High -Tech Tools Simplify Living at 2100 - "Smart Home" system comes standard in South Loop community

Smart Home technology at 2100, which combines 163 condominiums in a new-construction high rise with 42 vintage timber lofts in an adjoining midrise, allows homeowners to control lighting and media remotely using a touch-screen device.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

FOR: Rokas International, Inc.
2100 Indiana

CONTACT: Amanda Shawaluk, ashawaluk@tjopr.com, (312) 267 -4513
David Polmer, dpolmer@tjopr.com


High -Tech Tools Simplify Living at 2100
"Smart Home" system comes standard in South Loop community

George Jetson would feel at home at 2100, Rokas International's newest development located at 2100 S. Indiana St. in the South Loop. "Smart Home" technology is being introduced as a standard feature of this community, which combines 163 condominiums in a new -construction high rise with 42 vintage timber lofts in an adjoining midrise.
Condominium tower homes are available in one -bedrooms, one -bedroom -plus -den, two -bedrooms and two -bedroom -plus -dens with prices beginning in the low $200,000s. Studio loft homes are priced from $189,900, one -bedroom loft homes from $214,900 and two -bedroom loft homes from $319,900. Both buildings will share a bright glass lobby and a full range of amenities.
Smart Home technology at 2100 allows homeowners to control lighting and media remotely using a touch -screen device.
"We wanted to make sure that our homeowners have full access to tech tools that enrich their daily lives and make functions that control the home's environment even more intuitive," said Andrius Augunas, founder and principal of Rokas International. "Smart Home technology, once reserved as a luxurious upgrade in the custom home market, has greater appeal for a wider audience."
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Using their "Smart Home" remote, homeowners at 2100 will be able to enjoy practical conveniences such as shutting their lights off from bed. They can also use more advanced settings to pre -program lighting and music, allowing them to save energy by turning off power automatically during low usage periods, such as nighttime or the work day. The remote itself can be used universally throughout the home.
"The remote can make entertaining easy, with preprogrammed multi -media settings, but on top of that, it's a cool new gadget. Homeowners will have one more thing to show their friends and family, in addition to the residences' high -end finishes," said Augunas.
All homes in both the condominium tower and the loft midrise feature a balcony or terrace, per plan; hardwood flooring in the kitchen and living areas; and wall -to -wall carpeting in the bedrooms. Kitchens include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and Grohe faucets. Baths include marble tiles and vanities. Additionally, all homes will be pre -wired for high -speed Internet, cable and telephone access.
According to Augunas, buyers at 2100 have also been attracted to the community's high level of amenities, which are not often available for homes in this price range. The shared amenities floor includes a media room with a large -screen TV and DVD hook -up; a state -of -the -art fitness center; and a Wi -Fi business and meeting lounge.
Outdoor amenities include a swimming pool and hot tub, running track, and barbeque patio. Additionally, the community features a secure, heated garage and indoor bicycle storage. Each individual residence also has access to a private storage area. All common areas, including the pool deck, feature wireless Internet access.
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The loft midrise and condominium tower are connected by an elegant residential lobby, constructed of floor -to -ceiling glass windows with views of the streetscape. The lobby will be staffed by a 24 -hour doorperson.
The community is located at 2100 S. Indiana St., just a few blocks west of Lake Michigan and within minutes of Grant Park, Soldier Field and the Museum Campus. Interstate 55 and public transportation including the CTA Red Line and Metra trains are nearby.
The sales center for 2100 is located on the first floor of 2100 S. Indiana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on 2100 S. Indiana please call (312) 277 -2100 or visit www.2100condos.com.
Rokas International, Inc. is an international real estate development company. Founded in 2000, Rokas International has garnered a reputation for quality mixed -use buildings throughout Europe. Led by founder and principal, Andrius Augunas, Rokas International is committed to adding exceptional value to every project they undertake in Chicago and beyond.
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Editors: Prices are subject to change. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Taylor Johnson & Olesker at (312) 245 -0202.

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