our topic today is access to public transit. We’re aware that some of you consider taxis and limos the only acceptable form of public transit, but our focus is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 26, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartment towers – most convenient grocery shopping

Whole Foods on Huron

The first post in our series on the best apartment towers in River North spotlighted the buildings with the best views. We’re aware that some of you are indifferent to proximity to grocery stores because you do most of your shopping online via Peapod, or rely on Whole Foods’ personal shopper / delivery service – ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 25, 2013