Hot on the Chicago Real Estate Market: Lincoln Park 2550

Working in the Chicago real estate market, there is plenty of news and properties and deals to keep abreast of–some more exciting than others. I’ve been eagerly watching one of the most anticipated new construction projects from the last few years become a reality–Lincoln Park 2550. These brand-new luxury condos are unlike any other property in Chicago, and residents are now moving in to experience some of the finest upscale living in Lincoln Park.

It’s exciting when a project moves from renderings and models to the real thing, and clients can now see for themselves why everyone is talking about this building. I’d be happy to set up an appointment for us to see the building and experience first-hand the building, the units inside and all of the amenities this residence has to offer.

Lincoln Park 2550 Lobby

The entryway at 2550 Lincoln Park. Image from www.lincolnpark2550.com.

The Finest in Luxury Chicago Condos

The project–originally known as Lincoln Park 2520–is one of renowned Chicago architect Lucien Lagrange’s final projects before his impending retirement. One of the most buzzed about features of the final product is the building’s spectacular entryway–magnificent ceilings, beautiful artwork and overall opulence serve as the perfect introduction to residents and guests the moment they step foot into Lincoln Park 2550.

But the elegance of Lincoln Park 2550 goes well beyond the lobby. A few other reasons that luxury buyers are in love with this building include:

Concierge services: In additional to 24-hour door staff and maintenance, the building offers concierge services that are prepared to be at the beck and call of the residents.

Square footage: There are a number of very large units (some floorplans feature more than 5,000 total square feet) in Lincoln Park 2550 that allow residents to have a home in the sky–no need to leave behind an antique or special piece of furniture because of space.

Amenities: From a 1 ¼-acre private park, to the full-service fitness facility, indoor pool, club lounge, private movie theater, a billiards/game room, valet parking and more, the amenities at Lincoln park 2550 leave nothing to be desired.

Kid-friendliness: While room to roam and play outside is a more typical feature of a single-family home, Lincoln Park 2550 includes a park right downstairs from the building’s units, making it easy for families to transition into playtime.

Great schools: The property’s location in the heart of Lincoln Park puts it near some of the best private schools in Chicago like Francis W. Parker and Latin School of Chicago.

Chicago Condos with Plenty of Space
One of the great things about the design on Lincoln Park 2550 is the range of spaces available. Whether you’re an empty nester or a large family, the different available floorplans make this building ideal for a range of lifestyles.

Here’s a closer look at some of 2550’s floor plans. Click each to enlarge:

Lincoln Park 2550 Unit A6 floor plan

Unit A6: A 1 bedroom, 1/5 bath totaling 1,411 square feet. These units face southeast on floors 5-10.

Lincoln Park 2520 Unit B3 floor plan

Unit B3: A 2 bedroom, 2 bath totaling 1,654 square feet. Near the building’s southeast corner and available on floors 3-14.

Lincoln Park 2520 Unit C2 floor plan

Unit C2: A 3 bedroom, 3 bath totaling 2,169 square feet. These units are on Lincoln Park 2550’s northeast corner on floors 3-14.

Lincoln Park 2550 Floorplan Unit C8

Unit C8: A 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath totaling 4,723 square feet. Includes a generous 758 square feet of outdoor space. These units are on the entire southwest corner of the building on floors 4-14.

Lincoln Park 2550 Floorplan Unit D6

Unit D6: A 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath totaling 4,953 square feet. On the building’s sound end, spanning the width of the building for panoramic views from floors 35 and 36, which have only two units on the floor.

Lincoln Park 2550 Unit C3-C4 floor plan

Unit C3-C4: 4 bedroom, 4.5 baths for a total of 5,190 square feet. On floors 11-22, extending across the width of the building to face both northwest and southeast at each end.

The building has 15 floorplans total, so there are a range of options to meet what you’re looking for in a Chicago condo. For a personal tour of the building and to see these units in person, contact me at (312) 498-5080 or email me at ssalnick@dreamtown.com.

Custom Single-Family Mansions in the Heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood

Lincoln Park Chicago real estate

Homebuyers have an opportunity to own a custom-built mansion directly across from Lincoln Park, one of the city's most favored destinations. (Image from flickr/chascarper)

It’s rare that a homebuyer has the opportunity to build a Chicago new construction home, let alone an enormous mansion of your dreams. Let alone a home that gives you access to a 1 ¼-acre private park. And let alone having it built by one of the best builders/developers in the city.

