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…

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…

Curb Appeal Matters

We’ve already discussed that first impressions are everything, but first impressions don’t start upon entering a home.  88% of home-buyers initiate their search online and of those 63% will drive past a property they like.  What do they see? The home’s exterior includes the front door, hand railings and stairs, condition of the façade, landscaping, garage, and the parkways and sidewalks.  Consequently, maintaining the exterior impacts the potential number of viewers a listed home receives. Look at your home objectively and decide what you would like to see as a potential buyer.  A clean and neat appearance can subliminally convey to buyers that the home is well-maintained. We know it’s a challenge with children to put bicycles or toys away, but doing these small tasks and picking up debris, make for a more pleasing entry.  Additionally, you may find issues you have previously not paid attention to-  cracking paint, dirty…

Boutique Building in the Gold Coast

Exquisite, luxurious, 4,700 square feet in iconic architectural boutique building in the Gold Coast with 10’ ceilings and 60’ of floor-to-ceiling windows. Lounge on huge terrace facing east down Oak Street and south. Completely custom home by Booth Hansen with high-end gourmet kitchen, family room off the kitchen with mahogany built-ins, opulent master suite with 19’ x 13’ walk-in closet and 20’ x 15’ lavish marble bathroom with steam shower and multi-jets. Totally unique gem. Includes 3-car parking, 24 hour doorman.

Gold Coast Luxury Condominium

Elegance exudes from this custom, dramatic 3 bedroom/ 3 1/2 bathroom home in a unique, luxury Gold Coast architecturally-stunning building. 10 foot high ceilings with 60 feet of floor-to-ceiling glass enjoys forever west and south views. Lounge on huge outdoor private terrace off the gourmet Poggenpohl kitchen and family room with custom wood built-ins.