Archive for October, 2009

The Half a Million Dollar Single Family Home in Edgewater Glen: 1347 W. Hood

What do you get for over a half a million dollars in Edgewater Glen? This 3-bedroom 1903 Queen Anne at 1347 W. Hood has an extra wide 40×125 foot Chicago lot, which includes a side drive and garage. It has hardwood floors throughout, vintage wood work, and stained glass. The listing says the kitchen was […]

Living a High Rise Life in River North: 200 W. Grand

There has been a rush of new high rises built in the River North neighborhood in the last 6 years including The Grand on Grand at 200 W. Grand. The 106 unit building is centrally located near transportation and the expressways but also within walking distance of Michigan Avenue and a host of restaurants. A 2-bedroom […]

The Starter 1-Bedroom Southport Condo: 3458 N. Janssen

A lot of first time homebuyers who want to be in Lakeview look to the Southport Corridor and condos like this 1-bedroom at 3458 N. Janssen. It is in a courtyard building only a block from all the bars and restaurants on Southport and within minutes of the Southport El line stop. The unit has a den […]

Flipper Alert: Bank Owned River North 1-Bedroom Sells and Returns 2 Months Later: 600 N. Kingsbury

Remember this bank owned 1-bedroom unit at 600 N. Kingsbury in River North? We chattered about it at the end of July. Several of you predicted it would sell for more than the list price and you were right. See our prior chatter here. It sold quickly and closed for $21,800 over the list price. There were […]

A Classic 1894 Chicago Rowhouse: 956 W. Dickens in Lincoln Park

Many people dream of living in a quaint rowhouse like this one at 956 W. Dickens in Lincoln Park. Built in 1894, the 4-bedroom unit has crown molding and 3 fireplaces, including one in the master bedroom. The listing also says the kitchen and baths are updated. The rowhouse has skylights, a small backyard and central air. […]

Rare New York Style Full Floor Live/Work Loft in River North: 208 W. Kinzie

If you want to know what River North lofts really looked like before the developers got ahold of them with their granite and stainless steel kitchens, check out this full floor live/work authentic loft at 208 W. Kinzie. It is listed as commercial space. The large freight elevator opens directly into your fourth floor unit which the […]

Luxury Living in Chicago’s Gold Coast: 1358 N. Dearborn

This 5 bedroom Gold Coast home at 1358 N. Dearborn is at the upper end of Chicago’s housing market with a listing price of $5.95 million. The listing says it is all new construction with a limestone facade. Prior to the renovation, the home was three condo units. You can see what it looked like before on the […]

8 Months Later, Southport Townhouse Cheaper by $65,000: 3401 N. Janssen

We last chattered about this 2-bedroom Southport townhouse at 3401 N. Janssen in May 2009. See our prior chatter and pictures here. It is still on the market and the sellers are now “motivated.” It has also been reduced by over $54,000 since our last chatter and by $65,000 since it was originally listed in […]

Vintage Exterior Hides Contemporary Penthouse: 3913 N. Ashland in Lakeview

The vintage exterior of 3913 N. Ashland in Lakeview gives no hint as to the contemporary loft penthouse that awaits behind closed doors. The listing says the 2-bedroom unit was designed by award-winning architect Attila Demeter. The unit is a live/work space with an open concept living and lofted second bedroom.  French doors lead to […]

With a Little Polish, Could It Become a Gem? 4706 N. Damen in Lincoln Square

This 5-bedroom Victorian house at 4706 N. Damen in Lincoln Square just came on the market. It is priced at more than 50% off the 2007 purchase price. As you can see from the pictures, it’s going to take someone with renovating touch to bring back her vintage glory. But at over 3700 square feet […]