Chicago Real Estate News & Neighborhood Notes

Enjoying the luxury of modern features and construction, some of the top soft loft condo buildings in the West Loop right now are hard to beat.

909 W. Washington

In particular, 909 W Washington provides a mid-rise building with plenty of modern elements. Around 100 units grace the building, supplemented by walls of windows, hardwood flooring and plenty of upscale features and finishes. This full-amenity building additionally offers the option of garage parking for an extra fee.

901 W. Madison

Another choice for buyers is 901 W Madison, with its high ceilings, large windows and open floor plans. The building also offers some private balconies, plus an exercise room, sundeck and a dog run. As well, the building sits within easy access to shops,

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An elegant new residential option could be coming to the Gold Coast, where developers are planning on constructing a new high-rise. At least that’s according to a new rendering recently shared on an online forum.

The proposed Gold Coast high-rise sits at the northwest corner of Oak and Dearborn streets, close to the Newberry Library. While currently few details on the developer are being released, the rendering suggests the building could house around 70 individual units and more than 160 parking spaces. 

While the proposal calls for keeping a portion of an existing building already at the site, it also includes adding a new tower to the property. That tower would be more than 30 stories tall. 

Currently still owned by the Warren Barr rehab and

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If you’re thinking about purchasing a loft-style home in the near future, we have several West Loop loft buildings you’ll want to consider.

400 S. Green

Also known as the Green Street Lofts, 400 S Green presents modern lifestyle options within a more historic setting. Originally constructed in the late 1800s, the reimagined building now house dozens of lofts, many of which have been additionally updated in recent years. It’s common to find plenty of exposed brick and ductwork, plus high ceilings and the option of on-site parking.

1017 W. Washington

Buyers are also treated to exposed brick and timber within 1017 W Washington. The West Loop property additionally provides a common rooftop deck plus the enjoyment of living close to some of

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Chicago’s highest-profile project is reportedly up for sale according to multiple news outlets. As first reported by Bloomberg News, prominent Chinese developer Dalian Wanda Group is seeking buyers to assume its 60% ownership stake in the mesmerizing new Vista Tower near the city’s lakefront, along with the $900 million Vista hotel and condo development in Beverley Hills, California.

According to the reports, the sell-off seems to be directly tied to Chinese regulators cracking down on risky offshore spending rather than current market conditions or the long term outlook for what will undoubtedly be one of Downtown Chicago’s premier residential high-rises.

It’s estimated that Wanda’s investment between the California project and Vista Tower here in

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It’s a mixed bag for luxury condo prices in Chicago right now. While some buildings are selling for a higher price per square foot, others are down in price.

Perhaps one of the biggest names right now is Trump, and reports suggest the condos at Trump International Hotel & Tower are among those down in price. According to some published reports, the sale price per square foot within the Chicago River tower was down about 12-percent from 2016 to 2017. In comparison, reports list the average sale price per square foot in 340 On the Park, located in Lakeshore East, up about 12-percent during the same time period.

While some brokers suggest it could be a reflection of the Trump presidency, others suggest increasing completion from newer construction, luxury

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In what’s been dubbed the most expensive home sale ever for the Chicago area, a local billionaire just paid $58 million for the top four levels of a new condo building on the city’s Near North side. Located at 9 W Walton Street, the building’s perhaps better known as No 9 Walton.

The $58 million sale price includes more than $21 million for the 38th floor penthouse. In addition, it’s nearly $13 million for the building’s entire 37th floor, another $12 million for the 36th floor and about $12.5 million for the 35th floor.

Until now, the previous highest price paid for a Chicago-area home stood at $19.5 million for a spacious mansion on Lake Michigan. While that home included more than 15,000 square feet of living space, it’s estimated this latest sale

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The area around Downtown Chicago is certainly booming, and three new construction condo developments only add to the appeal.

366 W. Superior

Located at 366 W Superior, the building, known as Superior House, will soon deliver a new round of luxury units to River North. Set to open in summer of 2019, the 12-story building will eventually include around three-dozen residences, garage parking, plus a dog run, rooftop terrace and a fitness center.

56 W. Huron

Meanwhile, 56 W Huron presents ultra luxurious units, also in River North. The boutique-style building enjoys less than a dozen full-floor units as well as a sprawling duplex penthouse. Expect to find private elevator entrances, large terraces and chef’s inspired kitchens.

360 W. Erie

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The vibrancy of the West Loop is only complimented by some of its residential options. If you’re in the market for a luxury loft, you’re sure to find a number of great selections in this part of Chicago.

1000 W. Washington

Found at 1000 W Washington, the unique units of 1000 West Washington number around 180, with nearly that many different floor plans. With up to four-bedrooms and 3,200 square feet of living space, the homes commonly come complete with hardwood floors, private balconies, soaring ceilings and exposed timber and brick.

312 N. May

In comparison, the spacious lofts of 312 N May are also known for exposed brick and pillars, high ceilings and hardwood flooring, as well as large windows and a large amount of storage space. In

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From its treasured museums to its luxury housing, the South Loop is filled with opportunity. The top upscale condo towers in the area right now certainly live up to the reputation.

1211 S. Prairie

Located at 1211 S Prairie Avenue, the Museum Park condos are stylishly tucked away inside a soaring glass tower. Serving up fantastic views of the lakefront, skyline and the surrounding area, the sophisticated condos are complimented by walls of windows, a fitness center and swimming pools.

1000 S. Michigan

Soaring to new heights above Michigan Avenue, 1000 S Michigan is on track to deliver unobstructed views from contemporary-style residences. Currently under construction, the building known as 1000M also promises such luxury amenities as a sundeck,

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Long considered one of Chicago’s most affluent neighborhoods, the Gold Coast also rightly contains some of the most expensive listings currently on the market. Filled with historic properties, designer boutiques and upscale restaurants, the area is also known for its ultra-luxurious real estate.

Currently, one of the priciest is an 8,000 square foot condo within the Mayfair. Priced at $8.95 million, the full-floor unit has undergone a custom renovation. Another unit within the same building is currently listed at $4.4 million.

Meanwhile, a four-bedroom, 5.5-bath unit is on the market for $8.5 million within 209 E Lake Shore Drive. There’s also the option of a massive 10,000 square foot duplex for $7.5 million at 1500 N Lake Shore Drive, or a four-bedroom in

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