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MDA City Apartments, 63 E Lake St, Loop

MDA City apartments, Hartshorne Plunkard image

MDA City Apartments, 63 E Lake St, is a 24-story, 190-unit apartment tower in Chicago’s Loop. The building was designed by Daniel H. Burnham Jr and completed in 1927. It was originally known as the Medical and Dental Arts Building, thus the “MDA” in MDA City Apartments. Village Green renovated the building in 2005 and ...

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

The Bernardin apartments, 747 N Wabash Ave, River North

The Bernardin

The Bernardin, 747 N Wabash Ave, is a 25-story, 171-unit boutique apartment tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The property also includes 201 parking spaces and 20,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. The Bernardin is named after Joseph Bernardin, a Catholic Cardinal who served as Archbishop of Chicago. The Bernardin was completed in 2005. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 11, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Randolph Tower, 188 W Randolph St, Loop

Randolph Tower Chicago

The 45-story, 313-unit Randolph Tower, 188 W Randolph St, opened for occupancy in the first quarter of 2012 after undergoing a complete renovation. Retail and office space is available on the building’s lower floors. An on-site restaurant / bar is slated to open in the fall of 2013. The Gothic Revival building, completed in 1929, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 3, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Fun and flexible lofts in the heart of Old Town

Cobbler Square, Chicago

Cobbler Square, 1350 N Wells St, is one of the signature adaptive reuse projects in Chicago — or anywhere in the US. In the mid-80s architect Ken Schroeder transformed 30 ramshackle buildings used as a Dr Scholl’s factory into 295 loft apartments in a colorful, visually arresting set of seven structures enclosing landscaped courtyards. In ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 10, 2013

A video tour of Lincoln Park’s Eugenie Terrace apartments

View from Eugenie Terrace

Eugenie Terrace, a 44-story, 575-unit luxury apartment tower, has been the premier rental building in Lincoln Park since it opened in the 1980s. It’s been extensively upgraded since then to maintain its top-tier status. Eugenie Terrace has a desirable location directly fronting Lincoln Park, with easy access to the park’s most popular features – North ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 30, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

The spectacular views from Eugenie Terrace

Lincoln Park view from Eugenie Terrace

I recently toured Eugenie Terrace, a 44-story, 575-unit rental high-rise directly across the street from Lincoln Park. The building’s location, at 1730 N Clark St, affords it great views in all directions. One of the more appealing views is the one over the park, above, shot through the floor-to-ceiling window of a 27th floor apartment. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 29, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Pre-leasing underway at Randolph Tower in the Loop

Randolph Tower Chicago

Randolph Tower, at 188 W Randolph St, is undergoing a conversion from office to residential use, with occupancy expected in the first quarter of next year. It’s a long-running saga that we first covered back in July of 2006, and one of a number of new rental tower that will begin occupancy next year. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 23, 2011

Open Sunday – a Northbrook fix-and-flip

The Sunday open house schedule is light in most suburbs this weekend, extremely light in others. Glenview appears to be an outlier, with 32 homes open for viewing There are only four open houses scheduled in Northbrook, but one of them is intriguing. It’s a 4-bedroom, 4 ½ bath, 2-story home at 1841 Maple Ave, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 22, 2011