Archive for the 'Historic Properties' Category

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. […]

Has the Luxury Market Cooled? A 4-Bedroom in the Playboy Mansion at 1340 N. State Parkway

This 4-bedroom half-floor unit in the Playboy Mansion at 1340 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast came on the market in early November 2015. It was publicized all over the media because units rarely come on the market in this famed mansion. According to Wikipedia, the 70-room French brick and limestone mansion was built in […]

7 Years Later, We’re Chattering About this Vintage Triplex Again: 1920 N. Seminary in Lincoln Park

This 3-bedroom triplex in the Seminary Flatirons building at 1920 N. Seminary in Lincoln Park just came on the market. The Seminary Flatirons building is an 8-unit building constructed in 1883. The listings for this unit from 2009 and 2010 said the building was on the National Register of Historic Places (and there is also […]

In 1891, When This 3-Bedroom Victorian Was Built, the El Wasn’t There: 2138 W. Caton in Bucktown

This 3-bedroom Victorian, complete with a turret, at 2138 W. Caton in Bucktown came on the market in February 2016. Built in 1891, on an extra wide 50×100 lot, it is a vintage lover’s dream with nearly all of its vintage features preserved including: leaded glass windows plaster walls medallions cove moldings a grand carved […]