Chicago-based Wilshire Homes Development and @properties have opened a model home at The Boulevard, a boutique building offering 16 new-construction condominiums in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. The project is now over 50 percent sold, and homes are available for immediate delivery.
Located at 1938 W. Augusta Boulevard, just east of Damen Avenue, The Boulevard preserves the historic green-and-white-tiled façade of a 1920s-era building that reportedly once housed the only Ukrainian dairy in the city. A courtyard separates the restored façade from the new five-story elevator building, which features all-masonry construction that references to the original structure in its peaked parapet wall and band of green, glazed brick. The design is by Space Architects + Planners.
Remaining homes at The Boulevard offer three-bedrooms and 2.5 to three baths, and are priced from $700,000 to $850,000 including one garage parking space. Floor plans include a kitchen with oversized island, open living/dining area, and master suite and secondary bedrooms positioned on opposite sides of the home for added privacy. Each residence has outdoor space in the form of a balcony, large terrace or rear deck. Penthouse units have access to their own private, 400-square-foot roof deck offering unobstructed views of the downtown skyline and surrounding neighborhood.
“The Boulevard feels rich and substantial from the street to the lobby to the residences themselves. Brianne’s touch is subtle but striking. And the value of a three-bedroom, new-construction home, in an elevator building, priced from $700,000, has not been lost on buyers who can finally see the finished product,” says Landon Harper, a broker with @properties, the exclusive sales and marketing firm for the development.
Local interior designer Brianne Bishop selected The Boulevard’s finishes and designed the building’s lobby, which features a herringbone-patterned floor, wainscoting and custom lighting. For the condos, Bishop chose antique brass or matte black kitchen and bath fixtures, custom tilework, wide-plank oak floors, custom lighting, natural stone or Quartz countertops and floating vanities in bathrooms.