Most out-of-towners want a second home in the heart of Chicago, says Nathalie Tourre, but few want to spend the time furnishing it.
“They love the idea of having a getaway location, but nowadays, people’s lives are already being pulled in so many directions,” says Tourre, who serves as sales manager for CityFront Plaza in Streeterville.
That’s why developers chose to add several “in-town residences” to the condominiums in CityFront Plaza’s second tower, the 41-story St Clair, located at 240 E Illinois St. The studio-sized units, priced from the $370s to $420s, come fully furnished with furniture, high-definition televisions and appliances.
When completed, The St Clair will feature several hotel-quality amenities, such as a private club for residents (an ideal spot for a coffee and the news in the morning, or a glass of wine and a good book at night, Tourre says), a private spa and an indoor lap pool.
The St. Clair, developed by Centrum Properties and designed by DeStefano & Partners, comprises 253 condominiums. In February, prices ranged from the $380s to $4 million. Deliveries will begin in 2010.