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.