These Modern Chicago Apartments Have Undeniable Style

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.

West Loop Apartments Let Renters Embrace Open Space 

Porte Apartments

The West Loop is where Chicago goes to work, play and live with increasing momentum in recent years. From an afterthought of a neighborhood to a totally revamped epicenter of Chicago’s food scene, the West Loop has been rising up the charts of most desired neighborhoods to call home among renters. This brand-new 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.

Inspiring Views from Old Town Apartment Balconies

North + Vine Apartments

Balconies are becoming one of the most sought-after apartment amenities in these simple, crazy times. Balcony space is proving more versatile than ever as a private sanctuary space and a place to socialize with neighbors at a safe distance. Beyond the balconies and the stunning views afforded by them, this Old Town apartment building is filled with stylish design. The resident lounge is a favorite for its inspiring dimensions, light-filled interior and sharp interior design.

Fresh Views & Fun from River West Apartments

rooftop lounge at Spoke Apartments in River West, Chicago


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.

Unique Design Extends to Amenity Space in Logan Square Apartments

L - Logan Square Apartments

It’s hard to compete with a decommissioned CTA ‘L’ train as a functional resident amenity space. That’s the obvious game-changer asset for this Logan Square apartment building, but there are design choices that renters will appreciate in the apartment interiors as well. Wide plank hardwood flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows lend the apartments a sense of warmth that nicely counterbalances the slick industrial look of the building.

Convenience Paired with Elevated Style in the South Loop

kitchen with contrasting cabinet design and tile back splash in apartment for rent in 1401 South State in Chicago

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

open concept floor plan in Wicker Park apartment for rent at 1611 West Division

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.