Archive for the 'Hyde Park' Category

Vintage With Views of the Lake for just $72 a Square Foot: 5555 S. Everett in Hyde Park

This 1-bedroom in the Jackson Towers at 5555 S. Everett in Hyde Park has been on and off the market since May 2014. Built in either 1924 or 1926 (the listings are all over the place with the date), it was designed by Walter W. Ahlschlager who also designed the Sheridan Plaza Hotel and the […]

Looking For A Rehabbed Pre-War 4-Bedroom in Hyde Park? 5658 S. Blackstone

This vintage 4-bedroom at 5658 S. Blackstone in Hyde Park recently came on the market. It last sold just 5 months ago, in April 2012, in an estate sale. You can see pictures of what the unit looked like then here. Built in 1920, the building has 20 units and many features of pre-war apartments […]

Get a 5 Car Garage and a Double Lot for Under $700K in Hyde Park: 5478 S. Greenwood

  This 5-bedroom vintage single family home at 5478 S. Greenwood in Hyde Park just came on the market. (Thanks to the reader who got me the pic on this one!) Built in 1875, it is 3300 square feet on an oversized 50×163 lot. It actually has a rare 5-car garage. However, it doesn’t have air conditioning […]

Is This 3-Bedroom One of Chicago’s Oldest Houses? 5455 S. Ridgewood Ct. in Hyde Park

This 3-bedroom single family home at 5455 S. Ridgewood Court in Hyde Park came on the market in May 2011. The listing says it was built in 1865. Wouldn’t that make it one of Chicago’s oldest houses? Built on an oversized 50×76 lot, it also has a rare side driveway with a 1-car garage. Other […]

The 5-Bedroom Vintage Hyde Park Rowhouse: 1229 E. 56th

This 5-bedroom vintage rowhouse at 1229 E. 56th Street in Hyde Park has been on the market since March 2010. It has not yet had any price reductions. Yes, this is mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun’s house, which has been reported on in the press. Built in 1916, it has some original vintage features including […]

Looking for a Starter Home in Hyde Park? 1219 E. 53rd Street

This 3-bedroom vintage condo at 1219 E. 53rd Street is plenty spacious for someone looking for a starter home near the University of Chicago in Hyde Park. At 1500 square feet, it has retained many of its vintage features including crown moldings and built ins in the dining and living rooms. It also has a […]

Hyde Park 3-Bedroom 75% Under the 2007 Purchase Price: 928 E. Hyde Park Boulevard

This 3-bedroom unit at 928 E. Hyde Park Boulevard in Hyde Park just came on the market. It is bank owned. It is also listed 75% under the 2007 purchase price. According to the pictures, the kitchen and baths are intact. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. This is a big vintage […]

Post-Olympic Decision: What’s the Fate for Real Estate in Washington Park and the South Loop?

Many of you wanted to discuss what impact the Olympics would have on housing in the Washington Park neighborhood as well as the South Side in general, where the proposed Olympic Village would have been located. Now that Chicago will not be getting the Games in 2016, the discussion is still warranted. We’ve chattered about […]

Renovated to Perfection in Hyde Park: 5413 S. Dorchester

The listing for this 1892 Victorian at 5413 S. Dorchester in Hyde Park says it is owned by a preservation architect. It sounds like the house has been nearly completely renovated in the last decade including new copper plumbing, a new furnace and central air. The woodwork on the first floor was restored and a […]

Foreclosure Alert: Will Someone Save this Hyde Park Mansion? 5438 S. Hyde Park Blvd.

This bank-owned 7-bedroom vintage brick mansion at 5438 S. Hyde Park Boulevard in Hyde Park has been on the market a month and is listed at 50% off its 2006 purchase price. The listing says it retains many of its vintage features (but there are no interior pictures listed). Built in 1902, the listing says it has a newer […]