At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, this is a real and unique opportunity in Chicago real estate for potential homebuyers. I recently met with the representatives of Lincoln Park 2520, one of Chicago’s most anticipated new condominium buildings in Lincoln Park, and learned more about this once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a huge house or mansion that you can truly call your own.

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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 Allan J. Grant to share with us the many decisions that a client may want to be involved in when working with an architect on a Chicago new construction project. “It has been my experience that the greater a clients’ involvement in the selections, the fewer unpleasant surprises will occur and the more the client feels the residence truly reflects his or her own aesthetic sensibilities,” Grant said.

Working with the Architect and Designer
Clients want to be involved in the decision-making process for their new construction home and see the products and materials that will be incorporated into kitchens and bathrooms, as well as closet configurations, lighting, and cabinet layouts and design. The numerous choices can be overwhelming to a client, and Grant noted that having an architect and/or designer who will be involved in these decisions can make the difference between a builder/developer house and one that is truly a custom home made for one individual client.

Many architects/builders request that the client hire his or her own interior designer to help with material and product selections and provide insight on the overall budget.

Ideally, the client and architect/designer will meet with outside vendors and showrooms to choose products and materials for the home. This allows the client to see and choose from a breadth of choices, with the architect along side to guide him or her. Such customization decisions that need to be made include:

Kitchen appliances
After the preliminary kitchen layout has been established, the client will choose appliances with the architect involved to ensure it fits with the specifications of the room.

Kitchen cabinets
Kitchen cabinet centers are typically located in the Chicago Merchandise Mart, and clients can visit these to establish the overall preference for cabinet quality, style and finish before deciding.

Stone slab
It is up to the client if he or she would like to personally select tile material from stone slab vendors, or the architect may make these decisions alone after discussing with the client.

Plumbing fixtures
The client will choose kitchen sinks, faucets, toilets, shower fittings, tubs and more, including colors, metal finishes and any additional features. Once these have been chosen, the architect can choose coordinating bath accessories with minimal input from the client.

Door hardware
The client and architect/designer will choose everything from hinges and doorstops to locks and other specific door hardware.

Cabinet hardware
Many clients prefer to select their own cabinet hardware, and may want to visit a showroom or two to see the selection of all custom cabinetry pieces.

Closet interior fittings
If the client is interested in a custom closet, it may be more cost effective having a closet-fitting company create one, versus one that  architect-designed and contractor-built, but the flexibility in these products is often limited.

Glass shower and tub enclosures
Enclosures can be performed by the architect with some preliminary and follow up conversations with the client, without the need for a showroom appointment to specifically decide on these products.

Lighting
While lighting showrooms can be confusing and overwhelming, it’s important for a client to see actual fixtures and not just photographs whenever possible. Grant assists his clients in narrowing down selections for surface-mounted lighting fixtures that are appropriate for adequate illumination and aesthetic appearance. A designer can also assist with additional decorative lighting that will need to be installed.

Miscellany
Some clients may want to accompany their architect to select tile roofing, stone wall material, patio stone or pavers, brick, etc., or the architect can provide samples for the client to choose from.

Ongoing Meetings with the Architect
In addition to these off-site meetings, the client will meet often with the architect to address any concerns and specific requirements. In one-on-one meetings, the client and architect can discuss everything from the layout to the exterior, to reviewing drawings and design development and progress.

When building a Chicago new construction home, there will also be a number of planned or unplanned miscellaneous meetings to discuss ongoing parts of the project, like contractor pricing, payout requests, contract terms or many other matters and circumstances that come up during the course of building the home.

The Role of the Realtor
In addition to helping you get the right people in place, an experienced realtor can help with choosing selections as well. You’ll want to enlist a realtor experienced in Chicago new construction and who has been exposed to upscale finishes and the most “au current” trends in new homes, as they can provide an objective view on the home’s market value.

Many clients find it helpful to have the realtor become the coordinator for meetings with the various people involved in the home-building process. In my experience with new construction, I’ve found that clients who run their own companies or travel extensively find this service extremely helpful, especially from a realtor who has acted in this capacity for clients who have built homes from scratch in the past.

Whether you are considering building a brand new home, adding an addition to your home or reworking a floor plan in a luxury condo, please do not hesitate to contact us to get answers to your architectural question or to obtain insight as to redesign the property for maximum resale value.

