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Top 5 Most Unique Chicago Properties on the Market Today

1. 1140 W Monroe St – $5,650,000

What We Love: Talk about space! This home boasts a total of 15,000 square feet, with the first floor acting as a garage able to accommodate 15 cars, a casino room, and a bedroom suite. Need more? Head on up to the second floor where you’re greeted with 7,000 square feet of open space, so go ahead and pre-order that huge couch you’ve always wanted but never had the space for. Oh, and did we mention there’s a huge patio with a hot tub? Look no further, because your dream home has arrived.

2. 11 E. Walton St – $5,350,000

What We Love: Everyone loves a good view, and this one will not disappoint. You’re guaranteed to feel like you’re looking out over the ocean in California, but instead you get all the city fun of Chicago! With modern finishes and an exquisite walk in closet, this luxury apartment makes us feel like we’re on top of the world.

3. 60 E. Monroe St – $4,500,000

What We Love: Endless windows. Forget about watching TV, watch the hustle and bustle of the city-goers high above the ground! You’ll be able to catch every sunrise if you’re a morning bird and, not to mention, you’ll have a world-class view to the summer fireworks launched from Navy Pier. All the adventure of the city without having to leave home!

4. 1848 N. Paulina St – $3,675,000

What We Love: They always say history repeats itself, right? Well Mid-Century Modern is back, baby! the layout of this home is absolutely stunning, but our favorite room might have to be that wood-finished office with floor to ceiling views out into the tree-lined neighborhood. From the sleek stylings, brick accent walls and sprawling patio, this home is perfect to fulfill all your Don Draper party dreams. We can already see a Mad Men party happening!

 

5. 1257 W Wrightwood Ave – $3,290,000

What We Love: Don’t be fooled by this being last on this list. This is by far our favorite home on the market right now, and we only have one thing to say: decks on decks on decks! Sure, the inside space is magnificent, but it’s hard to resist an outdoor patio and extended deck, perfect for those stifling Chicago summer days. Kick back, relax, host your Cubs viewing party and take in Chicago’s outdoors in the comfort of your cozy neighborhood. Who says cities are all concrete jungles? This bungalow is sure to make you appreciate the greenery!

 

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Update Video: The New 45-Story Streeterville Highrise

Streeterville has all of the new apartment buildings! After Loews Hotel and North Water Apartments high rise opened up, a developer has proposed a new highrise that will go right next to it.

Jupiter Realty and Pappageorge Haymes have teamed up to plan the apartment complex that will be located at 465 North Park. The apartment will stand over 500 feet tall and will include 444 apartment units. The complex will also have 181 parking spaces.

What’s next? The approval process. If everything works out, the building with start it’s construction on January 2016.

Unit prices are up there. An 800-square-foot unit will cost about $2,800 per month.

Take a look at the proposals and designs of the new 465 North Park building below:

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This looks like a fun new Streeterville high rise. Hopefully the proposal is approved soon!

A little bit about Streeterville thanks to Chicago Traveler:

“Streeterville is a neighborhood that caters to both locals and visitors; it is a family-oriented neighborhood as well as a major tourist destination. With its colorful history and its something-for-everyone attractions, Streeterville is one of Chicago’s most interesting neighborhoods. 

Streeterville owes its name to an interesting and quirky tale.George Wellington “Cap” Streeter was a jack-of-all-trades who, in 1886, purchased a boat, named it the Reutan, and took it for a test run on Lake Michigan during a storm. Cap and his wife, who was also aboard, ended up on a sandbar 450 feet east of Michigan Avenue. Instead of digging themselves out once the storm had passed, they decided to live on the sandbar, aboard their boat.

At this time, only 15 years after the Great Chicago Fire, the city of Chicago was in the midst of rebuilding. Cap Streeter told several contractors that they could use his sandbar as a dump for a small fee, and soon the sandbar extended the shoreline by 186 acres!

Cap found that Chicago (and Illinois) ended at the original shoreline, and thus his sandbar was not considered to be a part of either. He named it the “District of Lake Michigan” and claimed full rights to this land.

At this point, Cap began selling small parts of his land and thus a shantytown was born on the sandbar. Cap built a house on the land amidst the squalor. Before long, some of Chicago’s wealthier businessmen petitioned to have Cap and the shantytown residents booted off the land, since the land could be better used, in their opinion, as a highway connecting the Loop to the Gold Coast.

After several ensuing battles over ownership of the land, Cap was arrested for an unrelated, minor offense. During this time, his home was burned down and he finally lost control of the land. He died in 1921.

The land where the sandbar originated is now some of Chicago’s most expensive real estate.”

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