With the snow and cold finally behind us in Chicago, citydwellers are finally — once again — able to enjoy the warmer weather. But as we all know, winter will come back eventually, and for many it’s a deterrent for embracing Chicago year round. The default routine is for most people to hunker down and avoid the cold, but we had a different vision in mind for our latest project. As we were designing Optima Lakeview, we wanted the amenity spaces to actually embrace the cold. The Skydeck at Optima Lakeview will be one-of-a-kind, built for year-round use with plenty of ways to stay physically and mentally healthy, even in the dead of winter.
The Optima Lakeview Skydeck will include heated, spa-grade plunge and swimming pools, and heaters and fire pits for staying cozy, even on chilly nights. Our design process was highly inspired by ski resorts, and how one can go from hopping off the slopes to jumping into a hot tub. But instead of a remote resort, Optima Lakeview residents can experience the same sensation in Lakeview’s thriving urban neighborhood. Rest and relaxation are all possible amidst colder weather, and as we’ve covered in past blog posts, combining a gym session or workout with hydrotherapy sessions or a quick swim is a great way to stay active.
The Skydeck at Optima Lakeview isn’t just a hub for wellness; it’s a place to connect with community, friends and loved ones as well. The space will also feature a glass-enclosed party room and grills, perfect for entertaining. The Skydeck is just one piece of Optima Lakeview’s 40,000 square feet of amenity spaces — including an indoor basketball court, golf simulator, fitness center and more — that are best experienced often and with others.
We hope the Skydeck at Optima Lakeview will help you Find your inspiration™ to take care of yourself, whether in July or January! Stay tuned for more updates on Optima Lakeview, or learn more here.