Archive for October, 2016

Did You Go to Open House Chicago Last Weekend? 2601 W. Lunt in Indian Boundary Park

This 5-bedroom bungalow at 2601 W. Lunt in the Indian Boundary Park neighborhood of West Ridge came on the market in August 2016. Built in 1926, it is on an extra large 56×124 corner lot diagonally across the street from the Indian Boundary Park. Several neighborhood buildings were on the recent Open House Chicago map, […]

Go to Open House Chicago This Weekend: A 3-Bedroom at 7321 S. South Shore

This 3-bedroom at the Windsor Beach Apartments at 7321 S. South Shore in South Shore has been on and off the market since 2007. If you were one of the five people reading this site when it first launched in 2007, you would remember this building and unit as we chattered about it in October 2007. See […]

Is Now the Time to Buy? $26,000 Reduction on this Lincoln Park 2/2: 630 W. Wrightwood

This 2-bedroom at 630 W. Wrightwood in Lincoln Park came on the market in June 2016. Built in 1996, there are 40 units. Similar buildings were built on both sides of the street on this stretch of Wrightwood. This is an elevator building with garage parking and a common rooftop deck. This unit has an […]

Full Floor Living Instead of a Single Family Home: 1142 S. Michigan Overlooking Grant Park

This full floor unit in 1142 S. Michigan overlooking Grant Park in the South Loop came on the market in September 2016. This boutique building was converted into condos in 2000 and has just 8 units, with a heated attached garage. It has high ceilings and crown molding along with 2 fireplaces. The listing says […]

A Typical Fall Market or a Slowing Market? 1500 N. LaSalle in Old Town

This 2-bedroom in 1500 N. LaSalle in Old Town came on the market in July 2016. The building was designed by Edmund Krause (1859-1935) in 1892. He designed 61 buildings in his lifetime. He specialized in mid-rise apartment buildings such as this one and also designed The Commodore at Surf and Broadway in Lakeview. Krause’s best known […]

Here’s What a New Construction SFH Looks like in Sauganash: 6028 N. Hiawatha

This 5-bedroom single family home at 6028 N. Hiawatha in Sauganash came on the market in March 2016. It’s new construction on a 104x140x64x54 lot. It has a rare 2-car front attached garage (like you would get in the suburbs.) 4 out of the 5 bedrooms are on the second floor with the 5th in […]

Designer Apartment Living in the Gold Coast: A 2/2 at 1555 N. Astor

This 2-bedroom at 1555 N. Astor in the Gold Coast just came on the market. The building was constructed in the mid-1970s and has 104 units. It has views of Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast, and, depending on where you are in the building, of the Lake. The listing says this unit is the home of designer […]

Living on the Penthouse Floor for Under $400,000: A 2/1 at 545 N. Dearborn in River North

This 2-bedroom in the Grand Plaza at 545 N. Dearborn in River North came on the market in August 2016. Grand Plaza was built in 2003 but it wasn’t converted into condos until 2005. It has 283 units over a rental parking garage. Grand Plaza is a full amenity building with an outdoor pool, fitness […]

How Long Does a Celebrity Connection Matter? 3526 N. Marshfield in Lakeview

It’s back! We’ve chattered about this house at 3526 N. Marshfield in Lakeview numerous times over the years. The last time was in August 2013. See that chatter here. If you recall, it not only has “ornately carved faces” on the exterior (look closely at the house) but in prior listings it talked about “underground […]

A 4-Bedroom Classic Chicago Bungalow on the Park in Peterson Woods: 5746 N. Virginia

This 4-bedroom bungalow at 5746 N. Virginia in the Peterson Woods neighborhood of West Ridge came on the market in June 2016. Built in 1923 on a 35×119 lot, the back of the house faces Legion Park. Legion Park is on the Chicago River and has nature paths and a children’s park. It has 6 […]