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Who Doesn’t Dream Of A Library And 6 Fireplaces? 2333 N. Cleveland in East Lincoln Park

Jan 18 • Lincoln Park, Single family homes • 275 Views • 23 Comments

This 6 bedroom vintage mansion at 2333 N. Cleveland in East Lincoln Park has been on the market since September 2011.

Built in 1893, it is on an extra large 40x175x195 lot and has a 3-car garage (with space for a fourth car.)

It has many of its vintage features including crown molding, pocket doors, high ceilings and 6 fireplaces.

5 of the 6 bedrooms are on the third level with the 6th bedroom on the second level.

There’s also a library and a partially finished lower level.

The kitchen has white cabinets and SubZero appliances.

The house has been reduced 5%, or $200,000, in the last 16 months.

Will this house finally sell in 2013?

Millie Rosenbloom at Baird & Warner has the listing. See the pictures here.

2333 N. Cleveland: 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, 8668 square feet, 3 car garage

  • First time on the market in 25 years
  • Originally listed in September 2011 for $4 million
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $3.8 million
  • Taxes of $43,772
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 14×22 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 13×15 (third floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 12×14 (third floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 14×14 (third floor)
  • Bedroom #5: 11×6 (third floor)
  • Bedroom #6: 12×21 (third floor)
  • Library: 14×21 (second floor)

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23 Responses to Who Doesn’t Dream Of A Library And 6 Fireplaces? 2333 N. Cleveland in East Lincoln Park

  1. anonny says:

    “First time on the market in 25 years”

    Provided that there’s no major concerns with respect to the electrical, plumbing, etc., it seems like this place is heading towards being a pretty great deal for some upscale family with lots of kids. But it’s heading there slowly, given the market time and modest price reduction. Perhaps these folks felt like testing the market/listing well ahead of their horizon (still have some pre college age kids) and aren’t motivated or concerned, or they’ve looked at their next options and aren’t thrilled (i.e., maybe they’ve been assuming they’d eventually move into a building, but like many among the Chatterati, can’t fathom not living in a SFH, and have been underwhelmed by condos they’ve toured), or there’s something that’s turning off serious buyers that’s not made obvious in the listing.

    It’s sprawling and stately, yet isn’t an oddball like the Dawes or Wrigley mansions. Both of which are obviously awesome, but realistically, I’d imagine there’s few families looking to stand out like that, and fewer still who’ll pay upwards of $10 mm and have apartments and/or small condo rentals basically right next door. I’d bet that most families here who could swing a $9-10 mm primary house would instead opt for a $3-5 mm place like the subject property, with a $3-4 mm vacation home someplace (in Chicago anyways, might be a different story in NYC or the Bay area). Plus, the kids who could live in these places are going to have friends who are roughing it growing up in $1-1.5 mm homes. So a place like the subject property just strikes me as appealing to a larger group of prospective top-of-the-heap LP buyers.

  2. Groove77 says:

    WOW talk about disregarding the look and feel of a home and going way off on the kitchen and baths.

    I dont care what top of the line finishs the bath has or the super-lux appliance the kit has IT DOENST GO WITH THIS HOUSE. major fail and if it wasnt a huge property on a huge lot in a dense hood then it would be a huge epic fail.

  3. DZ says:

    “WOW talk about disregarding the look and feel of a home and going way off on the kitchen and baths.”

    I don’t mind the kitchen and baths so much (prob bc I like that look in general) as a lot of the newer elements in teh house skew that way. But e.g. the living room and library decor seems odd givne the kitchens and baths. I’m sure they’re fancy antiques or somesuch.

    Also, quick, HD, what’s the price per SF of the kitchen countertops? High end or not?

  4. DZ says:

    Also, it doesn’t seem at all mansiony apart from size.

  5. jenny says:

    I prefer this over the Dawes mansion…It feels more livable and would be a great place for a wealthy family to raise kids.

  6. urban mommy says:

    I don’t like this place at all. Its a great shell, but I’d gut it. Id redo it in period details with a more modern look….like a Greenwich Village townhouse. The baths are okay, the kitchen feels cramped, and many common areas (woodwork) seem dingy.

