A HOUSE IN THE SKY
By Mitch Hurst
By Mitch Hurst
Sonia Jager and her family have lived in numerous neighborhoods throughout Chicago, and even spent six years living in Hinsdale, but it was her fourth move in the Chicago area about a year ago where she found a place for her and her husband and two children to truly call home.
Jager’s somewhat winding journey to her new home on Michigan Avenue at the sumptuous new Tribune Tower Residences—it’s like living in a one-level ranch in the sky—was driven both by doing what was best for her children and also to fulfill the desire to be accessible to all of the amazing culture one can find just steps away from Michigan Avenue.
“We were always coming down to Michigan Avenue and the Gold Coast because we just happen to love museums, going out to eat, and the energy of the city.” Jager says. “We had heard about Tribune Tower Residences, and I have to tell you from the minute we walked in we fell in love.”
The units feel more like a real home, rather than your typical big-city high rise, which can be impersonal. With two growing kids, the space Tribune Tower Residences offer—her unit is around 4,000 square feet—provides the kids with room to roam. Jager, who grew up in North Carolina and has lived in New York and Dallas in the past, says living in Tribune Tower is the happiest she’s been since she moved to Chicago.
“It feels like you’re living in a hotel, having the staff there to take care of you, helping you with groceries, packages, anything you need,” she says. “The staff feels like an extension of our family. I love chatting with the staff because we’ve developed a bond. They are there for us for whatever we need. My son recently turned three and could have had his birthday party anywhere, but he insisted on having it at Tribune Tower.”
Jager’s family loves to travel, both domestically and internationally, and says the assurance when leaving town knowing the top-notch security in the tower will keep her home, and her neighbors, safe is freeing. But she says with the amenities and the quality of her unit, the fabulous finishes, she’s inclined to spend more time at home, especially because there’s so much to explore close by.
Meeting neighbors has also come easily given the shared amenities for residents. In addition to the pool on the seventh floor and the third-floor lounge featuring a bar and kitchen and a 1/3- acre park, there’s a luxury suite of spa features, a full fitness center by The Wright Fit, a sun deck and terrace, and the 25th-Floor Crown Terrace with 360-degree views of the city.
“There are people who are in all different phases of life, a few families with kids, retired people, and couples who just got married,” she says. “Socially, it has just been the most fun. The people are amazing.
For more information on Tribune Tower Residences, visit tribunetower.com. Please contact the sales gallery at 312-967-3700 for sales inquiries.