January 2015

Found 12 blog entries for January 2015.

The Chicagoan Apartments For Rent

A prominent Gold Coast high-rise is undergoing a change of ownership, as recent reports have surfaced that a venture led by Bob Buford is purchasing The Chicagoan—a 221-unit apartment tower at Rush Street and Chicago Avenue.

Built back in 1990 and standing 36 stories high, The Chicagoan was once one of the premier places to call home in downtown Chicago roughly 25 years ago, but as the market has evolved and buildings have started to include considerably more lifestyle amenities, some might consider this Gold Coast apartment tower to now be a bit of a fixer-upper. What can’t be argued however, is the building’s prime location, which is just steps from Michigan Avenue and a host of shopping and dining options all along Rush Street.

Over the past few

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Pinstripes River East Starting in just 3 days, foodies around Chicago will be out in full force for Chicago Restaurant Week—a two week extravaganza that celebrates the ever-evolving dining scene here in the greatest food-city on earth. Although roughly 250 restaurants will be participating in this year’s event, there won’t be a better time to check out one of downtown Chicago’s newest attractions, Pinstripes in River East.

A unique bistro, bowling and bocce concept that occupies 33,000 square feet in the iconic loft building at 435 E. Illinois Street, Pinstripes will make its official debut this Saturday while also rolling out a special menu for the upcoming Restaurant Week, which can be seen below.

In all, the new Pinstripes indoor/outdoor entertainment venue houses 11

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West Loop Real Estate For Sale

When you combine the unique industrial history of the area, its newfound reputation as being the go-to neighborhood for fine dining, and the fact that our office is located right in the heart of all the action, it’s safe to say the West Loop is among our favorite locations in all of downtown Chicago.

If you're looking for an authentic loft or work-live space, few downtown neighborhoods feature a better selection of options, while the constant development and growing popularity of the West Loop also makes it attractive to those looking for a newer construction condo or luxury apartment for rent.   

Whatever needs or wants you may have for your downtown Chicago home search, the West Loop sure to have something that will meet and exceed all your

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500 N. Milwaukee Apartments

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard about what’s happening at 500 N. Milwaukee—a prime piece of real estate located in the heart of the River West neighborhood. Although the Chicago Plan Commission approved a large 14-story, two-building project well over a year ago, nothing has really happened since…until just last week.

At long last, it looks like developers finally broke ground for what will eventually bring a 227 residential units and 88 parking spaces for tenants to what seems to be a very up-and-coming part of town.

Although technically not part of Fulton Market, where restaurants, bars, and of course the new office development that Google will soon call home keep popping up, River West is a unique and very desirable location for home

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Lofts at River East - 445 E. Illinois, Chicago IL

When you first think about Chicago lofts for rent, Streeterville isn’t exactly a location in the city that first comes to mind. Instead, areas like River North, the South Loop, and the West Loop are parts of the Windy City that are much more known for their authentic loft conversions, but that could very well change soon with the redevelopment of 445 E. Illinois Street—The Lofts at River East.

Originally built between 1905 and 1920, this historic structure is unlike anything else you’ll find in the surrounding Streeterville neighborhood, which mostly consists of towering residential and commercial high-rises.

Standing only 6 stories high in the front and 7 stories high in the rear, it’s classic red brick facade almost takes you back in time to Chicago’s

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Luxury New Eastside Rentals

When it comes to high-rise living, the views seen from a particular unit usually play a big role in how desirable a space is to potential renters or occupants. Whether it’s a sweeping view of Lake Michigan, a unique perspective of Chicago’s extraordinary skyline, or a sprawling outlook of any number of different park spaces around Chicago, there’s something to be said for a great downtown apartment with fabulous views of our beautiful city.  

Given there are so many different options and high-rises to consider around downtown Chicago, finding a home with a great view of the lake, the skyline, or one of downtown’s renowned parks isn’t terribly difficult. But finding an available unit that features all three? Well, that’s a different story altogether.

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1K Fulton was an ambitious project that transformed the old Fulton Market Cold Storage building into brand-new, state-of-the-art office and retail space in one of Chicago’s hottest areas—the West Loop and Fulton Market district.

A 10-story building that’s also now connected to a new 6-story structure, 1K Fulton offers flexible floor plans, stunning interiors, and sweeping views of downtown Chicago’s spectacular skyline to businesses of all different sizes.

As many already know, the West Loop has quickly elevated itself into one of the more desirable places to call home, and if you happen to also work at 1K Fulton, it certainly makes it that much more attractive to potential home buyers who are looking for both a trendy place to live and an easy commute to

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401 N. Aberdeen #2N - West Loop Loft For Rent

Although not yet on the MLS®, we wanted to give our readers a sneak peak at a new listing Chicago’s Property Shop will be bringing to market later this week. A 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom loft located at the fabulous 401 N. Aberdeen, adequate living space surely won’t be an issue at this spectacular Fulton Market-West Loop area loft for rent.

In total, about 3,000 square feet encompass 401 N. Aberdeen #2N, while it’s roomy open layout will make residents feel like they’ve got the entire building all to themselves. The kitchen includes upgraded cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, ample counter space, and even a little breakfast bar that extends out into the main living area.

Gleaming hardwood floors, a fireplace, plenty of track lighting, a massive main

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Condos & Lofts For Sale Near Adams & Sangamon Park - West Loop
Chicago’s West Loop might be known most for its wide range of restaurants, cafes and eateries, but since the opening of Adams and Sangamon Park back in 2012, dog-owners and those who simply love spending time outdoors here in the big city are also being drawn to the area for its rapidly expanding outdoor recreational areas as well.

Along with its wide open space and unique misting gate installation, a children’s playground, a dog park, various park benches and seating, and lots of green grass also make this a great spot to let the dog stretch his legs or have the kids burn off all that extra energy.

For the most part, Adams & Sangamon Park was designed to bring West Loop residents closer and provide a common space they can all enjoy and share

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1000 W. Washington Lofts For Rent

1000 W. Washington is one of our favorite loft buildings in the entire West Loop. Its central location within the neighborhood puts residents close to countless restaurants, cafes, and taverns in the area, while inside, each unit boasts all the classic interior characteristics you’d want in a new loft-style condo like high ceilings, wide open floor plans, exposed brick and duct work, and even private outdoor space in most cases.

Most lofts for rent at 1000 W. Washington have also been updated to include all the modern features and fixtures you’d want in a chic new West Loop rental, and there’s no better demonstration of that than inside one of the coolest units you’ll ever see hit the market—1000 W. Washington #204.

A rarely available corner loft, 1000

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