Archive for July, 2010

A 3-Bedroom Under the 2001 Purchase Price in East Lakeview: 653 W. Buckingham

This 3-bedroom vintage unit at 653 W. Buckingham in East Lakeview was just reduced $25,000 and is now listed $14,000 under the 2001 purchase price. The listing calls it a “phenomenal deal.” The building was built in 1916 and the unit still retains much of its vintage charm with beamed ceilings, wood floors and built-in […]

Modern Interior Behind a Classic Vintage Facade: 1224 N. Dearborn in the Gold Coast

This 2-bedroom unit at 1224 N. Dearborn is in a classic vintage building in the Gold Coast but the interior has been rehabbed into a modern space. The listing says it is architect designed. The kitchen design in unique with a massive island with Italian marble counter tops and the rest of the stainless steel appliances and cabinets […]

We Love Private Roof Top Decks With Showers: 1619 S. Michigan in the South Loop

This 2-bedroom authentic loft at 1619 S. Michigan, in the Studebaker Corner Lofts, in the South Loop has a feature I don’t believe I’ve ever seen before in a Chicago property: a private rooftop deck with a shower. Unfortunately, there are NO pictures of this shower in the listing (grrrr…) because I’d like to see exactly how that […]

Vintage English Cottage Goes Under Contract in Edison Park: 6477 N. Ozanam

This 2-bedroom English cottage at 6477 N. Ozanam in Edison Park is now under contract after being listed about 2 months. The listing admits it “needs updating” but it has some good bones including hardwood floors, built-in bookcases and a wood burning fireplace in the living room. The house was built in 1937 and the kitchen cabinets […]

Selling 3 Years Later in East Lakeview: 3145 N. Cambridge

This 2-bedroom unit at 3145 N. Cambridge in East Lakeview has been on and off the market since April of 2009. The vintage building was built in 1920. The top floor unit has 9 foot ceilings, a wood burning fireplace and a separate dining room. The kitchen has been updated with 42 inch cabinets, stainless […]

A Lost Decade for Housing? Back to the 1990s for this Bank Owned 1-Bedroom: 1221 N. Dearborn

We chattered about this 1-bedroom duplex unit at 1221 N. Dearborn in the Gold Coast in February 2010. See our prior chatter here. It was bank owned and the price had already been reduced several times. Yet it sat on the market. It finally recently closed for just $11,900 above the 1998 purchase price. The building […]

Short Sale Alert: Big Space, Small Price in River West: 875 N. Milwaukee

This 3-bedroom duplex unit at 875 N. Milwaukee in River West is larger than many single family homes in this neighborhood. At 2200 square feet, it has one bedroom on the main level and two bedrooms on the second floor. The listing says it faces quieter Racine and has 2 decks. The kitchen has granite […]

Why We Love Chicago, Part II: 562 W. Arlington in Lincoln Park

We last chattered about this stunning 1893 vintage greystone at 562 W. Arlington in Lincoln Park in February 2008 (sorry about the bad picture of the tree and not the property.) See our February 2008 chatter and pictures here. Back then, Unit #2 was on the market (which I don’t believe ever sold). Right now, […]

“Please Submit Highest and Best” on This SFH Under $200K in Wicker Park: 1738 W. LeMoyne

If you’re interested in this 2-bedroom single family home at 1738 W. LeMoyne in “true” Wicker Park, you may be out of luck as your “highest and best” offer was due, yesterday, on July 27 by 5pm. It just came on the market 4 days ago and is bank owned. The house was built in 1888 […]

Get a Single Family Home in Lakeview for Under $350,000: 3447 N. Paulina

Two years ago the title of this kind of post would have read “get a single family home in Lakeview for under $400,000” instead of “under $350,000”. This 3-bedroom home at 3447 N. Paulina in Lakeview is described in the listing as “sold as is.” Built in 1888, it is only 1320 square feet but […]