Archive for September, 2012

Landmarked Terra Cotta Row Mansion Sells For 47% Off Original List Price: 1048 W. Oakdale In Lakeview

We have chattered about this landmarked Terra Cotta Row mansion and coach house at 1048 W. Oakdale in Lakeview several times. See our January 2012 chatter here. The house had unique period wallpaper and furniture but many of you thought it was a distraction for future buyers. Recently, the listing agent had posted pictures of […]

What Will Someone Pay For A 2-Bedroom 1550 Sq Ft SFH in Southport? 1438 W. Henderson

This 2-bedroom single family home at 1438 W. Henderson in the Southport neighborhood of Lakeview is a rare SFH in Southport in that it is listed under $700,000. It is also listed as a 2/2 but the Redfin agent who saw the house in June commented that it has 1 full bath on the second level, […]

The Adler & Sullivan 5-Bedroom Rowhouse Is Still Available In The Gap: 3141 S. Calumet

We last chattered about this vintage 5-bedroom rowhouse at 3141 S. Calumet in the Gap neighborhood of Douglas in July 2012. See our prior chatter here. Most of you thought the rowhouse, which is a rare Adler & Sullivan designed house, was beautiful but you didn’t know anything about the Gap neighborhood. Since July, it […]

Rehabbed 2-Bedroom Loft Listed For 42% More Just 2 Months Later: 120 E. Cullerton In The South Loop

This 2-bedroom loft in the Bank Note Lofts at 120 E. Cullerton in the South Loop recently came on the market. In July 2012, it was owned by the bank and sold at $177,500. You can see the pictures of the bank owned listing here. The corner loft has since been rehabbed with new hardwood […]

Rare Top Floor 3/3 Returns To Try Again (With a $20K Price Reduction): 814 W. Roscoe in Lakeview

We last chattered about this top floor 3-bedroom at 814 W. Roscoe in Lakeview in December 2010. See our prior chatter here. Many of you liked this unit which was renovated/remodeled in 2006. Sonies thought it was very “New York-ish”. It didn’t sell and was withdrawn from the market in 2011. But it has now come […]

I Confess- I’m In Love With The Manor House in Edgewater: 1021 W. Bryn Mawr

There are few buildings with the uniqueness and the grandeur of The Manor House at 1021 and 1031 W. Bryn Mawr in Edgewater. Built in 1908, in the Tudor Revival style, it has 16 units. It’s located in the Bryn Mawr Historic District and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the units, like this 3-bedroom […]

We Love The Historic Rowhouses on Bissell: 2137 N. Bissell in Lincoln Park

Many of you have sent me tips over the years about various rowhouses north of Armitage on Bissell (usually those on the El side of the street that seemed like “deals”.) There’s something about this row of vintage rowhouses that we love. This 3-bedroom end unit rowhouse at 2137 N. Bissell in Lincoln Park came on the market […]

Update To This Week’s Crib Chatter Schedule

I’m going to be out of town at the end of the week and I have other things I have to take care of all week long as well. Therefore, there will be fewer posts this week than normal. Today, there will only be two posts. There will be posts every day however. Thanks- Sabrina. […]

This 3-Bedroom Rowhouse Went Under Contract In 11 Days: 1832 W. Cornelia in Roscoe Village

This 3-bedroom vintage rowhouse at 1832 W. Cornelia in Roscoe Village recently came on the market. It went under contract in just 11 days. We have chattered about rowhouses on this block before (including 1828 W. Cornelia, just two doors down, which has been on the market since February 2012.) See our chatter on that rowhouse […]

Is Price Really All That Matters In Real Estate These Days? 1853 N. Lincoln In Lincoln Park

We last chattered about this 2-bedroom duplex at 1853 N. Lincoln in Lincoln Park in July 2012. See our prior chatter here. It is in a prime location near Lincoln Park but doesn’t have parking or in-unit washer/dryer. It last sold just two years ago and most of you thought it wouldn’t sell for more […]