Sheldon Salnick, realtor: 312-264-5853 or ssalnick@dreamtown.com
Allan J. Grant
, architect: 312-943-5522 or grantarchitects@gmail.com

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 process is the architect’s drawings. These help to obtain permits, communicate objectives to a builder for pricing, and act as a guide for carpenters and other professionals who are working on a new construction project. Chicago architect Allan J. Grant gave some insight into what can be expected from an architect at this point in the process.

Architect Drawings for Permits
What will be delivered in terms of drawings depends on the architect. There are permit drawings—the bare minimum required to obtain permits—and highly detailed drawings, which are produced by client-oriented, residential architects.

Permit drawings are a minimal drawing set and include only the required information for obtaining permits. While it may seem like a wealth of information to the client, these drawings aren’t enough for a builder to accurately estimate construction costs (a huge disadvantage to the client) or for additional trade professionals to have their questions answered before they begin work on the project.

On the other hand, Grant says, the set of drawings produced by a custom residential architect for the client and builder include all of these details and specifications. That information is organized in drawing details, light fixture schedules, plumbing fixture schedules, door schedules and specification notes, separated into each trade.

Drawings from a Custom, Residential Architect
The drawings show everything that will be built into every part of the space, allowing the client to see how each room and area will appear. These types of drawings also feature:

  • Every built-in cabinet so that a client can see and understand where the drawers, doors and shelves are located, as well as heights for components and counters.
  • Every room door or closet door, along with door trims, crown mouldings, chair rails and base mouldings.
  • Any tile patters or inset borders within wall or floor tile.
  • Heights of every wall-mounted plumbing item, such as shower controls, heads, body sprays, etc.
  • Specific custom details like concealed doors, tubs set in decks, and curbless showers.
  • All interior elevations are drawn on a scale suitable for planning and understanding what is occurring on each wall, and so the architect can ensure there is room for every wall-mounted outlet, light fixture, towel bar, door trim, etc.
  • Structural details generated by the engineer are incorporated to include detailed framing plans.
  • HVAC, plumbing pipe diagrams and electrical information as it relates to mechanical equipment may also be included on more extensive projects.

During the construction process, the client-oriented architect regularly observes the construction (“supervising” is the builder’s responsibility) and documents any changes, additions or deletions that come up. A complete set of drawings that incorporate all of the client’s product and material selections benefit all involved in the process, as well as addressing functionality and aesthetics.

The Role of the Realtor with a New Construction Purchase
Throughout the process of building your Chicago new construction home, it’s important to keep your realtor in the mix. Have him or her review drawings with you along the way so that there are no floor plan issues from a design standpoint. Such issues can negatively affect future resale value of the home, and the realtor can help guide you through what works and what doesn’t, as well as up-to-date home trends that will benefit you if you are to sell the home down the line.

To learn more about working with an architect to build a Chicago new construction home, give me a call at 312-264-5853 or email me at ssalnick@dreamtown.com, or contact architect Allan J. Grant at 312-943-5522 or at grantarchitects@gmail.com. We’ll both be happy to answer any of your questions or conduct appropriate research to help with your new construction project.

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 from the ground up, is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can’t be matched.

But of course, you can’t build a new construction home on your own. Designing a custom home requires close collaboration between the new construction buyer, the architect/builder, interior designer, realtor and more.

With the help of Chicago architect Allan J. Grant, A.I.A., I wanted to take a more in-depth look at the relationship between the client and the architect in particular. The joint efforts between these two ultimately creates a unique home that fully addresses the wants and needs of the client.

Finding a Client-Oriented Architect for a New Construction Project
The role of the architect working on a new construction home is pivotal, as he or she will assist the clients with the many decisions and product selections that come with building a custom home. The architect can (and does) also coordinate with other design professionals, engineers and specialty consultants.

A client will want to be very selective when looking for an architect, the same way you might go about hiring someone for any sort of job. There are a number of questions you’ll want to go over with a potential architect:

Will you need a designer?
Find out if the architect expects you to hire your own interior designer—many request that you do. Although some architects will accompany the client to vendors for selections of tile, stone, plumbing, lighting, etc., an interior designer can also assist the client with making selections based on the overall budget. However, not all interior designers have experience in the nuances of new home selections, so this should be determined up front with the architect.

