Revered Chicago architect Harry Weese has left his mark on the city with buildings like the Time-Life skyscraper, but it’s his River Cottages, tucked on the banks by the Kinzie railroad bridge, that capture the imagination. The townhouses, completed in 1988, feature sharply sloping roofs, winding exterior corkscrew staircases, and playful nautical influences. The best view of the cottages is from the river, by water taxi or river cruise. The original owners are so smitten with the architecture, none of the townhomes has ever been resold.
Chicago River Cottages