Archive for April, 2016

Vintage With Views of the Lake for just $72 a Square Foot: 5555 S. Everett in Hyde Park

This 1-bedroom in the Jackson Towers at 5555 S. Everett in Hyde Park has been on and off the market since May 2014. Built in either 1924 or 1926 (the listings are all over the place with the date), it was designed by Walter W. Ahlschlager who also designed the Sheridan Plaza Hotel and the […]

This Crown Molding Beats Yours: A 4-Bedroom at 3400 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview

This 4-bedroom at 3400 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview just came on the market. Built in 1922, this unit still has the amazing original mahogany millwork and paneling in the living room and library. It also appears to stretch into the 23×10 foyer. They just don’t build them like this anymore. There aren’t the craftsmen […]

Back on the Market for this South Loop 3-Bedroom Townhouse: 1426 S. Federal

This 3-bedroom townhouse in Dearborn Park II at 1426 S. Federal in the South Loop came on the market in late March 2016. It was under contract the first day but came back on the market in early April. The listing says it is the largest floor plan in this complex. It has the preferred […]

Move-In Ready and Lake Views for Under $325,000: 3430 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview

This 2-bedroom at 3430 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview recently came on the market. The building was constructed in 1955 and has 219 units. This 14th floor unit has east and lake views from the living room with west views from the bedrooms, including of the Wrigley Field lights. The listing says the unit […]

Looking for that Spacious Brick and Timber Loft Like You See in the Movies? 2804 N. Lakewood in Lakeview

This 3-bedroom loft at 2804 N. Lakewood in Lakeview came on the market in February 2016. At 2100 square feet, it has the features true loft lovers crave including exposed brick and a timber ceiling. On the top floor of the building, and a corner unit, it has industrial windows stretching across the unit. The […]

Looking For Your Own 1100 Sq Ft Landscaped River North Terrace? 200 W. Grand

This 2-bedroom in 200 W. Grand in River North just came on the market. Located on the 6th floor, it has a large 1100 square foot southwest facing private terrace. But unlike most of those terraces which sit on top of the parking garage for the building, and are simply slabs of concrete, this one has actually […]

A Bank Owned Starter Condo for $208,000 in Old Town: 143 W. Burton

This 1-bedroom condo in 143 W. Burton in Old Town just came on the market. The building is art deco and has 6 units. Those are the original leaded glass windows. This is a Fannie Mae Homepath property. This unit is on the first floor and faces east. It has hardwood floors. There are no […]

Who Will Buy the 406 Luxury Condos in Lakeshore East’s Wanda Vista?

The Wanda Vista hotel and condo tower in Lakeshore East has been approved and is moving forward. A sales center recently opened up downtown. This is not a small building. At 93-floors, it will be the third tallest in the city. The condo portion of the building will have 406 residences. The prices will range […]

Rare Joseph Silsbee East Lincoln Park Row House Available for Under $1 Million: 2113 N. Clark

This 6-bedroom Queen Anne row house at 2113 N. Clark in East Lincoln Park came on the market in early March 2016. It was built in 1891 by Joseph L. Silsbee, a well known Chicago architect who served as a mentor to many younger architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright. It has many of its vintage […]

Flipping an East Village 2-Bedroom Loft for $182,500 in 6 Months: 1137 N. Wood

This 2-bedroom duplex up loft at 1137 N. Wood in the East Village just came on the market. If it looks familiar that’s because we chattered about it twice last year. You can see our first chatter in July 2015, when it was priced at $500,000, here. That chatter kind of went off the rails […]