Archive for July, 2009

No New Owner Yet for Massive Gold Coast Terrace Unit: 220 E. Walton

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom gold coast unit at 220 E. Walton in the Gold Coast with a massive 2145 square foot terrace that has lake views in August 2008. See our prior chatter and pictures here. It is still available and has been reduced another $250,000. “Creative owner financing” is available. The listing says it’s […]

DePaul Greystone Unit with New Kitchen Reduces: 2127 N. Sheffield

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom greystone unit at 2127 N. Sheffield in Lincoln Park in April 2009. See our prior chatter and pictures here. The unit had been listed for sale in 2008 and was withdrawn while the kitchen was renovated. It was then re-listed in 2009 with the new kitchen (see prior post for pictures […]

Total Gut Renovation in the Sky: 1030 N. State in the Gold Coast

1030 N. State in the Gold Coast (or the Rush Street corridor, if  you prefer) was built in 1972. Some units have been renovated, some have not. This 3-bedroom unit is a 2008 gut renovation of 4 units combined to make one 3300 square foot one. And thanks to a tipster, you can see footage of […]

Truly Penthouse Living: 1155 N. Dearborn Parkway in the Gold Coast

Some listings call their units “penthouses” but this penthouse unit at 1155 N. Dearborn, Elm Street Tower, in the Gold Coast truly is at the top of the building. The 3-bedroom unit occupies the entire top floor, the 16th floor, of the building. It has 360 degree views which is rare for a condo unit. The […]

The Ultimate Church Unit: 1638 W. Superior in Ukranian Village

If you love unique properties then this duplex at 1638 W. Superior in the Ukranian Village is for you. Yes, we’ve chattered about this 1880s church several times before (see our prior discussion about another unit that went into foreclosure here.) But who doesn’t love that 14×15 stained glass? There is nothing else like it […]

Foreclosure Alert: The Affordable River North 1-Bedroom: 600 N. Kingsbury

We’ve chattered about 600 N. Kingsbury, or Park Place, in River North before. The building was built in 2002 and has 165 units. This 1-bedroom bank owned unit just came on the market. The listing says it has a maple kitchen with granite counter tops and hardwood floors. There are no pictures with the listing yet. […]

The Classic Vintage Gold Coast 1-Bedroom: 1450 N. Dearborn

There’s something about the vintage buildings in the Gold Coast that can’t be found anywhere else in the city. This 1-bedroom unit at 1450 N. Dearborn has recently been renovated but kept many of the vintage features of the building which was constructed in 1877. The kitchen and the bath were completely redone with the bath […]

Big Duplexes Still Selling: 915 W. Wrightwood in Lincoln Park Closes

We chattered about this 2500-square foot duplex down at 915 W. Wrightwood in Lincoln Park in April 2009. See our prior chatter and pictures here. It recently closed for $4,000 under the 2005 purchase price. It had all the bells and whistles including a great Lincoln Park location and more square footage than many single […]

Market Conditions: Bank Files for Foreclosure On Pearson on the Park: 222 E. Pearson

Crain’s reports that PrivateBank & Trust Co. has filed to foreclose on the 219-unit conversion Pearson on the Park at 222 E. Pearson in the Gold Coast. We have chattered about this building in the past. See our prior discussion and pictures here. From Crain’s: The bank alleges that the developer of the project at […]

4 Months Later and It’s Still a “Great Investment”: 2300 N. Commonwealth

We last chattered about this 2-bedroom unit at 2300 N. Commonwealth in Lincoln Park in March 2009. 2300 N. Commonwealth was a successful Belgravia conversion in 2006-2007. See our prior chatter here. Since then, the unit has been reduced by $29,000. It is currently listed for $44,000 under the 2006 purchase price. The listing still calls […]