This Is What Your Million Dollars Buys In Historic Old Norwood Park: 5719 N. New Hampshire

This newer construction 3-bedroom single family home at 5719 N. New Hampshire in Old Norwood Park has been on the market since June 2012.

Built in 2007 on an oversized lot measuring 50×161, it has some unique features such as a heated 3-car garage and heated sidewalks.

It even has a full sized elevator.

The house has a main floor family room which overlooks a “gourmet chef’s kitchen” with stainless steel appliances and an enormous eat-at granite kitchen island.

The 3 bedrooms are all on the second floor and there is a furnished recreation room with 12 foot ceilings and a bathroom.

Since June, the house has been reduced $200,000 to $999,000.

There are only two other houses on the market in the Old Norwood Park neighborhood and both are listed under $500,000.

With no competition, will this house end up selling close to this asking price?

Dympna Fay-Hart at Century 21 McMullen has the listing. See the pictures here.

5719 N. New Hampshire: 3 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 5000 square feet, 3 car heated garage

  • Old house sold in June 2005 for $440,000
  • Originally listed in June 2012 for $1.199 million
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $999,000
  • Taxes of $11,655
  • Central Air
  • Elevator
  • Heated sidewalks
  • Radiant floors
  • Bedroom #1: 14×22 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 15×15 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 16×12 (second floor)
  • Family room: 26×18 (main floor)

 

46 Responses to “This Is What Your Million Dollars Buys In Historic Old Norwood Park: 5719 N. New Hampshire”

  1. B-b-but it’s too far from SoPo!

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  2. “OLD NORWOOD’S FINEST LUXURY EUROPEAN INFLUENCED CUSTOM BUILT HOME! ”

    should say: Eastern-European influenced. Looks like it was influenced from the inside of a rectory of a church outside of Krakow.

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  3. Design wise… what a disaster, whats up with that raised area outside the kitchen?

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  4. Not a fan. I’ve driven by it – one side is completely on the alley.

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  5. Needs 300K in upgrades so as not to look so cheap

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  6. It makes no sense to me to have just 3 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. I can think of times when everyone in the house is sleeping at the same time, but I really can’t recall a time when everyone is cr@pping at the same time…

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  7. Jon, you haven’t met Jenny yet obviously. 5.5 bathrooms for 3 bedrooms is a minimum for her.

    I don’t see how you get only 3 bedrooms out of 5,000 sq. ft. I’m not particularly a fan of the raised family room either, but I think it is raised up over the garage as the deck is. I also don’t see a way to get from the deck into the yard which makes the yard pretty useless. Don’t even get me started on the lack of curb appeal either…..

    I think this home shouldn’t have been built in the first place, and the sellers are going to learn that they are going to lose a lot of money on upgrades like heated sidewalks when the house doesn’t even have enough bedrooms for a family to have two kids (not sharing a bedroom at $1M) and have a guest room.

    This home is the epitome of overdone!

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  8. This looks like a parody of a McMansion. Horrible, just horrible.

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  9. “one side is completely on the alley”

    The alley serves this and exactly 4 other houses. If there is an alley to have on teh side of your house, this is it.

    The concept of the place seesm okay to me, but nearly every material/finish choice made is startling, and teh election to have only 3 bedrooms is astonishing–they *had* to get a 4th bedroom of decent size on that 2d floor (altho I’ll bet a dollar that there is at least 1 ‘bedroom’ in the finished basement, and likely 2, but we have a realtor who didn’t force them thru the system).

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  10. I can’t improve on the comments already posted. This place is a disaster in a number of ways. And haven’t the developers ever heard of landscaping? The place looks naked standing in the middle of the grass that way.

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  11. Jon – A large number of bathrooms is not about simultaneous use; its about convenience. A large house has a lot of bathrooms so you are always near one and don’t have to trek across the expansive house to pee. You have one off each bedroom, then one near each entertaining space, and one near the kitchen, next to the theater room, off the outdoor spaces, etc. No one wants to trek from the basement wine celler in the east wing upstairs back to the main house to use the bathroom.

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  12. “teh election to have only 3 bedrooms is astonishing–they *had* to get a 4th bedroom of decent size on that 2d floor (altho I’ll bet a dollar that there is at least 1 ‘bedroom’ in the finished basement, and likely 2, but we have a realtor who didn’t force them thru the system)”

    I suppose, though speaking as 1 kid family, it’s not a dealbreaker. Esp if there’s a basement bed, I might prefer upstairs space used in other ways that are more useful, such as, yes, “HIS & HERS FULL BTHS”. Seems like it was customized for jenny. And don’t remem her position on elevators but gotta think she would be bored by walking up and down the stairs all the time.

