The brand-new, under-construction building at the southwest corner of Lake Street and Lathrop Avenue offers high-end condos with single-floor living, elegant interior finishes, and a vibrant lifestyle. But the greatest new housing trend residents will enjoy at RF is outside the home. The development is specifically designed to provide residents the largest possible amount of outdoor living space – and every home at RF boasts two private outdoor living spaces.

“Outdoor living space is the hottest topic in condo design in the Chicago downtown and suburban markets today,” explains Cory Robertson, Principal of Corwin Partners at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, the firm marketing the property. “We are not talking about the old 4-foot by 8-foot balcony with two deck chairs from previous building waves. Today’s buyers are seeking true outdoor living areas where they can cook a full meal in the sun, read a book in a hammock, eat at an al fresco dining table, or laugh with friends around a firepit. And the homes at RF are going to offer that.”

Kyle Haste, project manager at Sedgwick Development, explains further, “We kept designing until every home at RF had the opportunity to really live outside. We wanted this to be something never before seen in condo living in River Forest.” He notes that, in fact, every home at RF will include a large, north terrace running the entire width of the living/dining room—adding another 250 SF of entertaining space for most months of the year – plus either an enormous south terrace or private rooftop.

The demand for outdoor space is especially true in buildings where many of the prospective buyers are coming from single-family homes. “Many single-family owners welcome a more hassle-free lifestyle, and are willing to downsize in order to achieve that,” adds Cory. “But having to give up favorite outdoor activities has often been the reason people are reluctant to make the change. RF’s outdoor focus is giving those people everything they want.”

A limited number of premium 2nd Level Terrace homes will provide owners with over 1000 SF of south-facing, uncovered space for large parties, landscape planters, sunbathing, play areas, and pet runs. Composite decking along with gas, water, and electric is included, making the terraces livable from day one. “A condo with a massive ‘yard’ – but no yard work or hassles – is what some people could only dream of, but that is exactly what we’ve got on the 2nd Level,” says Cory.

The Penthouses at RF include private elevator access from their home to the roof, located directly above. Each penthouse roof terrace includes composite decking, gas, water, and electric, along with vast views over River Forest and St. Luke’s. Cory notes that as long as people get in quickly “penthouse buyers can have the opportunity to design and build their own rooftop oasis.”

After a very successful pre-construction sales campaign, RF-Lake Street features a limited number of 2nd Level Terrace homes and Penthouses at the present time. Each of the single-level homes will deliver 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms plus an office area and two private terraces. Direct elevator access, lobby amenities, and a desirable location in the heart of River Forest makes this an exceptional opportunity for those seeking hassle-free living. One heated garage parking space is included and additional parking spaces are also available. Pricing from $749,900 to $1,299,900. Deliveries are anticipated to begin Spring/Summer 2023. Corwin Partners at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty is leading the sales and marketing efforts.

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