Archive for the 'Single family homes' Category

After 5 Years, Has This “Boarded Up” 5-Bedroom House Finally Found a Buyer? 2030 W. Leland in Lincoln Square

This 5-bedroom new construction home at 2030 W. Leland in Lincoln Square was first listed for sale in April 2007. It was on the market, and under contract at least once, until 2010 when it vanished without ever selling. I took the picture in this post in August 2010 before it was boarded up. I […]

Why Buy a Townhouse When You Can Get a 3-Bedroom Cottage Instead? 2225 W. Shakespeare in Bucktown

This 3-bedroom cottage at 2225 W. Shakespeare in Bucktown has been on the market since September 2011. In that time it has been reduced $24,000 to $575,000. Built in 1891 on a smaller than standard Chicago lot measuring 24×100, it has a new 2-car garage. Two of the three bedrooms are on the second floor […]

An American 4-Square With “Old World Details” in Old Norwood Park: 5820 N. Newark

When you think of Old Norwood Park, you may think of a house like this American Four Square at 5820 N. Newark. Built in 1890 on an oversized 78×193 lot, it has retained much of its vintage details including stained glass, crown molding and wood doors. Yet it also has modern conveniences like central air and […]

Get a 2-Bedroom Brick Ranch in Old Norwood Park for $220,000: 5646 N. Nottingham

This 2-bedroom brick ranch at 5646 N. Nottingham in Old Norwood Park recently came on the market. It is just 1075 square feet but has a full basement. Built in 1949 on a 50×100.5 lot, it has a side drive with a 1-car garage. It looks to be an estate sale, as I couldn’t find […]

Looking for a 4-Bedroom SFH in Lakeview With “Underground Tunnels”? 3526 N. Marshfield

This 4-bedroom single family home at 3526 N. Marshfield in Lakeview just came on the market. The listing describes it as a “historic prohibition era home once owned by a local celeb.” (Bonus points for anyone who knows who that “local celeb” is. Hint: she sold the house in 1994 and you’ve seen her on […]

10 Months Later, “The Fugitive” House Is Still Available: 336 W. Wisconsin in Lincoln Park

This 5-bedroom modern construction single family home at 336 W. Wisconsin in Lincoln Park burst onto the market in June of 2011 to much publicity because part of the movie The Fugitive, with Harrison Ford, was filmed in it. 10 months later, it is still available and has been reduced $251,000 in that time. Built […]

“Completely Rebuilt” 4-Bedroom Modern Single Family Home in the Gold Coast: 44 E. Elm

This 4-bedroom single family home at 44 E. Elm in the Gold Coast came on the market in early February 2012 and was quickly reduced $300,000 to $4.2 million. Originally built in 1881 on a 17×105 lot, the listing says it was “completely rebuilt” in 2010. It now has a modern interior, including a massive […]

Love Modern? Buy This 3-Bedroom Larry Booth-Designed Home in Old Town: 425 W. Eugenie

This 3-bedroom single family home at 425 W. Eugenie in Old Town is distinctive in this neighborhood due to its modern architecture. Designed in 1978 by Larry Booth, the listing says it was “expanded and refined” by the architect owner. All 3 bedrooms are on the main floor. The kitchen has white cabinets and stainless […]

What Would You Pay To Be On Ashland But In the Heart of Andersonville? 5339 N. Ashland

This 3-bedroom house at 5339 N. Ashland in Andersonville has been on the market since October 2011. It is a short sale and is being sold “as-is.” It is under contract. Normally, I don’t like chattering about homes already under contract but someone brought it up in one of the threads and, given the track […]

Will This 3-Bedroom SFH in Bell Go Under $500K? 1911 W. Berenice in North Center

We’ve chattered about this 3-bedroom single family home at 1911 W. Berenice in North Center several times since it first came on the market on November 1, 2011. See our January 2012 chatter here. Originally listed for $545,000 it has now reduced to $515,000. It is now listed $10,000 under the 2004 purchase price. Back […]