Mansion Global | February 12, 2017
It took Grammy-nominated band The Chainsmokers 30 minutes in a recording session to come up with the beat to double-platinum hit “Closer.”
An expert jury will decide just how brilliant the electronic-dance music duo’s quick work is on Sunday night at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, where The Chainsmokers are up for their first Grammy, for best new artist. Another upstart vying for the new artist title, Kanye-christened Chance the Rapper, completed most of his 14-track release “Coloring Book” in two months.
If these guys can strike pop-music gold in less time than it takes most people to do their taxes, then imagine the benefit, if you’re so inclined, of having a recording studio at your disposal 24 hours a day.
Luxury building developers, in the race to stand out from competitors, are hoping to capture a musical market by providing in-house music rooms and recording studios to accommodate artists hit by a spontaneous muse.
In honor of the Grammy Awards, being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, here are a handful of residential developments equipped with musical amenities just one elevator trip away, and accessible day and night.
Number of units: 214 upscale rentals
Developer: Stoneleigh Companies
Building Type: Rentals
Completion Date: 2015
As a rental development in Chicago’s northwest, these units are probably the most affordable on this list, running $4,000 per month for a two bedroom. The 13-story development is part of a larger Arlington Downs Development, slated to finish this year, which will include restaurants, retail and co-working spaces. The former Sheraton and Hilton hotels site still hosts five-star services, including a modest in-house recording studio. The music room is part of what developer Rick Cavanaugh referred to as the basement “man cave,” which also includes a poker table, billiards, a shuffleboard and golf simulator.