Chicago Homes in High-Rises

Chicago Homes in High-Rises

Sarah Coffey
May 20, 2009
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As the birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago has a lot of high-rises, and a lot of amazing penthouse apartments. Living in the sky offers a few advantages including views of the city and (if you're lucky) Lake Michigan, access to dense neighborhoods and all the amenities they offer, and (if you're really lucky) a balcony or a rooftop garden. They can also have some drawbacks including intense sun exposure and windows that may not open, but for those who love a panoramic view, they can't be beat...

FIRST ROW
1 Erie and Kingsbury on the Park by Lucien Lagrange
2 Streeterville High-Rise Makeover from Design I Interiors
3 Stephanie's Life of Pie from Small Cool 2008
4 River North Apartment from CS Interiors
5 River North Penthouse from Chicago Home + Garden

SECOND ROW
6 High-End Downsizing from the Chicago Tribune Magazine
7 Jim and Derrick's South Loop Loft
8 Montgomery Penthouse from Metropolitan Home
9 Colorful Gold Coast Condo from Chicago Home + Garden
10 Rooftop Garden by Marguerite Gardens

Photos: Lucien Lagrange Architects, Design I Interiors, Apartment Therapy, Tony Soluri/CS Interiors, Nathan Kirkman/Chicago Home, Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune, Heather Blaha/Apartment Therapy, Nathan Kirkman/Metropolitan Home, Alan Shortall/Chicago Home, Marguerite Gardens

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