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1300NState 2013 closed

1300 N State Pkwy #901

$2,954,688 | Gold Coast

This stunning 4,000 sq ft 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is in the preferred southeast tier of the Ambassador. Deep crown moldings & baseboards, hardwood floors, custom cabinets & beautifully upgraded kitchen & baths, formal dining room, and more.

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photo2 2013 closed

1550 State Pkwy #401

$2,850,000 | Gold Coast

Exquisite renovation of 2 bedroom + family room condo in Benjamin Marshall masterpiece. Half-floor unit with sweeping views of Lake & Park. Gracious room sizes, 10’ ceilings with original moldings. Kit features custom cabs, top-of-the line SS appliances, honed granite …

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201grand-contemporaine 2013 closed

201 W Grand #PH2

$2,400,000 | River North

This zen oasis is nestled in the clouds yet in the heart of River North. PH2 is the crown jewel of The Contemporaine, an American Institute of Architects-awarded building built in 2004 and designed by Perkins + Will.

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250pearson 2013 closed

250 Pearson St. #3502

$1,950,000 | Streeterville

Spectacular city & lake views! One-of-a-kind penthouse bought as raw space and was completely customized! Split floor plan, 11′ foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, gourmet kitchen with professional appliances, spa bathroom with heated floors and steam shower, imported marble …

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burling 2013 closed

1949 N Burling St

$1,950,000 | Lincoln Park

Stately sun-filled home on one of the finest residential blocks in Lincoln Park. 30′ of windows overlooks a lush garden and fills the house with light.  10′ ceilings, extra wide floor plan with maple throughout the first and second floors. The gracious …

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849-armitage 2013 closed

849 W Armitage

$1,200,000 | Lincoln Park

Located on a prime stretch of the Armitage Corridor, in the heart of the Lincoln Park/DePaul area, this property encompasses a storefront, a duplex apartment above, and a two-story coach house/studio space on the back of the lot.

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1448-Lake-Shore-Dr 2013 closed

1448 N Lake Shore Dr 6C

$925,000 | Gold Coast

This lovely light filled 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath corner flat blends today’s modern amenities with yesterday’s charm. Lush tree lined streets completes this picturesque home, & welcomes you in with open arms.

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0004_620876976_large 2013 closed

21 E Huron Ave #2506

$870,000 | River North

Welcome to the Pinnacle! Designed by famed architect, Lucien LaGrange, this nearly 1800 sq home is in the perfect location to enjoy all the City has to offer. Great natural light, generous room sizes, separate dining area, gourmet kitchen with …

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great room 2013 closed

3833 N Marshfield Ave

$855,000 | North Center

Meticulously detailed, stylish home in coveted Blaine! Sleek, chocolate brown, hardwood floors take you through the foyer, living / dining rooms, 4TH BR/DEN and stunning chef quality eat-in kitchen that opens to a mud room, pantry and a lush yard. …

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1_living_1 2013 closed

1466 W Grace St

$849,000 | Southport Corridor

Light filled 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in coveted Blaine school district & 1/2 block from heart of hot Southport corridor! This pristine home features an entry foyer, gracious living & dining rooms, big renovated kitchen with granite, ss & …

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955-W-Webster-Ave 2013 closed

955 W Webster Ave #1

$814,500 | Lincoln Park

Exquisitely crafted by Melrose Partners, this 3 bed / 3 bath condo infuses urban style with finest quality finishes and amenities found in multi-million-dollar homes. Extensive mill-work and paneling, inset glass doors, exposed brick walls, Waterworks baths, a Lutron Homeworks …

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1liv3 2013 closed

215 W Illinois St #5C

$780,000 | River North

Gorgeous sophisticated true loft, heart of River North. 40′ gallery opens to amazing great room with massive south and west facing windows. Recent renovations, stylish upgrades, chef quality kitchen. Stunning loft!

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2424Campbell 2013 closed

2424 Campbell Ave

$720,000 | Logan Square

Gorgeous Logan Square Gut Rehab. This 4 bedroom 3.1 bath by PNC Development features: custom mill work including wainscoting & crown moulding, WBFP, Hardwood floors, kitchen w/quartz counter tops & ss appls, skylights, vaulted ceilings, heated floors, marble master bath, …

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1711-w-division-prev 2013 closed

1711 W Division St #303

$700,000 | Wicker Park

Extraordinary example of modern design, exquisite style, and comfortable living space” Every upgrade to be found here-sub-zero, Miele, Duravit, Arclinea, Ann Sacks, Hansgrohe, Ecosmart, Ipe, custom lighting. Finishes are gorgeous and neutral, huge master suite. Spacious guest bedroom, zen terrace …

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photo0-2 2013 closed

4615 Corktree Rd

$694,065 | Naperville

Where extraordinary homes meet extraordinary lives; where your dream begins! exuding a lifestyle for the most discerning buyer. Fine finishes and details begin upon your approach to a stunning entryway opening up to a wealth of living spaces streaming light …

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08210124_1 2013 closed

15S Racine Ave #5N

$645,000 | West Loop

Newer construction in acclaimed Skinner School. 1800SF 3BR/2BATH home in boutique 5-STORY with elevator. Penthouse unit with 10′ ceilings, east-facing roofdeck, and high-end finishes.

