The addition of Eliot House marks the third significant Chicago condominium management contract award to Habitat in 2020—the firm announced its management of the 724-unit Park Tower in January, followed by the 234-unit Metropolitan Tower in July.
“As an integral part of the historic Carl Sandburg Village of condominium associations, Eliot House is a well-regarded presence in the heart of Chicago’s renowned Gold Coast neighborhood,” said David Barnhart, vice president of condominium management at Habitat. “We are pleased to be working with the Eliot House Condominium Association and its board of directors to deliver superb building service to the unit owners, residents and team members—many of whom have proudly called the building home for decades.”
Designed by Chicago architectural firm Solomon, Cordwell & Buenz and originally constructed in 1963 as apartments, Eliot House is an anchor property in Carl Sandburg Village, a residential community that includes nine high- and mid-rise condominium buildings, 60 townhomes and artists’ lofts, recreational facilities, pedestrian malls and commercial storefronts. Buildings within Carl Sandburg Village have the distinction of being named after famous authors, writers and poets. When the village was converted to condominiums in 1979, it marked the largest apartment-to-condominium conversion ever completed to date in the city.
A full-service, 28-story high-rise, Eliot House, named after British essayist T. S. Eliot, includes condominium residences ranging in size from studio to two bedrooms and offers 24-hour door staff, bike storage and on-site management, maintenance and package management. Recent property enhancements include new windows and balcony doors throughout the building and the addition of a rooftop amenity deck.
Recreational amenities available within Carl Sandburg Village include four tennis courts, two outdoor pools, landscaped green space with dog runs and play areas, and reservable hospitality rooms. Eliot House is also within walking distance of Lake Michigan, the Magnificent Mile shopping district, Lincoln Park and various CTA bus routes as well as the Clark and Division Red Line L station.