The Edgewater Beach Apartments (EBA) is a cooperative apartment building opened in 1928 on property adjacent to the Edgewater Beach Hotel, a resort hotel opened in 1916 on the shores of Lake Michigan on the north side of Chicago. The hotel closed in 1967, but the EBA remains as a landmarked testament to the spacious elegance and solid construction that characterize the best buildings of the Roaring Twenties. For more history of the hotel and EBA, see Wikipedia.
The EBA Today
The EBA today provides a comfortable, convenient, and elegant lifestyle for the occupants of its 300 apartments. The building is maintained to a high standard. In a 14 million dollar project completed in 1999, all of its windows were replaced with high-quality triple-track Winstrom aluminum windows, and its distinctive pink stucco exterior was extensively renovated. Amenities include a 60-foot heated indoor pool with adjacent party space; weight and exercise rooms; library; craft room; two acres of award-winning gardens; a gazebo; an arcade of shops; a two-level heated indoor garage with adjacent bike rooms; guest apartments for rent on first floor; basement storage facilities; 3 passenger elevators and 8 freight elevators; and doormen and garage attendants 24/7. Many of its spacious residences offer spectacular views of the lakefront, downtown, and the city's northwest side.
Bryn Mawr Avenue just west of the EBA is a lively community of restaurants and shops, many housed in distinctive Art Deco buildings. The old British Consulate (now an apartment building) is a half block from our door.
Immediately adjacent to the north end of Lincoln Park, the EBA is steps from the tree-lined lakefront bike and running path and Hollywood Beach. The Bryn Mawr 'L' stop is two blocks away. Several CTA buses, including a Michigan Avenue Express, stop just outside the building.