Archive for September, 2009

The Cheapest 2/2 in the Regatta: 420 E. Waterside in Lakeshore East

Someone commented that we haven’t chattered much about The Regatta, at 420 E. Waterside, in Lakeshore East, so I will wrap up the recent chatters we’ve been having about Lakeshore East with this building (until Aqua flips pick up steam,  that is.) Unit #2701, a 1546-square foot 2 bedroom, is the cheapest 2-bedroom for sale in […]

Getting More Space in a Townhouse: 1742 N. Winnebago in Bucktown

This 3-bedroom townhouse at 1742 N. Winnebago in Bucktown has more square footage than most single family homes at a similar price point in the neighborhood. Built in the mid-1990s, it also has the open concept floorplan that is missing in most of the vintage homes nearby. At 2934 square feet, the townhouse has 11-foot ceilings, stainless steel […]

2 Years Later, Benjamin Marshall Vintage Back on the Market: 1550 N. State in the Gold Coast

Two years ago, in the first month of Crib Chatter, we chattered about a large 1-bedroom unit in the Benjamin Marshall classic building at 1550 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast that was asking over half a million dollars. See our prior chatter and pictures here. The unit finally sold after 9 months on […]

Forget a House, Live in a Barn Instead: 4309 N. Bell in Lincoln Square

Looking for something unique? Not much tops this 1898 built 3-bedroom barn at 4309 N. Bell in Lincoln Square.  Yes, it truly is a barn. It has a stone fireplace, wood beams and lots of charm. It also has modern amenities such as central air. What it is missing, however, is a parking space. The listing says […]

What’s Selling? Single Family Homes in Roscoe Village: 3308 N. Bell

This 4-bedroom single family home at 3308 N. Bell in Roscoe Village went under contract in only 10 days. The house has a renovated kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances that is open to the large family room. 3 out of the 4 bedrooms are all on the second level. There’s a […]

Living in the “Other” Millennium Park: 195 N. Harbor Drive

Before there was the Lakeshore East development and Millennium Park, there were the high rises along Randolph Street and Harbor Drive. The Park Shore, at 195 N. Harbor Drive, is a 482-unit high rise that was built along Lake Shore Drive and the Lake in 1991. It is a full service building with a rooftop […]

Still Waiting for a Buyer for this Lakeview Cottage: 1750 W. Grace

We’ve chattered about this 4-bedroom cottage home at 1750 W. Grace in Lakeview several times before. See our June 2009 chatter here. It is still on the market and has been reduced another $15,000. It is now listed $25,000 under the 2006 purchase price. The listing says it’s a great alternative to a condo. It has a […]

Keck & Keck Mid-Century Modern in its Summer Glory: 2939 W. Catalpa in Budlong Woods

We last chattered about this unique 1946 mid-century modern house at 2939 W. Catalpa in Budlong Woods that was commissioned by Keck & Keck in May 2009. See our prior chatter and pictures here. It is still available. The prior pictures from May, before spring had sprung, don’t do the grounds justice as the house is on […]

More Price Cuts at Superior 110? 110 W. Superior in River North

We last chattered about price cuts at Superior 110, the boutique modern new construction high rise at 110 W. Superior in River North, in the middle of August. See our prior chatter here. The developer had an ad in the Chicago Tribune this weekend talking about the “amazing price reductions.”  Aren’t these the same reductions as before? In […]

Rehabbed Historic Old Town Home Reduces $300K: 1722 N. North Park

This 1875-built vintage home at 1722 N. North Park in the “prime” part of Old Town has been restored to its former beauty (and then some.) We last chattered about it in June when several of you thought it would sell for close to asking despite there not being any parking with the house. See our prior heated […]