The stretch of LaSalle Street from Lincoln Park to the heart of the Loop is one of downtown Chicago’s classic drives, and at its midpoint stands KLB Construction and Affinity Development’s new boutique condo building, The Superior at LaSalle.
In the August issue of New Homes, Dan Schuyler talks to the team behind The Superior at LaSalle about the design of this 15-story, 54-unit tower in River North and asks why the building is attracting such a broad spectrum of buyers.
“The team put together a terrific package,” says sales and marketing manager Eric Dick, “Features like 15-foot ceiling heights, two walls of glass in each unit, and finishes that are a step above the competition. They explain why we are attracting buyers ranging from working professionals to empty nesters to second-home seekers. It runs the entire gamut.”
The area has undergone rapid change, according to Hartshorne Plunkard partner Tom Pope, who says that The Superior’s beige limestone and the fusion of neo-classical and art-deco looks capture the surrounding color palette and building shapes.
“The building program really drove the design in the long run,” says Pope. “The structure is a series of three projections with emphasis on verticality, and it includes a lot of reveal detail. The solid glass corners define large duplex units that have the feel of townhomes and are appealing to the multi-level market. And the painted limestone façade and champagne-tinted glass blends in with the surroundings and gives the building a warm, intimate feel.”