Neighborhoods

One-of-a-Kind Penthouse with Forever Views

This elegant, one-of-a-kind, dramatic penthouse apartment is the most beautifully designed and luxurious residence in Chicago!  Gary Lee & Partners chose exotic materials from around the globe to distinguish this residence from the ordinary. Utilizing a discerning eye for style and comfort, the designers created a highly customized home featuring fantastic entertainment space, sumptuous bedrooms with ensuite baths, and a dreamy rooftop deck with unobstructed views of the city and lake. The attention to detail is unsurpassed with walls clad in incredible tigerwood, polished travertine slabs, poured concrete, silk wall coverings and exceptional millwork and built-ins. Oversized 10-foot high solid wood doors expand the 60 feet of south-facing floor-to- ceiling glass and 10-foot high ceilings throughout.  A custom bronze and steel artistically-designed spiral staircase leads up to a glass solarium and private roof deck. The roof deck has an automatic sprinkler system for flowerpots, and glass railings to maximize the views. This rooftop oasis is the absolute perfect place to…

Decorator’s Delight in Lakeview

Come home to this 2BD/ 2BA chic, decorator’s dream in East Lakeview.  You will be charmed by this upgraded vintage condo in a stately vintage boutique courtyard building oozing with character. Upon entry, there’s a huge foyer covered in dreamy wallpaper, and the entire space is encased with sunlight.  Highlights include a wood-burning fireplace in the living room with custom mantle, plaster ceiling moldings throughout, hardwood floors, formal dining room, and newly redone bathrooms- highlighting the vintage features while adding a modern element.  Enjoy the perfect master suite complete with ensuite master bath and walk-in closet!  The split floor plan allows for additional privacy as well.  In-unit washer/dryer sets this highly designed home apart from many other vintage properties. Steps from the Lake, shopping, and transportation…  You will never want to leave!   Don’t forget to enjoy the rooftop terrace with city and lake views- perfect for a Chicago summer BBQ.

Gold Coast Views at Hanover House

Gorgeous open views facing east and south in this rare corner unit on high floor. This rare find in Hanover House was gutted to the studs. All you need are your suitcases in this fully furnished condo! Open, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances- Fisher Paykel refrigerator, dark wood custom cabinets w/granite countertops, and cantilevered peninsula. Open living and dining space with custom, new floor-to-ceiling windows with new custom mesh shades.  Beautiful bamboo hardwood floors throughout common spaces with new carpeting in bedrooms.  Elite Nest thermostat and new mechanicals. Gutted bathroom has honed marble countertop & wood vanity, enormous walk-in shower w/seamless glass doors, ceramic floors, and inset mirrored medicine cabinet. Master bedroom includes custom armoires with large Samsung TV. Abundance of organized closets throughout.  Includes leather sofas, beds, dressers, lamps, tables, TV’s but can be purchased without furniture as well. Spectacular, newly renovated outdoor pool with huge sundeck and BBQ grills. Popular…

Perfect Pied-à-Terre in the Gold Coast

Stunning, just completed gut renovation of an oversized 2 bedroom with 2 full bathrooms- a rarity for the building!  Gorgeous finishes including dark wood stained floors, white kitchen cabinets with grey quartz countertops with subway tile marble backsplash and center island.  Enjoy the open floor plan complete with a wood-burning fireplace- an amenity unique to only 4 units in the building- faced in black granite. Master bedroom has bay windows facing the gorgeous and newly restored Restoration Hardware (north and west views).  Amazing storage with custom built closets and built-in shelves in both master and second bedrooms.  Luxurious white marble bathrooms have dark bronze fixtures and custom glass doors on showers. This is a totally unique apartment with an extra dining area off the kitchen and a second full bathroom.  Trendy sliding barn door separates the living space from the bedrooms. All the windows have been recently replaced and there’s…

Amazing Architecture in Lincoln Park

An architecturally-significant home designed by the prominent and innovative architects, Wheeler Kearns, sits on a landscaped oversized double lot – 50’ x 175’ on a quiet premier street in East Lincoln Park – steps to Lincoln Park, the Lake, public transportation and unlimited stores and restaurants.   An impressive set-back entry and large front porch is only the beginning of the vast outdoor space throughout.  The classic red brick exterior fits in perfectly with the grandeur of the street, but when you step inside you are in a transformed space.  The timeless appeal of this home achieves the balance between sophistication and drama with a floor plan that is ideal for family living as well as for elegant entertaining.  The entire rear elevation is a glass box – a dramatic 2-story space of 3 sides of floor-to-ceiling walls of glass that draws the outdoors in by surrounding you with mature trees…

