Chicago Architecture

May 31, 2012

Historic Farwell Building Part of the Most Prestigious Condo Building in Chicago

Not every Chicago real estate building has a story behind it, but the architectural history behind what is now The Ritz-Carlton Residences is special. While these may be the newest downtown Chicago condos, the building and the location have deep historical roots in the city. The location of The Ritz-Carlton Residences on the corner of […]
January 17, 2012

Building Chicago New Construction: The Decision-Making Process

Once a client has chosen an architect for a Chicago new construction project, it’s important to understand the decisions that will need to be made and what to expect from everyone involved. The client and architect work closely together to ensure the home is exactly what the client is looking for. I asked Chicago architect […]
January 16, 2012

Building Chicago New Construction: Working with the Architect

If you’re looking to build a Chicago new construction home, it’s important to find an architect who has the same expectations that you do. You likely want to work with a detailed, client-oriented architect that will personally see the new construction project all the way through to completion. A crucial piece in the new construction […]
January 13, 2012

Building Chicago New Construction: Choosing an Architect

I recently wrote about the different types of Chicago new construction properties and the nuances of each. As discussed in that post, the most involved type of new construction purchase is starting and building a home from scratch—this is the biggest undertaking in terms of time, money and decision-making. But building your own home, literally […]
November 23, 2010

What’s to Love About Chicago and Chicago Real Estate

The Wall Street Journal had an article this weekend that picked the mind’s of 4 notable Chicagoans, each noting their favorite parts of the city. Put on the hot seat were Grant Achatz (chef/owner of 4-star restaurant Alinea); Reggie Love (personal aide to President Barack Obama); Nate Berkus (interior designer, talk show host and Oprah […]
October 20, 2010

A Look Inside Chicago New Construction: Ritz-Carlton Residences

Just as I was excited to see work in full swing at the Lincoln Park 2520 site earlier this month, I was also excited to walk down Michigan Avenue and see the up-and-coming Ritz-Carlton Residences making serious construction progress. That’s not just because Lincoln Park 2520 and the Ritz-Carlton Residences are two of the few […]
September 1, 2010

Chicago Real Estate Buildings with a Common Denominator: Architect Lucien Lagrange

When it comes to luxury Chicago real estate buildings, one name stands out above all the rest: Lucien Lagrange. The French-born architect and his firm have made a name for themselves along any angle of Chicago’s skyline. Lucien Lagrange Architects have designed more than 12,000 residential units in Chicago, including Lincoln Park 2520, the Ritz-Carlton […]
July 23, 2010

Chicago Real Estate Opportunities in Park Tower, 800 Michigan Avenue

ocated at 800 N Michigan Avenue, Park Tower is by far one of the most luxurious places to live—quiet and understated, but with a few steps inside, you can see and feel that the building seeps with sophistication and class.
April 22, 2010

Aqua: Condos that Offer Luxury Real Estate on Chicago’s Riverfront

One option for luxury real estate buyers is a condo in Aqua, the architecturally-engaging building in Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood.