Gold Coast Real Estate News

Information about Gold Coast real estate news. Read about everything happening around the Gold Coast, including new construction updates, market tidbits, and anything that relates to commercial and residential real estate in the Gold Coast. Also start browsing active Gold Coast real estate for sale, or contact Gold Coast Realty for help with your home or condo search around Downtown Chicago.

There are currently 57 blog entries related to this category.

61 E. Banks ApartmentsFor fantastic views, top amenities and plenty of private inclusions, it’s easy to come up with at least three great reasons to rent at 61 E Banks in 2021. This newer construction building sits in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, and certainly offers an appealing option for renters searching in the area.

Spectacular Lakefront Location 

The boutique at 61 E. Banks property enjoys some impressive lake views in an ideal setting. And outside of each individual unit, some of the best views are possible from the building’s private rooftop club and terrace.

Pet-Friendly Combined with Luxe Amenities  

The pet-friendly building also adds in such desirable amenities as a valet, garage parking, a fitness center and a full-time concierge. In addition,

451 Views, 0 Comments.

1500 N. Lake Shore Luxury CondoA rare opportunity to own a lavish Gold Coast penthouse has presented itself at 1500 N. Lake Shore Drive. What some are calling “the most astonishing penthouse ever built in the city of Chicago,” the six-bedroom, 8,000 square foot duplex hit the market for an equally astonishing asking price of $17 million.

Occupying the entire 24th and 25th floors of 1500 N. Lake Shore Drive, the unit hitting the market is especially significant given it has only had three owners since the
building’s construction back in 1929.

Interior finishes include vaulted ceilings, direct elevator access into a grand formal entry, a 40-foot long walnut paneled gallery hall, 20’ high original coffered ceilings, a library, original bronze hardware, hand-carved doors, and even a

290 Views, 0 Comments.

Another Gold Coast luxury property is now off the market, in case you missed it. Former University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops recently sold one of his properties for $1.68 million.

Stoops and his wife paid $2.2 million for the property in 2006. It had originally been on the market for considerably more.

Stoops put the Greystone up for sale in 2017 for $2.7 million after purchasing another row home right next door. Over the years he’s reportedly made five price cuts to the home.

Most recently the property was listed for just under $1.8 million. The four-story mansion was built in the mid 1880s.

It includes 3.5-baths, five fireplaces and an eat-in kitchen with a large island. In addition, the property features high ceilings, a lower level family

305 Views, 0 Comments.

Gold Coast Expensive Condos Get familiar with the luxury market in Chicago's fabulous Gold Coast neighborhood by taking a closer look at the most expensive condos currently on the market right now...

840 N. Lake Shore Drive #2601

$13.5 million

Listed at $13.5 million, this six-bedroom, 8+-bath unit at 840 N Lake Shore is easily at the top of the list. Measuring in at around 8,800 square feet of living space, this Lakeshore Park penthouse is topped off by another 1,100 square feet of private outdoor space.

The penthouse was custom designed with 12-foot ceilings, a wine cellar, game and media rooms and even leather flooring in its home office. Designed for the ultimate in upscale living and entertaining, the home also comes with three garage parking spaces.

The Palmolive #31A

271 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Chicago Apartment Buildings Near Dog ParkIf you're a dog owner looking for a new apartment somewhere in the Downtown Chicago area, chances are living near a dog park is high up on your list of priorities. So, to help get your search started off in the right direction, we've started a running list of Chicago's top luxury apartment buildings near a downtown dog park.


At 76-stories high, NEMA rises high above the South Loop with some fantastic views overlooking the lake, downtown and Grant Park. The building is conveniently positioned near Grant Bark Park; an off-leash park that’s fully fenced and even offers a doggy drinking fountain.

73 E. Lake

Just steps away from Michigan Avenue, 73 E Lake offers luxury apartments complemented by such amenities as an outdoor deck, theater, pet

239 Views, 0 Comments.

Luxury Chicago Condos BuildingsWith the month of October nearly in the books and Thanksgiving right around the corner, what better time to take a closer look at what we consider to be 10 of Chicago’s top places to call home, especially if you’re planning to be in the market for a new luxury condo later this year or in 2020. So without further ado, here are the 10 Chicago condo buildings we’re thankful for most this holiday season.

10) Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Located at 11 E. Walton, this hotel-condo combination is certainly considered among Chicago's most exclusive buildings, and if you're looking for a place where you can enjoy world-class hotel-style amenities 24 hours a day, there are few better options than the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.  [Search condos for sale at Waldorf

1,639 Views, 0 Comments.

Gold Coast DevelopmentAn existing parking ramp could soon transform into the site of a new condo tower in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Developers recently released plans for the 40 W Oak high-rise.

The slender tower plans for just 90 upscale condos and 160 parking spaces. Some of those spaces would be reserved for the neighboring rehab center.

The 500-foot building is taller than some nearby buildings, but shorter than others. It’s said to still retain some signature style points of its architect, however, including ornamental balconies, a sculpted crown, stepped corners and vertical buttresses. Still, it has been toned down when compared to an earlier rendering of the project that was released last year.

The height of the building means it has to proceed through

320 Views, 0 Comments.

The fall season is one of the busier times of the year for the housing market, and that's especially the case for Chicago's luxury market. As of now, here are just a few condo buildings where you'll find some of the Windy City's most expensive real estate as we approach the end of summer.

One Bennett Park

Luxury is key at One Bennett Park with its spa and salon, swimming pools, outdoor kitchens and a fitness center. Although it has several multi-million-dollar condos currently on the market, a penthouse unit tops $15 million, complete with more than 7,500 square feet of customizable living space.

840 N. Lake Shore

Located at 840 N Lake Shore, Residences of Lakeshore Park is a luxury high-rise in Streeterville. This full-amenity building

351 Views, 0 Comments.

Looking for a luxury co-op apartment in Chicago for under $1 million? Where know just where you need to start your search...

1120 N. Lake Shore

The price point affords several options at 1120 N Lake Shore. The Gold Coast co-op currently has a number of residences to choose from priced under $1 million, including a three-bedroom with an impressive 2,400 square feet of living space.

12 E. Scott

Staying in the Gold Coast, 12 E Scott provides the option of an entire floor of living space for under $1 million. The budget allows for high ceilings, an eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors and access to a common rooftop deck.

70 E. Cedar

A similar priced point can also get you in the door of 70 E Cedar. The building currently offers your choice of a

296 Views, 0 Comments.

Wondering where to find a classic and elegant co-op style apartment in Chicago? We've identified several co-ops in the Gold Coast buyers should consider right now.

1242 N. Lake Shore

With amenities including a fitness center, doorman and some private balconies, 1242 N Lake Shore is easily one of the top choices for buyers. Current options in the Gold Coast building range from a two-bedroom unit to a sweeping four-bedroom unit with more than 2,700 square feet of living space.

70 E. Cedar

Another top building sits at 70 E Cedar. This 1920s-era building has several units currently on the market, including a two-bedroom with 1,200 square feet of living space, on up to a four-bedroom with well more than twice the amount of space.

1320 N. State

433 Views, 0 Comments.