February 2022

There are 3 blog entries for February 2022.

Fulton Market New Development Fulton Market could soon make way for a massive new apartment tower. If the plan goes through, it could become one of the largest residential complexes in Fulton Market.

The plan calls for a 32-story tower with 433 residential units on West Fulton Street. The developer behind the project is Fulton St Companies, which is working in conjunction with Chris Merrill, co-founder of Harrison Street Real Estate Capital.

The duo purchased the property at 1201-1215 West Fulton Street last fall for $20 million. Morris Adjmi Architects is the firm responsible for designing the new tower.

Fulton St Companies appears to be expanding from the West Loop, where the firm has seven properties with plans for six projects in all. Five of them are commercial developments, while

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Lake Geneva MansionA pricey Lake Geneva home just set a new record in terms of its sale price. The Driehaus Estate recently sold for $36 million.

That’s makes it the most expensive home ever sold in the State of Wisconsin. The more than 14,000-square foot mansion is situated on 40-acres of Geneva Lake.

Originally built around the turn-of-the-century, the estate has 13-bedrooms and 10 full baths. It also has five additional half-baths.

There are 13 fireplaces in the home, and its great room boasts sweeping 30-foot ceilings. The massive property also comes with its own four-bedroom guest house, some staff offices, a carriage house and a boathouse.

There’s even something described as a “children’s village” on the property. The home went on the market last October following the

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Chicago Modbox Homes For SaleBungalows and two-flats may be commonplace in some Chicago neighborhoods, but there’s a new home style that seems to be sweeping across the city. The homes are often called “Mod Boxes”, but no matter what you call them, they’re boxy, contemporary new residences.

It’s said these types of homes are the result of using computer-aided design programs. The homes are box-shaped, and sometimes covered by fiber cement panels or an aluminum-like façade.

They’ve been called “McModerns” or even “Gentrification Cubes” because these boxy homes are often constructed as replacement homes or infill homes in existing neighborhoods. In some cases, they’ve spread across entire blocks.

One editor and former columnist coined the named “Minecraft Modern”, because the homes seem

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