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Bella's Duplex is a luxurious 3000 sq ft bi-level 4-bedroom / 2 bath unit, 1 and 2 flights up from street level, with lots of natural light and mostly hardwood oak floors. The first level contains a sunny living room, book-filled office,  dining/meeting room, gourmand's kitchen with eating nook, bathroom, and 2 bedrooms -- one with a full bed and one with 2 single beds or a full bed -- all with individual AC units. The second level contains a washer and dryer in a large storage room, spacious marble bathroom, private screened-in balcony and 2 large bedrooms with queen beds and central AC.  This luxurious unit is completely furnished for instant move-in. We even can provide bedding and towels, or bring your own.

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The LIVING ROOM has large south-facing bay windows to provide lots of natural light.    As an inviting gathering spot, it includes generous seating, a 43" cable TV, board games and a decorative fireplace built by a 7th generation Italian artisan.

Eye-catching wallpaper distinguishes the formal DINING ROOM with its expandable oval table to seat up to 12 for dining or a meeting. A large hutch and  buffet provide extra storage.

The STUDY shelves are stocked with books to please every reader, and there's a comfortable recliner chair in which to enjoy them. The desk provides an ideal work space.

The fully-equipped KITCHEN boasts a SubZero refrigerator, stainless dishwasher, stainless gas range, stainless microwave, disposal, coffee maker, toaster oven, blender and an 1892 carved oak hutch filled with dishes and cooking-ware

Another view of the Kitchen

Another view of the KITCHEN

The sunny DINING NOOK overlooking the garden seats four.

BEDROOM 1 has a full-sized bed, dresser, granite-topped desk with large rolling armchair below ceiling high shelves, a closet with storage, and TV/DVD player.

Another view of BEDROOM 1

BEDROOM 2 offers tenants a choice of 2 single beds or a full bed with a dresser -- accompanied by a large wall mirror, closet, extensive shelving and built-in AC..

Another view of BEDROOM 2

BATHROOM 1: Tenants may enjoy an invigorating shower, the 25" deep soaking tub, antique Bombay chest with vessel sink, hair dryer, toiletries and soft, thick towels.

BEDROOM 3 contains a queen bed, love seat, 10 foot-dresser / desk, large closet, cable TV, small fridge, microwave and eco-friendly bamboo floors. Instead of a door, this room is hidden behind a 6-panel Chinese screen.

Another view of BEDROOM 3

BEDROOM 4  is entered via tall etched glass doors from a French chateau. On its 400 sq feet of wall-to-wall carpeting are an Italian antique bedroom set used in The Untouchables TV show as well as 2 deep closets.

Another view of BEDROOM 4

The HALLWAY with bamboo floors and original artwork is flanked by a large oak door with beveled glass, and leads to a pair of etched glass doors from a French chateau.

BATHROOM 2: Carved oak doors with beveled glass lead open to a marble-filled oasis with a 75-gallon soaking tub, shower, double sinks, hair dryer, toiletries, and soft, thick towels.

The 96 sq ft LAUNDRY ROOM provides an extra-large capacity free washer and dryer, hampers, iron, ironing board and ample storage, as well as cleaning equipment.

Double French doors lead to a private, screened-in TERRACE with a glider and bistro set.

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First Level

With its natural light, 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, room air conditioners and fine furnishings this first level of Bella's elegantly introduces one to the wonders ahead.

The LIVING ROOM has large sunny south-facing windows. As an inviting gathering spot, it includes generous seating, a 43"cable TV, board games and a decorative fireplace built by a 7th generation Italian artisan.

"Bella Apartment was one of the most gorgeous accommodations I have ever lived in. It was majestic from every perspective right from the looks , the feel and the ambience."

"The living rooms have very comfortable couches which are very pretty at the same time."

Eye-catching wallpaper distinguishes the formal DINING / MEETING ROOM with its expandable oval table to seat up to 12 for dining or meetings. A spacious hutch provides extra storage, all cooled by AC and a ceiling fan.

"There is a splendid dining table area which looks so elegant with the candles, flowers and designer table clothes."

"We stayed on the second and third levels and had everything we needed--a fully equipped kitchen, convenient laundry room, four cozy bedrooms and two comfy bathrooms. Add to that a spacious living area with cable tv, beautiful dining room, outdoor seating areas, and a safe and private entrance."

