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Michigan Avenue - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - LauraLinney

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Conlon is a force in luxury real estate in neighborhoods across the city, the North Shore, and the Western suburbs. 2044 W. Roscoe St., 312-733-7201; NEW D+K ARCHITECTS This West Town firm established by partners Corey Dunne and Paul Kozlowski focuses on commercial and residential design, architecture, and interiors, with a portfolio that includes multiple high-profile hospitality projects as well as boutique renovations for Versace and Hermès. 1147 W. Ohio St., 312-573-2490; JAMESON SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY This celebrated Chicago/North Shore affiliate of the global Sotheby's network offers an expansive portfolio of luxury properties and a decades-long reputation for excellence. 55 E. Erie St., 312-837-1111; 425 W. North Ave., 312-751-0300; 100 E. Station St., Barrington, 847-381- 7100; 2934 Central St., Evanston, 847-869-7300; 586 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, 847-716-5152; NEW 640 NORTH WELLS This sleek new 23-story, 251-unit rental tower boasts rooftop Jacuzzis, a state-of-the-art fitness center, restaurant-caliber demo kitchen, and more, all in the heart of River North. 640 N. Wells St., 312-944- 6400; VISTA TOWER RESIDENCES At 1,186 feet tall, this Jeanne Gang- designed architectural marvel is set to be the city's third-tallest building. The latest achievement in Magellan Development Group's Lakeshore East master plan, the $1 billion property will house a five-star hotel as well as the Vista Residences, with one-bedroom apartments starting at $1 million. Sales office: 375 E. Wacker Dr., 312-620-8000; craft cocktails. 455 N. Park Dr., 312-840-6600; chicago-downtown PARK HYATT Rising over the historic Water Tower at the north end of the Magnificent Mile, this elegant, contemporary-chic property's rooms boast modern artwork and sweeping views of the city and Lake Michigan. NoMI Kitchen restaurant and the Spa at NoMI are must-try locals' destinations in themselves. 800 N. Michigan Ave., 312-335-1234; THE PENINSULA This elegant oasis just off Michigan Avenue recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in town with a next-level renovation and expansion to more than 300 guest rooms and suites. The on-site spa just might be the city's best. INSIDER TIP: Lobby-level hideaway The Bar is one of the city's classiest, clubbiest watering holes. 108 E. Superior St., 312-337-2888; THE RITZ-CARLTON Chicago hospitality veteran Peter Simoncelli has stepped into the GM role at this newly renovated Windy City institution, which boasts four-star service, a recently added Club Lounge, just-unveiled dining destination Torali Italian-Steak, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, all adjacent to Chicago shopping institution Water Tower Place. 160 E. Pearson St., 312-266- 1000; SOFITEL CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE This angular, 32-floor glass high-rise is an ultra-sleek dose of Parisian joie de vivre in the city's Gold Coast. Boasting 415 luxury guest rooms, two must-try dining and drinking spots in Café des Architectes and Le Bar, and 10,000 square feet of meeting space, it's an appealing option with serious Continental flair. 20 E. Chestnut St., 312-324-4000; REAL ESTATE & DESIGN @PROPERTIES Founders Michael Golden and Thaddeus Wong have built their award-winning Chicago-based firm into the top independent residential real estate brokerage firm in the state—and one of the top 12 in the country. 618 W. Fulton St., 312-491-0200; BAIRD & WARNER Born in Chicago in 1855, this real estate company offers an array of services in the luxury market, from home buying and selling to relocation services, title services, and mobility solutions across the Chicagoland area. 737 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1800, 312-640-7010; BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES KOENIGRUBLOFF REALTY GROUP Whether you're in the market to buy or sell, this major real estate brokerage firm, one of the world's most highly regarded, is a magnet for in-hot- demand, multimillion-dollar Chicago listings. 980 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 900, 312-284-3500; CONLON/CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE With six offices in Chicagoland, this elite boutique brokerage firm established by The Deed star Sean PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF VIRGIN HOTELS CHICAGO 164  MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM WHO: General Manager, Virgin Hotels Chicago (203 N. Wabash Ave., 312-940-4400; ). HOME 'HOOD: "Englewood. It's home; I was raised there and learned many of life's lessons there." GO-TO SPOT: "Pelago Ristorante (201 E. Delaware Pl., 312-280-0700; ). I've yet to order off the menu—I let Chef Mauro prepare the eight-course chef selection." HIDDEN GEM: "The Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, 312-801-2100; ) in Hyde Park, an amazing music venue on the South Side." ARCHITECTURAL INSPO: "The London Guarantee & Accident Building (85 E. Wacker Dr.); the Beaux Arts architecture is amazing." PLANS FOR FALL: "Visit apple orchards and pumpkin patches, eat apple doughnuts, and drink Old Fashioneds—in that order." HOW I DE-STRESS: "Six am spin class at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness (211 N. Stetson Ave., 312-856-1111;" FALL FASHION ESSENTIAL: "A charcoal-gray wool sports coat from Hart Schaffner Marx (Nordstrom, The Shops at North Bridge, 312-464-1515; )." ‒ Secret Source ‒ JERMAINE ANDERSON The SOURCE: SPACE

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