We like to watch: views from Prairie Pointe

Balcony lake view from Prairie Pointe Balcony building view from Prairie Pointe
On a stroll through the South Loop Friday afternoon, I stopped by The Gammonley Group‘s Prairie Pointe at Central Station. I checked out a one-bedroom, 1.5-bath unit priced in the $390s, one of the roughly 15 still available in the 156-unit building.
At a little more than 1,100 square feet, the unit had a pleasing layout, with a narrow hallway and modestly sized kitchen giving way to the larger living and dining areas. A small computer workstation was built into the dining-room wall – an efficient use of space (and maybe a way to save money on a desk).

The real stunner, though, was the view. I stood on the balcony for nearly five minutes, entranced by the lake and the Metra tracks below. The bedroom windows face the same direction.

The master bathroom, with a cultured marble vanity top and a ceramic tile floor, is accessible through the bedroom closet. Fortunately, there’s a powder room off the dining area so that guests won’t have to tramp past racks of your clothes.

The only thing I wasn’t too crazy about was the maroon walls in the furnished model – but that’s nothing a can of Benjamin Moore couldn’t fix.
Prairie Pointe bedroom Prairie Pointe dining room

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