  7. anon (tfo) says:

    “Id redo it … like a Greenwich Village townhouse”

    So, if the kitchen were like this:

    http://www.architecturaldigest.com/celebrity-homes/2012/robert-duffy-marc-jacobs-new-york-townhouse-slideshow#slide=6

    it’d be better? (yes, the rest of Duffy’s house is *much* more coherently designed–but do note that, outside the kitchen, all the trim is painted, which is how they avoided that ‘dingy’ woodwork)

  8. E says:

    I would not want to live directly behind Neo for any price.

  9. jay says:

    ‘Perhaps these folks felt like testing the market/listing well ahead of their horizon (still have some pre college age kids) and aren’t motivated or concerned, or they’ve looked at their next options and aren’t thrilled’

    No, these people have already bought another house nearby (smaller) and are almost done renovating it; I think the fixer-upper sold in the $1.7 range last year. Very deep pockets here, I’m sure they’ll be just fine.

  10. Groove77 says:

    “I would not want to live directly behind Neo for any price”

    is that place still open? wasnt it called exit at one time?

  11. anon (tfo) says:

    “is that place still open?”

    Yes. http://neo-chicago.com/

    “wasnt it called exit at one time?”

    Um, no. Exit was on Wells where (the horrible) Tequila Roadhouse was in the 90s, before the neighbors (prob including chichow) finally killed the liquor license attached to the space, then Exit lay dormant for a long time (tho a Vegas ‘Exit’ sprang up for a while) and then re-emerged on North Ave across-ish from Home Depot.

  12. anonny says:

    I had no idea that “Neo” was a club. Either it and its patrons have relatively little impact on the neighborhood, or I’m an oblivious yupster who’s fast asleep by 10. Probably a little bit of both.

  13. Groove77 says:

    “Um, no. Exit was on Wells where (the horrible) Tequila Roadhouse was in the 90s, before the neighbors (prob including chichow) finally killed the liquor license attached to the space, then Exit lay dormant for a long time (tho a Vegas ‘Exit’ sprang up for a while) and then re-emerged on North Ave across-ish from Home Depot.”

    either its because its been a rough sleeping week or i am getting old, but i actually have to ask this….

    …..neo is it the one where its at the end of the alleyway?

  14. Icarus says:

    …..neo is it the one where its at the end of the alleyway?

    Yep. It’s where all the kids who use to hang out at Medussa’s went to when they got old enough to drink legally

  15. Kate says:

    The kitchen counters are quartz. Not engineered quartz, real quartz. It is very, very durable and expensive i.e. cost akin to Calacatta marble.

  16. Groove77 says:

    “Yep. It’s where all the kids who use to hang out at Medussa’s went to when they got old enough to drink legally”

    i thought medusas after it closed on shefiled was at the vic for a stretch the went to the congress?

    man to i miss the video room at medusas.

  17. Ashok Bose says:

    You guys are really taking me for a walk down memory lane… Tequila Roadhouse, Medussa’s… almost forgot these places existed… Thanks for the Friday afternoon laugh..

  18. PDubbs says:

    IIRC, this home was a featured property in one of the WSJ’s articles. A couple months back maybe.

  19. Dan #2 says:

    Dream house and dream location. I don’t have a problem with the price they’re asking.

  20. helmethofer says:

    Looks like the house from The Munsters.

  21. marco says:

    Sure the countertops and appliances are nice (sans white microwave) but that kitchen sucks and in no way screams a $4 million home. The cabinets look like they’re from the 90′s and all they did was update the hardware which is some of the cheapest you can buy. I put that same hardware in my condo that I sold a few months ago and they were about $6 a piece.

  22. Sabrina says:

    I’ve come back from vacation and still the listings are mediocre. There is more coming on the market (seemingly) but a lot of the “new” is just properties I’ve seen before (on the market in the last 6 months.)

    We aren’t yet at the superbowl though. That’s when spring buying season really kicks off.

    By the way- sorry about the issues with the website (being slow and/or not being able to get in it.) Hopefully that has been fixed. Thanks to those who e-mailed me about the problem!

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