Located at the edge of Chicago’s Loop, it’s hard to imagine a location with more convenient transportation options than the new Ralph Johnson-designed condo, 235 Van Buren .
All of the Loop is within walking or biking distance, and the El and subway lines are around the corner, just a few short blocks away, as are Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center for suburban rail connections.
The reconstruction of the Congress / Wacker interchange is great for those who are car-oriented, which has afforded incredibly easy access to Chicago’s expressway grid from 235 Van Buren.
Chicago’s Loop is a feast of landmarks. Some standing as they always have, others reincarnated. The Randolph Tower City Apartments is probably better known as the former Steuben Club Building. Its near-riotous terra cotta ornamentation stands out. But from the inside the building’s lobby is another wow.
Take the video tour of some one and two bedroom units with Kim Ashley of Brook Furniture Rental and Liz Pietka of Randolph Tower. Brook offers a Ready to Rent program at Randolph Tower, providing renters furnished units with different selections.
Check out the lobby’s bold colors, retro private club details and arresting shapes in the tour’s intro.
For buyers looking to hedge their bets on condo ownership and assure themselves that they’ve chosen the right building and location, the recently-launched rent-to-own program at 235 Van Buren has proved popular.
Renters can become buyers at any point during their 12-month lease and receive 30% of the rent they’ve paid as a credit toward closing costs, up to 3% of the purchase price of their unit. You can meet some of the buyers, and hear them discuss their decision to purchase, at the video page for 235 Van Buren.
In this sponsored video, January Sambell of CMK Realty discusses the program and the wide array of dining options in the area.
One-bedrooms are to start at just over $1,500 per month, while 2-bedroom, 2-bath units will start at around $2,000 a month. Heat, air-conditioning and gas are all included in the rent.
Renters who execute an option to buy by the end of their 12-month lease will have up to 30% of their rent – not to exceed 3% of their purchase price – credited toward closing costs.
“It’s a great opportunity for people who just need a little more time to save, or fix their credit, or just see if they like living in the Loop,” noted January Sambell of CMK Realty.
235 Van Buren is positioned as a low-amenity building to keep costs low for owners and renters who don’t desire the common-area amenities, or would just prefer to join one of the nearby full-service health clubs. That strategy allows renters to move into a 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit for less than renting a 1-bedroom in some amenity-rich Loop buildings.
235 Van Buren doesn’t skimp, however, on building services or in-unit amenities. Residents enjoy 24-hour door staff, on-site management, multiple bicycle storage rooms, I-GO car service, secured-entry parking and a new convenience store, the second location of the popular South Loop Market. The new Wacker Gateway Park adjacent to the building is nearing completion.
The units have high-style finishes, in-unit washers and dryers, office nooks, private balconies, 10-foot ceilings and expansive views.
235 Van Buren provides residents a walk-to-work location, and extremely convenient access to Chicago’s public transit and expressway grids.
Engineering News Record recently granted top honors in its Best Projects 2011 regional competition to Oakwood 200 Squared, a new luxury high-rise in the heart of downtown Chicago’s Loop. With design quality, construction quality, innovation, safety, and teamwork used as criteria, Oakwood 200 Squared will move on to compete nationally in the Best of the Best Projects 2011.
Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, this 42-story luxury apartment building offers a variety of floor plans ranging from spacious studios, convertibles, 1-bedrooms, 1-bedrooms plus den and 2-bedroom/2-bath units.
Amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool and steam room, as well as a private pet walk, whirlpool on an outdoor garden deck complete with a fire pit and gas grills, party room, lobby café, storage lockers and more. Every in-unit amenity you’d expect in a luxury community, including in-unit washers and dryers, is also present in these apartments.
A smoke-free building, services such as 24-hour door staff, concierge, package reception, bike storage, and Zipcar availability are also offered at Oakwood 200 Squared.
For information regarding pricing, rental options and availability, e-mail or call 877-388-9116.