Archive for the 'Historic Properties' Category

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 […]

Live in the Wicker Park Historic District in an Italianate Mansion: 1356 N. Hoyne

This 5-bedroom Italianate mansion in the Wicker Park Historic District at 1356 N. Hoyne in Wicker Park came on the market in March 2016. Built in 1888, the 6,000 square foot house is on an oversized lot of 44×150 and has a 3-car garage. 4 of the 5 bedrooms are on the second floor, including […]

Cheaper Than Renting? A Studio in The Brewster at 2800 N. Pine Grove in Lakeview

This studio in the historic Brewster building at 2800 N. Pine Grove in East Lakeview just came on the market. The Brewster was built in 1893 as a luxury apartment building and it has internal iron staircases, cat walks and a huge skylight. Not only did Charlie Chaplin live in one of the penthouses in 1915-1916, […]

Historic Gold Coast Mansion and Coach House Returns to the Market: 1432 N. State Parkway

This 8-bedroom mansion at 1432 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast just came on the market. But if it looks familiar that’s because we chattered about it several times when it last came on the market in 2008 during the Great Recession. You can see our 2008 chatter here and our 2011 chatter here. […]

Rare Joseph Silsbee East Lincoln Park Row House Available for Under $1 Million: 2113 N. Clark

This 6-bedroom Queen Anne row house at 2113 N. Clark in East Lincoln Park came on the market in early March 2016. It was built in 1891 by Joseph L. Silsbee, a well known Chicago architect who served as a mentor to many younger architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright. It has many of its vintage […]

A Rare Landmark District Single Family Greystone: 538 W. Deming in Lincoln Park

This 6-bedroom vintage Greystone at 538 W. Deming in Lincoln Park came on the market in February 2016. This home is smack in the middle of the Arlington-Deming Landmark District. Built in 1883 on an oversized 27×190 lot, when it was built this wasn’t even part of the city of Chicago. Instead, it was in […]

Start Your Life in Chicago in the Iconic Marina Towers: A 1-Bedroom at 300 N. State

This 1-bedroom the corn cob Marina Towers at 300 N. State in River North came on the market in mid-February 2016. Designed by Bertrand Goldberg and built in 1964, the Marina Towers, built on the Chicago River, have become part of popular culture, having starred in television commercials, television shows and films. The complex has […]

Will the Abbott Estate Sell for Double Its 2004 Price? 4605 N. Hermitage in Ravenswood

The Abbott Estate at 4605 N. Hermitage in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Uptown recently came on the market. If it looks familiar, it’s because we chattered about it in 2010 after it had been on the market during the Great Recession years in 2009 and 2010. You can see our chatter here (where some of […]

How Long Will it Take to Sell a 4-Bedroom in the Playboy Mansion? 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’s been 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 […]