One of our favorite tasks as Realtors is to keep abreast of the latest homes on the market. A great way to do this is visit open houses. Each weekend there are literally hundreds of homes to choose from in our favorite neighborhoods. This weekend, we visited many fascinating homes.
430 E. North Water Street is a townhome along the Ogden Slip in Streeterville. With a private garage and rooftop deck, it’s like a suburban oasis in the busy city. People love this neighborhood because of it’s proximity to shopping, the lake and all the entertainment options of the city. These particular townhomes were built in the early 2000’s as part of the Riverview project between the Ogden Slip and the Chicago River. Once a morass of railroad lines, warehouses and factories, this area has slowly been transformed into what you see today, billions of dollars of real estate! For those who love history, this area forms the heart of Chicago, having been the site of much of the early commerce of the city along the river. The historical photographs and anecdotes are amazing!
Our favorite things about this home are the modern kitchen with granite countertops, plenty of storage space and extensive work area. The fireplace dining area is a magnificent touch which really makes this home special. Upstairs, the bedrooms are secluded and private, providing a welcome and restful home in the city. The private deck allows for million dollar views of the surrounding neighborhood. The nighttime view is particularly magnificent as millions of lights twinkle in the distance. One of the most amazing things about this home is the ability to pull right into your private garage, load and unload in the complete privacy and security of your own home. Check out the photos and the full listing at this link: https://goo.gl/maOggt. Of course, if you’d like to see this home it would be our pleasure to arrange a private showing for qualified buyers.
512 McClurg Court is another amazing property in Streeterville. We visited an open house on the 25th floor this past Sunday. People love to live here because of the welcoming lobby, terrific door staff, unmatched amenities like the workout room, community center and outdoor terrace. The homes themselves are private oasis in the city, with amazing views of the surrounding highrises, parks and even lake views from many units. This tower has a unique diagonal orientation on its lot, making this distinctive property a welcome site among surrounding buildings. It was built in 2010 and quickly filled with people who enjoy the city life. Check out the photos and the full listing at this link: https://goo.gl/LWBk5M Of course, if you’d like to see this home it would be our pleasure to arrange a private showing for qualified buyers.
No building has created such a stir as the most recent highrise tower known as the Aqua at 225 N. Columbus. This distinctive building with it’s wavy balconies has won many awards for the contribution to our skyline. The convenience of city living is demonstrated in this property which is a quick walk away from grocery shopping, recreational amenities and the commercial necessities of the loop. Inside the homes, the private balconies provide the most exquisite views of the surrounding city and lakefront. The amenities of this property are unmatched, with both indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor terrace, cabanas and even a private jogging track. We had the unique opportunity to visit a top floor rental currently listed at $6800 per month! We were awestruck at the 85-foot long wraparound balcony, the floor to ceiling windows and the modern kitchen. This open house exemplifies why we love our job —– exploring the finest residences in the city! Check out the photos and full listing at this link: https://goo.gl/LEH40r. Of course, if you’d like to see this home it would be our pleasure to arrange a private showing for qualified buyers.
CityView Condominiums at 448 – 480 N. McClurg Court offer reasonable home prices in the heart of Streeterville. These homes are nestled at the quiet end of McClurg Court down by the Chicago Riverwalk. People love the low-key garden style lobby entry with extensive greenery in front of large windows on the ground floor. They love the fitness room with beautiful mural and the recently remodeled entryway. These mid rise condominium homes offer reasonable assessments and a well-run association. We visited unit 719 in the north building, finding it to be clean, comfortable and waiting for the next owner. The updated kitchen is bright and spacious. There’s plenty of closet space and living area, including a nice deck overlooking the common area patios below. Check out the photos and the full listing at this link: https://goo.gl/ytWB5k. Of course, if you’d like to see this home it would be our pleasure to arrange a private showing for qualified buyers.
The ParkShore at 195 N. Harbor Drive is an amazing building right on the lakefront. It’s secluded way back at the eastern terminus of upper Randolph Drive in a private neighborhood that has little or no through traffic. There is quick access to the lakefront recreational amenities, nearby shopping, dining and the cultural activities of Michigan Avenue and the loop. Amenities at this building include an outdoor rooftop pool on the 56th floor, along with an extensive rooftop deck – perfect for watching the annual Chicago Air and Water Show! The top floor fitness center is also a treat, providing inspirational views to make your workout fly quickly! Residents also enjoy the top floor sauna and jacuzzi tub to make for a relaxing experience 365 days a year. We had a recent opportunity to explore a 33rd floor open house with a southeast vista overlooking the lake! We especially enjoyed the open floor plan, modern kitchen and plenty of closet space in this home. The view over the lake was just amazing! Check out the photos and the full listing at this link: https://goo.gl/oOHorP. Of course, if you’d like to see this home it would be our pleasure to arrange a private showing for qualified buyers.
These are just a sampling of the many fine homes available in Streeterville and the Lakeshore East neighborhoods. Let us know if you’d like to join us next time as we wander the neighborhood finding the best new homes on the market!