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.
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…
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
Irving Park (3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom)
Address: 3426 N. Keeler Avenue
South Loop (Studio)
Address: 2101 S. Michigan Avenue
Address: 3170 N. Sheridan Road
Old Town (1 Bedroom, 1 Bath)
Address: 1923 N. Sedgewick Drive
Edgewater (1 Bedroom, 1 Bath)
Address: 5600 N. Sheridan Road
Gold Coast (Studio)
Address: 20 E. Scott Street
Which apartment would YOU choose with a $1,500 budget?