Featured, Luxury

Coming Soon: Luxury Living at 1000M

Chicago has a new skyscraper in the works. Located at 1000 South Michigan Avenue, 1000M is a new luxury condo development currently in pre-construction. Towering 74 stories tall, the building will overlook Grant Park and offer sweeping views of Lake Michigan. Designed by world-renowned architect Helmut Jahn, alongside interiors by Chicago native Kara Mann, 1000M is targeted toward the luxury buyer. The building will feature 323 condominiums and full service amenities, like a sundeck, swimming pool, gardens, sky terrace, gym and spa.

Available units range in price from $570,000 to $8,100,000 — varying in size from 926 to 5,488 square feet. Sales for 1000M will begin in late spring/early summer 2017. The development is scheduled for completion in 2021. For additional details, contact @properties.

 

Take a peek at 1000M, Chicago’s newest luxury building…

 

 

What do you think of 1000M?

 

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Bathrooms

7 Beautiful Bathrooms in Chicago Homes for Sale Now

Let’s take a look at luxury bathrooms, all currently for sale in Chicago now. Whether you prefer traditional or modern design, all-white or varying hues of color, there are plenty of available options to suit your style in the Chicago real estate market. Scroll below for our favorites in bathroom design.

 

See these 7 beautiful bathrooms for sale now…

 

4419 N. Seeley Avenue

$2,395,000  |  6 bedroom / 4.1 bathroom

Contact: Chris Glendening (773-432-0200)

 

3828 N. Lakewood Avenue

$1,995,000  |  5 bedroom / 5.2 bathroom

Contact: Dennis Huyck (773-432- 0200)

 

3531 N. Janssen Avenue

$3,645,000  |  6 bedroom / 4.2 bathroom

Contact: Richard Kasper (773-919-4333)

 

4122 N. Hermitage Avenue

$1,825,000  |  6 bedroom / 5.2 bathroom

Contact: Barbara Chubin (312-953-5785)

 

25 E. Cedar Street

$7,650,000  |  5 bedroom / 5.2 bathroom

Contact: Emily Sachs Wong (312-286-0800)

 

1537 W. Nelson Street

$1,675,000  |  6 bedroom / 4.1 bathroom

Contact: The MG Group (773-687-4696)

 

4419 N. Seeley Avenue

$2,395,000  |  6 bedroom / 4.1 bathroom

Contact: Chris Glendening (773-432-0200)

 

 

Which Chicago bathroom is your favorite?

 

 

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Kitchens

Kitchen Updates to Match Your Lifestyle

9 FABULOUS KITCHEN UPDATES TO MATCH EVERY KIND OF LIFESTYLE

Millennial renter? Mom of three? We’ve got you covered.

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to renovating your kitchen. What might appeal to a new homeowner or a Gen Y renter probably wouldn’t make much sense for a young family of five. Below, Nate Berkus—interior design guru and artistic adviser for LG Studio‘s high-end line of appliances—shares the best ways to upgrade your kitchen based on your lifestyle.

IF YOU RENT…

Get permission from your landlord to paint the cabinetry and swap out the cabinet hardware. I did it for my assistant’s apartment in Brooklyn, and it transformed the entire feeling of the space. The cabinets went from a standard wood tone to a beautiful chalky white. Upgrade the handles, and suddenly you’ll feel like you’re in a new kitchen.

IF YOU LOVE ENTERTAINING…

People who actually entertain and cook should invest in the best appliances out there. The truth is, it doesn’t really matter how much time you spent picking out the backsplash if you stick something in the oven and it doesn’t work. Also, if you have the room, add an island, whether it’s free-standing or built-in—there are a million options. It really helps change the traffic pattern of the space.

IF YOU HAVE A YOUNG FAMILY…

Most people don’t realize it until you already own them, but stainless steel appliances are really smudgy. I have a 17-month-old daughter, and there are handprints at her sightline on every single thing in our house. What’s nice about the LG Studio line is that we changed the graining of the stainless steel to go horizontally instead of vertically, which greatly reduces fingerprints and smudges.

IF YOU’RE AN EMPTY NESTER…

Do an edit. You don’t need a cabinet filled with dozens of cereal bowls anymore. Save a few for when the grandkids visit. Keep your best cookware and your prettiest linens, and donate the rest.

IF YOU LOVE TO COOK…

Smartly designed appliances should take center stage. LG Studio’s French-Door Counter-Depth refrigerator features a front compartment to store the things you need easy access to, so you don’t have to open the entire fridge every time you reach for them. It’s terrific for cooks because they don’t have to dig into the back of the refrigerator—and let out cool air doing so—to find the things they’re constantly using.

IF YOU’RE A DESIGN JUNKIE…

Go deep into the accessories. What’s the runner in front of your sink? What’s the fabric you’ve upholstered your counter stools in? Do you have gorgeous pendant lights hanging down? What do your cutting boards look like, and how are they displayed? Upgrade the tactile things that you touch everyday and incorporate patterns and colors that you really love.

Start with the kitchen. It is, in my opinion, the single most important renovation in terms of adding value to the home. Build exactly what you want, but always remain on the classic side of things. If it doesn’t look like it was around in 1920, then it’s time to move on from the idea.

IF YOU’RE A MINIMALIST…

I like kitchens that are largely designed to be under the counter, with the exception of the range, the hood, and the refrigerator. Consider skipping upper cabinetry so that you have a wall to hang a black-and-white photograph or a favorite painting.

IF YOU HAVE AN UNLIMITED BUDGET…

Use natural materials, like stone countertops that are an inch-and-a-half or two inches thick. Add custom cabinetry that’s designed with anything you could dream of: spice organization, dividers, drawers lined in anti-tarnish cloth for your sterling. Incorporate architectural salvage pieces into the design. For instance, a plaster hood with an old stone medallion. Or, you could use an 18th-century French marble fireplace to frame the hood over the stove. In general, just focus on improving the quality of the materials that you’re using.

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