Archive for January, 2017

Want a Vintage East Lakeview Penthouse? A 2-Bedroom at 433 W. Briar

This 2-bedroom penthouse in the vintage building at 433 W. Briar in East Lakeview just came on the market. The building was built in 1929 and has 34 units. We’ve chattered about this building many times but most of it was in 2008-2011. The building was converted in 2007, at the end of the housing […]

How Closely Do You Look at the Condo Association? A 2/2 at 1749 N. Wells in Old Town

This 2-bedroom duplex in Kennelly Square at 1749 N. Wells in Old Town came on the market in January 2017. The listing says it has been fully rehabbed with a new kitchen and baths. The wraparound kitchen has granite counter tops,  including on the breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and wood cabinets. The two bedrooms […]

A 2-Bedroom Penthouse Loft in Lincoln Park With Rooftop City Views: 1445 W. Belden

This 2-bedroom penthouse loft in the Thomas School at 1445 W. Belden in Lincoln Park came on the market in June 2016. The Thomas School is a converted school with 18 units and parking in west Lincoln Park. This unit has 15 foot ceilings and dark wood floors along with big windows with multiple exposures. […]

Could You Raise Kids in River North? A 3-Bedroom at 33 W. Ontario

This 3-bedroom in Millennium Centre at 33 W. Ontario in River North recently came on the market. Millennium Centre was built in 2003 and has 341 units and a parking garage. This unit is a corner unit on the 41st floor with east and south views. The listing says that it has been remodeled with […]

Market Conditions: December Sales Fall 7% As Inventory Falls and Rates Rise

We’ve finally got the “official” December sales data and as Gary has already told us, sales declined. From the Illinois Association of Realtors: The city of Chicago saw a 7.0 percent year-over-year home sales decrease in December 2016 with 1,932 sales, down from 2,077 in December 2015. Year-end home sales totaled 28,033, a 1.9 percent […]

We Love Brick and Timber Soho-Like Lofts: 515 N. Noble in West Town

This large 1-bedroom loft at 515 N. Noble in the Noble Square neighborhood of West Town just came on the market. This building was converted in the early 1990s and has 67 units. This is a corner loft with south and east views from its industrial windows. It has the authentic loft features that buyers love […]

A Unique Single Family Home-Like Penthouse in Printers Row: 714 S. Dearborn

This penthouse unit in the Rowe Building at 714 S. Dearborn in Printers Row just came on the market. I don’t have a picture of this building but you can see it in the picture above on the right of 720 S. Dearborn with the outdoor fire escape. The Rowe Building was built in 1891 […]

What Are Buyers Willing to Pay for that High Rise 2/2? 501 N. Clinton in West Town

This 2-bedroom at the Kinzie Park Tower at 501 N. Clinton in West Town came on the market in September 2016. This building was constructed in 2000 and has 208 units. It is part of Kinzie Station, which also has townhouses. At the time this development was built, this was no-man’s land west of the […]

A 3-Bedroom 1930 Vintage Beauty in Indian Boundary Park: 2415 W. Lunt

This 3-bedroom vintage condo at 2415 W. Lunt in the Indian Boundary Park neighborhood of West Ridge originally came on the market in May 2016. Built in 1930, the building has 6 units. At 2,000 square feet, the unit is larger than many single family homes. It has unique vintage features including vaulted beamed ceilings, […]

Do You Love High Rise Views? A 2/2 on the 25th Floor in the Gold Coast: 1300 N. Astor

This 2-bedroom in the Astor Tower at 1300 N. Astor in the Gold Coast just came on the market. This Bertrand Goldberg high rise was built in 1963 and  has 71 units and a parking garage. This building was originally the Astor Tower Hotel. The Beatles were just some of the famous people who stayed […]