What Was Once a Double Now Becomes Two Single Lots: 1805 and 1809 W. Cornelia in Roscoe Village

We last chattered about this 4-bedroom Victorian at 1805 W. Cornelia in the Roscoe Village neighborhood of North Center in April 2012.

See our prior chatter here.

Back in April, most of you voiced concern over having the El on one side of the house and the Metra train on the other. Most of you were looking at the value of the land.

The house has now been re-listed with the land listed separately. Each is on a 25×125 lot.

Does this mean bye-bye to the koi poind, pergola with fire pit and dog run?

If you recall, there is no garage or off street parking with the property.

In the house, two of the four bedrooms are on the second floor with two on the main floor.

The house has a cathedral beamed great room with skylights.

The listing says there is hardwood floors under the carpet on the main floor.

It also has a partially finished basement and central air.

The properties are now listed for about $100,000 more than when it was listed as a combined property 7 months ago.

Will this separation technique be more successful in selling this property?

Kenneth Marier at Prudential Rubloff still has the listings.

See the pictures of the house here.

See the pictures/listing of the land here.

1805 W. Cornelia: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, no square footage, no parking

  • Sold in June 1989 for $58,000
  • Sold in September 1995 for $93,500
  • Sold in April 2002 for $335,000
  • Was listed in April 2012 for $899,000
  • Separated from the land next door
  • Just the house is now listed at $599,000 (combined now listed at $989,000)
  • Taxes are now $10,054 (was $9965 in April 2012)
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 17×25 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 15×14 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 8×12 (main floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 11×11 (main floor)

1809 W. Cornelia: 25×125 vacant land

  • Sold in June 1997 for $185,000
  • Sold in May 2005 for $410,000
  • Currently listed at $399,000
  • Taxes of $6279

7 Responses to “What Was Once a Double Now Becomes Two Single Lots: 1805 and 1809 W. Cornelia in Roscoe Village”

  1. Sabrina, what’s going on with your site? Did One of the chatarrati figure out how to engage a DOS attack?

    As for the subject properties, conventional wisdom dictates that if it wouldnt sell for X, listing it for X + 100k isn’t gonna work. Though I have no idea what empty lots go for in Roscoe Village.

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  2. And another Double Lot bites the dust

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  3. “Sabrina, what’s going on with your site? Did One of the chatarrati figure out how to engage a DOS attack?”

    I’m having some technical issues. It should be fixed now.

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  4. Makes sense to sell the home separate from the lot.

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  5. Good news for we double-lot owners, our relative scarcity just increased a tad!

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  6. Yeah they are getting really rare

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  7. old friend who grew up in Lake View aka SoPo told me her mom sold her “needs work” childhood home to the two McMansion owners on each side of her, both of which paid almost a half-million to split the lot and add 12.5′ of space to their property. That just makes my head explode, this was in maybe 2010, well after the crash.

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