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Sales begin at JK Equities' West Loop condo project, 1400 West Monroe

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New York-based JK Equities has launched sales for 1400 West Monroe, a 42-unit, boutique condominium building coming to the West Loop. Construction of the seven-story  development is slated to begin in the second half of 2019 with first move-ins 12 to 14 months following. ON Collaborative by Coldwell Banker is handling sales and marketing of the project.

Designed by Chicago-based architecture firm Booth Hansen, 1400 West Monroe was designed in part to create harmony between the neighborhood’s industrial past and today’s modern design. The façade is made up of a rich depth of grey brick paired with metal detailing and industrial-sized windows that flood the homes with natural light. The units, which boast modern, open-concept floor plans, range in size from 1,200 to 2,000 square feet.

“1400 West Monroe is set in an ideal location in the West Loop—facing Skinner Park and in short walking distance to some of the best schools in Chicago, including the acclaimed Skinner West Elementary School and Whitney Young,” said Jerry Karlik, principal of JK Equities. “We’re expecting families and young buyers to be drawn to the well-designed product and low assessments that we’re delivering to this dynamic neighborhood, where you can get the best of both suburban and city life.”

Upon walking into the building’s industrial-aesthetic lobby, residents will be welcomed by polished concrete floors, zebra wood paneling, artwork and a preserved moss green wall imported from Italy. Mojo Stumer created the modern interiors which display the latest trends in home design. Finishes include wide-plank wood flooring, quartz countertops and backsplashes in the kitches and bathrooms with stone finishes, oversized glass showers and floating double vanities. All homes will be equipped with smart-home technology.

“In the midst of the West Loop’s building boom, 1400 West Monroe is a response to the demand for condos in the neighborhood at a competitive price point,” said David Wolf, president of ON Collaborative by Coldwell Banker. “1400 West Monroe is offering buyers a unique West Loop living experience with an exceptional value and product on a tree-lined street situated on the park.”

The building’s amenities were designed to support hands-free living, aiming to eliminate time-consuming errands. Residents will have access to a secure package management system, smart technology entry for guests, a dog wash area, cold storage for grocery deliveries, a dry-cleaning pick-up/drop-off area and ample parking. The best amenity of all is Skinner Park—a seven-acre wooded park featuring athletic fields, a community demonstration garden, tree-lined trails, a playground, water sprayers and a picnic grove.

The developer behind the luxury condominium 1000M, this marks JK Equities’ first foray into the West Loop. 1400 West Monroe’s convenient location will be in walking distance to the neighborhood’s best restaurants and retail, as well as major employers such as McDonald’s, Dyson and Google.