Janet Owen, is branded as THE upscale broker in Chicago and specializes in selling upper-end single family homes, condominiums, and cooperatives in the Michigan Avenue, Gold Coast, and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Owen only sells where she has lived and she prefers to model her business as an “individual” rather than manage a big team. She wants to give her clients the time, attention, and care they deserve.
What’s Trending in Real Estate Right Now?
When asked about the “must haves” this spring for each of her special property types, Owen didn’t hesitate. The trend for condominiums? “Amenities, amenities, amenities! Purchasers are moving from the suburbs in droves after the last child has flown the nest and they desire service and a turnkey lifestyle. The ‘can’t do without’ aspects for single-family homes include outdoor fireplaces, even during the summer on cool evenings, an elevator, hopefully a side lot for potential green space, and the mud room between the house and garage has now become larger and a real transitional room, some even having a small clothes washer/dryer for kids' soccer and other sports clothes to be tossed in the washer immediately—prior to even entering the home.”
This beautiful, 4800-square-foot condominium directly accesses the Four Seasons Hotel and the prestigious 900 North Michigan Avenue shopping tower. This property boasts incredible space, large windows, tall ceilings, and sensational views of Lake Michigan and Chicago's Magnificent Mile.
You’ll feel right at home in this half-floor new construction on Lincoln Park in Chicago’s lovely Gold Coast neighborhood. There are breathtaking, unobstructed 360-degree views of the lake, park, and skyline from this high floor.
Imagine a three-bedroom condominium with all the amenities of the intimate five-star Park Hyatt hotel, which is just an elevator ride away. Look out your windows to discover wraparound views to the north, east and west, or take in those sights from a lovely balcony.
Exceptionally beautiful recent renovation of half floor at Playboy Mansion. With sun-filled treetop views in all directions from 23 huge windows, this magnificent residence has the privacy, security, and livability of a single family home within a grand, historic landmarked building in the heart of the prestigious Gold Coast.