It’s Starting to Look a Little Like London in Chicago’s Near North
Jun27

It’s Starting to Look a Little Like London in Chicago’s Near North

We love Chicago skyscrapers.  Who doesn’t?  But too many skyscrapers can make a city look like a mess.  Walking down the streets of Hong Kong, you can’t appreciate the architecture because you can’t see it towering above you. Chicago, on the other hand, is a variety pack of architecture styles and sizes.  Even the new construction.  Take, for example, the Chestnut Row Homes in the Near North neighborhood. The...

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Big Hole at 111 West Chestnut, to be Filled With Row Homes
Dec30

Big Hole at 111 West Chestnut, to be Filled With Row Homes

It’s no Deep Tunnel, but that big hole in the ground at 111 West Chestnut Street in the city’s Near North neighborhood means there are finally signs of life on the row homes we’ve been waiting to see for, like, ever. Coming soon will be a group of eight (really) high-end rentals – as in, $15,000/month high, according to the developer at the Plan Commission meeting – designed by the architects at Booth...

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Coveted New Row Houses Coming to Downtown Chicago
Feb03

Coveted New Row Houses Coming to Downtown Chicago

You don’t have to be a real estate broker to know that townhouses and graystones in downtown Chicago are among the most highly-desired properties in the midwest.  Just watch a few of the seemingly hundreds of episodes of House Hunters on HGTV and you’ll see dozens of aspirational 20- and 30-something couples lusting after  historic-looking, small-scale urban dwellings in the heart of the city.  Of course, with scarcity...

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