Work was underway this morning at 1246 W Winnemac, a three-story condo building in Uptown marketed by Rubloff’s Mario Greco Group.
The Web page for this project has a picture of the building one door to the west, at 1250 W Winnemac (pictured below), which is presumably what the 1246 building will look like when it’s completed. You can already see that both buildings have similar horizontal limestone bands.
These shiny new structures, and at least two other condo developments I counted, stand out among the housing stock that dominates the block – some of it lovely but a little run down.
A beautiful blue-and-white Victorian house has chipping paint, for example. Other buildings seem in fine shape but have the kinds of idiosyncratic touches you rarely find at an expensive new condo building. Take the porch railing at 1260 W Winnemac (pictured at right). A Craigslist post (and a sign outside) advertises a two-bedroom apartment for rent in this building for a mere $945 per month.
Prices at 1246 W Winnemac range from the $400s to the $570s, according to Rubloff’s Web site. Features include steam showers, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and in-unit side-by-side washers and dryers.