December 2017

There are 9 blog entries for December 2017.

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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With just a few days left in the year, a Chicago area mansion sets a new record sale price for 2017. Previously owned by philanthropist Ann Lurie, the sprawling Gold Coast home reportedly just sold to its neighbor, the Latin School of Chicago.

While the 18,000 square foot home was originally listed for more than $18 million a few years ago, published reports suggest the actual sale price this time around was $12 million. Still, that’s substantially more than other Chicago area homes have sold for in 2017. Until now the highest sale price for the year stood at $7.5 million. 

Originally constructed in the late 1800s, the Lurie mansion contains 12 bedrooms and 12 baths. As well, it also features an elevator, nine fireplaces, stained glass windows and

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As we embark on a brand new year, new details are forming on some of the West Loop’s most expensive new listings. Among the priciest is a more than $5.67 million dollar penthouse unit within 900 West.

As well, there’s also the option of a second floor unit in the same building listed at $3.59 million and a sixth floor unit, currently priced at $2.98 million. The sleek building sits just steps away from Restaurant Row, with an appealing array of features and finishes expected to be delivered to buyers this coming summer.

Other options exist within the penthouse units of Hayden West Loop. This ultra-luxurious building offers spacious new units including private terraces, some of which are listed for around $3.9 million.

Yet even more listings exist within

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The New Year is almost here, and some of Chicago’s top new construction developments of 2017 are ready to usher in 2018 in a big way. Here's a quick look at just a few of our favorite new developments that officially kicked off sometime over the past year:

Vista Tower 

Rising higher and higher above the Chicago River’s south bank, Vista Tower promises dramatic views and a towering design sure to reshape the future of Lakeshore East. This dynamic 90+ story high-rise is under construction right now, but will some day be one of the tallest buildings in the entire city.

Residential options at Vista Tower range from one- to four-bedroom condos, along with full-floor penthouse units, offering up sweeping, 360-degree views of the city. An amenity floor

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As many of us begin making our New Year’s resolutions, for some that means a change in the place we call home. If you’re in the market for a luxury Chicago apartment, we’ve discovered three clear favorites heading into 2018.

Landmark West Loop 

With an impressive West Loop address, the Landmark West Loop apartments are designed with upscale, modern features and finishes in mind. This impressive building offers your choice of everything from a cozy studio apartment to a sprawling three-bedroom penthouse unit with massive windows and an open concept. 

Other features of the building include a swimming pool and sundeck, a hot tub, plus room for grilling and an outdoor fire pit. In addition, the building also offers a fitness center, demo kitchen, a

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Luxury traditionally abounds in the Gold Coast, where high-rises blend with row houses and spacious mansions to present some of the most impressive real estate options in the entire Chicago area.

While it’s difficult to narrow down the list of the top condo buildings, some of our favorites definitely make the hot list for 2017.

65 E. Goethe

The elegant design of 65 E Goethe ushers in abundant luxuries, from sensational lake, skyline and park views to the upscale finishes found throughout the homes. The inspirational condos feature such high-end extras as wide plank flooring, custom molding, designer kitchens and stainless steel appliances.

A short stroll from the lake or from impressive options in dining and shopping, the luxury building also features

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Some of Chicago’s hottest rental buildings are filled with added amenities and an array of housing options.

Spoke Chicago

Ranging from a cozy studio to a more spacious penthouse, the rentals of Spoke Chicago are complimented by clean contemporary lines and walls of windows. With quartz countertops and high ceilings, the units definitely deliver to new residents. The building also offers up a concierge, hospitality bar, yoga room and more.

EMME Chicago

Meanwhile the stylish EMME Chicago serves up a range of rentals in everything from studios to two-bedrooms in the West Loop. The building also offers its residents access to a rooftop lounge, garden and farm, plus planned community events throughout the year.


In comparison, the

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Long considered one of Chicago’s most desirable areas, several Lincoln Park high-rises surprisingly exist somewhat under the radar and are definitely worth a closer look if you're someone who is currently in the market for a new place to call home:

2400 Lakeview

One such building is 2400 N Lakeview. First constructed in the mid-1960s, the building rises up 30-stories along the park’s edge, containing room for studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. This full-amenity building also features an outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, along with a 24-hour doorman and fitness center.

1660 N. LaSalle

Right across from Lincoln Park and the Chicago History Museum, 1660 N LaSalle also enjoys sweeping views of the lake and the city skyline. This

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Well, it finally happened—a fully automated restaurant has now officially made its debut in downtown Chicago, and it happens to be located right here in the Gold Coast. 

Located at 1 W. Division, the new Wow Bao restaurant takes orders from either an app or an in-store kiosk, and once its ready for pick-up, it will be placed in one of 12 cubbies that will display the customer’s name using a LED light. 

In the front of the restaurant is a small counter for dining-in customers, however the concept is designed for easy in-and-out carry-out. 

As for the food, the new Gold Coast Wow Bao location features its signature menu, along with a couple new rice bowl options, as well as Do-Rite Donuts and coffee during the morning hours. 

When the weather

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