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...]

Old Com Ed Sub-Station Now a Stunning Concrete Loft

1128 W. Ardmore # 4

In Edgewater Beach, just west on Ardmore, is a converted Com-Ed substation building with a stunning duplex loft for sale. This huge 1500 sq. ft home is listed for $349,0000 with 2 beds/ 2.1 baths and includes 1 parking space. The home is on the opposite end of the building where the El passes by, you virtually do not even notice when it goes by.  1128 W. Ardmore #4. You enter on the 2nd floor, the bedrooms and 2 of the bathrooms duplex down. The bedrooms also have some very interesting architectural details. The … [Read more...]

Homes with the Best kitchens

2630 N. Wayne Kitchen

Many are looking to settle in one of Chicago’s most spectacular homes, but some have an incredible kitchen on their checklist! If that sounds like you, be sure to check out our listed homes with some of the most marvelous kitchens in this city! Penthouse: 2630 North Wayne Avenue Unit: 3, Chicago, IL 60614 Price: $1,199,000 Size: 2,300 square feet Neighborhood: Lincoln Park 2630 N Wayne is a brand new brick and limestone building that was completed earlier this year! This beautiful property has … [Read more...]

Old Town Events: Sausage Fest Chicago

Sausage Fest Chicago

Looking for a great festival in Chicago with food, drinks and live music? Then head on down to the heart of Chicago’s historic Old Town on the weekend of August 22-24 for a festival you won’t forget: the one-and-only annual Sausage Fest! This year’s sausage party will be located at St. Michael’s Church at the entrance of North Avenue and Cleveland streets. Take a gander and try some of the finest encased meats the city has to offer from Chicago's most beloved and established butchers. You can expect to sample … [Read more...]

Lincoln Park – Pre-Crash Prices?

House prices going up

Many people are now speaking of Lincoln Park selling above pre-crash prices. Is this true? Certainly the inventory is very low, especially for those seeking vintage properties, but pre-crash prices? I am not sure, so lets find out. I would like to start with 2550 N. Lakeview, Lincoln Park's new luxury condo building. This project came online right smack in the middle of the worst real estate period and the closings started in 2012. In December of 2012 a - 1561 sq. ft. home sold for $685 sq. ft. Another … [Read more...]

This Week’s Featured Listings

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In a bustling city full of so many incredible lofts and condos to choose from, it’s hard to know where to begin. All of our featured listings offer a modern living space with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and a fireplace. These three fabulous, handpicked options, all with various sizes and layouts, are featured this week for your buying journey in Chicago.   Timber Loft: 728 W Jackson Unit #826 Neighborhood: West Loop Price: $325,000 Size: 1,406 square feet Penthouse Level, top floor! … [Read more...]

What to expect if you buy in the Gold Coast

Gold Coast View

1.Neighborhood Chicago's Gold Coast is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city because it is home to some of the most lavish homes and most breathtaking views! The Gold Coast is bounded by North Avenue on the north, Oak Street on the south, Lake Michigan to the east, and Lasalle Street to the west. What’s special about this neighborhood is that it is within walking distance from the beautiful Lake Michigan’s North Avenue Beach and bike trails! It’s also steps from the magnificent Lincoln Park … [Read more...]

What you get for $525,000 or Less in Downtown Chicago

201 N. Westshore 604

201 North Westshore Drive Unit: 604 What: A luxurious modern condo with two bedrooms and two bathrooms Price: $525,000 Size: 1,100 square feet This beautiful attached single home is a common lot nestled in the Lancaster subdivision of the Loop in the heart of Lakeshore East. Built in 2005, this sizeable unit is sunny, with abundant natural light, a comfortable, soothing design and relaxing dynamic views. The kitchen comes with beautiful granite counters all around, stainless steel appliances with gas … [Read more...]