The tree-lined Astor Street District is a picturesque emblem for The Gold Coast, founded by Chicago’s most influential residents in the late 1800s shortly after the Great Chicago Fire. These socialites converted swampy land into modern-day Lake Shore Drive and built impressive mansions, spanning entire tree-lined city blocks with impressive Lake Michigan views.
Today, The Gold Coast is a destination for upscale shopping on Oak Street, fine dining, and beautiful lakefront parks. The neighborhood is home to some of Chicago’s most famous architecture including homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and even the former Playboy Mansion. During the summer months, you can grab a book from the historic Newberry Library and read in the beautiful Washington Square Park, known for its Victorian Fountain. In the evening take a stroll down to Rush Street to dine at one of the best steakhouses in the Midwest.
The Bush Temple is comprised of two residences that unite as one FLATS community. The historic French Renaissance Revival building on Chicago Avenue was renovated in 2017 and featured 101 apartments, a fitness center with complimentary classes for residents, and a 6th floor roof lounge. The Bush Temple lobby is open to the public with workspaces, cozy seating, and interiors that are a nod to the historic building’s usage as the headquarters of the Bush & Gerts Piano Company. Ground-level retail is currently occupied by Foxtrot Market and Ingrained, a health food shop. The lobby serves as the bridge between historic and contemporary, linking to a brand-new 16-story tower with 129 apartments and roof terrace, lounge, and pool with breathtaking views.