Does the architect act as the general contractor?
Usually, no. It is generally believed that the architect and contractor should be two separate entities with two separate contracts with the client to avoid conflicts of interest. The architect acts as a checkpoint for the general contractor’s construction and progress.

There are, of course, other possibilities for this, but this is the preferred arrangement between the architect and the general contractor.

What is the responsibility of the general contractor?
It is the general contractor’s responsibility to supervise his tradesmen on a day-to-day or minute-to-minute basis. The contract that the client has with the general contractor should refer to the architect’s plans and specifications as the product he will produce for the client and that the architect has the authority on the client’s behalf to reject any of the work that does not conform to the contract documents.

How do proposals work?
The very high-end builder, who may offer design expertise, will typically draw up a proposal and/or preliminary drawings, which could cost as much as $15,000. The proposal fee is given back or incorporated into the fee structure for the client once building has begun, but the specifics of drawing one up should be discussed in the builder interview. If an architect independent of the builder is being retained, preliminary design work is part of his service to the client and may be compensated in a number of ways.

What’s the fee structure?
Finding out the architect’s procedure for fees is an important element in building a home from scratch. Is it a flat fee, hourly charge or percentage of construction costs? What about overruns? The buyer should nail down these details before choosing an architect to avoid any surprises.

How will payments be made?
The new construction buyer should also learn the procedure for setting up an escrow account and how the money will be released for payments to the builder and possibly the architect.

Once an architect has been chosen, he or she should sit down with the client and learn more about the client’s lifestyle, wants, needs, preferences, wish lists, etc. and be sure they each have the same expectations for the Chicago new construction project.

The Role of the Realtor
As I’ve said before, the realtor can play a very important role in this process as well, and he or she should have experience in Chicago new construction. A realtor with a background in helping clients build homes from scratch should also be able to recommend different architects and designers and should know about the different professionals they work with.

Next, we’ll take a look at the actual processes or working with an architect to build Chicago new construction. To get an idea of all of the questions you should be asking a prospective architect, contact myself or architect Allan J. Grant:

Sheldon Salnick, realtor | 312-264-5853 | ssalnick@dreamtown.com
Allan J. Grant
, architect | 312-943-5522 | grantarchitects@gmail.com

Spec Homes Popping Up in Chicago Real Estate

Looking back on a few posts from earlier this month on buying Chicago new construction, I took a closer look at what is required from a buyer and a realtor when purchasing a spec home—a spec home is a type of new construction property, meaning the plans for the home have already been developed, but buyers can make minor modifications like the finish of hardwood floors and paint colors.

Last week, Crain’s Chicago reported that spec homes are popping up in some of the city’s most coveted neighborhoods—Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview being a few of them. The article reported that developers are “getting back into the game” of building spec homes, which had slowed down in the last couple of years. And these developers are coming back with a bang, building large, $1 million+ homes on wide lots in the best neighborhoods in Chicago. In other words, they’re building great opportunities for buyers looking to purchase Chicago new construction.

A Chicago new construction property in any of these neighborhoods is a real estate gem. Brand-new Chicago homes are harder to come by without the building boom we were experiencing a few years ago, but areas like Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview are without a doubt ideal neighborhoods for any buyer. Each is an established area, with reputable schools, near shopping, dining and entertainment and very close to downtown Chicago. If you’re considering a buying a spec home, these are definitely some of the best places in Chicago real estate.

Purchasing a Spec House in the Chicago Real Estate Market

Considering we’re still in a difficult and volatile Chicago real estate market, it’s crucial for buyers to work with an experienced realtor when making a home purchase. But I want to emphasize the importance of this when purchasing a spec home in particular.

A realtor experienced in Chicago new construction can also help walk you through the ins and outs of financing, which can pose a challenge in a market like this one. When it comes to financing a spec home, cash is still king—a significant down payment will certainly make it easier, as will an excellent credit score and additional assets.

The realtor’s experience also comes into play on modifying the home. He or she should be able to consult with you on what modifications are doable and what will affect a home’s future resale value. The customizations you make can greatly benefit you when you re-sell the home, and a realtor should be able to give you an objective view on what alterations are possible and most valuable.

If you’re interested in a Chicago new construction home in a great neighborhood but without the time and expense of building from scratch, let’s see what’s available from current developers. Give me a call at 312-264-5853 or email me at ssalnick@dreamtown.com.

