You may have heard the rumors about a Gold Coast high-rise at 9 Walton. Wondering what’s going on?
As of March 26, 2015, no permits had been pulled (Chicago Architecture Blog), but soil sample tests were being done.
The plan calls for a 34 story building with just 67 residences – ultra luxury, indeed!
Walton on the Park is certainly going to despise living in the shadow of this building!
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• Elegant fully staffed lobby
• Valet Parking
• Granite paver, landscaped, covered drive court
• Indoor lap pool
• Hot tub, steam room and sauna
• State of the art workout room – including Pilates and Gyrotonic machines
(Personal training service available)
• Private dining room with professional kitchen and outdoor deck
• Indoor dog run
• Two story conditioned wine cellar with private storage available
• App based management and communication system
• House car/driver
• Dry Cleaning Service
• Electric car charging
• Guest apartment suite
• Classic precast, granite and limestone exterior
• Bronze and glass entry doors
• Post tension concrete frame
• High performance exterior windows and
• Spray foam insulation at all exterior walls
• 1 Gig internet service
• 3 high speed elevators – two passenger and one freight
• 4 pipe heating and cooling system with humidification and electronic filters
• Ten to twelve foot clear ceiling height
• Expansive private outdoor space with heaters
• Custom designed O’Brien and Harris or Bultup cabinetry
• Sub-zero and Wolf appliance package including a 48-60” range)(LaCornueFe
110 range also available as standard), separate refrigerator/ freezer, dishwasher,
under-counter wine cooler (half and full floor units include a full size wine
• A selection of Kallista or Dornbracht plumbing fixtures
• Toto toilets (Washlet series in all master baths)
• ó frameless glass shower enclosures
• Custom built marble slab master shower with steam
• Heated bathroom floors
• Exquisitely detailed marble bathrooms
• 3cm stone countertops (multiple edges available)
• Walnut or Quarter Sawn White Oak hardwood flooring (solid hardwood or
engineered is available – choice of width)
• A selection of hardwood flooring or Stark wool carpeting in all bedrooms
• Fireplace with custom carved marble mantel
• In unit lighting controls
• Pre wired for audio visual and motorized window treatments
• Multiple piece crown moldings
• Wainscoting in gallery and hallways
• Applied moldings on ceilings (per plan)
• 8” decorative wood base trim throughout
• Built in safe
• Custom master bedroom closet build-out
• Gas, electric and water at the terraces
• Recessed lighting throughout
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Having original hardware in one’s historic home is the “icing on the cake” for me. Visually, it makes a huge difference, although buyers don’t always recognize why they’re so entranced with an older home, often the details are the difference!
We’re fortunate to have all our original door knobs in our 1908 Foursquare. (With one exception- the back door)
Here’s an example of our front door hardware (on the inside of the air lock). Oily hands have kept the knob shiny while the decorative escutcheon is darker and more aged.
The outside of the front door is pictured to the right.
We recently replaced the 1960’s plain jane knob when we replaced the door. Rather than searching out a vintage knob, we found a basic rubbed bronze model at the building supply center. (There it is to the right.)
This month, Old House Journal provided information on vintage door knobs, hinges, and locks. (See the post here) They also provided a guide for stripping hardware that’s been painted over — basically boil in water (with dishwasher soap) and then use a cloth/brush to remove the softened paint.
Design Sponge offers another great article on cleaning your antique hardware- check out their post here: Cleaning Vintage Metal Hardware
I my research of antique hardware information, I came across a terrific article – The Magic of Antique Door Hardware, which includes great photographs of door knobs from the Victorian era to today.
These are examples of interior door knobs in our house.
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