The Best of Bucktown

Architecturally exciting, 7,000 s.f CONTEMPORARY home on DOUBLE LOT 48 x 121 in best Bucktown location! 11’ hi ceilings, 5″ quarter-sawn oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and the highest level of design and finishes!  Ann Sacks tiles and marble throughout, Antoniolupi bathrooms throughout, Poliform library, Maharam wall coverings, several iconic light fixtures, video security monitoring, and underground self irrigating sprinkler systems.  Gourmet chef’s kitchen with Miele refrigerator, separate Miele freezer, 2 Miele dishwashers, 60″ Wolf Professional range with 2 ovens, grill, griddle, and warming lights. Custom Ernestomeda dark wood & grey lacquered cabinetry, huge cantilevered white quartz waterfall island. Adjacent Butler’s Pantry includes separate wine and beverage refrigerators, ice maker and second sink. Ideal open floor plan with a separate formal dining room with two-sided gas fireplace plus a spacious breakfast room and 21’x17′ family room. 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms in addition to a lavish Master Bedroom Suite with spa-like…

Art Deco Townhome On Coveted Lincoln Park Block

This contemporary townhome feels like a single-family home with its setback private side entry, fee simple ownership, and no monthly assessments.  Filled with sunshine, this Art Deco-inspired design also has an ideal floor plan for family life and entertaining.  All three levels have Oak hardwood floors and carpeting on the lower level.  Enter through a private side entry and enjoy an enormous 29′ x 25′ landscaped backyard with raised deck for additional lounging. The first floor boast a 2-story, dramatic living room with gas fireplace and Art-Deco inspired mantle.  A wall of glass windows faces the beautiful yard setting the backdrop for a serene living room.  Sunny formal dining room and kitchen with SubZero refrigerator, wood cabinets, Bosch, and Miele built-in Espresso machine. The well-designed floor plan has 2 bedrooms on the second floor as well as a large tiled bathroom. The entire third floor is your master suite with enviable custom-organized…

Modern Living in Smith Park

4000 s.f. STUNNING MODERN LIVING IN COVETED SMITH PARK. Just completed brick SFH 4 BD, 3 1/2 BA plus media room, as well as 3 outdoor areas to relax or entertain.  2-car garage also serves as functional party space opening into stadium style steps and HUGE outdoor backyard- let the merriment extend everywhere. Sophisticated, stunning architecture, thoughtfully designed for a family and for entertaining! Walls of glass, 10′ hi ceilings, 8′ solid doors, living room with modern gas fireplace, built-in buffet and bar w/beverage cooler in dining rm.  Also enjoy a chef’s gourmet kitchen with Wolf 6-burner range & SubZero refrigerator, white lacquered custom cabinetry with white quartz countertops and 8′ waterfall island adjacent to the family room. 3 spacious bedrooms on second floor with ensuite bathrooms, huge master suite on third floor with 12′ vaulted ceiling, walk-in custom closet, large terrace and luxurious marble and stone tiled bathroom with…

Sweeping Lake Views at Lake Point Tower

Move right in! Just completed to perfection! Thoughtfully re-designed, brand new renovation with sweeping, stunning views of the Lake and Navy Pier – 2 BR/ 2BA at full-amenity Lake Point Tower, known for its outstanding service and huge outdoor pool and gardens plus indoor pool/exer rm. All new porcelain white stone floors throughout and extensive custom lacquered wood built-ins with enormous storage space! Gorgeous chef’s white wood lacquered custom kitchen with new high-end appliances and a wine cooler, large island with quartz counters cantilevered for stools, track lighting, back-lit glass upper cabinets w/quartz backsplash,and high end fixtures and motorized window shades throughout. All new bathrooms w/porcelain tiles, and a brand new stackable washer/dryer with extra storage. Both bedrooms have extra custom wood built-in cabinetry and large closets. Just bring your clothes! Plus 3 deeded parking spaces are available for purchase as well.  Extensive building amenities include: Fitness room plus yoga, squash/raquetball/basketball…

Up-and-Coming Neighborhood: Smith Park

It’s not easy to predict the next “it” neighborhood, however our family has been in tune to Chicago trends, particularly after studying real estate cycles and driving every inch of this city.  A common element in these up-and-coming neighborhoods is foodie establishments.  Often we see popular restaurateurs opening new dining experiences in neighborhoods on the brink of discovery.  The Gillman Group discovered food and so much more in Smith Park. Smith Park is west of Western Avenue – near our favorite corner at Augusta and California.  There, restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff has opened C.C. Ferns, catering to locals looking for great coffee and a quiet place to work.  They boast an impressive cigar collection which somehow seems apropos in the eclectic, rustic, atmosphere.  Around the corner he also acquired the beloved lounge, California Clipper, and has revived it to it’s former glory.   Brendan Sodikoff is currently one of the most interesting and adventurous restaurateurs looking to be a pioneer, not just in restaurant concepts, but also in…

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