Archive for April, 2013

A Unique 3-Bedroom East Lake Shore Drive Maisonette: 189 E. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast

This 3-bedroom duplex down maisonette in The Mayfair at 189 E. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast came on the market in January. It is the shorter building just to the east of the Drake in the picture above. Sorry, but I don’t think I have any other picture of it. Maisonettes, for the uninitiated, […]

Nope, It Didn’t Sell Within Days But This Top Floor Vintage East Lakeview 3-Bedroom Finally Found a Buyer: 432 W. Oakdale

We last chattered about this top floor 3-bedroom at 432 W. Oakdale in East Lakeview in January 2013. See our prior chatter here. You all thought it would go under contract immediately as it had all the bells and whistles including central air, washer/dryer in the unit and parking. Instead, it took nearly 5 months […]

Looking For An Affordable Streeterville Penthouse? Check Out This 3-Bedroom At 211 E. Ohio

This 3-bedroom penthouse in the Grand Ohio at 211 E. Ohio in Streeterville just came on the market. This penthouse has location, location, location. At 1700 square feet, it has some unique features that most other units in the building don’t have. Because it’s on the penthouse floor, it has 11 foot ceilings. It also […]

Will Granite and Stainless Steel Close the Deal on the Crow’s Nest? 351 W. Dickens in Lincoln Park

We last chattered about this 2-bedroom vintage unit with a crow’s nest at 351 W. Dickens in Lincoln Park in November 2012. See our prior chatter here. Back in November, when it was listed at $499,000, you all thought the lack of updates in the kitchen would prevent a sale. It had maple cabinets, white […]

This Lincoln Park 3-Bedroom Sold Fast in 2010 But What About 3 Years Later? 1005 W. Webster

Long time Crib Chatter readers will remember this new construction building at 1005 W. Webster in Lincoln Park from 2010 and 2011. We chattered about how quickly these 6 units would sell. See our January 2011 chatter here. Even amidst a very poor market in 2010, most of you were surprised to see these units […]

This Teardown Didn’t Sell In 2012 But It’s Priced 37.5% Higher In 2013: 2014 W. Addison In North Center

We’ve chattered about this 2-flat at 2014 W. Addison in North Center several times before. It had been a bank foreclosure that finally sold in March 2012 for just $200,000. It came on the market last summer as a quick flip for $439,000 and was quickly reduced to $399,900 but it didn’t sell and was […]

We Love Penthouses With Private Terraces In The Brewster For Under $250K: 2800 N. Pine Grove In Lakeview

It’s been awhile since we chattered about a penthouse in the historic Brewster building at 2800 N. Pine Grove in Lakeview. The last time, it was Charlie Chaplin’s old unit. This time, a large 1-bedroom unit has come on the market. The listing says it has been “completely remodeled.” The kitchen has 42 inch cabinets […]

Vintage Elegance In a 2-Bedroom Duplex in the Edgewater Beach Apartments: 5555 N. Sheridan

They don’t build them like the Edgewater Beach Apartments at 5555 N. Sheridan in Edgewater anymore. This 2-bedroom unit is one of 5 first floor duplexes in the building. The listing says it has park views. It has 10 foot ceilings on both levels and an elegant staircase. The living/dining and kitchen are on the […]

Live In a Remodeled 2/2 Right On Lincoln Park For Only $270K: 2626 N. Lakeview

This bank owned 2-bedroom at 2626 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park came on the market in March 2013 and was recently reduced. I’m surprised it is still listed and having to lower its price to find a buyer. While the unit itself doesn’t have lake views, right outside the front door is all of Lincoln […]

Looking for a 1-Bedroom Brick and Timber Loft in Andersonville? 5235 N. Ravenswood

This 1-bedroom plus den duplex loft in the Map Factory Lofts at 5235 N. Ravenswood in Andersonville just came on the market. There aren’t many loft buildings in Andersonville but this is one of the authentic ones with large industrial windows, exposed brick and beams and some timber ceilings. It has diagonal wood floors (sorry Sonies, […]