Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Take it From the Jeffersons: Move on Up!

Take it From the Jeffersons: Move on Up!

Guest post by Marc Rasmussen –

As one of America’s largest metropolises, Chicago has grown from wearing the title of Al Capone’s stomping grounds to being regarded as a mecca of cultural and industrial significance. From world-famous restaurants and landmarks to sports teams as coveted and worshipped as treasures in the Federal Reserve, Chicago has a mystique and charm all its own. In the world of real estate, many Chicagoans argue the city has no equal; from breathtaking panoramic lake views and residencies within walking distance from the beach to a cornucopia of dining and retail options nearly at front door disposal, it’s Chicago’s waterfront condo market that’s been heating up the most in this sector.

Taking a look at some of the more popular waterfront high rise properties that call Chicago home, many folks moving to the Windy City – or moving within it – have been gravitating to communities such as Streeterville, where “the ultimate in luxury lakefront living” becomes a reality, as well as Lake Shore Drive, where unobstructed views of Lake Michigan couple with jaw-dropping vistas of Navy Pier and amenities such as custom-built marble baths, spectacular wood flooring and granite kitchens…all of which have become what real estate agents have dubbed “hallmarks of a modern Chicago condo.” Two-bedroom units on East Walton Drive have also become very popular as of late, boasting not only awe-inspiring views, of course, but a premium location that situates the residences just half a block from the lake.

Most waterfront high-rise real estate gems sprinkled throughout the Chicago metro area all share some common magnetic elements including sweeping views of the lake and beach – from both the windows of the home and adjacent balconies in some condos – up to three bedrooms to accommodate a growing family or for frequently visiting guests, large master suites with his and her marble bathrooms and open living areas encompassing dramatic high ceilings, limestone flooring and crown molding. To this end, many real estate experts have dubbed these types of accommodations “paradise in the heart of the Midwest.”

When it comes to the most exclusive high-rise condos in the city, Lake Shore Drive is always at the top of the roster. A plethora of elegantly modern and classically historic Lake Shore Drive condos are available to rent or buy, seemingly only limited by one’s imagination and passions. Amidst the more popular of the residencies here are Lake Point Tower at 505 North Lake Shore Drive, one of the most famous landmarks in Chicago; 474 North Lake Shore Drive Condominium, boasting three layouts to choose from – Shoreline Homes, Skyline Homes and Penthouse Homes – and offering what agents call “unsurpassed comfort and convenience” and530 North Lake Shore Drive Condominium, a high-rise property with 195 individual units in a multitude of floor plans overlooking Navy Pier. 

Marc Rasmussen | Broker/Owner of DWELL Real Estate | c 941.812.6272 | |

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