Archive for the 'Single family homes' Category

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 […]

Get a 3-Bedroom House in the Burley School District for Just $549,900: 1303 W. Nelson in Lakeview

This 3-bedroom house at 1303 W. Nelson in Lakeview just came on the market listed at $549,900. That is the price for many 3-bedroom duplexes and townhouses in the neighborhood. Built in 1891 on a 25×123 lot, it has 2 bedrooms plus a bath on the upper level and an in-law suite on the lower […]

The $549,000 3-Bedroom Starter Brick Cottage in Bucktown: 2058 N. Leavitt

This 3-bedroom brick single family home at 2058 N. Leavitt in Bucktown has been on the market since July 2011. In that time, it has been reduced $50,000 to $549,000. Built in 1887 on a smaller than standard 24×100 lot, two of the bedrooms are on the second floor with the third in the lower […]

Reduced to $3 Million from $5.8 Million in 2008: 1258 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast

Thanks to the Groove for pointing out that this 4-bedroom Holabird and Roche single family home at 1258 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast recently reduced its price…again. We first chattered about it all the way back in July 2008, when Crib Chatter was still in its infancy and Lehman Brothers still existed. […]

Looking For a Painted Lady? Try The Oldest House in West Lincoln Park: 2029 N. Seminary

Mrs. O’Leary’s cow didn’t burn down this 4-bedroom Victorian at 2029 N. Seminary in Lincoln Park. Built in 1861 on a 25×124 lot, the house pre-dates the Chicago fire (making it among the oldest houses we’ve ever chattered about) and the oldest in West Lincoln Park. The listing says it was originally a farmhouse. With 3 fireplaces it […]

This Modern 4-Bedroom SFH Is Being Built Everywhere on the West Side: Is It Good or Bad?

We first started chattering about this modern new construction single family home, being marketed by North Clybourn Group, at 1214 N. Rockwell in the East Humboldt Park neighborhood, in November 2010. See our prior chatter here. Back then, some of you were into it. After all it was a new construction house that was listed for […]

Did You Love the Loft-Style House in the Movie “The Vow”? 2116 N. Leavitt in Bucktown

I saw the movie “The Vow” over the weekend. It is set in Chicago (and actually uses quite a few Chicago scene-scapes.) Whatever you might think about the actual movie- how could you not fall in love with the loft-style house the main characters live in somewhere on the “north side”? (yes- I know it’s not “real” […]

Buy This Lakeview 3-Bedroom Single Family Home For Just $349,900: 1115 W. Roscoe

Forget the 3-bedroom condo. Buy this bank owned 3-bedroom single family house at 1115 W. Roscoe in Lakeview for just $349,900  instead. What’s the catch? It’s on a very small 22×50 lot, with no backyard. It DOES have a 1-car garage (which you can see on the alley in the picture below.) The house has hardwood floors […]