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Windermere House

1642 E. 56th. Street

Chicago, IL 60637

Originally one of Chicago's most luxurious 1920's apartment hotels, Windermere House was designed to be the most sophisticated and elegant residence of its day. Today, it remains a testament to that vision. Carefully preserved and restored original plaster, wood, terrazzo, terra cotta, brass, copper and bronze details of French and Italian Renaissance styles combine with a myriad of modern amenities to create a remarkable coalescence of contemporary living in a timelessly refined atmosphere. Overlooking Jackson Park, it's ideally located for easy access and within walking distance from the University of Chicago, restaurants and shopping.

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Building Features

  • Bike Storage
  • Door Attendant
  • On-Site Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundry Center
  • Parking Available
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Extra Storage Available

Apartment Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Carpet
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas Stove
  • Granite Countertops
  • Hospitality Suite
  • Renovated Kitchen
  • Park View
  • Radiant Heat
  • Renovated Bathroom
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Walk In Closets
  • Washer / Dryer in Unit
  • Wood Laminate Floors

Ratings & Reviews

Overall property rating 4.8

4.8 out of 5 stars

Recent review:

Phyllis on 11/27/2018

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Ratings & Reviews

☞     Phyllis

 on 28/01/2017   rated  

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I've been renting with mac apts for several years. They are pretty efficient in repairing and assisting in any problems that you may have with your apt. The agents are courteous and professional. I would definitely recommend renting from mac apartment s.

☞     Patrice

 on 02/10/2017   rated  

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Mac Properties is an awesome experience. My family and I are happy to be a part of Mac Properties.

☞     Han

 on 06/10/2017   rated  

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The repair is timely and helpful!

☞     Katrina

 on 18/11/2017   rated  

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I just moved in today so I will update with reviews as necessary. So far great first impression!

☞     Lenora

 on 23/12/2017   rated  

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I am really impress with how quickly the staff response to questions and work orders are done in a timely manner. The staff is always so nice.

☞     Alfred

 on 27/12/2017   rated  

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away during much of July. When returned found all of toilet tissue under sink saturated with water. Reported it. Maintenance responded timely. Spackled sink, tighteneed drainage pipe. No further problems.

☞     Elaine

 on 07/02/2018   rated  

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Yes, Kevin an engineer at the Windermere ,is great and my Mac Agent has been wonderful in helping me in my move within the building, a big thank you to Ms. Danny Jones.

☞     Indra

 on 20/02/2018   rated  

Rental experience

Ms. Annette was very pleasant.

☞     Eugene

 on 21/02/2018   rated  

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Work requests are done in a timely manner to tenants satisfaction

☞     Allen

 on 23/02/2018   rated  

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I can't climb safely, so depend on maintenance staff to put fresh battery in my clock or replace things like shower head. I get that help, and quickly. Allen Lang, Windermere House #603

☞     Gloria

 on 07/04/2018   rated  

Experience at the Winderemere House

I was very satisfied with the manner in which the front desk personnel Ms. Danielle and the Maintenance team (Mr. Kevin Fuller and the two (2) other gentlemen) help to resolve my malfunctioning refrigerator. Thank you to Ms. Danielle on Friday night for being so persistent on the telephone until someone from the maintenance team came by the apartment and communicated with me about the refrigerator. Then on Saturday morning Mr. Fuller went above and beyond and replaced the refrigerator to discontinue the inconvenience. Excellent service and thank you again.

☞     Aldy

 on 17/05/2018   rated  

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I really appreciate the quick response from Mac Service team. My freezer problem was solved within the same hour of my request! Mr. Kevin Fowler (Tech 2 Windermere) and partner are really helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Thank you for your all great help!

☞     Sarita

 on 23/05/2018   rated  

all-star service from Kevin Fowler!

Kevin is always walking around the building, saying hi and making himself available for residents. He always fulfills maintenance requests promptly and efficiently! I put in a couple of service orders over the last two days, and he came right up to fix them. So easy. Please don't ever let him leave! Kevin is one of the main reasons that I stay with MAC, and in this building.

☞     Gwendolyn

 on 14/06/2018   rated  

Completed recent service request

I am very pleased with how Mr. Kevin Fowler and Mr. Anthony Smith addressed the problem regarding my recent service request. These gentlemen were true professionals. They assessed the problem in the bathroom area and found a quick resolution. Great service. I highly recommend them. Thanks.

☞     Betty

 on 31/07/2018   rated  

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Excellent work product .dependable and professional results.

