Archive for the 'Kenwood' Category

Want Vintage and “New”? A 2-Bedroom at 5000 S. East End in Kenwood

This 2-bedroom in the vintage high rise at 5000 S. East End in Kenwood came on the market in April 2015. 5000 S. East End was built in 1927 and, until the 1960s, was the tallest building on the south side of the city. Some of you might remember it from a few years ago […]

Is 2012 The Best Year Ever For Investors? A 2/2 Duplex Down At 4545 S. Drexel In Kenwood

This 2-bedroom duplex down in a Daniel Burnham designed greystone at 4545 S. Drexel in Kenwood was on the market last summer as a distress property. Originally listed for $119,000 in August 2011, the listing described it “needs some finishing work but an outstanding opportunity, hurry and bring your CASH offer.” It sold in April […]

4-Bedroom SFH on a Huge Lot Goes Under Contract Within 3 Days in Kenwood: 4933 S. Ellis

I didn’t even get a chance to go to Kenwood to get a picture of this 4-bedroom one story home at 4933 S. Ellis before it went under contract. (If I even could- as I don’t know how close this is to the President’s house.) It went under contract in just 3 days. Built in […]

Y.C. Wong Modern Townhouse in Kenwood Sells: 1380 E. Madison Park

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom townhouse in the modern style at 1380 E. Madison Park in Kenwood in June 2011. See our prior chatter here. It’s clear from the comments that most of you have no idea what properties sell for in the Kenwood neighborhood. Listed in June for $358,000, one of you called […]

From Co-Op to Condos For This Vintage Kenwood Highrise: 5000 S. East End

We have often chattered about the differences between co-ops and condos but after decades as a co-op building, 5000 S. East End in Kenwood has decided to become condos. From Crain’s in January 2011: “The cooperative that owns a 28-story vintage apartment tower in Kenwood borrowed $3 million from Harris Bank as part of a […]

For Modern Fans: A 3-Bedroom Atrium Townhouse Is Available in Kenwood: 1380 E. Madison Park

This 3-bedroom in the Atrium Townhouses on Madison Park at 1380 E. Madison Park in Kenwood has been on the market since April 2011. In that time it has been reduced $11,000. Designed by Y.C. Wong, known as a Mies van der Rohe protege, in 1961, the townhouse has floor to ceiling windows that open […]

Full Floor 4-Bedroom Vintage Beauty Sells: 5012 S. Woodlawn in Kenwood

We last chattered about this vintage 4-bedroom full floor unit at 5012 S. Woodlawn in Kenwood in November 2010. See our prior chatter here. Some of you lamented that this was located in Kenwood and not on the north side and that that would affect its resale value. The unit recently sold for $425,000– or […]

From Boarded Up to a Brand New Greystone Mansion in Kenwood: 4401 S. Berkeley

This 5-bedroom vintage greystone at 4401 S. Berekely has been through quite the transformation in the last year. The house, built in 1893 with a limestone exterior, had been on the market since December 2006. Originally listed in 2006 for $479,000 it finally sold in April 2010 for $150,000. From the one picture in the […]

A Full Floor 4-Bedroom Vintage Beauty in Kenwood: 5012 S. Woodlawn

This top floor 4-bedroom condo at 5012 S. Woodlawn in South Kenwood has more square footage at 3800 square feet than most single family homes. Built in 1926, the unit retains many of the vintage features of that era including a barrel vaulted ceiling in the hallway, crown molding, cove molding and a marble fireplace […]

The Kenwood 5-Bedroom Greystone Under $400K: 4358 S. Berkeley

This 5-bedroom vintage greystone at 4358 S. Berkeley in Kenwood recently came on the market. Built in 1883, the house still has the original staircase. It is on a corner 26×125 lot. While there is central air, there is, however, no garage. The listing says there was a complete gut rehab in 94/95. The top […]