5 Hottest Developments

Everybody deserves to live luxuriously. Luckily for us, being in the Chicagoland area means that luxury living is always right at our fingertips.  We’ve gathered a list of the 5 hottest developments in the Chicagoland area, developments that define luxury in their own way.

Check out this list and let us know what your favorite development is!

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chicago, Magnificent Mile

The Ritz-Carlton Residences

River North, Chicago | 1-3bed/1.5-3.5ba | $900,000-$10,000,000

No other building in Chicago comes close to offering the level of service provided at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chicago, Magnificent Mile. In fact, The Residences is the only building in the city that provides 5-star hotel services without a hotel on site. That means the full-time Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton are devoted exclusively to the owners of these 89 condominiums, located steps off of Michigan Avenue. Have your butler restock your refrigerator or prepare your favorite cocktail at the end of a long day, or host friends and family in the Billiard Lounge or Private Screening Room in the 10th floor Landmark Club. The opportunities for luxury living are endless at The Residences.

Key Amenities: Butler; concierge; 24-hour doorman; 24-hr parking valet; travel and dining reservations and other services. The Landmark Club features a billiards lounge; climate-controlled beverage storage; fitness center with men’s and women’s locker rooms, spa relaxation and treatment rooms screening room, dining/board room; and grand salon.


4 East Elm 


Gold Coast, Chicago | 3bed plus den/3.5ba | $3,000,000-$3,700,000

This 24-story, 35-unit glass tower is the first luxury high-rise condominium building to be built in the Gold Coast in almost a decade! Large floor plans, each offering more than 3,480 square feet, feature floor to ceiling windows, 10’ ceilings and high-end contemporary finishes such as Florense cabinetry, Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele Appliances and marble-tiled master baths. Homeowners enjoy a full slate of amenities along with the exclusivity and privacy of a boutique building. From the outdoor pool and spa to the landscaped sundeck, you’ll have every chance to take in the lovely Chicago summer sun.

Key Amenities: Secure indoor garage parking, 24-hour doorman, landscaped sundeck, outdoor pool & spa, screening room, fitness center, residents lounge with full kitchen, private elevator access


Kelmscott Park


Lake Forest, Illinois | 2-4bed/2-4.5ba | $645,000-$1,675,000

Tired of spending your weekends catching up on home improvement projects? Look no further than Lake Forest’s Kelmscott Park!  Here you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of maintenance-free living to the fullest. This new community offers a choice of 2- to 4-bedroom condominiums or 3-bedroom single-family homes with first-floor master suites. Enjoy the best aspects of the verdant North Shore while being walking distance from Lake Forest’s downtown, featuring shopping, restaurants and convenient Metra access to Chicago. 

Key Amenities: Large contemporary floor plans, custom cabinetry, Sub-Zero, Wolf and Asko appliances, large balconies or terraces, attached two-car garages in single-families and underground parking for condominiums


Webster Square


Lincoln Park, Chicago | 1-4bed/1.5-4.5ba | $459,000-$1,525,000

The location of this rare new construction in Lincoln Park is what makes it so hard to beat. At Webster Square you have the opportunity to take in never before seen city views or spend your days in the ½-acre private park tucked behind the building. With Oz Park right across the street and Lincoln Park just three blocks to the east, the possibilities for the outdoor lover are endless at Webster Square.

Key Amenities: Premier location adjacent to Oz Park, ½-acre private landscaped courtyard, 24-hour doorman, state-of-the-art fitness center, resident’s lounge with kitchen, landscaped rooftop sundeck, bicycle storage


808 Wells


River North, Chicago | 2-4bed/2.5-4.5ba | $1,035,000-$4,400,000

Bold architecture and sleek, contemporary interiors define the latest development from Smithfield Properties, 808 Wells. From the Valcucine kitchen and bath cabinets to the integrated Miele appliances and marble floors throughout, no shortcuts were taken in creating the ultimate luxury experience.

Key Amenities: Dynamic city views, premier River North location, expansive terraces in all units, 24-hour doorman, 10’ to 12’ high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, state-of-the-art fitness center, climate-controlled wine storage

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