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1250 paulina 2013 closed

1250 N Paulina St #2e

$625,000 | Wicker Park

Designers own 3Bd/2.5ba million dollar finishes throughout like Poggenpohl, Miele, & sub zero in kitchen & baths w/Ann Sacks, Hans Grohe & Duravit, bright s/w corner unit, intimate 6 unit elevator building, 5 years new, semi private floors.

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P6210013 2013 closed

2541 W Argyle Street

$594,000 | Lincoln Square

Amazing Lincoln Square retreat, maintains character with arched doorways, woodwork & HDWD floors. Flooded with natural light.

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201 Westshore 2013 closed

201 Westshore Dr. 1205

$565,000 | River East

Superb location & Park views make this stylish 2bdr/2bth a great buy. Steps from Mill Park, loop, lake, shopping, etc. Fantastic floor plan with chef’s kitchen, luxury finishes, master bath with sep shower, W/D, & more. Prkg addtl $40,000. Amazing …

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08381556_3 2013 closed

5712 S Dorchester

$562,500 | Hyde Park

Wonderfully restored Prairie style CONDO first floor with garage parking. Architect was chief draftsman for Louis Sullivan. Built just prior to WWI with many restored features. Wood floors throughout, modern architect-designed kitchen; new slate and tile baths. Beautiful with fireplace; …

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3137kemnore 2013 closed

3137 N Kenmore Ave #1

$552,000 | Lake View

This is the one your clients have been waiting for! Beautiful layout, excellent location. Features include: 3 sides of light, multip. outd space including a large deck off kitchen, 2 bedrooms on 1st floor, newer master bathroom with heated floors, …

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photo0-6 2013 closed

2204 Magnolia Ave

$528,000 | Lincoln Park

Rarely available, extra wide townhome in prime Lincoln Park! Bright & sunny home features huge lower-level family room, living room room with built in bar area & dramatic ceilings opens to lofted formal dining room. Gourmet chef’s kitchen with Subzero, …

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500Superior1101 2013 closed

500 W Superior St. #1101

$512,500 | River North

Experience dazzling sunsets behind the Spirit of Progress statue from this stunning two bedroom and den condo with two and a half bathrooms and an 18′ wide balcony!

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photo.1liv fireplace 2013 closed

849 N Franklin St #1004

$469,000 | Near North Side

Stunning River North 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the Parc Chestnut. Light-filled lofty feel w/high ceilings. This high-style unit offers high-end upgrades, hardwood floors, granite countertops, fireplace, in-unit laundry & sun-filled balcony w/sweeping views.

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1541 W Addison 2013 closed

1541 W Addison St

$430,000 | Lake View

2-Flat located just 2 blocks from the Southport Corridor. Each apartment features generous room sizes, w/living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen w/pantry, sunroom & enclosed balcony. Gas heat and central air. Many updates.

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1livdin5 2013 closed

2658 N Orchard #CH

$420,000 | Lincoln Park

Fabulous, upgraded 2 bedroom, 2 bath coach house in the heart of Lincoln Park! Great room with fp. Gorgeous kitchen with sleek cabs, granite counters, ss appliances & 2 huge windows. Guest bar with marble bath. Top floor with master …

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311dNUnionAve_featured 2013 closed

311D N Union Ave #24

$420,000 | Fulton River District

Classic 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome. South facing floor to ceiling windows for loads of natural light. Gracious living & dining space with fireplace & hardwood floors. Upgraded kitchen with stainless steel Viking range, cafe door style fridge & granite counters.

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1_living_2_1 2013 closed

1747 W North Ave Unit 2

$412,500 | Bucktown

Gorgeous, modern and energy efficient condo in vibrant Bucktown. Features new, built-in Bosh appliances, floor to ceiling windows, and luxurious marbled bathroom with steam shower. Additional amenities include separate dining area, speakers wired throughout and iPod docking station. Assigned gated …

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1508 Lunt 2013 closed

1508 W Lunt Ave

$389,100 | Rogers Park

If you like a house with history, charm and craftsmanship – This is your home: Amer4 Sq, front porch, balcony, 80 ft. long backyard, 3 parking spaces and your own water reclamation garden. Inside: Bright red oak hardwood floors, fireplace, …

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1003 W Buena Ave unit 2E 2013 closed

1003 W Buena Ave #2E

$366,250 | Lake View

Spacious, light-filled corner condo in architecturally distinct Booth Hansen building. 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit w/floor to ceiling windows & 10.6 ft ceilings that emphasize its scale.

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diversey_active 2013 closed

1710 W Diversey #2

$330,000 | Lakeview

Flooded with an abundance of natural light, this light and airy home offers a south-facing wall of glass overlooking the tree tops. A beautiful home in a fantastic location.

