Archive for August, 2012

Vintage Penthouse With 2 Private Terraces Has Reduced $100K: 3750 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview

We last chattered about this 2-bedroom duplex penthouse at 3750 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview in February 2012. See our prior chatter here. In February, while many of you thought the unit and 2 private terraces were cool, the discussion inevitably turned to the $2823 per month assessment and the no pets policy. Apparently […]

8-Bedroom Uptown “Mini-Mansion” Now A Short Sale At $699,000: 4527 N. Malden

We last chattered about this 8-bedroom vintage single family home at 4527 N. Malden in Uptown in March 2012. See our prior chatter here. Most of you loved the house but not the location (and a debate about part of Uptown resulted.) Built in 1908 on an oversized 50×143 lot, it has most of its […]

5-Bedroom Old Norwood Park 4-Square With “Old World Detail” Now Reduced $97K: 5820 N. Newark

We last chattered about this 5-bedroom American four square at 5820 N. Newark in Old Norwood Park in March 2012. See our prior chatter here. The overwhelming consensus was that it was a “nice home”, “spectacular” and “best home ever featured on CC.” But it only has 1.5 baths. And THAT was a problem for […]

Nearly 4 Years Later And Still Trying To Sell In Lakeview: 1030 W. Roscoe

We’ve chattered about this 4-bedroom single family home at 1030 W. Roscoe in Lakeview several times over the past few years. See our March 2010 chatter here. See our April 2012 chatter here. It’s been listed as high as $699,000 but now seems stuck on the $499,000 level. In April 2012 it was listed at […]

Looking For “New” In Roscoe Village? A 6-Bedroom Rehab At 1845 W. Newport

This 6-bedroom single family home at 1845 W. Newport in Roscoe Village has been on the market for 9 months. It has been completely gut rehabbed with modern features. The listing says it has a “chef’s kitchen” with white cabinets and stainless steel appliances. 3 of the bedrooms are on the second floor and 2 […]

Restored Pre-War 4-Bedroom On The Park Is Still Available: 399 W. Fullerton Parkway in Lincoln Park

We last chattered about this 4-bedroom co-op at 399 W. Fullerton Parkway, across the street from Lincoln Park, in April 2012. See our prior chatter here. Previously listed for $1.5 million, it is still listed for that price. Many of you put this building at the top of your list as a favorite in the city. […]

The Historic Spencer Kimbell Mansion Is Now Under a Million Bucks: 2556 N. Kimball in Logan Square

We’ve chattered about the Spencer Kimbell Mansion at 2556 N. Kimball in Logan Square before. See our June 2012 chatter here. Since then, the 8-bedroom house has been reduced further and is now listed just under a million dollars at $999,000. The listing now also says ” HAS BEEN SUCCESFULLY REPAIRED THE INTERIOR HAS BEEN SUCCESFULLY […]

The Large Vintage Pre-War North Side Apartment: 3144 N. Sheridan in Lakeview

Recently, we chattered about a 4/2 1920s vintage apartment completely redone in Hyde Park at 5658 S. Blackstone listed for $469,000. In the comments, Sonies said: “… the place is beautiful, wish more large condos like this existed on the north side with this sort of pricing.” See our chatter on the Hyde Park unit […]

Crown Molding Makes All The Difference: A 1-Bedroom in 440 N. Wabash in River North

This rehabbed high floor 1-bedroom at 440 N. Wabash in River North recently came on the market. In January 2012, it sold in a distress sale for about 54% under the 2005 purchase price. Back in January, the 807 square foot unit had carpeting and a completely white rental kitchen and rental bath. See the prior […]

Looking For A Rehabbed Pre-War 4-Bedroom in Hyde Park? 5658 S. Blackstone

This vintage 4-bedroom at 5658 S. Blackstone in Hyde Park recently came on the market. It last sold just 5 months ago, in April 2012, in an estate sale. You can see pictures of what the unit looked like then here. Built in 1920, the building has 20 units and many features of pre-war apartments […]