Archive for April, 2009

Loft Studio at 540 N. Lake Shore Drive No Longer “Super Rare”

When we last chattered about this studio loft at 540 N. Lake Shore Drive in Streeterville in February 2009, it had just come on the market. The listing said it had sold in only one day in 2005 and that it was “super rare” and “priced to sell.” Some of you thought it might make […]

Will a Renovated Kitchen Sell This Vintage Beauty? 2127 N. Sheffield in Lincoln Park

We chattered about this 3-bedroom vintage unit at 2127 N. Sheffield in Lincoln Park over a year ago- in March 2008. At that time, it was being marketed more as an investment-type unit for DePaul students due to the three bedrooms. See our prior chatter and pictures here. It is now back on the market and […]

Avenue East 2-Bedroom Listed $52K Under 2007 Price: 160 E. Illinois

The developer, and other sellers, are still trying to sell units at Avenue East, the 2007 construction high rise at 160 E. Illinois in Streeterville. The building is not even half a block off of the Mag Mile. Three units have sold in 2009 (according to public records.) This 2-bedroom unit recently came on the market […]

The Best Selling New Construction Development in the Nation? 1800 W. Grace

Normally, I leave the new construction chatter to YoChicago, which has the people and resources to cover all of the new construction buildings going up around the city. However, I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails about The Lofts at 1800, the new loft development at 1800 W. Grace in Lakeview. This is a conversion […]

We Love Big Patios: Townhouse Back on the Market and Reduced at 1616 N. Larrabee

Forget about the 12×12 patch of land you usually get with most townhouses. We chattered before about this 2-bedroom townhouse at 1616 N. Larrabee in Old Town which doesn’t have just one patio, but it has two outdoor spaces. It has also been reduced by $51,000 from its original listing last September. See our prior chatter […]

North Center Cottage Returns to the Market: 1750 W. Grace

It’s back! We chattered about this 4-bedroom cottage home at 1750 W. Grace in North Center several times last year as it kept reducing but still had not sold. See our last chatter here.  See pictures here. It was withdrawn from the market and has now been re-listed $94,900 under its May 2008 listing price. Will the […]

Vintage Rowhouse at 410 W. Webster in Lincoln Park Closes

As some of you have pointed out in the comments section, the much talked about vintage rowhouse at 410 W. Webster in a prime area of East Lincoln Park has closed. See our prior chatter here.  See some pictures here. It sold for $13500 less than its 2004 purchase price. Jennifer Ames and the Ames […]

Under Contract in One Day Has Now Closed: 444 W. Surf in Lakeview

Last February, we chattered about this cute 1-bedroom vintage unit at 444 W. Surf in Lakeview. See our prior chatter and pictures here. It had gone under contract in just one day. It recently closed with a price nearly at the list price. Heather Hillebrand at Dreamtown Realty had the listing. Unit#2B: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, […]

Forget the Loft Condo, Buy the Loft Townhouse Instead: 1235 W. George in Lakeview

Perhaps you like the look of a loft but you crave more structure (and space). This loft style townhouse at 1235 W. George in Lakeview could be for you. It has exposed brick and timber ceilings on the top floor. But you get three levels and a family room along with a private entrance. This […]

We Love Authentic Lofts: Selling for Under the 2003 Price at 523 S. Plymouth in Printers Row

This 2-bedroom authentic brick and timber loft at 523 S. Plymouth, the Peterson Lofts, in Printers Row just had a large price reduction. It is now listed about $30,000 under the 2003 purchase price. The listing says “seller says sell now” so the price has been lowered to an “unheard of level” which includes the garage […]