Garden condo units are ubiquitous in Chicago. It's a Chicago thing to live underground, or at least a midwest and probably east coast city thing.
It is not for everyone, but if you want lakefront living and a good amount of features in your home, a garden apartment might be the trick. I'm selling a two bedroom, two bathroom garden condo steps from the lake, east of Sheridan Road... with parking included. Please check out these photos. It may change your attitude!
Asking $180,000 at 1140 W Morse...an established, solid condo building 100 yards from Loyola Beach Park and Lake Michigan