Chicago’s Lakefront Communities

Gold Coast

Recent Construction | Luxury Buildings

10 E. Delaware

10-East-Delaware-Condo-LoftDesigned by world-famous architect Lucien Lagrange, 10 East Delaware combines classic architecture with luxuriously appointed interiors and first-class amenities and services in one of Chicago’s most desirable neighborhoods; the Gold Coast.
The top floor of 10 E Delaware is home to The Ten Club, a residents-only facility featuring a rooftop swimming pool, beautiful sundeck and gardens with skyline views, state-of-the-art fitness center, and a private club room for entertaining.
The units at 10 East Delaware are appointed with luxurioius finishes including rich hardwood floors throughout, stunning cabinetry, granite countertops, Sub-Zero refrigerators, generous walk-in closets and marble baths. Pets are allowed and deeded parking is available.

11 E. Walton

11-E-WaltonThe Elysian at 11 East Walton, designed by Lucien Lagrange Architects, is one of the newest luxury residential additions to Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Situated in one of the most desirable locations in the city, this beautifully designed property features lavish homes built to accommodate the finest tastes.
Residents of The Elysian can enjoy luxury amenities such as a 14,000 sqare foot deluxe spa, indoor pool, concierge services and valet parking.Condos at 11 East Walton spare no expense with 180 degree views, 10 – 12 ft. ceiling heights, hardwood floors, fireplaces, first-class kitchen appliances and private terraces. 11 E Walton is also a pet friendly building with indoor parking available.

30 W. Oak

30-W-Oak30 West Oak is one of the newer condo buildings in the Gold Coast. Also, it is one of the few buildings offering modern finishes & architecture – the other new construction buildings tend to offer more traditional finishes and architecture. One of the great features of 30 W Oak are the oversized terraces. 30 W Oak is also located steps from upscale shopping, restaurants and nightlife, and the lake. Directly across the street is the newly build Ogden Elementary School – widely regarded as one of the best public schools in the city of Chicago.
Building amenities include a 24-hour door person and an exercise room. 30 W Oak is also a pet friendly building with dogs and cats allowed.

50 E. Chestnut

50-E-Chestnut50 East Chestnut is a luxury condominium building in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. With only one unit per floor, each residence at 50 E Chestnut has its own private elevator foyer. Floor to ceiling windows and luxurious finishes make 50 E Chestnut one of the more exclusive buildings in Chicago.
Floorplans in the building are very large – ranging in size from 3800 – 4900 square feet. In addition to its prime location in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, 50 E Chestnut has a 24 hr doorman, exercise room, additional storage and garage parking.

57 E. Delaware – The Bristol

10-East-Delaware-Condo-Loft57 East Delaware, also known as the Bristol Condominiums, is a 42 story building with 178 condos. Located towards the Southeast portion of the Gold Coast, the building is just a short walk to the Magnificent Mile.
Residents of 57 E Delaware enjoy great amenities including a garden terrace, lap pool and fitness center. The Bristol condominiums are considered to be one of the premier luxury condo buildings in the Gold Coast.

65 E. Goethe

65-E-Goethe65 E Goethe is an eclectic French architectural style condominium building by architects at Lucien Lagrange. This distinctive property can be found in the heart of Chicago’s elite Gold Coast neighborhood – just minutes to the lakefront and beach. The location also places residents within reach of world class shopping and the excellent dining and nightlife options of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.Building amenities include 24-hour doorman service, an interior landscaped courtyard, and access to a beautifully landscaped rooftop garden with lake and city views.
The units of 65 East Goethe are large, airy condominiums – all with multiple balconies. Finished residences feature luxury finishes and modern amenities. A few select units are raw, unfinished spaces that invite potential buyers to design their dream home. 65 E Goethe is pet friendly allowing both dogs and cats. Parking is included in the attached garage for as many as two vehicles.

