Archive for the 'Historic Properties' Category

Tired of Vanilla Condos? Live in an Old Ice Storage Warehouse: 345 N. Canal on the Near West Side

This duplex 2-bedroom in the Fulton House at 345 N. Canal on the Near West Side, and on the Chicago River, came on the market in October 2017. Fulton House was built in 1903 as an old cold storage warehouse. It became apartments in the 1970s and was converted into condos in the 1990s. However, it’s […]

Will the Hot Luxury Market Finally Help Sell the Claude Seymour House? 817 W. Hutchinson in Buena Park

This 6-bedroom historic mansion at 817 W. Hutchinson in the Buena Park neighborhood of Uptown just came on the market. If it looks familiar, that’s because we’ve chattered about it several times since 2012. See our October 2012 chatter here. The Claude Seymour House is one of the many historic mansions that line Hutchinson on this […]

Rare Chance to Build “New” in East Lincoln Park: 2106 N. Hudson

This single family home at 2106 N. Hudson in East Lincoln Park recently came on the market (sorry about the bad picture). Some might remember it if looking in Lincoln Park, as it was also listed early in 2017 and sold a month later, in February. Built in 1886, it appears to have some kind of landmark […]

Are There Too Many Mansions on the Market? A 9 Bedroom at 2466 N. Lakeview

According to Crain’s, one of the city’s mansions just sold to an heir of the Thai Red Bull fortune. They do not, apparently, have ties to Chicago. The house, which sold on Oct 11 for $7.5 million, is on Bellevue in the Gold Coast. Originally listed for $9 million, it was reduced $1 million before selling. […]

Do Millennials Want to Live on Historic Alta Vista Terrace? 3808 N. Alta Vista in Lakeview

This 3-bedroom row house at 3808 N. Alta Vista Terrace in Lakeview came on the market in June 2017. Alta Vista Terrace is a Chicago Landmark District. These 40 row homes were built from 1900 to 1904 and were built to look like London row homes. From the Chicago Landmark website: This street represents one […]

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) […]