The OFFICE/STUDY shelves are stocked with diverse books, and there's a handsome recliner  in which to enjoy them. The large mahogany desk provides an ideal work space in this quiet sunny alcove, topped by an unusual ceiling fan.

 

"Bella's has a separate study room which is no less than a mini library having timeless collections of novels and ageless books."

The fully equipped deluxe KITCHEN boasts a SubZero refrigerator, stainless dishwasher, stainless gas range, stainless microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, disposal, and an 1892 carved oak hutch filled with dishes and cooking ware.

"The house does has all the modern facilities like a loaded kitchen with all equipment and utensils, Televisions, tons of closet spaces, wifi, laundry equipment and what not a person can imagine. "

The sunny DINING NOOK, with windows on two sides to overlook the garden, seats four.

"The house is loaded with tons of comfortable finishing. There is a sitting arrangement by the kitchen where the family can have breakfast or meals together."

 

BEDROOM 1 has a  full-sized bed,dresser, large granite-topped desk,  shelves, mirrored deep closet with storage, 26" TV with DVD player, 2 windows, AC, ceiling fan, and a lush wall-to-wall carpet.

"The apartment was spacious, well maintained and well appointed. We truly felt like we were coming home every day of our stay. The Aster House will be our preferred place to stay, whenever we visit Chicago!"

BEDROOM 2 offers tenants a choice of 2 single beds or a full bed with a dresser -- accompanied by a large wall mirror, closet, extensive shelving and built-in AC.

"I loved my stay here and Bella’s would be my first choice if I ever travel to Chicago again."

BATHROOM 1: The 25" deep soaking tub is topped by a rain shower-head, the Bombay chest is topped with a porcelain vessel sink, and there's a generously stocked  linen closet.

 

Second Level

With its 12-foot soaring ceilings, fine furnishings,  central air conditioning, skylights, spacious 400 sq ft bedrooms and the floors of bamboo, marble and carpet, this upper level provides an exceptional touch of luxury. This level contains 2 bedrooms, laundry/storage room, a marble bathroom and private balcony.

BEDROOM 3 is almost a studio apartment! Its sunny 390 sq feet contain a queen bed, love seat, 10- foot dresser/desk, 7-foot closet, 32" cable TV, eco-friendly bamboo floors -- and its own small fridge, microwave and coffee maker. There are large windows, a ceiling fan, and an operable skylight. Instead of a door, this room is hidden behind an inlaid  6-panel Chinese screen.

"The house is very very spacious. A large family can fit in it comfortably and if a person is single , then there are options for that too. I had the whole apartment at my disposal and I felt like a queen living in a big palace."

BEDROOM  4 is 400 sq ft of luxury. Enterd via etched glass doors rescued from a French chateau, on its thick wall-to-wall carpeting rest an Italian antique bedroom set used in The Untouchables TV show. Included too are 2 deep closets, ceiling fan, two east-facing windows and an operable skylight. French doors with custom butterfly windows open to the private screened-in balcony overlooking the back yard.

"Staying here was one of the best things we found in Chicago so we will be back!"

The HALLWAY with bamboo floors and original artwork is flanked by two large oak doors with beveled glass, and leads to etched-glass doors rescued from a French chateau.

"If you appreciate true luxury, stay in Bella's Duplex!"

BATHROOM 2: Carved oak doors with beveled glass provide two entrances to a marble oasis with its 75-gallon soaking tub and shower under a fixed skylight, double sinks above a large vanity, and roomy linen closet.

"The bathroom too was amazing and Fran has added her special touch here too."

The 96 sq ft LAUNDRY ROOM provides an extra-large capacity free washer and dryer, hampers, iron, ironing board and ample storage, as well as cleaning equipment, and even a picnic basket and beach towels.

Double French doors topped by custom butterfly windows lead to a private, screened-in BALCONY for insect-free outdoor relaxation, furnished with a bistro set and glider.

"There are entrances from both the sides of the house i.e. main entrance and backyard too which is very convenient. There are large windows and balcony areas which gives a lot of ventilation provisions."           

Most Bella's Duplex photos were taken by Michelle Reid

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