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8 East Huron Ready to Sign on the Dotted Line

If you’re looking for luxury digs near Holy Name Cathedral, but don’t feel like spending $70 million to combine the top four floors of an unnamed hyper-lux skyscraper under construction nearby, CA Ventures has the building for you.

Rendering of 8 East Huron (Courtesy of CA Ventures and the Habitat Company)

Rendering of 8 East Huron (Courtesy of CA Ventures and the Habitat Company)

You can now pre-live at 8 East Huron, the 26-story Valerio Dewalt Train Associates-designed building that recent went into pre-leasing mode on the corner of State and Huron in the city’s Near North neighborhood.

We’ve been following 8 East Huron for a couple of years, since it was just rumors about maximizing the value of two 1889 graystones.  Those buildings are just a memory now, and what’s replaced them appears to be a solid entry into the re-population of downtown Chicago.

The 102-unit building sports such high-end punchlist items as quartz countertops (granite went out with stainless steel appliances), custom cabinets, and the potential for plumbing fixtures from our friends across the border in Kohler, Wisconsin.

In a city where the apartment amenity arms race has brought us to the point that a building in River North has its own bard, 8 East isn’t being left behind.  Its nuclear amenity is a private, curated art collection.  Which is a great idea if you’re an art lover. And an even better idea if you’re offended by the idea of having to pay $30 a head to visit the Art Institute.  (You can always pop down to Saint Louis where its near-equal art museum is free!)

Press release follows the photos.

Pre-Leasing Begins at Boutique Rental Tower 8 East Huron in Chicago’s River North

First move-ins at 26-story,102-unit luxury apartment building slated for October 2017

CHICAGO — CA Residential LLC, the multifamily investment and development division of Chicago-based CA Ventures, has announced the start of pre-leasing at 8 East Huron, a 102-unit boutique luxury rental building in Chicago’s River North neighborhood that is scheduled to open this fall. Luxury Living Chicago Realty is the exclusive marketing and leasing brokerage for the 26-story tower, while The Habitat Company will manage the property.


“8 East Huron is the ideal residential option for today’s sophisticated urban renter who has graduated from living in a massive high-rise but still wants five-star amenities with access to everything the River North and Gold Coast neighborhoods have to offer,” said Bob Flannery, chief operating officer of CA Ventures. “Nearly all apartments are corner units, with only four units on some floors. A central location in one of the most desirable downtown neighborhoods puts residents within walking distance of the city’s greatest amenities, including the shops and restaurants of the Gold Coast and Magnificent Mile. Yet, for all the action outside its front door, 8 East Huron provides a level of intimacy and privacy rarely available in a full-amenity rental building.”

Wrapped entirely in glass, the building boasts spectacular city views and its own private art collection curated by the Chicago Art Source and displayed throughout common areas. The community’s junior one-, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as ultra-luxury three-bedroom, 3½-bath suites located on the 22nd and 23rd floors, range in size from 540 to 2,680 square feet, with rents between $2,195 and $15,995. All units are outfitted with high-end finishes, including wood plank flooring throughout living areas, Miele appliances, quartz countertops, custom Snaidero cabinetry, and Grohe and Kohler plumbing fixtures. In addition, apartments include in-unit washer and dryer, with private balconies in select plans.


8 East Huron also features 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space, located on the 24th floor. Amenities include an outdoor infinity-edge stainless steel pool adjacent to a sun deck and outdoor grilling stations. Additionally, residents will have access to a demonstration kitchen with professional-grade appliances; resident lounge; media room; fitness center with yoga room; and on-site pet spa with dog run. The amenity offerings will be complemented by an extensive service staff that includes a 24-hour concierge attendant.

“8 East Huron is an exciting example of what Chicago renters can expect when three world-class industry experts — CA Ventures, Habitat and Luxury Living Chicago – work together to redefine upscale rental living in the city,” said Sheila Byrne, executive vice president of property management of The Habitat Company. “Beyond its prime location, this building will exceed the expectations of discerning residents who demand thoughtfully designed floor plans, service-based conveniences and top-notch amenities – all with a twist of innovation and creativity.”


Because the building is still under construction, the Luxury Living Chicago leasing team is offering a virtual realty experience that allows interested renters to see select apartments and amenities from every angle, just as if they were standing in the real building.


“8 East Huron is such an impressive building that we couldn’t just tell renters what they could expect from it; we wanted them to experience it for themselves,” said Aaron Galvin, founder and CEO of Luxury Living Chicago Realty. “Unique amenities like the modern rooftop with its infinity-edge stainless steel pool come to life through the VR tour, allowing prospective residents to envision themselves relaxing by the pool or grilling with friends. Response from the market has been tremendous, with the building already 20 percent pre-leased.”


Residents of 8 East Huron will be steps away from a host of conveniences and entertainment options, including Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Eataly, the AMC 600 North Michigan 9 movie theater and numerous restaurants.

Leasing for 8 East Huron is currently being conducted by appointment only. For more information on the community, or to schedule a virtual reality tour, visit


Location: 8 East Huron Street, Near North

Author: Editor

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