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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

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Because Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood is so saturated with high-rise residential buildings, it’s not uncommon for some highly-desirable locations to sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Whether it’s a lack of inventory for an extended period of time or perhaps new construction developments hogging all the headlines, overlooking a particular address is much easier to do than you might think.


Despite being one of our favorite Streeterville condo buildings for a multitude of reasons, one such building that’s easy to miss happens to be situated over at 160 E. Illinois—a location that puts residents just off the Chicago River and famed Magnificent Mile.

Built back in 2007 and home to 130 individual condo residences, 160 E. Illinois, also called Avenue

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The iconic Lake Point Tower condo building could be returning to rentals. About 30 years ago the tower changed from rentals to condos, and it appears the property may change back, and make history once again.

First constructed as rental apartments in the late 1960s, the property converted to condos in the late 1980s. At that time, it was the city’s largest conversion project. If the condos revert to apartments, it would again break records, this time marking the largest condo-to-apartment conversion project in Chicago history.

According to reports, some condo owners recently received letters inquiring about buying up units in the building and changing them to rentals. Current state law requires at least 75-percent of ownership to be in agreement in order

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The luxury home and condo market in Chicago has struggled in 2019 but that’s not stopping the developers of One Bennett Park from putting three luxury penthouses on the market that start at a jaw-dropping $14.3 million.

Oh—and each of these units, at that price point, all have unfinished living spaces.

The reason for the raw, unfinished units is simple—because buyers at this price point prefer to incorporate their own custom features, at least according to execs at Related Midwest.

Each penthouse condo at One Bennett Park is a full floor unit with exposures on all four sides. Each unit also comes with three garage spaces.

The 64th floor unit has 8,414 square feet and is listed at $16.8 million; the 65th floor unit has 7,582 square feet and is

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Chicago Co-Op ApartmentsIf you're looking to combine luxury with a co-op living experience, here are 3 co-op apartment buildings in Chicago that must be considered during your search.

1500 N Lake Shore

If your budget allows, consider some of the spectacular co-op apartments of 1500 N Lake Shore. Currently several three- and four-bedroom apartments are on the market in the building, including one particular two-level unit with 5,000 square feet of living space, priced at $3.5 million.

999 N Lake Shore

Another pricey co-op apartment building sits at 999 N Lake Shore. The vintage high-rise offers up sweeping lake views from its roof deck, plus a number of other stylish high-end additions. A pricey co-op apartment in the building right includes three-bedrooms, and is

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The Chicago city housing market cooled in the first quarter of the year, with the city performing much like the suburbs. Of the city’s 77 neighborhoods, sales were down in more than half of them during the first few months of 2019. Local agents have seen homes in some neighborhoods take longer to sell than they did during the same time period a year ago.

Analysts look at three key measures in determining a local market’s vitality. This includes the number of homes sold, the average time homes sit on the market and the median sale price.

In condos and townhomes specifically, no city neighborhoods saw improvements of all three measures during the first quarter of the year. In fact, only two neighborhoods in the Chicago area saw improvement in all three key

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The developers behind Streeterville’s Optima Signature apartment tower are exploring ways to enhance the living experience for residents and continued taking a step in that direction with the recent announcement of Egg Harbor Cafe opening up a location inside the building.

Primarily a breakfast, brunch, and lunch destination, the new Egg Harbor Cafe will be the restaurant’s first downtown Chicago location and it'll occupy about 5,000 square feet of space on the upper Illinois Street plaza. In addition, there will also be plenty of outdoor seating that overlooks one of downtown’s few quiet cul-de-sacs, and it’s close proximity to both the riverfront and Michigan Avenue should make it a convenient stop for just about anyone living, working, or visiting one

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If you’re in the market for a new luxury condo, you currently have several options to choose from within The Ritz-Carlton Residences. Right now the desirable property has several two- and three-bedroom condos up for sale or for rent. 

A two-bedroom, 2.5-bath unit with around 1,900 square feet of living space is renting right now for $9,100. In comparison, it’s possible to find several other two-bedroom floor plans priced starting at $1,000,000. The priciest two-bedroom currently on the market includes 2,800 square feet of living space, offered for $2.3 million.  

If you need more private space, a three-bedroom with 2,400 square feet of living space is currently on the market for around $1.88 million. The largest and most expensive condo is priced at

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Water Tower Place ChicagoAccording to a recent report from Crain’s, the co-founder of Chicago-based Vivid Seats has applied for a construction permit that would allow him to combine six units inside Water Tower Place—one of Streeterville’s most luxurious condo buildings.

As noted in the report, Mr. Vassilatos purchased the six units individually between 2010 and 2016, and the estimated cost to combine these units is somewhere in the $8.5 million range.

The condos are situated on three separate floors inside the building, and combined, offer more than 14,000 square feet of living space.

If actually finished, the newly revamped mega-space would likely become one of downtown Chicago’s most expensive residences.



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Part of the appeal behind living in one of Chicago's top luxury high-rises is having easy and direct access to all sorts of lifestyle amenities, which generally range from 24 hour door service and on-site parking to state-of-the-art exercise facilities and swimming pool decks. And while this list is hardly comprehensive, here's a closer look at which condo and apartment buildings in Streeterville offer the best amenities.

One Bennett Park

The ultra-luxurious selections of One Bennett Park offer the advantage of new construction in a prime setting. As well, added amenities range from the outdoor swimming pool and cabanas to a large fitness center, 24-hour concierge service, on-site parking and a dog service area.

465 N. Park

In comparison, 465

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