Rentals

What’s Hot and New in Gold Coast

Let’s take a look at a latest development in Chicago’s apartment scene: the Aurélien.

Located at the corner of Clark and Chestnut, the 31-story apartment tower recently opened and is generating buzz around the Gold Coast. Aurélien, which translates to ‘golden’ in French, is a chic and urban industrial style rental development of 368 units. The building offers studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom luxury rental homes with hardwood floors, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and floor to ceiling windows. Amenities include an outdoor pool, luxury sundeck, garden terrace, a fitness center and pet-friendly perks. Rents begin from $1,860/month.

 

See inside the new Aurélien building…

 

Photos via Curbed

What do you think of the Aurélien apartments?

 

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Chicago People, Décor

A Chicago Greystone “Before & After” Transformation

Here’s a transformation you have to see to believe. Local Chicagoan and co-founder of The Everygirl, Alaina Kaczmarski took a vintage Chicago greystone from drab to fab in less than a year.

Kaczmarski found the 1,600 square foot rental on Craiglist last winter and has since transformed the space to fit her “modern meets traditional” style, alongside her husband, Dan, and their two dogs, Tucker and Fiona.

Take a look inside and you’ll find tons of architectural charm, like oversized windows and multiple fireplaces, paired with Alaina’s knack for styling “old and new.”

 

See inside this chic and modern Chicago greystone…

 

Alaina Kaczmarski Chicago home tour

open shelves kitchen

Alaina Kaczmarski home tour

Compare “before and after”…

INTERIOR DESIGN AND STYLING: Alaina Kaczmarski PHOTOGRAPHY: Aimée Mazzenga

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND SOURCES: TheEverygirl.com

 

 

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Rentals

What $1,500 Rent Gets You in Chicago

Ever wonder how far your money would go in Chicago, rent wise? We set a monthly rent budget of $1,500 and searched available apartments across a variety of Chicago neighborhoods.

What some apartments lack in space, offer excellent location — while others have multiple rooms and newer finishes. From Buena Park to Old Town, South Loop to Lakeview, and beyond, take a look at these budget-comparable apartments in Chicago.

 

Here’s what $1,500 a month will rent you in Chicago:

 

Buena Park (1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom)

Address: 718 W. Irving Park Road

Rent: $1,490/month

 

Irving Park (3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom)

Address: 3426 N. Keeler Avenue

Rent: $1,550/month

 

South Loop (Studio)

Address: 2101 S. Michigan Avenue

Rent: $1,450/month

 

Lakeview (Studio)

Address: 3170 N. Sheridan Road

Rent: $1,519/month

 

Old Town (1 Bedroom, 1 Bath)

Address: 1923 N. Sedgewick Drive

Rent: $1,525/month

 

Edgewater (1 Bedroom, 1 Bath)

Address: 5600 N. Sheridan Road

Rent: $1,530/month

 

Gold Coast (Studio)

Address: 20 E. Scott Street

Rent: $1,495/month

 

Which apartment would YOU choose with a $1,500 budget?

 

 

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