The Montgomery, 500 W Superior
Located in a rapidly-developing section of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, The Montgomery is one of the hottest condominiums on the city’s near north side. Just a block from the riverfront at 500 West Superior between Larrabee and Kingsbury streets, this building is the old Montgomery Ward headquarters, which was recently converted into state-of-the-art residential real estate.
Up until 1999, the building was the only skyscraper northwest of Chicago’s downtown high-rises. It was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, the same architect that designed the World Trade Center in New York City. Originally constructed in the early 1970s, it underwent a major renovated in 2004, transforming the 28-story tower into a 21st century condo with 250 units.
The Montgomery offers home buyers a number of floor plans with luxury appointments, updated appliances and modernized infrastructural mechanics. The condos have floor-to-ceiling windows with 10-foot heights and private balconies. Units on the south side of the Montgomery have magnificent views of the downtown Chicago skyline, while north-facing residences present sight lines of the river and Lincoln Park. Building amenities include an exercise center, community rec room, on-site dog run, heated garage parking, bike storage and an observation deck.
The dining and nightlife scene surrounding the Montgomery is well-known among Chicago foodies. A new addition to the neighborhood’s trendy restaurants is Brasserie Ruhlmann, a French-inspired steakhouse located in the ground floor of the building, which has received critical acclaim since its opening. Japonais is another of Chicago’s premier gourmet dining spots, found just across Chicago Avenue from this sought-after River North condominium.