Archive for October, 2008

Majesty in Kenwood: 4822 S. Ellis

This 10,000-square foot mansion at 4822 S. Ellis in Kenwood belongs in the “they just don’t build them like this anymore” category. This home comes complete with a 2-unit carriage house. Here’s the listing: Elegant restoration-c.1892 majestic greystone mansion situated on spectacular 25000 sq ft landscaped lot w/10000 sq ft of grand living space(exc bsmt&attic)-21 Rms, […]

Staging New Construction: 1718 N. Clybourn in Lincoln Park

If you’ve gazed west out the window while on the Brown Line in Lincoln Park, you’ve seen this new construction 2-unit building at 1718 N. Clybourn, which sits just north of the Crate & Barrel (among other stores.) The top floor 3-bedroom unit has been on the market since August 2007 and has been reduced $101,000. It […]

Do You Like Stately? 2340 N. Lincoln Park West in Lincoln Park

There is a lot of wood paneling in this 2-bedroom vintage unit at 2340 N. Lincoln Park West in Lincoln Park. The building was built in 1921 and only has 7 units. Here’s the listing: ELEGANT ONE OF A KIND VINTAGE HOME IN PRIME LINCOLN PARK.RICH MAHOGANY PANELED 36 FT LIV/DR W/DRAMATIC WBFP AND HUGE […]

Also Waiting for a Buyer: 1508 W. Wilson in Ravenswood

Sellers aren’t just waiting for buyers in Lincoln Park and Lakeview. Maybe it’s something with the $400,000 – $500,000 price range? This 2-bedroom gut rehab greystone unit at 1508 W. Wilson in Ravenswood has been on the market since May 2008 and has been reduced several times. Here’s the listing: UNBELIEVABLE PRICE FOR THIS STUNNING, ONE-OF-A-KIND PENTHOUSE IN CLASSIC CHICAGO […]

Looking for an Investment? 3826 N. Whipple in Albany Park

I know many of you are interested in the deals that are showing up in 2, 3 and 4-flats. Thanks to the Tipster who sent me information about this 2-flat at 3826 N. Whipple in the Albany Park (or is it east Irving Park???) neighborhood. This is bank-owned and there are no pictures of the […]

The Coolest Crib is Back: 2250 W. Ohio in West Town

We chattered about this cool 3300-square foot loft with amazing rooftop pool at 2250 W. Ohio in West Town in November 2007. It never sold and was withdrawn from the market. Thanks to Roy who pointed out that it has again been listed – only now it has a new luxury kitchen. The asking price, however, remains the same. Here’s the […]

Heartbreak Lofts Continues to Live Up to Its Name: 17 N. Loomis

We’ve chattered about heartbreak in the Heartbreak Lofts at 17 N. Loomis in the West Loop before. Some sellers continue to have difficulty making money in the building, despite the size of these lofts. This 2050-square foot unit is listed at only $9,000 more than it sold for in 2006. Here’s the listing: Rarely available penthouse duplex-up […]

What Would You Pay for a Bucktown Cottage? 2243 W. Homer

This cute 2-bedroom 1888 Bucktown cottage at 2243 W. Homer has been on  the market since June. Here’s the listing: Vintage detail with modern convenience! Don’t miss this beautiful Bucktown Shepard’s cottage. Custom spiral staircase, hardwood floors, updated kitchen & baths, high ceilings, great yard. Antique stove and SS subzero and a perfect back yard […]

WSJ: Trump Tower Chicago Caught in a Tough Spot

  Today, the Wall Street Journal looks at the state of Trump Tower Chicago, at 401 N. Wabash in River North, and the financial implications for Donald Trump. The timing, as we’ve chattered about, is far from ideal for the building. So far, Mr. Trump has lined up buyers for a bit less than $600 million […]

Lakeview Penthouse Waiting for a Buyer: 2819 N. Lakewood

The listing calls it a “Lincoln Park Penthouse” but this 2-bedroom at 2819 N. Lakewood is north of Diversey, which makes it Lakeview in my book. First listed in March 2008, this 2005 construction unit is still sitting on the market. Here’s the listing: Gorgeous Lincoln Park Penthouse! 2 bedroom/ 2 bath, soaring 14′ ceilings, […]