Entrepreneur, visionary and innovator Hasani Steele has been hired by a developer to create new developments on the north end of Drexel Boulevard.
The two story single family homes, called the Fountain View Mansions on Drexel, will overlook a grassy stretch of land more than a mile long and bordered by historic homes that epitomize the height of Chicago architecture. The urban landscape starts just north of the University of Chicago and ends near the planned developments at 3952-3968 Drexel Boulevard.
Hasani is working alongside the developer to create four stone and brick single families with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathroom each. Stained oak hardwood will be used throughout the two story buildings for flooring and granite tiles for the rear entries. The single family home’s first floor opens up into a 21-foot living room and a 27-foot family room at the rear. The chef’s kitchen includes a large island, 36″ by 12″ cabinets and high end stainless appliances. bid ask . The ground floor of the units includes more than 400-square-feet of basement space and a three car garage.
The Fountain View Mini Mansions’ Open Floor Plan (Grnd Fl, 1st Fl, 2nd Fl) is accentuated by its hotel-inspired extra large master suites with dual walk-in-closets, stunning spas topped off with a stunning view of the public fountain ringed with lanterns. The Richard Daley administration built the fountain in the ‘90s after the former mayor returned from his travels to Paris with ideas to revitalize Chicago neighborhoods with public fountains, wrought iron fences and greenery. The sculpture, which was created under the Parisian Oakwood Roadway Project, was recently renovated using tuck pointing Bronzeville Historical Society executive director Sherry Williams said.
The Drexel Fountain View Homes are an architectural front runner in a storied neighborhood.
Philadelphia banker Francis Drexel owned land in Chicago and donated part of it for the development of Drexel Boulevard. Following the Great Fire of Chicago more than 500 trees were planted on Drexel and Grand Boulevard and development began. At the south end of the boulevard, Francis Drexel’s sons commissioned a fountain to be built in memory of their father in the 1880s, which now stands as Chicago’s oldest public fountain.
Walking paths along the 1.5 mile boulevard are fringed by historic landmark architecture including the French style McGill House, designed by Henry Cobb. The internationally acclaimed architect laid out the original blueprint for the University of Chicago.
In keeping up with Francis Drexel’s philanthropic goal, Hasani has made great efforts to bring back the essence of the area. Previous developments Hasani has provided consulting services for surrounding the planned development include 4058 Lake Park Ave., Graystone Mansions, and the Quad Mini-Mansions on Giles.
Hasani was hired to provide consulting and marketing after the foundation was poured and masonry was constructed. The development will be on the corner of Mandrake Park designed by the Chicago Park District at the turn of the 21st Century. A $1.2 million football and soccer field opened last spring adding to the park’s amenities which include a baseball field, basketball court and playgrounds.
The revival of the neighborhood has attracted businesses such as Mariano’s Fresh Market and Wal-Mart which will be opening on 39th Street. The grocery and retail store plan to open locations within one and a half miles from the planned homes.
The Fountain View Mini Mansions is next in a distinguished line of SC Integrity-branded homes that embody phenomenal craftsmanship, refined design elements and eco-friendly technology. Hasani works with developers on projects from conception, design, finish and construction, through pre-sales, and delivery. For updates on this development please click: http://whatasteele.com/development/fountain-view-mansions-on-drexel/