Park Monroe offers luxury living, inside and out

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Constructed on the top nine floors of a vibrant mixed-use building, the condominiums of The Park Monroe feature an enviable location less than one block from Millennium Park. | SUPPLIED PHOTO

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Condominiums in general offer many conveniences within the building and within their particular neighborhood.

Although options for new construction condominiums in downtown Chicago have diminished in recent years, one building in the Millennium Park area enjoys a central location with all of the culture and amenities a buyer could want, plus features amazing views of the city.

The Park Monroe, 65 East Monroe St., includes many impressive finishes and amenities and also boasts of having one of the most desirable locations in downtown Chicago, less than one block from Millennium Park.

Many of the homes at The Park Monroe offer stunning views of the lake and Millennium Park, but residences in the City View Collection offer dramatic views of the city skyline from floor-to-ceiling windows that are 10 feet tall. These homes provide value for buyers looking for one-bedroom and two-bedroom homes.

The residences in the City View Collection include hardwood floors in the living room, dining room, kitchen, foyer and entry hall. The kitchens feature custom Italian cabinetry and Silestone or granite countertops, as well as stainless steel appliances including a 30-inch chimney hood. A marble or stone vanity is standard in the master bath, along with Grohe fixtures. The secondary baths are adorned with a similar luxury finish package.

The residences in the City View Collection are part of “Park Monroe 2.0.” This second, and final, phase of condominiums was introduced on Oct. 18 and consists of 48 one-, two- and three-bedroom residences. Park Monroe 2.0 comes on the heels of several years of successful sales at The Park Monroe and takes the best of the first phase and “re-imagines” it with luxurious new floor plans, the latest finish options and state-of the art technology. The new residences are expected to be ready in late spring of next year. Less than 10 homes available for immediate occupancy remain in the first phase.

Taking into account the requests and finish selections that buyers made in the first phase, the sales and development team incorporated many of the latest modern finishes that buyers were requesting into phase two. There are also options that buyers can chose if they prefer a traditional or a transitional look.

However, the time for buyers to customize the appearance of their home and make it their own has nearly come to an end. Once construction begins in earnest at the end of this month, the opportunity will no longer be available.

There are so many choices at The Park Monroe. A buyer could purchase a one-bedroom as a place to stay downtown. There are also two-bedroom, three-bedroom and large penthouse homes for buyers seeking more space.

“Sales are really fantastic,” said Pat Young, vice president of marketing at The Park Monroe. “The sales records here are generally only seen in a great real estate market but we are still selling in a market that has just started to turn around in a positive direction.”

“I think the views at The Park Monroe really steal the show. There are no other views that are as expansive as The Park Monroe’s. In addition, the amenities make you feel like you live at a resort. The indoor pool, the entertainment suite with catering kitchen, the three-season sun terrace with garden and year-round spa, as well as the Blue Ray theater room and sophisticated fitness center are some of the resident’s favorites.”

In addition to the luxury amenities at The Park Monroe, there is also a 24-hour door staff and full-time property management.

Park Monroe 2.0 residences are priced from $319,500 for one-bedrooms, $494,900 for two-bedrooms and $1,050,000 for three-bedrooms. The remaining available residences in the first phase at The Park Monroe range from two-bedrooms to three-bedrooms to two-story penthouses with prices starting at $749,000 for east-facing two bedrooms.

The models and sales center at 65 East Monroe are open seven days a week. Call (312) 855-0550 or visit for more information.