Any Chicagoan can tell you that the city is a patchwork quilt of communities, comprised of 77 officially designated neighborhoods, each containing their own individual sub-communities, each unique in their own way.
Wicker Park, however, is more than just a patch in a quilt. A subdivision of the larger West Town area—which also includes Bucktown, Ukrainian Village, East Humboldt Park, Noble Square and Smith Park—Wicker Park is quite possibly one of the most sought-after locations in the entire Windy City.
It’s not difficult to see why the area has garnered so much attention in recent years: with the bustling Six Corners—the intersection of North, Damen and Milwaukee Avenues—as its epicenter, Wicker Park boasts an infinite wealth of high-end restaurants, jam-packed nightclubs and bars, and streets lined with both privately-owned boutiques and major shopping labels. Wicker Park is more than just an intersection of avenues; it is a collision of the upscale and the laid-back, offering equal parts glamour and comfort.
This kind of duality is echoed in one of the neighborhood’s newest condominium buildings, too: The newly remodeled Wicker West 1555. Purchased last year by Mosaic Development LLC, a Chicago-based real estate investment company, the building received a much-needed facelift, and is now looking for buyers.
The building’s playful, avant-garde façade shelters nine condos, each with its own distinct floor plan to suit the diversity of its residents. Each unit boasts stone countertops in the kitchen and gas fireplaces in the living rooms, as well as bamboo or wide-plank oak flooring and porcelain or marble tiling in the bathroom. Luxury amenities like an in-unit washer and dryer and a whirlpool bathtub come standard in all units, but the real appeal of Wicker West 1555 is that each unit possesses its own divergent personality, designed to meet the specific needs of the owner. Sizes and prices range (although all of the units are reasonably priced), and each unit can be customized depending on what their owner desires.
For the Chicagoan looking for a single-family home feel without the single-family home price, Wicker West 1555 is an ideal choice. Smack in the middle of Wicker Park, this building offers proximity to the action as well as the opportunity to craft one’s very own ideal living space.
Anyone sorting through the dwindling inventory of condos in Chicago should contact their local agent about seeing this property. The time to act is now—and fast, before the remaining units in Wicker West 1555 disappear as quickly as they appeared.