Several Chicago homes for sale are in the Aqua building, from modest studios to a 2,900-square-foot penthouse, and most of these upscale residences feature hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and a unique balcony created from the “waves” that encircle the building’s exterior. The Aqua’s condominiums start on the 53rd floor and many offer floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the surrounding Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, downtown Chicago and the Chicago River.
Holding its own among many Chicago condo buildings that offer supreme features, Aqua is furnished with gardens, gazebos and pools at the base level, along with a running track and fire pit for residents. For those looking for sustainability, Aqua was also celebrated for its green design, which includes energy-efficient lighting and a rainwater collection system.
But Aqua wasn’t the only Chicago real estate building recognized by Emporis. Chicago’s Trump International Hotel & Tower also made the Top 10 list of skyscrapers at No. 5. Another relative newcomer among luxury Chicago homes, Trump Tower’s residential condominiums offer a posh lifestyle backed by the Trump name. Services available to Trump Tower residences range from a white-glove doorman to a dry-cleaning and laundry valet. In the heart of downtown Chicago, Trump tower offers both superior privacy and a slew of activities right around the corner.