Apartment renters who are looking for a cool and modern aesthetic in their next Chicago apartment will want to pay attention. This curated list of Chicago apartments spotlights buildings that ensconce residents in cool industrial design and materials, while paring back the obstacles to create clean lines and a very forward-thinking posture. Futurists and fans of modern architecture, one of these apartments could be the perfect place for you.
Energy Efficient Apartments in Old Town are Effortlessly Stylish
This gleaming apartment building has a bit of fun when it acknowledges that they’re offering renters some very modern apartments in close proximity to Chicago’s Old Town. Irony! But in all seriousness, this building is very ahead of the curve when it comes to environmentally friendly design and it has a few genuinely cool perks for renters. Xavier is a LEED Gold certified building with on-site electric car charging stations and a landscaped roof that collects rainwater and helps cool the building down during the warmer months. Renters who have pets will be plenty cozy all year round as well, the building has pet spas and an indoor/outdoor dog run.
World-Class Architecture in Focus from Printer's Row Apartments
1333 South Wabash
Chicago is quite a tableau of world-class architecture, and for those who want to wake up each morning to the sensory delight of the city’s smorgasbord of impressive buildings, this apartment tower in Printer's Row could be the perfect match. And the designers of 1333 South Wabash should know because the architects behind the building are based in Chicago. City views are in clear focus from the open concept floor plans of these modern apartments, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows let in a healthy amount of natural light that will keep renters bright and cheery -- even through Chicago’s formidable winter months.
Fresh Views & Fun from River West Apartments
The River West neighborhood is a commuter’s dream for folks who work in the heart of the Loop or near downtown. It’s a comfortable distance from the business district while still affording renters the opportunity to walk to work if they choose (weather permitting, of course!). Spoke apartments in River West are taking full advantage of the neighborhood’s convenient proximity to the Loop while still feeling like they’re outside the concentrated cityscape of downtown Chicago. And that comfortable arm’s distance is most apparent from Spoke’s rooftop amenity level, which features plenty of space to invite friends over and hang by the fire pits or use the fully equipped Bocce Ball court.
Cutting Edge Design Creates Unique Floor Plans in South Loop Apartments
The newest entry on this list is turning heads in the South Loop apartment scene with its modern design and unique floor plans. The diamond-edged apartment tower that’s near the Museum Campus offers interesting views along with its contemporary interiors. The most enticing feature? Out of all the amenities (and the building is packed with the latest and greatest, of course) the rooftop fitness center has to take the crown. Have to admit it would make it easier to consistently visit the gym when the view is as world-class as the one atop The Paragon.
Convenience Paired with Elevated Style in the South Loop
1401 South State
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 expect to do almost anything with help from a smartphone app, whether it’s paying their rent online or booking a personal concierge to help with grocery deliveries or dog-walking.
Thoughtful Design Contributes to Convenient Urban Living in Wicker Park Apartments
1611 West Division
For renters who truly want to embrace the dynamism and mobility of urban life, this Wicker Park apartment building could be the ideal location -- the CTA Blue line is mere steps away, offering renters a convenient way to access downtown or get whisked away to 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. Giving renters more mobility and environmentally friendly living quarters is what 1611 West Division is all about.