Archive for June, 2013

Not Everything Sells In a Day: A 3-Bedroom Duplex Down for $409K in Lincoln Park: 1051 W. Montana

This 3-bedroom duplex down at 1051 W. Montana in Lincoln Park recently came on the market. If the building looks familiar, that is because we chattered about the “sister” unit to this one across the hall at 1049 W. Montana in October 2011. See our prior chatter here. You can see interior pictures of the […]

Unique Tri-Level Donohue Loft Sells for $25,000 Over Ask: 711 S. Dearborn in Printers Row

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom triplex loft in the Donohue at 711 S. Dearborn in Printers Row in April 2013. See our April chatter here. Back then, many of you liked it but that the high assessments were a burden. Listed at $500,000, Groove was one of the few that took a guess at its future- […]

Get a 1-Bedroom Brick and Timber Lincoln Park Loft for $320,000: 2226 N. Racine

This 1-bedroom loft at 2226 N. Racine in Lincoln Park recently came on the market. We’ve chattered about this complex before but they were all larger units. This loft has 14-foot ceilings and an open floor plan with the bedroom on a “second” floor/half floor without full walls. It has exposed brick walls and timber […]

5 Years Later, Heated Sidewalks and Fully Wired 5-Bedroom House Returns: 2820 N. Paulina in Lakeview

Thanks goes out to the eagle eye of a dedicated Crib Chatter reader who recognized this contemporary 5-bedroom house at 2820 N. Paulina in Lakeview from our prior chatter of it in 2008 and 2009. See our June 2008 chatter here. It recently came back on the market and is now bank owned (with the […]

The Elusive “True” Lincoln Square 2-Bedroom Condo: 2238 W. Wilson

This 2-bedroom top floor unit at 2238 W. Wilson in Lincoln Square recently came on the market. If you’ve noticed a dearth of posts about this neighborhood, you would be correct because I haven’t covered anything close to the Western Brown Line stop in Lincoln Square in years. Inventory has completely dried up in an area that was […]

Market Conditions: What’s Up With the Ritz? 664 N. Michigan in River North

It has been one of the most anticipated buildings to begin closings since the real estate bust. The Ritz-Carlton Residences at 664 N. Michigan in River North finally began closings in February 2013 after several delays. Only if you looked at public records, it seemed as if nothing was closing despite the fact that, apparently […]

Own a Piece of Chicago’s History From the 19th Century in Old Irving Park: 4362 W. Grace

This 5-bedroom historic house at 4362 W. Grace in Old Irving Park came on the market in April 2013. For those who love history, this house is for you. Built in 1856, it is on a 118×144 lot (or 5 1/2 city lots.) It has a rare detached 3-car garage. Most of its vintage features […]

Another Summer Is Here and 919 W. Wisconsin Is Still On the Market

There are some properties that have been on and off the market nearly the entire time I’ve run this blog (which was started in 2007). This 3-bedroom at 919 W. Wisconsin in Lincoln Park is one of them. We last chattered about it in January of this year. See our chatter here. But it was […]

Looking for a Gold Coast 3-Bedroom With a Large Terrace? 849 N. Franklin

This 3-bedroom in the Parc Chestnut at 849 N. Franklin in the Gold Coast just came on the market although it has been on and off the market since 2008. 3-bedroom units have surged in popularity because you have space for a family. At 2500 square feet, this northeast facing corner unit has 2 master […]

Another Chance To Own an East Lincoln Park 3-Bedroom for Under $450,000: 437 W. Grant Place

This 3-bedroom in The Portals, the complex of 3-bedroom duplexes at 437 W. Grant in East Lincoln Park, just came on the market. We’ve discussed several of these units over the years. They are popular due to their relative affordability and their location in “true” East Lincoln Park. The complex was built in 1972. All […]