Architecture and Design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects Landscape and Design by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.
One Bennett Park will grace Chicago’s captivating skyline taking its place among the city’s most luxurious residential towers. Envisioned by world-renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern, this elegant residential tower is situated in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood at the lakefront. Steps from Michigan Avenue, the residences will have spectacular view vistas across Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and the city skyline. In addition to the tower, One Bennett Park will also include an inspiring new 1.7 acre park designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the landscape architect best-known for Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City and Maggie Daley Park and The 606 in Chicago.
The park, named Bennett Park, will be a distinctive new open space that welcomes and accommodates the daily activity of urban life. The new landscape will provide experiential range through topography, plants, and a variety of uses. Rolling topography will make a lawn bowl for casual use and gatherings; children’s active play will be accommodated in a play bowl that will also be comfortable for adults; a hilltop grove will provide prospect and shade; and dog owners will have the convenience of an accessible dog run at the park’s edge.
Following Chicago’s city motto of Urbs in Horto, Latin for “City in a Garden,” the Bennett Park will have diverse plantings that offer interest in every season. The Park will continue the tradition established in nearby open space, such as Navy Pier and Millennium Park, of being inviting and accessible to surrounding neighbors while also contributing to the city’s overall livability.
As it catches the light, passing clouds create shadow play along the towering masonry and glass façade of One Bennett Park, animating it with life.
Densely planted around the building’s perimeter for privacy and seclusion, the heart of the park features a gently sloping lawn bowl, as well as two discreetly placed dog runs.
With its magnificently designed porte-cochere, One Bennett Park offers one of the great conveniences of urban living: the ability to drive right up to your front door.
With a beautifully designed park by award-winning landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, and an iconic building by Robert A.M. Stern, One Bennett Park immediately ranks among the most prestigious properties in Chicago.
The entry experience and private motor court have been thoughtfully designed to provide the highest level of privacy and convenience.
Custom-designed bronze entry doors set the tone for the lobby, whose features include an Art Deco–patterned marble floor, bleached walnut paneling, 12-foot high windows with stone moldings, and a 20-foot double-cove ceiling with a commissioned crystal art installation.
The high level of fine home design, whose goal is to produce a feeling of ease and grace, is epitomized by the Great Room at the center of each residence.
The kitchens at One Bennett Park feature Robert A.M. Stern-designed custom cabinetry. Every element and detail — the honed-stone countertops, satin nickel range hood, full-hand door pulls, wide plank island wrap, and pebbled tile backsplash — harmonize perfectly. Concealed within the precision millwork are a full complement of top-tier appliances.
Light and air flow effortlessly through living spaces designed by Robert A.M. Stern, featuring 10’ to 13’ ceilings and nearly 9’ windows. Wide-plank oak hardwood flooring laid in a herringbone pattern adds a classic twist to modern sophistication.
Its generous ceiling height, oversized windows and grand proportions infuse every day living with elegance.
One Bennett Park offers bedrooms whose stature is equal to the other great rooms of the residence — with magnificent windows and spectacular views, and generous proportions that allow for lounging, reading or simply retreating to a place of graceful privacy.
Natural stone heated floors ease residents into their day while a masterfully designed custom vanity with stone countertop blends form with function. A freestanding bathtub creates a sanctuary for residents to unwind and soak in the Chicago skyline.
THE HIDDEN EAST END - Parks, beaches, theaters, boutiques, a revitalized waterfront. If you thought you knew Chicago’s neighborhoods like the back of your hand, take a closer look at Streeterville and its surrounds, tucked between Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan to the west and east, and Oak Street and major parks to the north and south. Its renaissance is shifting the city’s center of gravity closer to the lakefront.
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