Archive for August, 2015

Live in One of Lakeview’s Grand Dames: A 2-Bedroom in 3750 N. Lake Shore Drive

This 2-bedroom in 3750 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview came on the market in August 2014. 3750 N. Lake Shore Drive is one of the grand dames of the co-op buildings. Designed by Robert DeGolyer and built in 1926, it has 127 units. It’s a full service building with one of the best indoor […]

Love City Views? A 2-Bedroom Penthouse at 235 W. Van Buren in the Loop

This 2-bedroom penthouse on the 45th floor of 235 W. Van Buren in the Loop just came on the market. It has CMK aesthetics with 10 foot concrete ceilings. The unit has city and lake views (looks like north and east) with a clear view of Chicago’s loop skyline. It has dark stained wood floors. The kitchen has dark […]

Andrew Rebori Vintage Elegance Returns 6 Years Later in the Gold Coast: 40 W. Schiller

This 2-bedroom vintage duplex at 40 W. Schiller in the Gold Coast recently came on the market. But if it looks familiar, that’s because we originally chattered about this unit all the way back on August 20, 2009 (and I’m just realizing that it is nearly 6 years later to the day). See our chatter […]

Market Conditions: July Sales Rise 9.7% YOY as the Median Price Jumped Again

We already know that July was another hot month but it wasn’t quite as strong as June. From the Illinois Association of Realtors: The city of Chicago saw sales of 2,989 homes in July 2015, up 9.7 percent from last year when 2,725 homes were sold. The median price of a home in Chicago was […]

The Heartbreak is Over in the Heartbreak Lofts: 17 N. Loomis in the West Loop

This 2-bedroom in the Heartbreak Lofts at 17 N. Loomis in the West Loop just came on the market. The last time we chattered about the Heartbreak Lofts was in 2007 and 2008 and it was causing heartbreak for sellers as many were in foreclosure or were selling for much less than they bought for. […]

Is the Ugliest Condo Building in Lincoln Park Going to be Torn Down? 2518 N. Lincoln

We’ve chattered in the past about this condo building at 2518-2540 N. Lincoln in Lincoln Park. According to DNA Info, the rumors about it being torn down and replaced with a new apartment building are true. Demolition on the condo building on Lincoln Avenue just southeast of Sheffield Avenue will begin in March to make way […]

A Touch of Glamour Across from Grant Park: A 2-Bedroom at 888 S. Michigan

This 2-bedroom at 888 S. Michigan across from Grant Park in the South Loop came on the market in July 2015. The building was built in 1914 but wasn’t converted into 34 condominiums until 2002. This unit has south and west exposures through 8 oversized windows. It has 9 foot ceilings and the listing says […]

Get a 3-Bedroom Duplex Loft in Printers Row for Just $350,000: 621 S. Plymouth

This 3-bedroom penthouse loft in the Moser Lofts at 621 S. Plymouth in Printers Row just came on the market. The Moser Building was Holabird & Roche designed in 1909. It was converted into 88 lofts in 1985. This loft has 16-foot concrete ceilings with west facing industrial windows and exposed brick. It has hardwood floors […]

Affordable Vintage in East Lakeview: A 2-Bedroom at 651 W. Buckingham

This 2-bedroom at 651 W. Buckingham Place in East Lakeview just came on the market. Built in 1900, the building has 6 units. At 1400 square feet, it has many features that vintage lovers look for including a separate dining room with a coffered ceiling and original hutch as well as other restored woodwork and […]

Living the Vintage Dream in the Middle of Lincoln Park: A 2-Bedroom at 1024 W. Armitage

This top floor 2-bedroom at 1024 W. Armitage in Lincoln Park just came on the market. The building was built in 1890 and has 5 units. This unit has south and west exposures from 17 windows. The listing says it had a total kitchen renovation in 2013 with Carrera marble counter tops, white cabinets, a farmhouse sink, […]