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Spaces Real Estate Announces Start of Pre-Leasing at The Darlington Apartments in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood

May 29, 2020

Chicago-based Spaces Real Estate today announced pre-leasing is underway at The Darlington Apartments, a boutique 48-unit rental community located at 4700 N. Racine Ave., in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Developed by Elmdale Partners, with Spaces serving as the exclusive leasing agent, The Darlington Apartments is scheduled to welcome its first residents June 1.

“The gut rehab of the former Darlington Hotel will bring modern yet attainably priced rental housing to the Uptown neighborhood,” said Bentley Phillips, founder of Spaces Real Estate. “As part of the renovation, the building’s vintage red signage has been restored, maintaining the character of the existing structure even as much-needed structural and cosmetic repairs are made.”

The Darlington Apartments will offer studio and one-bedroom floor plans with monthly rents ranging from $785 to $1,400. Residences will feature 9-foot ceilings, brand-new kitchens with stainless steel appliances and retro cherry-red or black refrigerators, and in-unit laundry in select plans. Select units will also be equipped with Murphy beds and drop-down desks/tables.

Shared amenities include free high-speed fiber-optic internet, a workout room, 24/7 laundry facilities with an adjacent gaming area, coworking lounge, TV lounge and a full, private backyard. Additional storage is also available.

“It has been a labor of love restoring this historic building for the Uptown community and our 48 future residents,” said Jim Sayegh, principal at Elmdale Partners. “The units are bright and beautiful with many custom touches; I think our community as a whole will be vibrant, inclusive and comfortable – a special place to call home.”

Uptown is known for its vibrant music scene, vintage architecture and global cuisine. Residents at The Darlington Apartments will be within walking distance of Montrose Beach, the Lawrence Red Line station and several CTA bus routes.

Elmdale Partners acquired the Darlington property through a transaction brokered by Spaces Invest, a division of Spaces Real Estate focused on the sale of multifamily and commercial properties, including redevelopment opportunities.

For more information, visit or contact Spaces Real Estate at (773) 698-8850, to schedule a virtual tour. 

About Spaces Real Estate:
Spaces Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage specializing in residential leasing, with an emphasis on Chicago’s North Side and downtown neighborhoods. The company’s approach is both service-oriented and data-driven, powered by a team of experienced brokers with hyperlocal, block-by-block expertise supplemented by the firm’s industry-leading, proprietary technologies. In addition to providing apartment-finding services to renters, Spaces works with a variety of landlords, including private owners, institutional-level investors and veteran developers. Since opening in 2010, the firm has leased approximately 10,000 apartments. In 2016, Spaces introduced a new division, Elevated Spaces, that focuses on the high-end downtown rental market. In 2019, Spaces introduced a multifamily sales division, Spaces Invest which is comprised of a dedicated team of agents who provide brokerage services to buyers and sellers of residential properties throughout the city.


Darlington One Bedroom: Spaces Real Estate is handing leasing for The Darlington Apartments, which offers studio and one-bedroom floor plans with monthly rents ranging from $785 to $1,400.


Darlington Living Room View 2: Pre-leasing is underway at The Darlington Apartments in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Spaces Real Estate is serving as exclusive leasing agent for the 48-unit boutique rental community located at 4700 N. Racine Ave.


Darlington Living Room: Residences at The Darlington Apartments feature brand-new kitchens with stainless steel appliances and retro cherry-red or black refrigerators.