Sedgwick Development's brand-new building at the southwest corner of Lake Street and Lathrop Avenue plans to offer high-end condos with the latest in current floorplan design, interior finishes, and vibrant lifestyle. But the greatest new housing trend new residents will enjoy is outside the home. The RF development has been specifically designed to provide the greatest possible amount of private outdoor space.
"Outdoor living space is the hottest topic in condo design in Chicago today," shares Cory Robertson, Director of Developer Services at Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, whose firm is 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."
Marty Paris, a longtime River Forest resident and CEO of Sedgwick Development, explains further, "We kept designing until every home at RF had the opportunity really live outside. We want 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, covered terrace running the entire length of the living/dining room—almost doubling the available entertaining space for most months of the year.
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 maintenance-free lifestyle, and are even be willing to downsize some in order to achieve that," adds Robertson. "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."
In addition to the large terraces enjoyed by every RF owner overlooking St Luke's Parish, a limited number of buyers have the opportunity to expand outdoor living even further. The 2nd Floor and Penthouse homes offer additional outdoor space for buyers to customize exactly how they live.
The Premium 2nd Floor Terrace Level will provide owners with over 1000 sqft of south-facing, uncovered space for large parties, landscape planters, sunbathing, play areas, and pet runs. "A condo with a massive yard is what some people could only dream of, but that is exactly what we've got on the 2nd Floor," says Paris.
The Penthouses at RF include private elevator access to their roof rights, directly above the unit. Robertson notes that as long as people get in quickly before the building starts "penthouse buyers can have the opportunity to design and build their own rooftop oasis."
RF will offer 30 condominiums with 3 to 4 bedrooms plus an office area and large outdoor living room. Direct elevator access and private two car parking available for every home. Pre-construction pricing from $599,900 to $1,449,900. Deliveries are anticipated to begin in Fall 2020. Visit the Sales Center at 7579 W. Lake Street, open daily from 12p to 6pm. Call 312-335-5354 or visit www.RF-LakeStreet.com for more information.
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