Following the increasing demand for eco-friendly features, Emerald, a condominium building in the West Loop on Green Street, offers options that will make the environmentally conscious feel right at home.
Emerald was heralded as one of the first eco-friendly Chicago real estate developments in the city. The two 12 story towers are located
on, appropriately, 123 Green Street and have a combined
total of 212 one to two bedroom condos. Senco Development
has held firm on prices and promotes these Chicago condos as holding their value in
terms of quality and low assessments because of the green
features. This development is also FHA approved, so qualified
buyers can save on interest rates and the down payment.
Some of the eco-friendly features at Emerald include using
recycled glass, bamboo flooring and recycled metal
countertops in the two story glass atrium. The buildings also
have a 4 pipe HVAC system and used bamboo flooring
throughout the towers and condos, used low-VOC paints and
recycled fabrics in the interior finishes and furniture. marketing
brochures were even printed on recycled paper and used soy
There is a 1,500 square foot fitness center at Emerald that is
offset nicely with a Starbucks in the retail space along with an
8,000 square foot lobby.
Emerald residents also have access to a
business center with a fireplace and wireless Internet access,
a great room with flat screen television, surround sound and
furniture, a private study and Club Emerald which is a private
furnished bar with a sound system and attached kitchen. Your
pets are also welcome at Emerald.
The condos feature floor-to-ceiling windows, the
aforementioned bamboo flooring, wall-to-wall carpeting in the
bedrooms, vinyl-coated wire shelves in the closets, a balcony,
track lighting, security system and washer/dryer hook-up.
The kitchens come with 42 inch Euro cabinets, stainless steel
or granite counter tops, stainless steel double sink, Grohe
faucets, stainless steel appliances and some units have a
Baths feature natural stone flooring, vanity tops and tub/
shower surrounds. They also have custom cabinets, Grohe
faucets and a wall-mounted LCD television.
Prices on the remaining available condos at Emerald as of
early 2011 range from the $270,000s for a 765 square foot
one bedroom unit to the low to mid $300,000s for a 900
square foot one bedroom plus den condo. For a two
bedroom, two bath unit with 1,250 to 1,300 square feet you
can expect to pay from the low to mid $400,000s.
Assessments run from the mid $200 to upper $300 range per
The developer frequently offers a free indoor heated parking
space valued at $35,000 with purchase of a condo. You can
also get as much as 20% of mortgage interest costs back
through the Chicago Tax Smart Program, so contact us for the
most up to date information about incentives at Emerald.