Archive for March, 2008

Selling Within Two Years: 814 W. Aldine in Lakeview

This 1906 building at 814 W. Aldine in Lakeview was converted in 2006. Unit #2S is the first unit to come back on the market since the original sales. There is no square footage given, but it appears to be on the smaller side.  Here are the room measurements: Bedroom #1: 14 x 12 Bedroom […]

$1.5 Million Reduction on River North Mansion: 701 N. Kingsbury

A bunch of huge custom mansions were built in recent years in River North on Kingsbury and Huron. The area apparently calls itself “Kingsbury Park.” They were in the news last summer after Miami Heat NBA player Antoine Walker was robbed at gunpoint in his home on the block. From the Chicago Tribune: A source […]

Short Sales in the Mural Building: 1211 N. LaSalle

1211 N. LaSalle, or famously known as “The Mural Building”, in the Gold Coast was converted from apartments to condominiums in 2006. The building was built in 1924 and has four units per floor. There is parking available to purchase but there are no washer/dryers in the units. These two units are in short sale: Unit […]

What If You Sell Within A Year? Re-sale in Crilly Court

Crilly Court, four 1890s buildings converted into 90 condominiums last year, was a very successful conversion in Old Town that sold out within months. The buildings had been apartments for decades. The buildings are smack in the center of Old Town on Eugenie, Crilly, St. Paul and Wells. Units ranged from small one bedrooms to three […]

Another Townhouse for a First Time Buyer: 2707 N. Lincoln

The sales history on this townhouse at 2707 N. Lincoln in Lincoln Park/Lakeview is interesting. I couldn’t find square footage on this unit, but it doesn’t appear very large. However, it does have a “bonus room” on the first floor. And a private roof-top deck. Bedroom #1: 12 x 10 Bedroom #2: 11 x 9 […]

Mid-Century Modern – Or Just 1965? 235 W Eugenie

There is a condo building at 235 W. Eugenie in Old Town that was designed by famous Chicago architect Harry Weese. From The Art Institute of Chicago: In 1940, Weese joined the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, but was drafted into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1941. Weese returned to SOM in 1946, […]

Vintage Grandeur in Lincoln Park on the El Line: 2127 N. Sheffield

How hard is it to sell a property on the El line? This vintage graystone condo built in 1892 at 2127 N. Sheffield in Lincoln Park makes no secret of the fact that it’s right on the El line. From the listing: GREAT 4 ROOMMATES! AWESOME DEPAUL LOCATION. SUPER SPACIOUS- 3 LARGE BEDROOMS, TOP FLOOR GREYSTONE […]

Flipper Alert: One Bedroom Flip Closes in 340 On the Park

We’ve chattered endlessly about 340 on the Park in Lakeshore East. Another flipped unit has closed. (Thanks to the Tipster who sent me the closing information.) I chattered about this unit in January 2008. Unit #307: 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, 1186 square feet Sold in July 2007 for $415,000 Originally re-listed for $725,000 in July 2007 […]

Bought in the last three years- What will you make? 130 S. Canal

You’re supposed to own real estate for several years, in order to recoup your closing costs and other expenses (realtor fees etc.) But life sometimes intervenes and people can’t stay in their property as long as they hoped. There are a bunch of sellers in Metropolitan Place, at 130 S. Canal, in the Loop who bought […]

Two Car Parking Versus a Rooftop Deck: 708 W. Barry

708 W. Barry in East Lakeview was built in 2005 and appears to have eight units. Two are currently on the market. One is on the first floor but it has two car parking included. Who gets that in East Lakeview? The second is on the top floor and has not only a balcony but […]