If you’ve always wanted to live in a brand-new condominium close to your favorite Gold Coast hot spots, now’s your chance. Chicago’s new luxury homes at Two West Delaware are in the heart of the action, so you’ll never have to venture too far to experience all your favorite aspects of paradise.
Two West Delaware offers condo configurations with one to five bedrooms and up to four and a half bathrooms to best suit your needs. Some of the condos have multiple balconies; all have floor-to-ceiling windows for optimal natural lighting. Living areas and hallways offer wide-plank engineered flooring for classic comfort and good looks under foot. Kitchens feature custom cabinets, high-end appliances, and stone countertops for a sleek yet inviting space. Enjoy a walk-in shower with frameless glass shower doors for a luxurious hotel vacation vibe.
The neighborhood provides plenty for you to do without even getting into a car. Take a bike ride up to the Lakefront Trail for stunning views of both the city and Lake Michigan. Spend some time on Oak Street Beach, relaxing under a rented umbrella or playing a pickup game of chess or beach volleyball. Grab some nachos, a classic Chicago dog, or a margarita at the beach restaurant while remaining in your beach attire.
Spend an evening showing friends a stunning view of Chicago after dark by visiting the Signature Restaurant or Signature Lounge, on the 95th and 96th floors of the John Hancock Center. The restaurant offers delectable delights such as lamb or pork chops, surf and turf, or a seafood tower with lobster, oysters, shrimp, and crab legs. Venture up to the lounge to indulge in lighter fare like a Mediterranean platter or a margherita pizza or to enjoy drinks and a shared creme brulee or blueberry cheesecake for dessert.
History buffs will appreciate Newberry Library, which is not your average neighborhood library. Newberry houses significant collections of documents and books dating back centuries. Inspect original Renaissance music manuscripts or read a copy of Lewis and Clark’s expedition journal with notes by Thomas Jefferson penned in the margins. The library also has nearly 100,000 vintage and ancient works dedicated to the history of books and printing, including some items from as far back as the 1400s. Newberry also has the perennial collection of works about Chicago and Midwest history, for those who want to delve deeper into the region’s origins.
When you’re in the mood for a completely different kind of afternoon, visit the International Museum of Surgical Science to view several centuries’ worth of medical artifacts and artwork, up close and personal. The museum’s gift shop also has an assortment of unusual items for sale. Pick up a pair of skeleton socks or a plush version of an internal organ or stem cell for that friend or loved one that has everything, including a quirky sense of humor.