Work with an Experienced Realtor when Building or Buying A Chicago New Construction Home – Part 1

If you’re ready to start shopping for Chicago real estate, there’s something important to consider: are you looking for an existing home, or new construction?

It’s a question that should be given a lot of thought, as buying Chicago new construction property can require significantly more patience, commitment, and time than an existing home. But it depends on what you’re looking for and what type of project you want to take on.

If you do want to buy a home that is brand new, there are three different approaches you can take:
• Building a new construction home from scratch;
• Buying a home that has existing plans; and
• Purchasing a spec house.

The type that is best for you depends on what you want from the home and the customization you want to be able to put into it. A key player in all three is your realtor, who should be experienced in working with new construction so he or she is able to guide you through important decisions and consult with you on the details of your new home.

I wanted to take a moment to walk through each type of process for buying a new construction home and the importance of your realtor in each. We’ll start with building form the ground up.

Building A New Construction Chicago  Home from Scratch

This type of build is made-to-order for the buyer, and therefore the biggest undertaking, the most expensive, and the ultimate type of new construction home. It’s typically a once-in-a-lifetime venture. Building Chicago new construction from scratch means you should be prepared to spend at least a year on the project. Building from the ground up also means buyers will have to be decisive, as there are many decisions to make with the architect, builder and the interior designer.

The role of your realtor is crucial when building this type of new construction home. The realtor you choose should have an extensive background in working with new construction buyers, and should be able to consult with you all the way from choosing the land to build on, to providing input on the home’s layout to helping you choose finishes for the kitchen and bath. He or she should also be able to make recommendations for builders and architects and have experience with the paperwork involved (such as contact proposals). The realtor should also know the Chicago new construction scene well enough to explain the nuances like why one builder’s lot and location might be superior to another. That objective knowledge is invaluable when making a commitment to building a brand new Chicago home.

A New Construction Chicago Home from Existing Plans

Building new construction from existing plans means the shell of the home is in the works—the developer has acquired the land and the plans for the home, and the architect has designed it. Then, it’s up to the buyer (again, with the help of the realtor) to plan, customize and design the inside. This requires a commitment of about six months, depending on how extensive any changes to the original plans are. The buyer will choose the finishes, select appliances and make minor modifications to the home’s interior, but not major changes to the structure of the home. If you’re set on purchasing Chicago new construction but limited on time to devote to such a project, a home with existing plans is probably a great place to start. There won’t be a need for city permits, you won’t have to find and purchase the city lot, and the size of the house will already be determined.

In building a home with existing plans, the realtor’s role continues to be crucial along the way. He or she should be familiar with the architect and developer’s work being able to provide the buyer with background information and give them an un-biased opinion on the plans.

Since the majority of new construction homes fall under the third category, spec homes, I wanted to give it special emphasis. We’ll take a look at spec homes in my next post, so stay tuned!

Chicago real estate May sales for luxury condos were over $33 million

The luxury condo market is continuing to prove that its still alive, with more than $33 million in sales during the month of May. Luxury condos are defined as sales over $1 million, and May saw 21 individual sales of luxury Chicago condos.

May’s numbers didn’t quite top April’s $46 million in luxury condo sales, which had climbed from March’s sales as well. Like April’s sales, the units sold in May were in some of Chicago’s top luxury buildings in downtown Chicago or close to Michigan Avenue. Many were within a block or two of the Magnificent Mile.

Luxury Chicago real estate going strong
Despite continued reports of the market being in a slump, Chicago real estate is proving to fare well in the luxury category, with buyers still purchasing large, unique condos in buildings with a distinctive cache. Chicago condos that include unique and special features and are in coveted locations have continued to do well over the past few months.

The luxury Chicago condo buildings with the most sales volume in May were:

25 E Superior: $3,850,000 in sales. One of the sales in this Chicago real estate building included a half-floor penthouse sprawling 3,700 square feet, with top-of-the-line finishes, two enclosed terraces, and 45 feet of open windows.

209 E Lake Shore: $3 million in sales for a 4-bedroom, 5,500 square foot unit located on one of, if not the most, exclusive streets in Chicago. The block overlooks the lake, with many units featuring magnificent views, and is right off Michigan Avenue, east of the Drake Hotel. The unit that sold is in the building designed by architect Benjamin Marshall and is considered a Chicago gem with its old-world charm. 209 E Lake Shore is a co-op building, and this particular buyer purchased the unit with cash.

