Archive for the 'Historic Properties' Category

Live in the Marshall Field Junior Mansion for Under $700K: 1919 S. Prairie in the South Loop

This 2-bedroom in the Marshall Field Junior Mansion at 1919 S. Prairie in the Prairie Historic District in the South Loop came on the market in March 2017. This mansion was built in 1890 and was converted to 6 condos in 2006 at the height of the old housing boom, when there was new construction […]

The Grand Daddy of the Carl Street Studios Still Awaits a Buyer: 155 W. Burton in Old Town

This 3-bedroom duplex in the Carl Street Studios at 155 W. Burton in Old Town recently came on the market again in July 2016. But it has been on and off the market since 2009. We first chattered about it in June 2009. You can see our chatter here. The Carl Street Studios is a unique […]

Live in the Oakdale Avenue District in this 5-Bedroom SFH: 826 W. Oakdale in Lakeview

This 5-bedroom single family home at 826 W. Oakdale in Lakeview came on the market in February 2017. Built in 1890 on a standard Chicago lot of 25×125, it’s located in the Oakdale Avenue District, which is a Chicago landmark district. It lasts just a block, from Halsted to Mildred on Oakdale. The street is […]

The Theurer-Wrigley House Returns With Pictures of Its Wonderful Ballroom: 2466 N. Lakeview

The Theurer-Wrigley 9-bedroom mansion at 2466 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park has returned to the market. We’ve chattered about it several times over the years, with the last time in November 2014 when it recently came back on the market. See our chatter here. Back in 2014, it was unclear what was happening with it […]

Vintage/Mid-Century Mix Sells and Returns to the Market: 456 W. Belden in Lincoln Park

This vintage 6-bedroom single family home at 456 W. Belden in Lincoln Park came on the market in September 2016. If it looks familiar, that’s because we chattered about it a year ago, in November 2015. See that chatter here. If you recall, the house was built in 1880 (although the current listing says 1895) […]

The Most Bizarre Listing Ever on Crib Chatter? A Row House at 848 W. Belden in Lincoln Park

This 3-bedroom historic row house at 848 W. Belden in Lincoln Park just came on the market. Built between 1884 and 1889, these row houses make up the McCormick Row House District. They are found on both Fullerton and Belden as well as Chalmers Place, which is the secret street in between. The picture above […]

Go to Open House Chicago This Weekend: A 3-Bedroom at 7321 S. South Shore

This 3-bedroom at the Windsor Beach Apartments at 7321 S. South Shore in South Shore has been on and off the market since 2007. If you were one of the five people reading this site when it first launched in 2007, you would remember this building and unit as we chattered about it in October 2007. See […]

When Your Home IS a Castle: A 3-Bedroom at 2436 W. Greenleaf in Indian Boundary Park

This 3-bedroom in the Park Castle Condominiums at 2436 W. Greenleaf in the Indian Boundary Park neighborhood of Rogers Park came on the market in May 2016. Park Castle Condominiums are on the architectural tours. It has 68 units. From Open House Chicago: Architect Jens J. Jensen—not to be confused with landscape architect Jens Jensen—designed this 1925 […]

Iconic Building Week: A 2/2 in Benjamin Marshall’s Pink Palace: 5555 N. Sheridan in Edgewater

This 2-bedroom unit in the Edgewater Beach Co-op Apartments at 5555 N. Sheridan in Edgewater came on the market in February 2016. The Edgewater Beach Co-op was built in 1928 as a companion property to the older Edgewater Beach Hotel which was a resort with a Mediterranean flair on the Lake. Designed by Benjamin Marshall […]

Is This Your Last Chance to Build New in Old Town’s Landmark District? 1810 N. Orleans

This house at 1810 N. Orleans in Old Town’s historic landmark district came on the market in August 2016. It’s being marketed as a chance to build new. From the listing: One of the Last Opportunities to build your DREAM HOME in Old Town!!! The listing says the white and green house was built in 1886. […]