BUCKTOWN — Three condos dubbed "Mansions in the Sky" are coming to the edge of Bucktown right along the Kennedy Expressway, but those who can afford the luxury units won't have to worry about expressway noise.
"There will be full soundproofing along the back and the outdoor terraces and larger windows all face Damen and Webster," said Realtor Scott Broene, who will be selling the 4-bedroom, 4-bath condos when the properties hit the market by the end of next year.
Construction on the new 4-story building at 2004-06 W. Webster Ave. is expected to start next week. The building will replace the former offices for Property Consultants, a real estate and development company.
A demolition permit to raze the Property Consultants' building was issued by the city last week.
Currently the 20 employees of Property Consultants have relocated one door west, to a building next door at 2008 W. Webster Ave., and when the condos are completed, will head back to their original spot and occupy the new 2,300 square-foot commercial storefront at the base of the building, Broene said.
Designed by architect Jonathan Swift, the condos, described as "three luminiferous exclusive residences," will be 3,200 square foot, each with a private elevator entrance, three outdoor spaces and terraces facing Webster. There is also a rooftop deck.
List price for the homes will be between $1.4 and $1.5 million, Broene said. The homes are made of glass, brick and steel and feature aluminum panels.
No major zoning change was needed for the project.
A sign advertising the new homes. (Photo courtesy of Jim Kopeny)