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Mary Cook Associates recently completed interiors for Highpoint at 8000 North, a luxury rental apartment project in Skokie, IL

Mary Cook Associates Completes Interiors for Downtown Skokie Rentals 

Chicago-based interior design firm Mary Cook Associates (MCA) recently completed interiors for Highpoint at 8000 North, a luxury rental community in downtown Skokie, IL. The MCA team’s work included amenities, common areas and three model units. 

“With its prime, walkable location in the heart of downtown Skokie, Highpoint at 8000 North evokes an urban lifestyle and presented a unique opportunity to offer a caliber of design and amenities more typical of city properties,” said MCA founder and president Mary Cook. “Our team took advantage of the light-filled floor plans, high ceilings and downtown views to create luxurious spaces that combine the elegance of the facade with a more contemporary edge.” 

The 12-story property was developed through a public-private partnership between the Village of Skokie and Murphy Development Group. It features 153 residences and a full suite of indoor and outdoor amenities. The property saw its first move-ins in early spring. 


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