Archive for August, 2008

Want to Sell? It’s All About the Price: 506 W. Armitage

We’ve chattered about a lot of properties that seem to stay on the market for months. But there are properties that sell quickly- either because it’s in the right location, somehow unique, or because it’s priced right. Take this vintage 2-bedroom, 1 bath unit at 506 W. Armitage in Lincoln Park. The bathroom and kitchen are […]

Dramatic Changes in the South Loop: 1247 S. Plymouth

How much have things changed in the South Loop in just the last decade? The prior sales prices of this single family home at 1247 S. Plymouth tell some of the tale. This house is part of a rare group of single family homes that, when they were built in 1991 as part of a […]

Walled Terrace in the Heart of Streeterville: 211 E. Ohio

Who knew you could have a private, walled terrace of your own in the middle of Streeterville? You can in The Grand Ohio, at 211 E. Ohio. Built in 1984, the building was originally apartments but was converted into condominiums in 2000. The building is massive, with 595 units. Washer/dryers are not allowed in units except […]

Massive Skylights in Humboldt Park: 1839 N. Whipple

  This skylight in the livingroom of this penthouse unit at 1839 N. Whipple in Humboldt Park is among the larger skylights I have ever seen. Here’s the listing: TOP FLOOR SUN-DRENCHED 3BR2BA CONDO HOME. INTIMATE BUILDING W/ TOP QUALITY CLASSIC FINISHES. BEAUTIFUL STAIRCASE UP TO UNIT. LR W/ SKY LIGHT AND FIREPLACE, JULIETTE BALCONY. HARDWOOD FLOORS […]

2006 Prices in West Ridge: 6209 N. Mozart

6209 N. Mozart is a gorgeous vintage building in West Ridge (or is that West Edgewater?). It seems to have all the key attributes such as central air and parking. But Unit #3S is now listed for the same price it sold for in 2006. Here’s the listing: CHERISHED VINTAGE COMBINED WITH ‘GREEN’ TECHNOLOGY CREATES THE […]

We Love Authentic Lofts: 1147 W. Ohio in West Town

How big do you like your loft? How about 3200 square feet? Then this 2-bedroom loft at 1147 W. Ohio in West Town is for you. Here’s the listing: FANTASTIC LIVE-WORK OPPORTUNITY IN THE CITY! THIS SUN FILLED OPEN TIMBER LOFT W/ APPROX 3,200 SQ FT OF LUXURY. FEATURES REMOTE CONTROL SHADES, DROP DOWN MOVIE […]

Gold Coast Vintage Terrace Unit Reduced $350k: 220 E. Walton

Nearly 10 months ago we chattered about this vintage unit at 220 E. Walton in the Gold Coast. It has a fantastic penthouse terrace. It’s still on the market and has been reduced $350k. Here’s the current listing: NEVER BEFORE ON MARKET! ELABORATE VINTAGE PENTHOUSE W/ OVER 2145 SQ. FT. OF OUTDOOR TERRACE SPACE! EXPANSIVE S,E, […]

Priced out? Try a Garden Apartment: 2730 N. Pine Grove

Sometimes location trumps out over space or amenities. Think you’re priced out of Lincoln Park or Lakeview? Maybe not- if you consider a garden apartment. Take this junior 1-bedroom garden unit at 2730 N. Pine Grove in Lincoln Park. With ample windows that provide natural light, it doesn’t seem like it’s much below ground. Here’s the listing: SPACIOUS […]

A New Construction House in the Gold Coast? Yep – 22 E. Elm

In our recent discussion of the new construction single family home at 1446 S. Emerald in University Village, a poster named Jack commented: “You guys are all a little crazy….I am an architect and real estate investor who has lived in the South Loop (23rd and Michigan) sine 1990. I have moved a couple of […]

Don’t Buy the Penthouse- Rent it: 1936 N. Clark

We don’t chatter about many rentals (unless it’s flippers trying to rent out their investment units) but there’s something about this living room in the penthouse of 1936 N. Clark in Lincoln Park that caught my eye. Here’s the listing: SPECTACULAR VINTAGE 4BR/3BA PENTHOUSE WITH STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE SKYLINE AND THE LAKE. LOCATED […]