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1_living_1 2013 closed

5559 S Blackstone #2

$325,000 | Hyde Park

Comfort. Convenience. Charm. Enjoy them all in this beautifully restored 3 bedroom, 2 bath arts and crafts home. Its generous, light-filled living spaces showcase original millwork and period details alongside contemporary updates and custom cabinetry. Features include: decorative fireplace, laundry …

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photo0-4 2013 closed

1256 Cleaver St. #1W

$325,000 | Bucktown

Beautiful two bedroom two bathroom apartment located in the heart of Bucktown. Dining area combined with the living room, private deck, pets are alloved.  

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IS5uaiylyatyny0000000000 2013 closed

4250 N Marine Dr #1836

$265,000 | Buena Park

Lovely 2BR/2BTH corner unit with breath taking views of park and lake. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Spacious living room with panoramic views of the city. Full service building with 24 hour doorman, outdoor pool, …

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photo8-2 2013 closed

330 Jefferson St. #407

$263,000 | Fulton Market

This is a Fannie Mae Homepath property. Spacious 1 bed ! bathroom condo with oversized balcony, hardwood floors, washer and dryer, dishwasher, walk in closet. Great opportunity!  

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IS1naa5t7u7ol60000000000 2013 closed

4250 N Marine Dr. #616

$205,000 | Buena Park

Sweeping Views From This Lovely Corner Unit! Windows Line The South and West Facing Walls With Lake, City and Sunset Views. White Kitchen Cabs, Dining Area Off The Kitchen. Spacious Living Room. Huge Master Suite & Spacious Guest Bedroom. Recently Painted.

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photo0-5 2013 closed

555 Cornelia Ave. #1711

$180,000 | Lakeview

Spacious, corner unit with panoramic views of the city, lake and Wrigley in East Lakeview. Separate kitchen with breakfast bar. Combo living room and dining room for a table. Private balcony off the living room. 5 large closets, plus linen …

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400_w_deming 2013 closed

400 W Deming PL #3M

$172,500 | Lincoln Park

Located in the Marlborough building on the corner of Lakeview Ave & Deming Place & right across from North Pond, this 1 bedroom 1 bath condo is quinntessential Lincoln Park living. Hardwood floors & moldings compliment the flood of sunlight that comes from the north & west views.

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photo0-3 2013 closed

4250 Marine Dr #713

$134,500 | Buena Park

Fantastic spacious one bedroom condo ready for you to move into! This unit has great lighting and lots of closet space. Newer rehab with hardwood floors. This full amenity building will have you relaxing comfortably in your new home: 24 …

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201 Delaware 2013 closed

201 E Delaware Pl #1511

$102,500 | Near North Side

Great in-town alternative at Chicago’s best condo-hotel, the architecturally significant Raffaello! Rental program offsets ownership costs in this 4-star hotel in fantastic location steps from lake, Mag Mile, John Hancock Center.

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acorn-loft 2013 closed

1017 W Washington 5E

$2,550 | West Loop

RENTAL – Beautiful loft in prime West Loop location! Large open floorplan with great western exposure, timber ceilings, exposed brick, over-sized windows & hardwood floors. Kitchen with maple cabinets, granite counters & ss appliances. Both bedrooms completely enclosed. Master bath …

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agatite 2013 closed

928 W Agatite Ave 3W

$2,500 | Uptown

RENTAL – Stunning 2000 sq. ft. vintage rehabbed beauty has it all! Tons of space including both formal living room & huge open family room and kitchen. 2 sunrooms. 3 large bedrms. Upgraded kitch w/ cherry cab, marble backsplash, granite, …

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monroe 2013 closed

6 E Monroe St #1401

$2,200 | Loop

RENTAL – Sunny, upgraded corner condo in intimate building, steps form Michigan Avenue, Millennium and Grant parks. It features hardwood floors throughout the unit, ceiling moldings, W/D, FP, and balcony. Kitchen with 42” cabinets, granite countertops with an island, S/S …

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08672900_1 2013 closed

340 W Superior St #606

$2,150 | River North

RENTAL – Absolutely awsome River North 1 bedroom unit. Floor to ceiling windows. Beautiful hardwood floors. Open kitchen with granite counter tops. Exercise room. Sun deck. Close to EL and expressway. 24 hour doorperson. Walk to restaurants, bars and Michigan …

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photo0-18 2013 closed

400 W Deming Pl #4M

$1,650 | Lincoln Park

RENTAL – Best location in the city for this one bedroom apartment in the amazing Marlborough. Freshly painted throughout with charming vintage details. Located on the park and steps to the lakefront. No pets, no smoking, rental parking near.  

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central-street 2013 closed

2710 Central St #4S

$1,650 | North Side

RENTAL – Expansive sun filled rooms, 1200 sq ft with 2 new baths, garage parking and pets ok! Pristine condition, refinished hardwood floors throughout. Huge living room and dining room “L”. Cheerful eat in kitchen with abundant cabinets. Quite, top …

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photo0-20 2013 closed

627 N Ridge Rd #401

$1,450 | Wilmette

RENTAL – Cute and spacious 2 bedroom unit for rent. Great location. Extra large master bedroom with half bath. Laundry in the building, and parking space is included. Unit recently updated and ready for occupancy.

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