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Riverfront luxury at OneEleven Apartments

OneEleven Apartments

When the weather warms up, the residents at the new OneEleven Apartments will have front row 50-yard line seats for the best show in town: the scene along the Chicago River. Better yet, OneEleven’s walk-to-everything location affords residents time to enjoy the show. The river will soon begin to come alive with a range of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 25, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New Streeterville studios with spectacular lake views

North Water

The just-opened North Water apartment tower in Streeterville has a tier of east-facing studios with views of Lake Michigan. The studios are on the 16th through 45th floors, accommodating a variety of view preferences. Rent ranges upwards from $1,798 a month. The apartments have hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and in-unit washer-dryers. Kitchens have quartz countertops, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 24, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The outdoor living scene at Echelon at K Station

Echelon at K Station

Days that tease with sunshine and warm weather hint at the outdoor living fun in a Chicago summer. The outdoor living scene starts just outside the fitness center at Echelon at K Station, a luxury apartment high-rise in the Fulton River District. The fitness center opens to a large, landscaped, south-facing pool deck with sunny ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New luxury apartments steps from the Riverwalk

Riverwalk rednering

Residents at OneEleven, the new luxury apartment tower at 111 W Wacker, can look down on Phase 2 of the Chicago Riverwalk, which is racing toward completion.   OneEleven residents will have unrivaled access to the Riverwalk. The River Theater, directly across from OneEleven, will have steps down to the river and an ADA compliant ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 17, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The scaled-up, upscale amenities at OneEleven

OneEleven view

The new OneEleven apartment tower is at the northern edge of Chicago’s Loop, just across the river from the densest clusters of restaurants, bars and nightlife in River North. It’s closer to the main attractions of River North than parts of that neighborhood and, of course, a short walk from Loop offices. I visited OneEleven ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 11, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The panoramic views from North Water’s corner 2-bedrooms

North Water view

The corner apartments at the new 52-story North Water tower in Streeterville are 2-bedroom, 2-baths with balconies. The apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the views, but you’ll need to step out on the balconies to fully appreciate how terrific they are. The interior and north view shots, above, are from a northeast corner on ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 5, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Two-bedrooms with balconies available at Echelon

Echelon at K Station

The two-bedroom, 2-bath apartments with balconies rent quickly at Echelon at K Station in the Fulton River District. Unit 2407 is available for immediate occupancy for $2,792 a month and unit 2107 will be available March 24 for $2,698. The apartments have in-unit washer / dryers, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Echelon is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 24, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Kingsbury Plaza’s fabulous two-bedroom apartments

Kingsbury Plaza

Kingsbury Plaza‘s riverfront location in River North affords residents great views in every direction, but one of the most sought-after views is of the skyline to the east. The fabulous two-bedroom apartments at Kingsbury Plaza have two ways to enjoy the skyline view: a curving wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and a private sheltered balcony. Kingsbury ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The views from 1345 Wabash in the South Loop

View from 1345 Wabash

I recently rode the construction elevator to the 15th floor of 1345 Wabash and climbed two flights of stairs to the roof to be greeted by the panoramic view you see above. You’d have to swivel your head from to side to side to take in the full panorama. The shots above are a more ...

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

Luxury South Loop 2-bedrooms from $2,138 a month

The LEX

In a market that’s seen skyrocketing rents in recent years, it’s comforting to know that a 2-bedroom, 2-bath luxury South Loop apartment can still be yours for less than $2,200 a month. The LEX, a newer full-amenity apartment tower, currently has 2-bedroom, 2-baths priced from $2,138 to $2,416 a month. The homes have the sought-after ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Large Streeterville studios with lake views from $1,472

Streeter Place view

Streeter Place, a luxury apartment tower at 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, has a variety of studio apartments. The most popular layouts have views of Lake Michigan over a neighboring park. At 655 square feet they’re also the largest studios in the building and as spacious as many one-bedroom apartments. Select units are currently available, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

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
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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