☞     Nadia

 on 19/09/2018   rated  

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Mac Properties was so accommodating for me to find a unit to lease very last minute. Everything went smoothly and I felt like there was so much support every step of the way. Thanks so much! So appreciative of this community.

☞     Duane

 on 05/10/2018   rated  

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Cordial And Professional Service At Your Fingertips .

☞     Alfred

 on 11/10/2018   rated  

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Repair of bath tub done efficiently and professionally.

☞     Tharani

 on 31/10/2018   rated  

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Windermere has always surpassed expectations in terms of going above and beyond to make residents feel welcome and cared for. Providing maintenance service in a timely and respectful manner is integral component of that relationship. Thank you for an awesome management team.

☞     Kennie

 on 15/11/2018   rated  

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It was completed efficiently and well done.

☞     Phyllis

 on 28/11/2018   rated  

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Mac properties usually handle all situations issues and problems within a timely manner. The staff are polite and pleasant. I really like how they make their tenants a priority . Best building ever WINDEREMERE HOUSE!!!

☞     Leon C.

 on 05/11/2013   rated  

One of the best places to live in Hyde Park.

Windermere House is an excellent apartment building with lots of charm and character. I love the way it embraces its historic past while keeping itself in the future. It has all of the amenities you expect to find in a classic and classy apartment building. The staff is extremely helpful and performs its jobs to perfection. Sure, Windermere is an old building but the current owners have don an excellent job in keeping it in fine shape.

☞     Loretta C.

 on 28/06/2013   rated  

Great place to live!

Safe and Peaceful

☞     Allen L.

 on 30/04/2013   rated  

under good management (thanks, Paul Schwartz) we have a collegial group of residents, plus free coffee.

The maintenance crew has made my stay here comfortable. William moved my smoke-detector so that I could make pancakes without setting off the alarm; Kevin mounted a grab bar in the shower so that I wouldn't break my neck in there. Paul is receptive to questions and suggestions. It's a good place to live. Note: I don't care about parking: I use the #6 bus. It took me five tries to get through the maze of your instructions. Don't make it so difficult to respond.The maintenance crew has made my stay here comfortable. William moved my smoke-detector so that I could make pancakes without setting off the alarm; Kevin mounted a grab bar in the shower so that I wouldn't break my neck in there. Paul is receptive to questions and suggestions. It's a good place to live. Note: I don't care about parking: I use the #6 bus. It took me five tries to get through the maze of your instructions. Don't make it so difficult to respond.The maintenance crew has made my stay here comfortable. William moved my smoke-detector so that I could make pancakes without setting off the alarm; Kevin mounted a grab bar in the shower so that I wouldn't break my neck in there. Paul is receptive to questions and suggestions. It's a good place to live. Note: I don't care about parking: I use the #6 bus. It took me five tries to get through the maze of your instructions. Don't make it so difficult to respond.

☞     Rory S.

 on 01/04/2013   rated  

Paul is a great property manager

I just want to acknowledge the professionalism of our Property Manager Paul. He has always been courteous and quick to address our concerns. He has made changes when he could and reasonably explained when he could not make changes. We can tell that he cares about the residents and the building.

☞     Deborah J.

 on 03/03/2013   rated  

Great management, desk, and maintenace staff

Happy to say that living here has been a pleasure. Looking forward to staying a few more years. Appreciate the efforts of everyone to keep the place clean and well managed. Looking forward to the scaffolding coming off the front of the building. :)

☞     Loretta C.

 on 31/01/2013   rated  

A great place to live!

A great place to live!

☞     Robert H.

 on 05/11/2012   rated  

Great place to live

Pleasant, staff responds to issues quickly and there is a sense of 'community' inside the building

☞     Rory S.

 on 01/11/2012   rated  

Nice place to live.

lots of closet space

☞     Sarah I.

 on 05/09/2012   rated  

Love it

It is amazing. Great people, incredibly safe, very nice apartments

☞     Deborah J.

 on 03/09/2012   rated  

Good, safe, convenient, mostly well kept. Hallways, laundry rooms need cleaning.

I love living here. It is old, has lots of character, and wonderfully large units.

☞     Rory S.

 on 04/07/2012   rated  

Location, apartment size, parking and storage are a distinct plus.

Nice vintage building.

☞     Maximilian M.

 on 08/08/2011   rated  

Nice building, friendly staff, all around enjoyable.

It's a nice place. A beautiful building, with very friendly front desk people.