Cityscape Condominiums is an architecturally-inspired 42-unit, landmark clock tower building in St. BenÕs/North Center. Designed by Westward Development Company and I & M Construction, the condos are built to resemble nine adjacent city buildings with typical Chicago industrial, loft, warehouse or apartment facades from past generations. The buildings include Louis Sullivan-type filigrees and classic design elements. The $35 million development also collaborated with Alderman Gene Schulter on a Prairie-style clock tower for the North Center neighborhood.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom-plus-den units have 1,200 square feet of space, two balconies and pricing from $359,000 to $429,000. Larger three-bedroom, two-bathroom units are 1,860 square feet, have private terraces or private rooftop decks and pricing from $499,000 to $619,000. All the homes are accessed by either private elevator or elevator lobbies. Amenities include upscale fixtures, fireplaces, hand-crafted mantles and indoor heated parking.
All kitchens at Cityscape have Viking and Bosch stainless steel appliances, Grohe faucets, granite or marble countertops, 42-inch cherry cabinets and a large island with a breakfast bar. Two full bathrooms in each unit have spa features, Grohe fixtures, soaker bathtubs, Kohler power-assisted dual-flush toilets, natural stone and marble finishes and separate bathtubs and showers. Bedrooms feature walk-in closets and private balconies. The building has fiber-optic wiring for Dolby sound, plasma TVs, a dog run, a dog washing station and lush landscaping.
Cityscape residents will have access to retailers, restaurants, live entertainment, theaters and service businesses. The building is near buses, the CTA Brown Line, the Kennedy Expressway and Lake Shore Drive. Historically, Cityscape occupies some of Charlie Chaplin’s Essanay Studios, where popular silent movies were filmed.
Location-3905-3935 N. Western Ave.
Number of Units-42
Delivery Date-2/3 of units – immediate, Remaining 1/3 – February 2009
Price Range-$359,000 to $619,000
Developer-Westward Development and I & M Construction