Vacation in a Chicago Brownstone ~ What is a Brownstone Anyway?

Are Chicago Brownstones really that special?

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Chicago Brownstone vacation rentals at First Class Chicago are very special, indeed. Brownstone is an actual special brown sandstone. The sedimentary stone used in Chicago Brownstones was mined in New Jersey and Connecticut. Brownstones were so popular in the late 19th and 20th century that the mines that once fed Chicago are now closed. This stone was used to clad the outside of some of the most beautiful homes in Chicago. It is more than just brown brick, it is a special, beautiful façade. First Class Chicago specializes in Chicago Brownstone vacation rentals. You can find all the low down on what is and what is not a genuine Chicago Brownstone here.

What on earth is a Chicago Brownstone?

Chicago Brownstones have, traditionally, been found in the most affluent and lovely neighborhoods in Chicago, such as the Gold Coast. After the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, Potter Palmer, a famous millionaire, came to the Gold Coast area and built his mansion. The Palmer mansion is a 42-room castle, still glorious today. Other millionaires came after Palmer and created an area of great luxury and beauty. Today, everyone can appreciate Astor Street in the Gold Coast area, filled with Brownstones. Alongside these homes you can browse the incredible shops and enjoy the famous International Museum of Surgical Science along the shore of Lake Michigan.

Why would I want to stay in a Chicago Brownstone vacation rental?

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Choosing First Class Chicago allows you the opportunity to experience a Chicago Brownstone on your own. You can stay in an exquisite Gold Coast Chicago Brownstone with all the history on the outside, completely remodeled on the inside. We offer two one bedroom/one bath options, one on the second floor and one on the third floor. Both boast hardwood floors and are designed with top of the line materials for your discerning taste. Enjoy them in the summer months or curl up next to the stone fireplace with a good book picked from one of the many specialty bookstores in Chicago.  For larger parties, or those needing more elbow room we also have an amazing two bedroom option, complete with arched front windows and all the accoutrements you need to make your Chicago Brownstone vacation truly magical.