Archive for the 'Historic Properties' Category

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 […]

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 […]