July 12, 2019 Properties

Luxury Apartments in Chicago Boasting the Best Finishes

Why settle for less than the best when it comes to luxury apartments in Chicago? This is the city that lives by the edict "make no small plans," so when it's time to search for luxury apartments, well, make no small compromises in the comfort department. Here are some of Chicago's most plush and swanky places to call home if you're a renter.

Impressive River North Building with Condo-Quality Finishes

kitchen with integrated appliances and dark wood cabinets, waterfall marble counters and stainless steel oven range next to adjoining dining area in River North luxury apartment

The Hudson

The Hudson apartments landed at the corner of W Chicago Ave and N Hudson Ave in 2017 and made an impression among Chicago apartment renters seeking luxe interior finishes, condo-like quality and the added bonus of personal balconies attached to every unit in the building. The integrated kitchen appliances blend in seamlessly with the artful wood cabinetry and the waterfall countertops provide a stylish punctuation to the elevated kitchens in these River North apartments. Cutting loose with a bit of playtime is encouraged at The Hudson as well, with the large pool deck that feels like a resort and the very sexy custom shuffleboard table in the resident’s lounge.

River North Renters Get Spa-Like Amenities in Luxury Building

hot tub and rooftop pool on skydeck of luxury River North apartment building in Chicago

Niche 905

The spa-like amenities of this River North apartment building have garnered an intense fan club among Niche 905 renters and visitors alike. And with standout features such as the rooftop pool and hot tub, the level of devotion is justified. Great views from the skydeck lounge also cement this building as an exclusive spot to admire the skyline, watch aerial acrobatics during the annual Air & Water Show, and generally hang out while living your best life. 

Boutique Apartment Building Redefines Lakeview Luxury Living

living room in luxury apartment for rent in Lakeview, Chicago

Melrose On The Lake

The lakefront is one of Chicago’s most appealing destinations in the summertime but it’s a prize jewel for an apartment location 365 days out of the year. And even though many north side renters may conceive of lakefront buildings to be like one of the vintage high-rises in neighborhoods such as Edgewater, Rogers Park and Lakeview, consider Melrose On The Lake as the boutique apartment building that breaks the mold. This intimately sized 18-unit apartment building is steps away from Lake Michigan, but just try to take your eyes off the luxurious finishes in these state-of-the-art apartments. Combine best-in-class features such as marble waterfall countertops, double ovens, large kitchen islands and walk-in closets with a sophisticated exterior that’s reminiscent of the surrounding vintage buildings, and Melrose On The Lake proves to be a stunning hybrid of new and old.

West Loop Apartments Feel Both Intimate & Grand 

rooftop deck with view of Chicago city skyline in background from The Madison at Racine luxury apartments in the West Loop

The Madison at Racine

The trend for many new apartment developments is to go big and create an imposing presence on the block. Where The Madison at Racine differs is a working demonstration that sense of scale is important, especially in a neighborhood like the West Loop. The Madison at Racine anchors the block at the southeast corner of N Racine Ave and W Madison St nicely without being overbearing. It feels of a pace with all the eclectic restaurants, shops and bars that make the West Loop highly walkable and pedestrian friendly. All that said, the views from the communal rooftop deck are dynamite. That’s one area where The Madison at Racine understands it’s good to show off if you can.

Playfully Personalized River West Apartments with Luxurious Finishes

leather sofa and breakfast bar in luxury apartment for rent in Spoke in the River West neighborhood of Chicago


Tall ceilings, great natural light and sleek appliances. Of course. But it’s the extra touches that set these River West apartments in a class of their own. The tiled kitchen backsplashes, for example, create a distinguished and handcrafted feel in the apartments, while the jam room (an amenity space that’s stocked with a drum kit, guitars and amplifiers) invites a sense of play that really lets residents create their own sense of community in this deluxe apartment compound that’s spread across two buildings in the rapidly developing River West neighborhood.

Elegant Uptown Apartments Invite Residents to Indulge in Great Views

floor-to-ceiling glass windows at far end of open concept living room and dining room in luxury apartment for rent in Eight Eleven Uptown

Eight Eleven Uptown

This glassy apartment building with exquisite Lake Michigan views would feel elegant without any furnishings or hardware at all, but this Uptown apartment building goes a step further. The apartments are decked out with wide hardwood plank flooring, quartz counters and backlit LED mirrors in the bathrooms. Residents rave about the building staff and their commitment to service, and the gym is outfitted with Peloton bikes.

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