Making An Entrance

Two new buildings provide a West Side neighborhood with a dramatic new portal

With the addition of a pair of sleek modern buildings, the western end of Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood now sports a contemporary gateway of sorts. And though the two buildings appear to be twins, there are some slight differences.

Containing only two-bedroom units, the building on the south side of the street—at 2157 West Division Street—is slightly narrower; its wider northern counterpart, at 2154 West Division, features three-bedroom condos and condos with two bedrooms and a media room. Mark Peters of Studio Dwell Architects designed both buildings; Ranquist Development built the structures on empty land once owned by Resurrection Health Care, which has a hospital next door.

WICKER PARK

From $639,800
to $729,800

The units’ interiors have ten-foot-high ceilings, Arclinea kitchens, and contemporary bathrooms; many condos have white oak flooring, and all of them have solid-core birch doors and horizontal cedar planking on some walls. Each building has six units; at press time, the two third-floor units remained for sale in both buildings. The 1,550-square-foot two-bedroom units are priced at $639,800; the larger (1,750 square feet) condos go for $729,800. Both buildings were scheduled to be ready for occupancy by late September.


 

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