Archive for March, 2010

Hidden Mansion With a Pool and 2 Kitchens in the Middle of North Center: 3540 N. Ravenswood

This 6-bedroom home at 3540 N. Ravenswood in North Center may appear to be a warehouse or industrial building from the street (if you look on google maps) but once you step inside you’ll find a contemporary mansion with amenities nearly unheard of in the middle of the city. Built in 2007, the steel and masonry 9000 square foot house […]

We Love Terraces: Live Above it All in the Loop: 208 W. Washington

This 2-bedroom duplex penthouse unit at 208 W. Washington has one of the larger private terraces I have seen in the loop. At 370 square feet, it has unobstructed views in several directions. The unit also has some unique architectural features, including round windows in both bedrooms which are on the second floor of the unit and […]

Painted Lady With a Pool and 2 Kitchens in Montclare: 2318 N. Oak Park

This 4-bedroom Victorian single family home at 2318 N. Oak Park in the Montclare neighborhood on the far northwest side of Chicago has been on the market since July 2008. The listing now says “Bring offers.” The Victorian was built in 1892 and has 9 foot ceilings and central air. It’s also on a larger […]

The Chance to Redevelop a Fire Station: 1123 W. Roosevelt in University Village

The city is selling this historic firehouse, Engine Company 18 Fire Station, at 1123 W. Roosevelt Road in University Village. From the listing: The Department of Community Development of the City of Chicago has issued a Request For Proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of a historic, two-story, two-bay fire station located in the Near West Side […]

There is Still New Construction Available: 3550 W. Lyndale in Logan Square

The downturn in the housing market hasn’t stopped some developers from completing new product such as this 7-unit conversion at 3550 W. Lyndale in Logan Square. The units are 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms with deeded parking available for $10,000 extra. They have 9-foot ceilings, central air and washer/dryers in the units. Everything has been […]

Ravenswood Manor Georgian 2-Flat Closes: 4735 N. Whipple

As Eric pointed out yesterday, this vintage 2-flat at 4735 N. Whipple in Ravenswood Manor recently closed. We last chattered about it in December 2009. See our prior chatter here. The top unit was 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and the first floor unit was 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. There was a 2 car garage. Each […]

Bank Owned 2-Bedroom in Southport: 1251 W. Roscoe

There were a lot of apartment to condo conversions in the Southport neighborhood of Lakeview during the boom including this building at 1251 W. Roscoe. It was converted to condos in 2006. This 2-bedroom unit is now bank owned and is listed for $52,100 under its 2006 purchase price. There are Brazilian cherry floors throughout […]

A Bucktown Single Family Home for Contemporary Lovers: 1614 N. Wolcott

Bucktown and Wicker Park have become a hotbed of contemporary and modern construction with this 3-bedroom single family home at 1614 N. Wolcott a prime example. Actually ahead of its time, having been built in 1995 by Brininstool+Lynch , the listing says it was renovated in 2004 by Patrizio Fradiani. No cherry and granite in the kitchen […]

Chess Lofts Slashes Prices on Remaining Units: 320 E. 21st Street in the South Loop

It’s been nearly 2 years since we chattered about the Chess Lofts, the 2007 loft conversion of the former recording studio and warehouse for Chess Records in the 1950s and 1960s, at 320 E. 21st Street in the South Loop. See our June 2008 chatter here. According to the Tribune, these are the currently building […]

Looking for Non-Cookie Cutter? 4050 N. Paulina in Graceland West

This 3-bedroom vintage rowhouse at 4050 N. Paulina in Graceland West has been on the market 15 months. It has been reduced by $393,100. It is now listed as “subject to lender approval.” The rowhouse is attached to one other unit and was built in 1892. It has a unique 2-story living room with a […]