The Brewster Apartments

Overview

The Brewster is an old construction (1893) condo building in southeast Lakeview.

What Occupants Love

Expansive dining and nightlife options. Great internet/Wi-Fi connectivity. Well maintained common areas. Building staff that go above and beyond. Responsive building management.

What Occupants Love Less

One resident cites trouble with their in-unit temperature control and would like a dishwasher in their unit. Another resident says dog’s barks can echo through the atrium.

Nearby The Brewster

Nearest Grocery Store : Trader Joe’s (6-minute walk)
Nearest Convenience Store : Walgreens (5-minute walk)
Nearest Public Transportation : Red/Brown/Purple Line - Fullerton (6 minute walk)

Amenities

  • Dogs Allowed

  • Cats Allowed

  • Laundry Room

  • Storage Room

  • Bike Room

  • Doorman

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The Brewster Detailed Reviews

2 reviews

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Neighborhood/Community

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My building is near everything- public transportation, the lake, multiple grocery stores. The doorman know you by name and really make you feel welcome. My experience has been nothing but positive.

What did you like most?

It's a vintage building that has an awesome cage elevator and beautiful catwalk hallways. I love the exposed brick in my unit and the high ceilings. It's fairly big for a studio in Chicago.

What did you like least?

It would be nice if I had a dishwasher.

Neighborhood/Community Overall

What city/state did you move from?

Greencastle,IN

How's the neighborhood nightlife?

Great - a variety of options

What about nearby dining options?

Great - a variety of options

In-Unit Experience Overall

How is the unit's temperature control?

Excellent - set it and forget it

How is the shower pressure?

Good

How is the internet/Wi-Fi connection?

Good

Building/Amenities Overall

How 'nice'/well-maintained is the communal space?

Excellent

How expansive are the offerings at the gym?

NA

Are there waits for the elevator?

Not an issue

How would you describe the building's vibe?

Private/distant

Doormen/Security Overall

If there are doormen/superintendents, are they courteous and helpful?

Very - they take pride in their job

Do you feel 'safe' in the building?

Yes

Management Overall

If you have ever interacted with building management, how would you describe them?

Excellent

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It's a cool historic, unique building. The laundry in basement was recently redone. Doormen (part time) friendly. Overall a great place to live w cordial, quiet neighbors. One complaint would be temp control on my apartment. I had to get an oil filled portable radiator and covered windows in 3M wrap, and even then, I was freezing all through winter (even wearing two pairs of pants, sweatshirt, socks at home). Bathroom was hopeless-- used a little space heater. Sometimes yappy dogs barking can echo through the central atrium and be a little disruptive but I wouldn't call it a major problem.

What did you like most?

Friendly doormen, respectful neighbors, unique and historic building (open-air central atrium with glass block catwalks, cage elevator).

What did you like least?

Temperature control in my unit. See above.

Neighborhood/Community Overall

What city/state did you move from?

New York,NY

How's the neighborhood nightlife?

Excellent - live here if you love nightlife

What about nearby dining options?

Excellent - live here if you love restaurants

In-Unit Experience Overall

How is the unit's temperature control?

Poor - unpleasant

How is the shower pressure?

Excellent

How is the internet/Wi-Fi connection?

Excellent

Building/Amenities Overall

How 'nice'/well-maintained is the communal space?

Excellent

How expansive are the offerings at the gym?

NA

Are there waits for the elevator?

Not an issue

How would you describe the building's vibe?

Mixed bag

Doormen/Security Overall

If there are doormen/superintendents, are they courteous and helpful?

Very - they take pride in their job

Do you feel 'safe' in the building?

Yes

Management Overall

If you have ever interacted with building management, how would you describe them?

Good

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