Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Rehabbed "Hazel Place" Apartments Now Pre-Leasing

Hazel Place Apartments, Montrose & Hazel (Google)
(via Spaces Real Estate)

Chicago-based Spaces Real Estate today announced the start of pre-leasing at Hazel Place, a 15-unit rental community under construction in Chicago’s Buena Park neighborhood. Located at 4337 N. Hazel St. and originally built in 1901, the three-story brick building is being renovated by Chicago-based Arbor Investment Management LLC, which has retained Spaces as the exclusive leasing brokerage. A decorated model is now available for tour, with first move-ins scheduled for May.

“When this property was built in 1901, it was one of the first luxury apartment buildings in Buena Park, so it’s a landmark within the neighborhood that has been reimagined for a new generation of renters,” said Bentley Phillips, founder Spaces Real Estate. “The building’s vintage charm, modern floor plans and amenities, and walkable location near the lakefront make Hazel Place a true standout in the North Side rental market.”

Rehabbed kitchens in Hazel Place
Hazel Place offers two- and three-bedroom floor plans – each with two or 2½ baths – ranging in size from 924 to 1,358 square feet and priced from $2,625 per month. Finishes include red oak hardwood flooring; modern kitchens with two-tone cabinetry, quartz countertops, tile backsplashes and stainless steel appliances; baths with sleek subway tile tub/shower surrounds; and bedrooms with spacious walk-in closets. Every residence also includes keyless smartphone-ready entry, smart lighting
controls, Nest thermostats and full Amazon Echo integration, as well as in-unit laundry.

 “The finishes and tech offerings at Hazel Place mirror those found in many downtown high-rises,” said Phillips. “Yet the community offers the privacy of a boutique building and neighborhood setting that many renters seek.”

In addition to high-end unit finishes, Hazel Place will offer a pet-washing station, bicycle storage area and landscaped rooftop deck that includes pergolas and seating areas with grilling stations. The deck provides an ideal location for residents to gather and entertain while enjoying the panoramic views just steps from Lake Michigan.

“Hazel Place is optimally located in the heart of one of Chicago’s most popular North Side neighborhoods, just a half-mile from the lakefront, so we wanted to take full advantage of that by adding the rooftop deck,” said Sam Goldman of Arbor Investment Management LLC. “At the same time, it was important to preserve building elements such as the brick exterior and other details like the ornate entryway and some of the original stained glass windows to maintain the character of building in the context of the surrounding neighborhood.”

Hazel Place is a few blocks from the Lake Michigan shoreline, with convenient access to Montrose Beach, the Lakefront Trail and 18-hole Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course. The CTA Red Line station at Wilson Avenue is less than a 10-minute walk from the property, further broadening the appeal to downtown commuters. Also within walking distance are the numerous shops and restaurants that line Uptown’s burgeoning Broadway corridor, including a full-size Target, ALDI and local boutiques.

For more information on Hazel Place, visit www.hazelplace.com. To schedule a showing, call or email Spaces Real Estate at (773) 698-8850 or rent@spacesre.com.


  1. I used to live on the 2nd floor of this building for 15 years up until 2 years ago when all residents got non-renewal notices. The rent my last two years for a 3-bed, 2-bath was $1,650. Judging from the photos of the rehab, the kitchen has been moved up front and combined with a tiny living room; the former living room is now a bedroom; both bathrooms have been enlarged; the back bedroom has been enlarged and now has a walk in closet; the front to back hallway has been widened and the former front hall closet is now gone to enlarge the foyer area and the former kitchen that was in the rear of the apartment has been consumed by the other room enlargements and relocations. I really don't understand why they kept them as 3-bedroom units other than to justify the price. What their pics are trying to sell as a living room is actually about 40 square feet in the same room at the "kitchen along a single wall". I would think that area would be for a kitchen table or breakfast nook, otherwise there's nowhere to eat your food. So, essentially, outside of the bedrooms, there's no living room or common area. They must have kept it as 3-bedroom units to justify the rent. I can't imagine living in these gut rehabbed units at any price, let alone the $2,625/month that is being asked.

    1. i lived on the third floor of that building where the kitchen window faced the side alley back in 2001 there was a huge living room int he front two bedrooms and one bedroom had a bathroom in it. the kitchen had a small nook area for eating . these apartment re-designs are crazy looking. i think we paid $1300 or something like that it was about 600 per person and i had one roommate.

  2. I love how they list in-unit laundry after a nest and echo. As if nests and echos are some how higher priorities lol

  3. $2,625/month for 924 sq ft! WTAF? Oh wait it's near a Target and an Aldi...oh now I get why the rent is so much higher than everything else in the neighborhood.

  4. This is great. Anyone know what is going on with the building just east of this. Used to be an SRO I believe.