Archive for November, 2015

Vintage Mixed With Mid-Century Modern (and 7 Fireplaces): 456 W. Belden in Lincoln Park

This 6-bedroom vintage home at 456 W. Belden in East Lincoln Park came on the market in June 2015. Built in 1880 on a larger than standard corner Chicago lot of 50×130, the house is landmarked. From the outside, it looks like a standard vintage home from this period with brick, big windows and high […]

New Construction Luxury Homes Going Up All Over Lincoln Park: 2018 and 2020 N. Dayton

These 2 new single family homes at 2018 and 2020 N. Dayton just came on the market in Lincoln Park. Both houses are 6-bedrooms and 5.5 baths with 5200 square feet and are being built by Foster Design. They are being built on the standard Chicago lot of 25×125 so they only have 2.5 car […]

Can “Old” Lincoln Park Survive? A Vintage 3-Bedroom SFH at 2031 N. Bissell

This 3-bedroom vintage single family home at 2031 N. Bissell in Lincoln Park came on the market in August 2015. The listing says it was built in 1880 which would likely make it among the older homes in this neighborhood. This house was built after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which swept through the […]

Looking for a 2/2 Penthouse in a Vintage Graystone? 2229 N. Seminary in Lincoln Park

This top-floor 2-bedroom in this vintage graystone at 2229 N. Seminary in Lincoln Park recently came on the market. Built in 1910, it has a vintage façade but has been upgraded with modern amenities. The unit has a private interior staircase with a skylight. There is crown molding and recessed lighting along with plantation shutters […]

It’s Lincoln Park Week on Crib Chatter

This week, all the posts will be about Lincoln Park because . . . why not? The real estate is hopping in the most prestigious neighborhood in the city, including a LOT of new construction, mostly of multi-million dollar single family homes. Is Lincoln Park simply becoming the playground of the mega-rich? Can middle class buyers even […]

Why Isn’t This Lincoln Park 2-Bedroom Selling? 1437 W. Diversey

This 2-bedroom at 1437 W. Diversey in Lincoln Park came on the market in June 2015. The building was constructed in 2009 and has 5 units. This unit has modern finishes including wide plank floors. The kitchen has modern, European-style espresso cabinets and Jenn Air stainless steel appliances. There are decks on the front and back […]

Are You Sold on the Renovation? A 2-Bedroom at 2045 W. Concord in Bucktown

This 2-bedroom at 2045 W. Concord in Bucktown just came on the market. It’s a top floor unit with north and west views and 10 foot ceilings. Yes, that’s the El running right next to the building. The listing says it has been “updated from top to bottom.” It now has new hand scrapped grey […]

Update on Crib Chatter’s Winter Schedule

We’re in the winter market now where inventory and new listings normally drop. But this year, with already record low inventory, it’s worse than ever. It’s already difficult to find interesting properties to post on. It will only get worse as the holidays approach. Therefore, Crib Chatter is returning to 1 post a day until 2016 […]

A 1924 Vintage 2-Bedroom With Lake Views in Edgewater: 6334 N. Sheridan

This 2-bedroom in the Rockefeller-McCormick Building at 6334 N. Sheridan in Edgewater came on the market in September 2015. Built in 1924, the building was part of the building boom along Lake Michigan that extended from the South Shore to the far north neighborhoods of Edgewater and Rogers Park. It has 42 units, many with […]

Looking in Lakeview? 8 Condos Listed on the Same Day in 3033 N. Sheridan

8 units in 3033 N. Sheridan in East Lakeview recently came on the market on the same day from the same seller. All of the units were 1-bedrooms. Each listing says “$5000 closing credit on all contracts before Dec 31, 2015.” It looks like the seller is trying to sell 11 total units, however, including […]