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  13. “prefer upstairs space used in other ways that are more useful”

    I’d say Jack’n’Jill a bath with 2 beds, hallway bath and 4th bed and still have enough space for H&H full baths + H&H closets, if one is being reasonable in the layout and room sizing, in a house this size, but then it’s pretty apparent how they chose to play it.

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  14. “Jon – A large number of bathrooms is not about simultaneous use; its about convenience.”
    Yea Fred – I get that. My comment was more toward the bedroom/bathroom ratio. Plus, this isn’t Lisa Vanderpump’s pad, it really isn’t. If you need to be that close to a bathroom, you may be waiting too long to start your journey.

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  15. “My comment was more toward the bedroom/bathroom ratio.”
    My comment is that there is no “bedroom/bathroom radio.” If I were a crazy billionaire bachelor I could build a 20,000sqft 1 bedroom ultimate bachelor pad, but it wouldn’t make any sense to only have 1.5 baths in it. Once you hit a certain size, bathroom/sqft or bathroom/floor ratio is more meaningful than bedroom/bathroom ratio.

    “If you need to be that close to a bathroom, you may be waiting too long to start your journey.”
    Its about convenience, not need or ability. By your logic master baths don’t make sense. Why can’t they just go down the hall to the bathroom like everyone else?

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  16. “My comment is that there is no “bedroom/bathroom radio.””

    Every bathroom should have a radio!

    I think you are just being contrarian at this point. Even if you are a loaded, lonely bachelor, it also makes little sense to have 1 bedroom in a 20,000 imaginary house. Sigh…

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  17. The White House has 5 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms. I’m going to start a petition to close 29 of them to save taxpayer money and get down to a more appropriate bedroom/bathroom ratio. Will you sign?

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  18. “The White House has 5 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms. I’m going to start a petition to close 29 of them to save taxpayer money and get down to a more appropriate bedroom/bathroom ratio.”

    35 bathrooms in the residence portion???

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  19. this one and another one built in the hood kind of like it are horrible to look at and the landscaping is bare bones.

    i wont to say the other one sold 2 years ago at more than half off the first listing price

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  20. “The White House has 5 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms”

    considering everyone walking those halls are full of shyte, i think the bathroom count is apropos (sp?)

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  21. Groove77
    i think the bathroom count is apropos (sp?)

    Your spelling is correct, but the usage is not. “Apropos” does not mean “appropriate”.

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  22. “Your spelling is correct, but the usage is not.”

    This *is* tehGroove you’re talking to.

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  23. “I suppose, though speaking as 1 kid family, it’s not a dealbreaker. ”

    Serious question: assuming two kids,,same gender, at what age do they need or deserve their own room? Assume close in age though I’d also be interested in knowing what is e maximum difference in age such a shared room situation could be tolerable.

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  24. “Serious question: assuming two kids,,same gender, at what age do they need or deserve their own room?”

    If you can afford a $1M home, they shouldn’t have to share a room period. Now, for a cheaper more reasonably sized home, we can have this conversation…..

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  25. “If you can afford a $1M home, they shouldn’t have to share a room period. Now, for a cheaper more reasonably sized home, we can have this conversation…..”

    Bingo!

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  26. For $1M wouldn’t you MUCH rather live in the 7 bedroom Beverly house than this?!?!?

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  27. More bathrooms than bedrooms is ideas. In a large house, having separate his and hers bathrooms is ideal. Then, each bedroom should have its down attached bathroom. Plus, there should be at least one other full bath near the home theater room and a powder room near the living room.

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  28. “If you can afford a $1M home, they shouldn’t have to share a room period. Now, for a cheaper more reasonably sized home, we can have this conversation….”

    I thought that was understood. Do you really think people who can afford 1M homes read/comment on CC? And if you even for a moment thought. I could ever afford a $1m+ home, I would really like a glass of whatever you are drinking

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  29. “there should be at least one other full bath near the home theater room”

    What, exactly, are you doing in the home theater room?

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  30. “I thought that was understood. Do you really think people who can afford 1M homes read/comment on CC? And if you even for a moment thought. I could ever afford a $1m+ home, I would really like a glass of whatever you are drinking”

    I know some CC readers who can afford 1M homes…although they do not include you or I. Also, I didn’t think you could afford $1m+, but you were just saying you had bought the penthouse for nearly $2m, so you might just be tricking me like HD is always trying to throw people off.

