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Hotel Boom Town: London Guarantee Hotel Renovation Now Has a $66M Price Tag

A recent permit issued for renovation work at the London Guarantee Building at 360 North Michigan Avenue places a $66 million price tag on the transformation of the 23-story historic building. Oxford Capital’s plans for one of the original Michigan Avenue Bridge anchors, a Beaux Arts beauty by Alfred Alschuler, includes retail and a lifestyle …

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Preservation Watch: Dilapidated Historic Oscar Mayer Mansion Lists for $1.75M

It may not be the Wienermobile, but here’s a chance to own the historic home that once belonged to Oscar G. Mayer Sr., the former chairman of the famous Oscar Mayer company. According to the listing, Mayer lived in the home from 1927 until his death in 1965, however it has sat vacant for many …

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Then & Now: Revisit Home Alone's Iconic Suburban House 24 Years Later

Home Alone is one of the greatest Christmas movies of our generation, and it’s also probably the greatest Christmas movie to be filmed in the Chicago area. Written and produced by the legendary filmmaker John Hughes, Home Alone follows Hughes’ reoccurring trope of filming on location in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs. The movie’s backdrop was …

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Curbed Cup 2014: Introducing Your Final Four Curbed Cup 2014 Contenders

It’s been yet another week of grueling matches, but we now have our final four contenders for this year’s Curbed Cup. The Loop, Streeterville, Lincoln Square and Albany Park were all knocked out in the last couple of days and the neighborhoods that remain are Logan Square, Uptown, Lakeview and Bridgeport. It’s really anyone’s cup …

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New to Market: Large 78th Floor Three Bedroom Aqua Tower Unit Seeks $3.9M

Located on the 78th floor of Jeanne Gang’s award winning Aqua, this large 3,300 square foot unit offers north, south and east views. And beyond the sweet views and star architect design, the place looks really quite snazzy as well and has access to “ALL AQUA AMENITIES AND LSE LIFESTYLE!!!” the broker babble states. While …

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On the Market: Albany Park Four Bedroom Offers Oddball Charm for $370K

There’s no doubt this four-bedroom home exudes character. That’s clear from the fountain that greets you at the entrance. And while you may not agree with all the interior design choices showcased in the slideshow of the $369,900 property, such as the lion waiting to greet you by the fireplace, the pink steampunk-esque bedroom or …

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