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A peek inside River North’s newly completed ‘Renelle on the River’ condos

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The 18-story project is open for business

A living room with two blue couches on either side a wooden coffee table. The room connects to a balcony overlooking a cluster of taller buildings.
The project’s three-bedroom model unit has views of the Wrigley Building and Chicago River.
Photos courtesy of Belgravia Group

After roughly two years of construction, Chicago’s “Renelle on the River” condo project is just about complete. The 18-story River North building recently welcomed its first residents and opened a three-bedroom model unit overlooking the Chicago river.

Renelle squeezes into a tight site atop a parking garage at 405 N. Wabash, just north of Trump Tower. Although its supertall neighbor dominates most of its southern exposure, the new bKL-designed building offers some excellent eastern views of the Wrigley Building, Michigan Avenue Bridge, and—of course—the river.

Renelle offers a total of 50 condos—three or four units per floor—that range from 1,800 to 2,500 square feet in size. Each residence includes 10-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and contemporary kitchens with large islands. The units are 80 percent sold, according to Chicago-based developer Belgravia Group, and the remaining homes are priced between roughly $1.3 million to $2.4 million.

Residents have access to amenities including a fitness center, dog run, and a 4,500-square-foot rooftop terrace with lounge seating and an outdoor kitchen. The building’s common areas are decked out with 22 works from eight local artists.

“Renelle on the River puts the best of Chicago at residents’ doorsteps, while our thoughtfully designed and spacious floorplans bring a gracious single-family-home experience to urban living,” said Belgravia Group’s Liz Brooks in a statement. “We found this winning combination of location and style resonates with a wide range of buyers, from empty-nesters to families or singles seeking a home in the city.”

The riverfront project isn’t the only new high-end condo project in the nearby area. Renelle joins the ultra-pircy condos atop One Bennett Park as well as a handful of upcoming developments such as Vista Tower, Cirrus, and the Tribune Tower Residences.

An open floorplan room with a sectional sofa, wall-mounted TV, and wood floors.
The model unit’s living room features hardwood floors and eastern views of downtown Chicago.
A contemporary kitchen with sleek cabinets, stone counters, three leather-backed stools, and a light fixture with multiple glass globes.
Kitchens features Snaidero cabinetry, stone or quartz countertops, and appliances from Sub-Zero and Wolf.
A bathroom with a large vertical window, horizontal mirror, glass shower, freestanding tub, and double vanities.
The model master bathroom has a soaking tub and a walk-in shower with a frameless glass surround.
Two chairs on a balcony overlooking a river and a row of tall buildings.
Balcony views of the Wrigley Building and the Chicago River.
A river cutting through a city with a very tall glass building under construction in the center.
Renelle also has a good angle of Vista Tower—another bKL project, designed in collaboration with Studio Gang.