Residences of Lakeshore Park

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840 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

Residences of Lakeshore Park
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Exterior of Residences at Lakeshore Park
Building Information
Developer LR Development Company
Architect Lucien Lagrange Architects
Management Company DK Condo
Number of Units 73
Number of Floors 26
Year Built 2004
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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840 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region Chicago
Municipality Chicago
Zoning PD 490
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Exterior of Residences of Lakeshore Park


Completed in 2004, this luxury building was designed by Lucien Lagrange Architects, and developed by LR Development Company. Residences in this building start at over $1 million and offer spacious, luxury homes with views of the lakefront. The Residences of Lakeshore Park won the Multi-family Residential Development of the Year award in 2004.

The street entry to the building is canopied, offering a classic appeal and faces Lake Shore Park on quiet, tree-lined Street. Residences of Lakeshore Park appears to be a classic 1920s residential building, but offers a few differences in its height and angular design.

The building features a design element of a large glass turret topped with an illuminated lantern at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Pearson Street.

The residences offer a full-time uniformed doorman and fleet of staff to assist the residents and their guests.

The building is located just steps away from shops and restaurants on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.[1]


Location

Located on a quiet, tree-lined street in Streeterville of Chicago, Residences of Lakeshore Park boast convenience with a neighborhood feel. Directly across the street from Lake Shore Park, the residences are located directly on the shore of Lake Michigan.

The Navy Pier is just a quick walk away, as well as outdoor parks like Jane Addams Memorial Park and Gateway Park. Public transportation is conveniently located directly at the footstep of the residences, and access to the subway is seven blocks east of the tower.

Loyola University of Chicago is a couple blocks east, and many restaurants, cafes, shops, and entertainment are all within walking distance. Northwestern University, for which the area is well-known, is located just a couple blocks south.

With a walk score rating of 95, Residences of Lakeshore Park are deemed a "walker's paradise."[2]

Construction

Completed in April 2004, the Residences of Lakeshore Park is a 26 story stone tower that encompasses 368,00 gross square feet and is a part of three luxury residential towers facing Lake Shore Park. All three buildings broke ground together, share the same building site of the former AHA Complex, and were constructed in tandem.

Residences of Lakeshore Park is a concrete high-rise that features a zinc-clad mansard roof, sculpted balcony railings, and 19th Century detailing with traditional French designs.

The building features many windows and recessed balconies, white beige/white stonework on the exterior, flat surfaces on the sides of the building, and a cylindrical tower up the center.

The building is valued at a cost of $38 million.[3]


Layout and Features

Residences of Lakeshore Park offer luxurious suites, bringing back high ceilings and gracious proportions in a modern context.

The tower offers 73 residences that range in size from 2,100 square feet up to an 8,700 square foot penthouse. All units have a minimum of 9 foot ceiling heights, with open and spacious layouts.

Bedrooms are large with big closets and functional storage spaces. Living rooms feature open spaces, with lots of light from the bay windows that offer views of the lake and city center. All units have large windows and recessed balconies.

Many floor plans offer large foyers, spacious kitchens with high-end appliances, wine storage, and separated car garages.


Floor Plans

There are few floor plans available for Residences of Lakeshore Park. Here is a quick selection.


Amenities

A full-line of amenities are offered at the Residences of Lakeshore Park including:

  • Uniformed Full-Time Doorman
  • Exercise room
  • 24 Hour Concierge
  • Private On-site Wine Storage
  • Valet Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Car Wash
  • Trash Chutes

Bylaws

Residences of Lakeshore Park Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No


Cats and dogs are allowed with a limitation on pet count.

Rentals are allowed with a minimum length of tenancy.

There are no age restrictions on ownership.

Sustainability

Sustainable aspects of Residences of Lakeshore Park include individually controlled central heating and cooling systems, double-pane windows, environmentally friendly exterior materials, and a program of "green" cleaning and maintenance with use of environmentally friendly cleaning supplies.

All units employ energy efficient appliances and lighting. The convenient location offers its residents travel on foot, without necessity for the daily use of a vehicle.

Trivia

Magnificent Mile

Residences of Lakeshore Park are conveniently located near the sought-after tourist attraction of The Magnificent Mile, also referred to as The Mag Mile.

The Magnificent Mile is a prestigious section of Chicago's Michigan Avenue, running from the Chicago River to Oak Street in the Near North Side. It acts as the western boundary of the Streeterville neighborhood, where Residences of Lakeshore Park reside.

In the 1940's, the nickname was given to the area by real estate developer Arthur Rubloff. The area is currently Chicago's largest shopping district, with approximately 3,100,000 square feet of the area being occupied by retail stores, restaurants, museums and hotels.

Several of the tallest buildings in the United States, such as the John Hancock Center and the Trump International Hotel and Tower, are found here. Numerous landmarks such as the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Chicago Water Tower and the Allerton Hotel are also found on the Magnificent Mile.

Planters of flowers in the median of the roads were constructed as part of a street-scape improvement project of the Magnificent Mile in 1994. Hundreds of thousands of tulips bloom on The Magnificent Mile each spring from mid April until the end of May. Many events and festivities are held in this special location of Chicago.[4]


References

  1. Lucien Lagrange
  2. Walk Score
  3. Lucien Lagrange
  4. Wikipedia


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