77 E. Walton

77-E-WaltonTowering 66 stories above Michigan Avenue, 77 E Walton – The Residences at 900 is home to both Bloomingdale’s and a Four Seasons Hotel on its lower floors so that residents can enjoy the views from the upper floors. The residences are part of the 900 North Michigan Avenue building which opened in 1989 and includes hotel, residential, and commercial portions. Because of its prime location, residents experience the convenience and luxury of living moments from the lakefront and the shops and restaurants on Michigan Avenue.
First-class amenities are available to residents including all of the amenities for the Four Seasons Hotel.
Residences at 77 East Walton feature generous floor plans with ten-foot ceilings, state-of-the art appliances, marble tile, and massive windows that frame extraordinary city views. The Residences at 900 are pet-friendly, allowing both cats and dogs. Leased parking is available in the attached garage.

159 E. Walton – The Palmolive

159-E-WaltonPreviously known as the Playboy Building as it served as the men’s magazine headquarters, 159 E Walton – (now known as The Palmolive) – was renovated and converted to luxury condominiums in 2002. Today it remains one of the most iconic and attractive buildings in downtown Chicago with its art deco architectural style and marble, granite and limestone facade.
Numerous building amenities are available to residents of 159 East Walton, including a 24 hour doorman, exercise room and health club, a steam room, party room and valet cleaner. In addition, its prime location on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile places it steps from the city’s best shopping, dining, nightlife and the lakefront.
The modern residences of The Palmolive feature large windows, high ceilings, wood floors, marble baths, fireplaces and gourmet kitchens in a wide variety of floorplans for buyers to choose from. 159 E Walton is also pet friendly and deeded indoor parking is also available in the attached garage.

800 N. Michigan – Park Tower

800_n._michigan_ave_325Designed by Lucien Lagrange, the condos at 800 North Michigan are the epitomy of luxury in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast. Sitting atop the Park Hyatt Hotel, residences enjoy all of the amenities and services of a world-class hotel in addition to a desirable location on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.
Access to the Park Hyatt’s fitness club and pool are available to residents of Park Tower. Additionally, room service is available from NoMI, Park Hyatt’s famous restaurant. The building also has a 24 hour doorman, concierge and balconies available.
Open floorplans feature panoramic views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan from huge windows. Units also feature first-class finishes such as hardwood flooring throughout, granite countertops and marble baths. Pets are welcome at 800 N Michigan and garage parking is available.

1040 N. Lakeshore Drive – The Carlyle

1040-N-Lakeshore1040 N Lake Shore Drive – The Carlyle – is an attractive residential high-rise in Chicago’s affluent Gold Coast neighborhood. Though The Carlyle was originally built in the mid-1960s it still retains its elegance and charm. The building is located just across the street from the lakefront and beach, and as a result, residents of the Carlyle have some of the best lake views in the city.
Building amenities include a ballroom equipped with caterer’s kitchen, indoor swimming pool, exercise facilities, rooftop decks, valet parking, 24 hour doorman, and His & Her steamroom.
Many condos in 1040 North Lake Shore have been renovated over the years, so buyers have a wide variety of floorplans and modern finishes to choose from. Units also feature balconies and leased indoor parking is also available. 1040 N Lake Shore Drive does not allow pets.

Edgewater | Andersonville

Lakewood Balmoral Historic District

The Lakewood Balmoral Historic District  was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.  Part of the  Edgewater neighborhood, Lakewood Balmoral is just east of Andersonville’s vibrant shopping and dining  area along Clark Street.

At the turn of the century, Lakewood-Balmoral drew some of Chicago’s most influential  families, including the Krafts, to build homes here. John Lewis Cochran, the first major developer in Edgewater, purchased the land in 1890. Influential architects like Neils Buck, Ivar Viehe-Naess, Holabird and Roche, and Cochran himself designed homes in various styles during the era from approximately 1885 to 1905 that preceded Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style movement. Most of these homes still stand today giving Lakewood-Balmoral an air of stately elegance.

Many of the streets in the district were named by Cochran. Berwyn Avenue, Bryn Mawr Avenue and Wayne Avenue were named after train stations on the Main Line running north of his native Philadelphia. Catalpa Avenue was named after a street in Philadelphia, Lakewood Avenue after the town of Lakewood, New Jersey, and Balmoral—a nod to Cochran’s Scottish ancestry—after Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

The Chicago Landmark Commission has designated several homes in the neighborhood as historic landmarks. This  neighborhood is one of my favorites in Chicago…a quintessential American neighborhood. It looks like the perfect small, Midwestern American town and yet in fact it’s just 7 miles north of downtown Chicago.


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