Chicago Apartments for Rent That Belong in Fairy Tales

Where would Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella live in Chicago? You've probably never asked yourself that question—until now. Fairy-tale listings keep magically appearing on Domu this month. These cottagecore apartments and majestic homes feature gilded chandeliers, spacious great rooms, romantic balconies, castle-inspired facades, and charming details reminiscent of storybook settings.

Out of these nine magical apartments for rent in Chicago, it's going to be hard to choose just one. But like your fairy godmother, we're here to help! 

Find your favorite fairy tale, and we'll reveal which Chicago apartment you should rent:

Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Hansel and Gretel, The Princess and the Pea, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Little Mermaid, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Sleeping Beauty



Vintage Penthouse for Rent in the Gold Coast

The Princess and the Pea

Gold Coast loft for rent with chandelier and tall ceilings and massive windows

10 W Elm St | 2 beds/1.5 baths for $3,200/mo

With ceilings soaring 25 feet above the great room, stacking twenty mattresses atop a pea to find your true love will be no problem. Feel like royalty in the grandeur of this vintage penthouse rising above the Gold Coast in a 1920s building. An ornate chandelier hangs above the open living room, drenched in natural light from massive windows. The private deck off of the great room offers stunning views of Lake Michigan and Chicago.

Apartment for Rent in Portage Park With Stained Glass Windows

Beauty and the Beast

Apartment with sunporch and stained glass windows in Portage Park

5353 W Belle Plaine Ave | 2 beds + den/1 bath for $2,000/mo

This vintage Portage Park apartment belongs to Belle for two main reasons: the stained glass windows and the street address. Stained glass windows play a major role in certain movie adaptations of Beauty and the Beast, and these windows have roses, an essential detail in the fairy tale. The street address literally has Belle's name in it—could it be any more perfect? Located on the second floor of a vintage building, the apartment features ten-foot-high ceilings, a large kitchen, separate dining room, sunroom, and a private balcony. 

Gothic Gold Coast Penthouse for Rent


Gothic building in the Gold Coast with apartment for rent

77 E Elm St | 1 bed/1 bath for $2,490/mo

Rapunzel, let down your hair from the pillared windows overlooking historic Elm Street in the Gold Coast. Built in 1889 by Potter Palmer, Chicago's wealthiest man at the time, this historic mansion features details you will find nowhere else. This Gold Coast apartment boasts a working gas fireplace with a mantle hand-carved by renowned sculptor E.P. Seidel. The one-bedroom offers two huge windows with a view of Lake Michigan and an 800-square-foot rooftop deck.

Charming Apartment for Rent in Chicago's East Village With Spacious Bedroom

Sleeping Beauty

Pink bedroom with magical decor in East Village apartment for rent

509 N Hartland Ct | 3 beds/3 baths for $3,200/mo

If she must sleep for one hundred years, Sleeping Beauty deserves the best bedroom she can find. This massive primary suite offers plenty of privacy on the top level of this penthouse apartment in the East Village. The bedroom even has its own balcony, a walk-in closet, and ensuite bathroom perfect for Briar Rose. And that's just the main bedroom...wait until you see the rest.  

Grand Condo for Rent in the Gold Coast

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Huge historic apartment for rent with fireplace and chandelier in the Gold Coast of Chicago

1235 N Dearborn St | 3 beds + den/2.5 baths for $5,200/mo

With seven roommates, Snow White needs a very large apartment for rent in Chicago. Hopefully, 2,440 square feet in the Gold Coast works out better than their tiny cottage. Originally built as a single-family Victorian home, this Gold Coast duplex still feels feels elegant and majestic at 147 years old. Unparalleled vintage details include a grand staircase to your front door, two wood-burning fireplaces, 12-foot ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. It's located on a residential, tree-lined street surrounded by million-dollar mansions and historic homes.

Cottagecore Apartment for Rent in Logan Square

Hansel and Gretel

Charming vintage apartment for rent with wood details in Logan Square

2473 N Albany Ave | 2 beds + den/1.5 baths for $2,975/mo

While it's not a sugary house made of cake, candy, and gingerbread, this cottagecore apartment for rent seems like a great home for Hansel and Gretel, especially because it's located in the city far away from the witchy woods. The generously sized, 115-year-old two-flat includes a large garden and fenced yard. The apartment features original woodwork and moldings, a coffered ceiling, oak pantry, and modern conveniences like central air conditioning, a dishwasher, and a filtered water system. 

Chicago Greystone Apartment for Rent in East Village

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

East Village greystone apartment for rent

525 N Marshfield Ave | 2 beds + den/1 bath for $3,050/mo

Hopefully Goldilocks won't encounter the three bears in this second floor East Village apartment. If they do take over her apartment, however, there's plenty of space for everyone in this Chicago Greystone with its two bedrooms, den, dedicated storage room, private balcony, and separate dining room. 

Classic Apartment for Rent Near Lake Michigan in Edgewater

The Little Mermaid

Apartment with fireplace and exposed brick in Edgewater

1355 N Rosemont Ave | 2 beds/1 bath for $2,300/mo

While it's not a palace under the sea, the Little Mermaid will love this apartment's proximity to Lake Michigan. Cozy up to one of Edgewater's most charming apartments for rent. The two-bedroom apartment on Chicago's North Side features 1,300-square-feet of space, a modern kitchen and bathroom, a walk-in cupboard, shared backyard, original hardwood floors, crown molding, and a gas fireplace. The apartment is near the Granville L stop and buses along Broadway. Residents enjoy walking to Whole Foods, Ann Sather, Uncommon Ground, and all of Edgewater's local treasures.

Luxury Penthouse for Rent in Old Town


Luxury penthouse with views of Chicago skyline

228 W Hill St | 3 beds/3 baths for $15,000/mo

Last, but not least, we offer the most luxurious apartment on Domu to Cinderella. What's Chicago's version of a royal castle in a fairy tale? A 40th-floor penthouse at the top of Old Town Park. Host a ball in this unbelievable castle in the clouds, perfect for entertaining. Guests will especially love the sprawling wrap-around terrace with an outdoor kitchen and private hot tub—as long as everyone heads home before the clock strikes midnight.