Caisson drilling has begun for the 15-story condominium high rise known as Embry, located at 21 N May Street in West Loop. This residential project by Sulo Development will house a total of 58 for-sale units, ranging from two- to four-bedroom residences and spanning from 1,828 and 5,187 square feet. This 207-foot-tall edifice will replace an empty lot that once housed a two-story masonry building.
As noted in a Crain’s article from December 2021, available unit prices begin at $2 million for a two-bedroom, $2.3 million for a three-bedroom, and $2.8 million for a four-bedroom. Select unit layouts will be multi-level duplexes, and the majority of residences will come with an added den space.
Condo interiors have been curated by Kara Mann, offering a selection of finish palettes. These interior features include natural wood details, extra wide wood plank flooring, an Atelier Jouvence fireplace, arched doorways, high ceilings, wide hallways, and a prep area attached to the kitchen. Kitchen appliances will comprise of brands like Miele, Subzero, and Wolf.
Other building features include a double-height lobby and 7,000 square feet of amenity space. These common areas will include an open-air deck with a fire pit, an indoor/outdoor fitness center, a putting green, and a resident lounge.
The design by Lamar Johnson Collaborative emanates a sense of modern grandeur with Art Deco inspiration. The massing includes a variety of terraced setbacks and recessed balconies, while the outer facade is made up of floor-to-ceiling windows, dark metal spandrels, and textured bronze panels.
Residents will find closest bus stops for Route 20 just steps to the southeast at the intersection of Madison & Aberdeen. Also within the area are stops for Route 8, with closest access via a 10-minute walk east to Halsted & Madison. Those looking to board CTA L trains will find the Green and Pink Lines via a nine-minute walk northeast to Morgan station, while the Blue Line at Racine station is a 10-minute walk southwest.
McHugh Construction is serving as the general contractor. With construction now in high gear and sales underway, a full completion is anticipated for the spring of next year.