Highest Priced Condo Sales past 12 months

Palmolive 159 E. Walton Chicago Condo

This is that time of year when everyone looks at the previous years statistics. I always like to check out the highest priced sales in the Downtown Chicago Luxury market. The past 2 years the Chicago luxury condo sales have been on fire, especially buildings like the Trump Tower Chicago. The sales center actually closed in 2014, the remaining new unit is the $16,000,000 penthouse. Other new buildings have also seen a huge increase in sales such as Lincoln Park 2550 at 2550 Lakeview where 41 homes closed in 2014 … [Read more...]

The 5 Hottest Lofts For Sale in the West Loop

728 W. Jackson 1001-02 Staircase

The West Loop is very well known for loft properties. Industry to office space that has been repurposed for residential homes. We are highlighting the top 5 Loft listings here. If you are in the market to live in one of Chicago's hottest neighborhoods, in one of the hottest loft buildings, start your search here for a West Loop Loft. We are Chicago & West Loop loft experts. … [Read more...]

Chicago’s Historic Homes: The Cable Mansion

25 E. Erie

On the southwest corner of Wabash and Erie Streets in Streeterville stands a magnificent Richardsonian Romanesque–style home known as the Cable House. It was first built in 1886 by builders Cobb and Frost, who erected the home for then-socialite Ransom R. Cable. Mr. Cable was the president of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company. He began his career as a railroad conductor on what would become the Rock Island and Peoria (RI&P) Railroad. According to Rock Island Argus and Moline Dispatch, … [Read more...]

This Week’s Loft Selections in the Historic Printer’s Row

431 S. Dearborn #1503

The heart of Printer’s Row, near the South Loop between Congress and Polk along Dearborn, was the printing center of the Midwest beginning in 1885. Later, in the 1970’s, developers starting working on converting those huge printing warehouses into beautiful loft condos. Now it’s a modern, eclectic residential neighborhood with a wonderful mixture of historic architecture, museums, Arts schools, chic restaurants and quaint streets. Do you want to make your next home in this wonderful neighborhood? The loft spaces … [Read more...]

Spectacular, Seamless, Sophisticated Streeterville Style: This Week’s Top Picks

415 N. Water St.

We have handpicked some more condos just for you this week, and these are blossoming in the convenient neighborhood of Streeterville! Streeterville rests on Lake Michigan and is known as the gateway to Navy Pier. This bustling neighborhood not only boasts sweeping views of the Lake, it is also home to the Museum of Contemporary Art and other fantastic museums and sights! There is always something to do in this bustling neighborhood, from 4-star French dining to shopping and Odyssey Cruises! If you’re looking for a … [Read more...]

Spectacular Condos inside and out

The Aqua 6305

New Listings with Stunning Architecture 225 North Columbus Drive Unit: 6305, Lake Shore East Bedrooms: 3 Full Baths: 3 Size: 2,000 square feet Price: $1,770,000 Designed by a team led by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects, the Aqua Skyscraper has a beautiful undulating design, with reflective windows that remind you of the sun shining on the Lake. Studio Gang, in partnership with James Loewenberg of Loewenberg & Associates, created Aqua with striated limestone outcroppings that are a common … [Read more...]

Chicago Homes You May Not Know About With Qualities You Would Never Expect

17 E. Scott

Let’s be honest—there are an abundance of beautiful homes scattered across the city of Chicago, so what makes the two we are about to tell you about unique? Well, these are a couple of gems you may not have heard of, with some unexpected luxury features that are sure to blow you away! 17 East Scott Street, Gold Coast   Picture yourself in a gorgeous home—with a secret garden! Featured in Chicago Magazine, Trend Magazine and Curbed Chicago, this four bedroom home has some amazing features. On the … [Read more...]

The West Loop!

West Loop 728 W. Jackson

You cannot live in downtown Chicago and not notice the West Loop transforming right before your eyes. Just 30 years ago the West Loop was the poster child for Urban Blight and homelessness. Today people are drawn to this area to live and to work. Recently the Soho House opened at 125 N. Green St. Green St. cementing the area as the most Chic and Trendy place to live! On Fulton St. Google is moving into the Fulton Market district with 200,000 sq. ft. in the former Cold Storage warehouse, literally transforming the … [Read more...]

A Gorgeous Home With Beautiful Coastal Views…But you Might Want a Parachute

Cliffhouse

What if I told you there is a rare, extravagant home for sale in a beautiful oasis, but there’s a catch, and it’s not for the squeamish. The home is actually hanging from the edge of a cliff! As of now, the (for some) fear-inducing residence known as the “Cliff House” only exists as an idea. Architects who designed the glass house at Australian firm Modscape were inspired by the way barnacles cling to a ship's hull. The home is made of five stacked modules connected to the side of the cliff by a lift and … [Read more...]

Streeterville Weekend Get-Away: Wine Tasting Cruise

Shoreline

With only a few good weeks left of summer weather, why not enjoy the outdoors as much as possible before the polar vortex falls upon us? Head on down to Streeterville this Thursday, September 11, to soak up the beautiful weather while it lasts and enjoy an amazing wine tasting cruise! Streeterville’s third annual, 90-minute Wine Tasting Cruise will be departing from Polk Brothers Park at Navy Pier at 7:30 p.m. For $45, you can taste all the wine you want from Lynfred Wines, learn a pointer or two from a short … [Read more...]