Evanston’s ongoing condo boom rounds a new curve with Grand Bend at Green Bay, a six-story building that parallels the arcing intersection of Green Bay Road and Emerson Street near the suburb’s downtown.

While the location at a crossing of two major streets and a rail line might seem an unlikely place for new homes, the building’s curvaceous design looks inward, turning its back on most of the noise to create a sheltered atmosphere tucked away from the streets. (Balconies and rear windows do face the intersection.)


From $305,990
to $754,990

The exterior is a sleek mix of red brick and brushed steel. Inside, the 49 condos feature nine-foot-high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and big master baths. There are one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans; two units on the top floor are shaped like a U, with a narrow gallery connecting the two wings. Prices range from $305,990 for a 915-square-foot one-bedroom condo to $754,990 for a 2,073-square-foot two-bedroom condo with a den. Ten units have already been sold, according to Pam Albrecht, the sales executive for the developer, Ferris Homes. Occupancy is slated for late 2007.


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