Art Deco architecture abounds in Edgewater’s Bryn Mawr Historic District, located along three blocks of Bryn Mawr Avenue from Lake Shore Drive to Broadway. One of the most renowned examples also happens to offer affordable housing. The Belle Shore, a former luxury hotel that hit its heyday in the 1930s, is tiled in green and cream-colored terra cotta, with Egyptian-inspired details.
The building’s 140 studios range from $500 to $600, and the 14 one-bedrooms start at $725 (a rep from Holsten Management, the building’s owner, says these are rarely for rent). Although we didn’t get into the units, the laundry area and the spacious lobby – decorated with black and white tiles and an Eygyptian-themed mural – looked well maintained.
There’s no easy way to take a virtual tour online, but you can go here for a peek inside the neighboring Bryn Mawr, another Deco jewel managed by the same company.