Marvelous Modern Apartments in Chicago

Meet the modern marvels of the Windy City. They're the newest apartments in Chicago, featuring the best in contemporary design. Modern Chicago apartments are characterized by a minimalist approach to design, open floor plans, use of natural materials, neutral color palettes, clean lines, sustainable materials, and technology integrations. New and luxury apartments for rent in Chicago seamlessly blend these forward-thinking features into both common spaces and individual units. If you're looking for a cool and modern aesthetic in your next home, this curated list of Chicago apartments spotlights buildings that ensconce residents in industrial design, futurist digs, and trendy spaces.

Platform 4611

Modern Chicago apartment for rent in Uptown at Platform 4611

Uptown's most-anticipated apartments have arrived across the street from the Wilson Red and Purple Line Station. Inbound residents can look forward to design elements such as floor-to-ceiling windows, soft-close cabinetry, and black matte finishes. Amenities include a fitness center, demonstration bar and kitchen, rooftop deck, coworking spaces, door staff, and ground floor retail. 

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Solstice on the Park

Modern lobby of Solstice on the Park apartments in Hyde Park Chicago

Only 15 minutes from the Loop, Solstice on the Park brings 500 acres of nature to your front door. The Hyde Park apartments revolve around natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows, open floor plans, natural wood finishes, and smart technology. Solstice on the Park was designed to be a sustainable apartment building by the award-winning Studio Gang architecture firm. 

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1401 South State

Modern apartment with open kitchen at 1401 South State apartments in Chicago

These trendy apartments for rent in the South Loop fully embrace the technology of tomorrow with all the style that renters come to expect from modern apartments. Apartment renters who live at 1401 South State can can do almost anything with the help of a smartphone app, whether it’s paying rent online or booking a personal concierge to assist with grocery deliveries or dog walks.

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NEMA Chicago

Modern apartment building in Chicago, NEMA, in the designer lobby

NEMA Chicago knows luxury. The premier Chicago apartments in the heart of the South Loop overlook Lake Michigan and Grant Park. Every residence has been thoughtfully designed with smart-home technology and elevated features such as expansive windows, plank floors, wood-core doors, thermal shades, custom cabinetry, and more. The apartments offer keyless entry via fob cards or mobile app. 

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1611 West Division

Modern loft style apartment in Wicker Park Chicago

For renters who truly want to embrace the dynamism and mobility of urban life, this Wicker Park apartment building is ideal — the CTA Blue line is mere steps away, offering renters convenient access to Downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport. The I-90/94 expressway isn’t too far away either. But what really anchors this unique building is the patterned facade, which is designed to reduce solar heat gain and make the building more energy efficient.

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Modern gourmet all-black kitchen at Porte apartments in West Loop Chicago

The West Loop is the ever popular locale where Chicago goes to work, play, and live. From an afterthought of a neighborhood to a totally revamped epicenter of Chicago’s food scene, the West Loop is one of the most desirable neighborhoods to call home among renters. This West Loop apartment building lets renters live in appropriate style for this very chic neighborhood by combining a utilitarian first floor populated by retail space and then covering it with a green roof that’s chock full of community amenities, such as a swimming pool and a landscaped terrace.

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21 E Chestnut

Stylish modern apartment in Chicago's Gold Coast

It’s out with the old and in with the new at 21 E. Chestnut Apartments. These sleek apartments for rent in the Gold Coast effortlessly blend timeless Chicago luxury with modern design. Design enthusiasts will love the clean lines and contemporary elements of the apartments. Ideal for entertaining, 21 E Chestnut Apartment boasts a furnished rooftop patio and pool, stunning views of Chicago, and a party room with a full chef’s kitchen.

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Modern lounge space at Hubbard221 apartments in Chicago

Enjoy the good life at Hubbard 221 apartments in River North. Luxury details include Italian soft-close cabinetry, custom closets, floor-to-ceiling windows, sun shade window treatments, and frameless bathroom door showers. The contemporary apartments also offer amenities like a rooftop terrace, pool with cabanas, state-of-the art gym, yoga studio and meditation lounge, and dedicated coworking space.

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