Four Reasons The Emerald Stands Out As A Gem
1. A Prime Location
Emerald has an excellent location at 123 S Green Street in Chicago’s hot West Loop neighborhood. The benefits of living at Emerald begin with the location. It is very simply one of the best in the West Loop. It’s toward the east side of the neighborhood and is only one block off Halsted.
As such, it’s near all the popular Greektown restaurants. Plus it’s not far from all the other amazing West Loop restaurants many of which are located on nearby Madison and Randolph Streets. In addition, Mary Bartelme Park is located just a block west of Emerald.
Plus 123 S Green Street is just a short walk to Downtown Chicago. Perfect for visiting the Art Institute, attending concerts at Millennium Park and shopping along Mag Mile. This West Loop location also offers super convenient access to transportation and the 90/94 and 290 expressways.
2. High Ceilings, Excellent Floor Plans And Terrific Views
There’s a mix of contemporary one and two bedroom units located within two, 12-story greenish glass towers. There are ten condos per floor and six unique floor plans. All the two bedroom condos are bright corner units and all units have floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies.
The most dramatic units are east facing. They feature unobstructed views of Chicago’s fabulous skyline. The building is distinctive in the West Loop in that it’s got a modern vibe. Typically loft style condos are more common in the neighborhood.
3. Living At Emerald Means Living “Eco Friendly”
Completed in 2008, the building utilizes many earth friendly materials. For example, bamboo, recycled fiber fabrics and low-VOC paint. And here eco-friendly doesn’t mean low quality. Quite the opposite. This makes Emerald somewhat unique.
The condos at The Emerald offer a variety of lovely finishes. Such as, bamboo or hardwood floors, granite or stainless steel counters, several contemporary cabinet finishes and stainless steel appliances.
4. Solid Amenities
The towers are joined on the first floor by a mod and super spacious lobby. Amenities are solid. For example, 24 / 7 door personnel, a huge well-equipt fitness center and a business center. In addition, residents enjoy a large modern great room with a flat-screen TV, a conference room and fireplace. The building also contains secure heated garage parking.
What’s Best About Living At Emerald?
Best Chicago Properties Broker Associate Mark Lale has helped many people buy, sell and rent condos in The Emerald and we asked him to discuss the best things about living at The Emerald. Here is what he said:
“Every person I have ever talked to about living at The Emerald has loved living there. It is dramatically beautiful and modern in design with a central lobby with soaring ceilings and a palette of white and green and light blue. The door staff are courteous and eager to be helpful.
All the units have floor to ceiling glass views of the city and skyline. There is a refreshing and generous feeling about entire building. The ceiling height of the unit is nine feet and more and the concrete balconies are large.
The finishes are higher end. For example, wider plank hardwood, thicker granite and stainless steel appliance kitchens. And the luxury tile baths are some of the finest in the whole city.
The materials used throughout in the building are of a higher grade universally. For example, the solid doors in the unit are heavier, the brushed nickel hardware is an upgrade from what you typically see in West Loop condos.
The common area spaces at The Emerald are akin to a high end hotel. There is an expansive kitchen in the party space area with designer couches, furniture and lighting throughout. The huge heated garage is a big plus.
The Floor Plans
The two bedroom units are a popular split bedroom plan. They are located on the corners of the two towers. These light filled units have sweeping views and two balconies and are truly hard to surpass in the whole city. I’ve worked with many very discerning clients who have walk in and said – ‘Whats not to like!’
These are just some of the reasons why people jump at the chance to live at The Emerald and then stay for years and years.”
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