Neighborhoods

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…

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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