800 N Michigan Avenue: $2,997,500 in sales. This building is attached to the Park Hyatt Hotel, and residents can take advantage of hotel services and amenities. The 3-bedroom unit sold was recently renovated and included skyline lake views and numerous upgraded finishes and details throughout the unit.

10 E Delaware: $2,920,900 in sales. This Chicago new construction building in Chicago’s Gold Coast exhibits renaissance architecture in a well-designed boutique development. These Chicago condos come with great views of the lake and city, a rooftop heated pool, access to the TEN club for entertaining, and state-of-the-art hotel amenities. One of the units sold—a 2,715-square foot 3 bedroom—spans the entire length of the east side of the building for spectacular panoramic views.

As I noted with April’s luxury condo numbers, those unique properties continue to experience success in real estate sales. Features like breathtaking views and exceptional floor plans hold great interest among potential buyers.

For a closer look at Chicago condos that sold in May or to take a firsthand look at these in-demand buildings, contact me at 312-264-5853 or by email at ssalnick@dreamtown.com.

Chicago real estate for every lifestyle: Lincoln Park 2520

One of the (many) great things about Chicago new construction building Lincoln Park 2520 is that the building offers units that fit just about any type of lifestyle. From smaller one bedroom units up to 4 bedroom units sprawling more than 5,000 square feet, Lincoln Park 2520 is an ideal Chicago real estate option for families, couples, young professionals, empty nesters and more. Each unit offers outdoor space, from a simple 58 square feet up to 758 square feet of exterior space overlooking Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan.

Here’s a closer look at the floor plans for Lincoln Park 2520. While these floor plans are part of the building’s current design, there is also still the ability for buyers to merge units to customize the space to their needs. Click any image to enlarge for a better look.

One bedrooms in Lincoln Park 2520
Lincoln Park 2520 Unit A3 floor plan
Unit A3: A 1 bedroom, 1/5 bath totaling 1,238 square feet on Lincoln Park 2520’s west side on floors 4-10.

Lincoln Park 2520 Unit A6 floor plan
Unit A6: A 1 bedroom, 1/5 bath totaling 1,411 square feet. These units face southeast on floors 5-10.

Two-bedroom units in Lincoln Park 2520

Lincoln Park 2520 Unit B2 floor plan
Unit B2: A 2 bedroom, 2/5 bath totaling 1,526 square feet on Lincoln Park 2520’s west side on floors 8-14.

Lincoln Park 2520 Unit B3 floor plan
Unit B3: A 2 bedroom, 2 bath totaling 1,654 square feet. Near the building’s southeast corner and available on floors 3-14.

Lincoln Park 2520 Unit B4 floor plan
Unit B4: A 2+ bedroom, 2 bath totaling 1,663 square feet. Facing southeast, these units are on floors 4-16 and 18-22.

Lincoln Park 2520 3 bedrooms
Lincoln Park 2520 Unit C1 floor plan
Unit C1: A 3 bedroom, 2 bath totaling 1,732 square feet. On the building’s northwest corner on floors 3-14.

Lincoln Park 2520 Unit C2 floor plan
Unit C2: A 3 bedroom, 3 bath totaling 2,169 square feet. These units are on Lincoln Park 2520’s northeast corner on floors 3-14.

Lincoln Park 2520 Floorplan Unit C3
Unit C3: A 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath totaling 2,303 square feet. These units span the width of a floor for views on both the north and south sides, and are found on floors 11-23.

Lincoln Park 2520 Floorplan Unit C4
Unit C4: A 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath totaling 2,831 square feet. On floors 11-22, these units span the width of the floor, creating views to the northeast and southwest.

Lincoln Park 2520 Floorplan Unit C6
Unit C6: A 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath totaling 2,843 square feet. Spanning the width of Lincoln Park 2520’s south end for panoramic lake and city views, these units are on floors 18-33.

Lincoln Park 2520 Floorplan Unit C7
Unit C7: A 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath totaling 3,030 square feet. A sprawling layout on the east side, these units will enable magnificent views of Lake Michigan from floors 23-33.

Lincoln Park 2520 Floorplan Unit C8
Unit C8: A 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath totaling 4,723 square feet. Includes a generous 758 square feet of outdoor space. These units are on the entire southwest corner of the building on floors 4-14.

