One of the toughest decisions Chicago renters have to make is which neighborhood and what type of residence they want to live in. The city has 77 different communities, with each one having their own unique feel. However, the beautiful thing about renting in the Windy City is that Chicago is relatively inexpensive compared to other large cities, and there is always a massive inventory of apartments available at any given time. With the help of apartment search site Domu, we've selected a handful of unique apartments and homes around the city that all offer very different takes on living in Chicago. For those who are looking for high-end apartments downtown, take a look at this list.
↑ 2263 N Kedzie Blvd #3
Size: 2.5 bed, 1 bath (1,200 square feet)
The pitch: This top floor, fully renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath vintage unit with original trim is located just a 10 minute walk from the logan square and California Blue Line stops and restaurants/bars on the square! The unit boasts hardwood floors throughout, tiled bathroom, functional granite fireplace and kitchen counters, and built in bookshelves. Rooms and closets are comfortably sized, there's a separate dining room with breakfast counter adjoined to the kitchen, and a beautiful, luminous living room and sun room facing the boulevard. Ensuite bathroom has heating unit, extractor fan, custom cabinets, and shower door. Kitchen has a dishwasher, refrigerator with water filter and ice maker, microwave with vent fan, and stove/oven. Private porch, in unit washer and dryer, and energy efficient central air and heat units. Internet/cable ready, utilities not included. Free indoor bike storage and covered, outdoor, gated parking spot with security surveillance available for extra $125/month. Price includes monthly cleaning of bathroom and kitchen!
↑ 5009 N Francisco Street
Size: 1 bed, 1 bath cottage
The pitch: Single family coach house for rent on an oversized lot. Owner on property, beautiful space in Lincoln Square, across the street from the park. One bedroom, large living room, and ample storage. New heating and AC were installed in December, and new plumbing updates on all fixtures in the home. Permit parking on a quiet block, with a separate entrance for tenants. It is a unique single family home with no neighbors above or below you. Apartment is available in July. Many other conditions are flexible as well.
↑ 1300 W Barry Ave #1
Size: 5 bed, 2 bath (two levels)
The pitch: Large five bedroom, two bathroom apartment in prime Lakeview/Southport Corridor location includes the following: hardwood floors, high ceilings, eat-in kitchen w/ dishwasher, newly renovated bathrooms, central air, in-unit laundry, two floors of living. Close to L, shopping, nightlife, restaurants, & more. Cats negotiable.
↑ 3575 W Belden Ave #1
Size: 3 bed, 3 bath
The pitch: This Logan Square gem is at once homey and sophisticated, spacious and cozy: sparse and full. The original 1920s two story brick structure has been turned into a modern home with a open floor plan on the first floor, large master bedroom with two additional bedroom and two baths on the second floor. Chicago architect Carlos Concepcion painstakingly removed sections of masonry wall, floor and ceiling, and implanted gigantic sheets of corrugated metal, stainless steel and a curtain wall of glass to transform this home. The house sits on a double lot that has been transformed into a beautiful private garden. This is truly a one of a kind home. Looking for someone that would appreciate this fantastic house.
↑ 3812 N Wayne Ave #2N
Size: 2 bed, 1 bath
The pitch: Large, beautiful two bedroom vintage apartment on a quiet, tree-lined, lovely neighborhood street just steps from tons of restaurants, shops and activities. One block off Southport. Twelve minute walk to Southport Brown Line stop, two blocks to Jewel and CVS. Heat included.
↑ 811 W 15th Pl #708
Size: 3 bed, 2.5 bath
The pitch: Large corner unit with stunning city views! Open layout features upgraded kitchen with granite, stainless steel appliances, and large island. Large bedrooms with abundant closet space and extra storage throughout. Master bedroom and second bedroom feature ensuite bathrooms! Large 188 square foot terrace overlooking the city. Building amenities feature doorman, fitness center, and outdoor atrium. Garage parking included.
↑ 3647 N Wilton Ave #1
Size: 3.5 bed, 2 bath (2,400 square feet)
The pitch: Fully rehabbed first floor duplex with 3beds/2baths in newly rehabbed building on a quiet street in Lakeview. The separate living spaces include living room, office and family room. Sunny, large, eat-in kitchen overlooks garden. master and hall modern baths (see pics and floorplan). Three bedrooms of equal size. Full size in-unit laundry. Tons of storage: 5 large, organized closets! Huge, in-unit storage room plus additional bike spaces in basement. Hardwood floors, blinds on all windows and private deck in rear. On-site parking space in rear for $100/mo. Well maintained, quiet building by responsible landlord. One block to Addison Red Line stop.
↑ 2105 W Irving Park Rd #2E
Size: 3 bed, 1 bath (1,400 square feet)
The pitch: Brand new condo quality unit available now 3 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment. Hardwood floors, stainless appliances, huge shower with body sprays, double vanity, white kitchen with large island/counter seating. Mud room with in unit washer/dryer. Bell school district. Agent owned.
↑ 2040 W Shakespeare Street
Size: 2 bed, 2 bath single family home
The pitch: Great house for rent, open floor plan on the first floor and second floor, two floors plus laundry in basement, complete modern renovation, great for roommates or family relocation or a single person who wants a house to themselves. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms. Master bedroom upstairs with large den and huge modern bathroom with skylights, lots of light. Gas & wood fireplace upstairs in den. Huge kitchen great for dinners with friends and family, all appliances are new with a separate large dining room. Living and entry space is great to entertain. Awesome deck and backyard to hang out and have bbq's and gatherings! Washer/dryer and great closet storage. Full basement for lots of storage.
↑ 2159 W Evergreen Ave #1
Size: 1 bed loft (1,700 square feet)
The pitch: Exceptional 1700 square foot true loft in great Wicker Park three flat. Very unique space. Apartment opens up onto 700 square foot private courtyard and has an additional 1,700 unfinished basement. Building is on a quiet street, just a few blocks from Wicker Park/Bucktown's best restaurants and bars. 7-9 min walk from Damen Blue Line stop (0.5 miles). ·Renters Week 2015 [Curbed Chicago]
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