Chicago Condo: Elysian Hotel & Private Residences
Building Address:11 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611
- Units: 239
- Built: 2009
- Neighborhood: Gold Coast
- Pets Allowed: N/A
Chicago's elite Gold Coast neighborhood is the perfect setting for a posh new hotel-condominium and another brilliantly designed masterpiece by internationally renowned architect Lucien Lagrange. Two blocks from world-class shopping on the Magnificent Mile and surrounded by dozens of acclaimed Chicago restaurants along Rush and State streets, Elysian Hotel and Private Residences is where luxury upmarket real estate meets five-star guest accommodations in the heart of the city's best retail and dining district.
The soaring limestone high-rise is a sophisticated 60-story structure with tiered set backs, steep roof pitch and a stately allure that sets this new construction development apart from other modern architectural enterprises. The Elysian encompasses a distinctly Old World charm, most prominent in the European-inspired courtyard entrance where guests and residents arrive with regal panache. The entry plaza circles an ornate stone fountain and burgeoning planters, providing a proper introduction to the building's interior elegance.
The Elysian houses 188 fully-furnished guest suites that double as hotel rooms and 51 exclusive residences that offer Chicago's discerning homeowners the ultimate luxury lifestyle. Guest suites are exquisitely decorated sanctuaries, starting in the $600,000s. Kind of a cross between deluxe hotel suite and junior condo, these units put an emphasis on relaxation and comfort but forego the practicality of a full kitchen and dining area. Who wants to cook when Chicago's premier restaurateur caters to your front door? Charlie Trotter's is one the city's most upscale dining establishments and an intimate location in the Elysian means guests and residents can enjoy the best food in town without ever leaving home.
The suites have petite urban kitchenettes, private terraces with patio seating and breakfast tables, gas fireplaces, designer furnishings, and high thread count linens that complete the idyllic space. Custom milled baseboards and crown moldings instill a refined attitude carried from one room to the next with plush wall-to-wall carpeting. Natural stone adorns the guest suite bathrooms from floor to ceiling. A deep soaking tub and separate shower finish out the unit amenities.
True indulgence at the Elysian begins on the upper floors where home buyers will discover breathtaking residences, offering 3,400 to 6,400 square feet of living space. These uber upmarket properties start at $3 million, but every penny is put towards making the units priceless palaces in the sky. With just two residences per story, the floor plans were designed to have three directional exposures and windows in just about every room.
Twelve-foot ceiling heights open up the interior, allowing sunlight to penetrate every corner of the residence and two separate terraces provide lofty perches with incredible cityscape sightlines and glimpses of Lake Michigan from east-facing exposures. The layouts are a winding maze of rooms with a large living and dining area on one end and the master suite on the other. Natural stone and a custom mantle encase the fireplace in the great room, which adds an element of warmth and coziness to the expansive main area. High-polish hardwood floors and custom milled baseboards and crown moldings are a sophisticated touch that seamlessly flows between rooms.
The enormous chef's kitchen is equipped with professional grade appliances and top-of-the-line features. Natural stone countertops wrap around the space, flanked by upper and lower Snaidero cabinetry, a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, separate under counter wine fridge, Wolf gas range, oven and microwave, and a Bosch dishwasher. The bathrooms are a continuation of high-end luxuries with stone vanity tops, Kohler faucets, radiant heated stone floors, enclosed water closet, and separate shower and soaking tub. The Elysian Private Residences also have full-size washer and dryer units, generous walk-in closets and pre-wiring for Internet, cable TV and telephone.
Both residents and guests of the Elysian are pampered by the 24-hour services and multi-lingual staff. From concierge offerings and housekeeping to in-room dining and pet care assistance, life at this choice Gold Coast address is A-1. There's on-site dry cleaning and laundry, valet parking and door attendants, round-the-clock security, gourmet restaurants and a grand ballroom, three meeting salons, and a private boardroom for conducting business on the home turf.
The exclusive Elysian Spa & Health Club is an extravagant refuge from the daily grind delivering a list of lavish amenities and treatments to revitalize the body and energize the spirit. Work up a sweat on your own with the cardio machines and exercise equipment, or join up with a personal trainer for a customized fitness routine. Take a dip in the pool and swim some laps, then hit up the Jacuzzi, sauna or steam room to let the muscles relax. Need more than a few minutes in the steamer to get the kinks out? Elysian spa specialists are skilled in every treatment, from hot rock massages to body wraps and facials. And, separate gentlemen's and ladies' lounges present a serene setting to refresh before going ahead with your day.
Courtesy of: The Luxury Sales Group LLC