Four bedroom units in Lincoln Park 2520

Lincoln Park 2520 Floorplan Unit D5
Unit D5: A 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath totaling 4,747 square feet. On Lincoln Park 2520’s north end, spanning the width of the building for panoramic views from floors 35 and 36, have only two units on the floor.

Lincoln Park 2520 Floorplan Unit D6
Unit D6: A 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath totaling 4,953 square feet. On the building’s sound end, spanning the width of the building for panoramic views from floors 35 and 36, which have only two units on the floor.

Lincoln Park 2520 Unit C3-C4 floor plan
Unit C3-C4: 4 bedroom, 4.5 baths for a total of 5,190 square feet. On floors 11-22, extending across the width of the building to face both northwest and southeast at each end.

For an in-person look at these floor plans or to check out the Lincoln Park 2520 site, contact me at 312-264-5853 or by email at ssalnick@dreamtown.com.

Luxury Chicago Real Estate in Great Locations is Selling

Lincoln Park 2520 balconies

Balconies on the south and east side of Lincoln Park 2520 allow residents to enjoy beautiful, unobstructed city and lake views as well as the sprawling Lincoln Park below.

As the numbers from the last two months have shown, luxury real estate in Chicago is doing well compared to the many reports of the volatile market. One of the most desirable properties on the market for luxury buyers right now is Lincoln Park 2520, a Chicago new construction project in one of the city’s best locations.

You can find a number of listings for Lincoln Park 2520 here, but keep in mind that this isn’t a full list of available properties. To obtain information on the building’s extensive floor plans, to see all of the available finishes and upgrades and see exactly where units are in the building and what views they offer, contact me at 312-264-5853 for a personal, confidential tour.

Lincoln Park 2520 is slated to be a knockout building that will differentiate itself from other buildings in the city by being the ultimate in luxury Chicago real estate and a perfect option for families with children.

The finest in Lincoln Park Real Estate
Lincoln Park 2520 has become one of the city’s most-wanted pieces of real estate for good reason. It’s more than just a building, though the building has much to offer. It’s also a community, with many ideal amenities and features, including:

Something for everyone: With more than 200 Chicago condos ranging from 500 to 8,500 square feet and about 50 floor plans to choose from, Lincoln Park 2520 would be a great option for everyone from big families down to those looking for an in-town condo. A few Lincoln Park 2520 floor plans are below (click to enlarge), and more are available here on the Lincoln Park 2520 website.

Lincoln Park 2520 1 bedroom floor plan

A 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom totaling 1,411 square feet.



Two bedroom two bath in Lincoln Park 2520

A 2 bedroom with den, 2 bathroom unit in Lincoln park 2520 totaling 1,663 square feet.



5800 square foot unit in Lincoln Park 2520

Located on floors 23-34, this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom unit in Lincoln Park 2520 expands more than 5,800 square feet.

Room to play: The Lincoln Park 2520 community includes one and a quarter-acres of private park area exclusively for the building’s residents. For a beautiful walk year-round head across the street to stroll through Lincoln Park and enjoy the tranquility of the lagoon and beautiful surroundings at The Pond, an elegant restaurant right in Lincoln Park. Plus, Lincoln Park 2520’s close proximity to Diversey Harbor could be convenient for boat enthusiasts.

Pet-friendly fun: A dog-friendly run for residents as well as a paw wash make Lincoln Park 2520 not only pet friendly but pet loved.

Great schools: Not only is Lincoln Park 2520 in one of Chicago’s most favored neighborhoods, it’s right in the heart of some of the Chicago area’s best private schools, including Francis W. Parker and the Latin School of Chicago.

Everything you need: Residents can enjoy a 24-hour doorman, concierge and on-site maintenance and management staff, a 20-seat movie theater, indoor lap pool and Jacuzzi, state-of-the-art fitness center and steam rooms and saunas.

Topping off Lincoln Park 2520

Lincoln Park 2520 is well on its way to be ready next year. The building is about ready to be topped off at the height of its 39 stories.

Lincoln Park 2520 Making Great Progress
This Chicago new construction project is coming along extremely well. The building is not far from topping out all 39 stories. The façade of the building shows windows being put in, to showcase the most magnificent views—units on the south side of the building will never have those views altered, thanks to being backed up to the park.

To experience the Lincoln Park 2520 site in person and check out the progress on this beautiful building, contact me at 312-264-5853 or by email at ssalnick@dreamtown.com.