Live, work and play at Parkline Chicago: Luxury condominiums in the Loop

by Melanie Kalmar

Perfectly designed to meet the needs of empty nesters and families, Parkline Chicago brings the live, work and play lifestyle to the bustling Loop. The bespoke, 26-story mixed-use glass skyscraper at 60 E. Randolph Street was built to heighten views of Millennium Park, Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago.

“You have a very desirable location and a house with everything you need,” says Tom Roszak, principal of Moceri + Roszak and Thomas Roszak Architecture, the developer and architect of Parkline Chicago. “We have large residences, from 2,136 square feet to 2,643 square feet on purpose; there are people who want a house in the sky.”

With units priced from $1.5 million to $2.2 million, Parkline Chicago features 23 lavish single-story corner units and a stunning two-story penthouse, all flooded with natural light and located at the top of the high-rise. “Tom Roszak carefully designed the building to maximize breathtaking views of the city through floor-to-ceiling windows,” says Millie Rosenbloom, a broker associate with Baird & Warner representing Parkline Chicago. “He even angled the building a little to capture the views.”

Incomparable location
Parkline Chicago provides the walkability desired by empty nesters and the proximity to all the sophisticated amenities sought by professionals who work in the city and wish to raise a family there. The lakefront, Riverwalk, Maggie Daley Park, Millennium Park and theater district are all within walking distance. So are the Chicago Symphony, Jewelers Row, world-class restaurants and shops along Michigan Avenue. For families with school-age children, there are about a dozen private and charter schools nearby, including GEMS World Academy across the street. “You don’t have to go to the suburbs to raise your kids,” Roszak says. “You can actually be urbanities and live in the city.”

Multiple ways to commute
Parkline Chicago is conveniently located within two blocks of the L stop and in close proximity to the Metra at Millennium Station. With the Riverwalk just outside your front door, traveling by water taxi in warmer months is also an option. Residents who prefer to drive enjoy easy access to Lake Shore Drive and interstates 90 and 94 for quick trips in and out of the city.

Incredible floor plans and finishes
With four condos per floor, the units feel like single-family homes with the conveniences of a mixed-use high-rise. At Parkline’s base are three retail spaces — two are still available — and above it, 190 rental units that help keep assessments low. Boasting high-level finishes throughout, the condos feature open-concept floor plans with soaring 10-foot-high ceilings, 3 to 4 bedrooms with ensuites, 3.1 bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a terrace big enough for a gas grill, dining set that seats six guests and a couple of lounge chairs. The penthouse has an incredible second-floor area with an extra bedroom that can be used as a guest suite or office and an additional terrace for relaxing outside. In all, there are four different layouts and distinctively chosen color palettes to choose from. “Buyers love the floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows, finishes and amenities,” Rosenbloom says.

Gourmet kitchens
A home cook’s dream, each condo boasts gourmet kitchens with a 10-foot-long island covered in quartz that easily seats four people, elegant Snaidero cabinetry, high-end appliances by Wolf/Sub-Zero and Cove, multiple pantries, a wet bar with wine refrigerator and storage to display glassware, and glamorous fittings by Grohe and Franke. The kitchen, dining, living and family rooms naturally ease into each other, allowing ample space to entertain guests and not lose anyone to another room.

Spa bathrooms
A spa experience at home, the primary bathroom of the A-Tier has elegant porcelain tile, enormous closets to store clothes for all seasons and occasions, a walk-in shower and an artfully designed soaking tub. Conveniently located near the bedrooms, laundry rooms are equipped with hookups for side-by-side gas washers and dryers, large cabinets above the utility sink and a broom closet for storing cleaning supplies. Parking is in an exclusive garage reserved for condo owners on the third floor. Each owner has the opportunity to purchase multiple parking spaces — charging stations are available for electric cars. A generously sized storage locker is also available for keeping seasonal items and sporting equipment from cluttering homes.

Touchless entry
In these unchartered times, touchless entry is more important than ever and enables Parkline residents to go from the point of entry to their units without touching anything. Fobs are used to open doors and operate elevator buttons. Contactless package pickup and a state-of-the-art HVAC system in common areas — it introduces positively charged ions into the airstream that latch onto and neutralize pathogens — also help residents stay safe.

A high level of services
Watercolor paintings, illustrations celebrating the city’s prized landmarks, stunning geometric pieces and other curated works of art hang on the walls in the lobby and common hallways, complementing the skyscraper’s modern design.

The main lobby offers 24-hour concierge services and a doorman to handle everything from package deliveries to ordering rides. A second lobby with a private-access elevator is reserved for condo owners. Also exclusive to them is the 19th-floor amenity space decked out with a library, gourmet kitchen, private social lounge, conference/boardroom and grand terrace overlooking

Millennium Park
Amenity spaces shared by rental and condo owners are equally extraordinary. The fourth-floor amenity has an indoor/outdoor pool, exercise room with yoga studio, and gorgeous outdoor terrace with shady trees, lush landscaping, a dog run, fire pits, grilling stations and dining areas for entertaining guests. Head upstairs to the 18th floor for more shared amenities: a double-height lounge, beautiful social room, café, billiards area, private conference room, co-working spaces and tastefully landscaped terrace with fire pits and seating overlooking Millennium Park.

“There’s only a few ways to differentiate yourself; location, service and design,” Roszak said. “That’s how we raise the bar. I think Parkline Chicago is going to surprise people when they see it. They’re going to be amazed.”
Homes will be delivered in the spring of 2021. To learn more, visit www.parklinechicago.com.

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