    On the sharing bedroom question…..I can’t help too much as I don’t have kids but I don’t see it being a problem sharing rooms throughout childhood. Ideally, they shouldn’t but if the money doesn’t allow it, sharing won’t screw them up any more than anything else will. :)

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  31. Re sharing rooms – depends on the size of the room, but I don’t see a problem with two kids of the same gender sharing all the way through highschool. It gets tougher if they’re 4+ years apart.

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  32. Icarus, my neighbors in Brooklyn have a 2BR, so their son and daughter had to share a room through high school until they went away to college.
    Yes. I thought it was weird!
    Same sex, perfectly fine.
    But the boy and the girl together?
    It’s something people deal with in NY with the lack of space, but it must have been mega awkward.

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  33. “so their son and daughter had to share a room through high school until they went away to college.”

    I don’t see how that worked out, wouldn’t the money saved on a bigger place be spent on child/young adult therapy?

    My neighbors have their boy & girl sharing a room but they are currently both under 5 years old. I suspect it will become an issue at some point.

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  34. We had our two boys share a room till they were 7 and 4. Then they got their own. It had gotten challenging, because one is a late-to-bed, late to rise type, and the other likes to go to bed early and get up early. It’s been years since then, and they’re still that way. Glad they can keep their own schedules.

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  35. After finally being able to look at the listing, I now truly understand the depth of everyones remarks. I had thought that Sabrina’s photo of the property was bad enough, but it seems that it is actually the most flattering image possibly for this property. Everything about this home, from the the most insignificant of details to the layout to the exterior, just spells out everything that was wrong with the bubble.

    I feel bad for the neighbors.

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  36. “because one is a late-to-bed, late to rise type, and the other likes to go to bed early and get up early”

    screw that at that age the go to bed when i say they do.

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  37. How old are your kids, Groove?

    We do enforce bed times, but the older one is almost 13 and the younger is 9, and if one of them wants to stay up late reading in bed, we don’t discourage that. Our younger one sometimes reads till 11:30 p.m. As long as he’s not bothering anyone, I don’t have a problem with it.

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  38. 11:30 on a school night???? I sound like my mother.

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  39. Not normally, but at times, yes. Usually he’s asleep before 10:30. We’ve kind of given up trying to get him to sleep earlier, but we do enforce an in bed by 9 rule.

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  40. “and if one of them wants to stay up late reading in bed, we don’t discourage that.”

    what, 11:30 because he wants to read a book?

    you do know your the parent and you pay the mortgage?

    my kid preschool age will say he is hungry at 8:30pm, i say its bedtime and if you were hungry at 8:15 then you would be full right now but its 8:30 and head hits pillow eye tight good night. same when i was young hungry, homework, book, family visiting didnt matter bed time is bed time and if i wanted to do any of those things i should have started at 6 not wait till bedtime.

    now my wife when i am not home will play the bedtime game with him, where he come out 5000000 times and has 100000000 excuses why. (all really darn clever for a kid his age) and he will end up finally falling asleep at 9:30.
    when i am home the kid knows the rules, and tries only once before daddy puts on his dictator hat.

    same with eating veggies, dont eat them then it means your not hungry so dont ask for milk at 7 or 8pm plus i will warm them up for breakfast and if you dont then i will warm them up at lunch. you will have to eat eventually.
    now the wife is better at staying stern on that, i usually cave if he makes it to breakfast.

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  41. Groove, it gets more complicated as they get older. You have to pick your battles.

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  42. “same with eating veggies, dont eat them then it means your not hungry so dont ask for milk at 7 or 8pm plus i will warm them up for breakfast and if you dont then i will warm them up at lunch. ”

    “If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding, how can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat!”

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  43. kids hate vegetables but will eat hummus and apples. I draw the line at too much junk food through. who wants to eat food they don’t like?

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  44. It gets harder to be a dictator when you look at your kid and realize you’re eye to eye. My older one is almost as tall as me. Also, they develop critical thinking skills and get a lot better at arguing back. Not to say I let them push me around, but I hesitate to yell and demand certain things because it’s just not as effective.

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  45. “It gets harder to be a dictator when you look at your kid and realize you’re eye to eye”

    When i was 16 taller than my pops and about 20lbs more (of solid muscle too) than my pops, i somehow summoned the ballzz to talk back to my dad and mom at the same time.

    My Dad then grabbed me by the back of my neck dragged me to the back yard and said “put up your dukes, i will even give you first swing”.

    Yep i punked out and apologized to both of them, got grounded and had to paint the garage. funny thing is my pops only hit once in my entire life, but i respected and feared the man always even to this day.

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  46. edit: funny thing is my pops only hit me once in my entire life

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