Archive for the 'Property Type' Category

Love Authentic Lofts? A Brick and Timber 1-Bedroom at 920 W. Sheridan in Lakeview

This 1-bedroom loft in the Skybox Lofts came on the market in November 2017. It’s an authentic loft with 13 foot timber wood ceilings and several exposed brick walls. It has south facing windows with a balcony and the listing says there are refinished hardwood floors. The kitchen has white cabinets and new granite counter […]

Is it Still a Good Investment to Buy a 2-Flat? 3815 N. Pine Grove in Lakeview

This vintage 2-flat at 3815 N. Pine Grove in Lakeview came on the market in March 2017. Built in 1901 on a larger than normal 30 x 140 lot, it has a backyard garden and 1-car parking. Both units are 3-bedrooms and have family rooms. They have original woodwork as well as coffered and beamed […]

We Love Renovated Brick and Timber Lofts: 411 S. Sangamon in the West Loop

This 2-bedroom in the Sangamon Lofts at 411 S. Sangamon in the West Loop came on the market in October 2017. This is a 1800 square foot authentic loft with timber ceilings and beams along with exposed brick and hardwood floors. The listing says it was “gutted to the studs.” The kitchen has dark cabinets […]

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 […]

The 3-Bedroom North Side Starter Home: 3037 W. Leland in Ravenswood Manor

This 3-bedroom single family home at 3037 W. Leland in Ravenswood Manor came on the market in May 2017. Built in 1906, it is on a larger than standard Chicago lot of 30×140. It has a 2-car detached garage and a deck with a hot tub. The house has hardwood floors in the living and dining room. […]

Looking for a Renovated Loft? A 1-Bedroom at 523 S. Plymouth in Printers Row

This 1-bedroom loft in the Peterson Lofts at 523 S. Plymouth in Printers Row in the South Loop came on the market in September 2017. The Peterson Lofts was built in 1917 and has 49 units. It’s one of the rare buildings with indoor parking. This loft is west facing, which means its views are […]

Trying to Sell a Custom 5-Bedroom Smith Park House for 49% More: 2435 W. Erie

This 5-bedroom single family home at 2435 W. Erie in the Smith Park neighborhood of West Town came on the market in June 2017. But for those of you who have been long time readers, this house may look familiar. We chattered about it all the way back in 2008 when it was newly constructed. A blast from […]