Looking For A 3/2 In Lakeview For Under $300K? In The Barry Quad At 864 W. Barry

This 3-bedroom garden unit in the Barry Quad at 864 W. Barry in Lakeview has been on the market since October 2012.

At 1600 square feet, it has a galley kitchen with white cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

There is a brick fireplace.

The listing says the bathrooms are new.

The unit has a laundry room and central air but no parking (that is available for rent across the street for $170 a month.)

The Barry Quad is one of the few courtyard buildings in Lakeview that has high rise amenities such as a work out room, a pool and a sundeck.

The notes left by the Redfin agent indicate that this garden unit is just a few steps under ground.

If people are willing to buy duplex downs for nearly a million dollars, is this a deal at $300,000?

Andrew Gersten at Prudential Rubloff has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #G: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1600 square feet

  • Sold in July 1988 for $89,000
  • Sold in April 1994 for $114,000
  • Sold in September 2000 for $241,000
  • Sold in August 2006 for $375,000
  • Sold in March 2010 for $345,000
  • Originally listed in October 2012 for $329,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $300,000
  • Assessments of $435 a month (includes cable, pool)
  • Taxes of $5522
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Parking is rental across the street for $170 a month
  • Bedroom #1: 12×12
  • Bedroom #2: 14×14
  • Bedroom #3: 17×11

19 Responses to “Looking For A 3/2 In Lakeview For Under $300K? In The Barry Quad At 864 W. Barry”

  1. LOL at the staging – lots of vino and the DaVinci Code. I do think this is a good deal considering the unit is higher than a typical garden, as long as the building is in good shape. Looks like it may need tuckpointing but hard to tell from the pictures. It could work really well for a buyer who wanted to bring in a roommate.

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  2. WOW I am very impressed with this unit. Unbelievable space and fantastic staging! Now if only Chicagoland realtors could get their act together enough to feature floorplans in their listings! It is a requirement here in NYC and the practice makes a HUGE difference for those looing to buy.
    The only realtor to do so with any regularity is Jennifer Ames and her listings are usually not on the market for any length of time. You’d think that would be incentive enough for others to follow suit.
    But back to this listing…I think many who normally would not even consider a unit that is all or partially below grade, would give this unit some consideration.

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  3. “The only realtor to do so with any regularity is Jennifer Ames and her listings are usually not on the market for any length of time”

    she has one on seminary that has been listed on and off for three years (or more) that is still rocking the original list price.

    still a top notch marketer and from what i hear she takes her own photographs!!!!

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  4. Its a garden unit… how is that a deal?

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  5. “It could work really well for a buyer who wanted to bring in a roommate.”

    I was just thinking the same thing. If I could buy this, I could rent out the other two rooms for maybe $800-$900 each and have almost my entire monthly payment covered Now if only a bank would underwrite a mortgage for me factoring in that income! :-)

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  6. mh – not sure what exactly you’re looking for in a staging project…This is some of the best staging I’ve ever seen. And this unit is also one of the coolest looking Gardens I’ve ever seen. I’ll go even further than westloopelo – anyone looking in this price range at all should consider this.

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  7. wper, I’m not trying to knock the stager, I just think it’s funny that they plunked down wine glasses everywhere. And The DaVinci Code? It’s 2013 – let’s go with craft beer and Gone Girl.

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  8. This is a very nice looking garden, but the reality is it STILL is a garden! No way am I paying $300k to live in a basement! At least a duplex down has some above ground living.

    I’d maybe pay the ’88 price since it is so nice but I’m sure someone else will come along to live in the basement and lose money as well as the last two owners have.

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  9. “It’s 2013 – let’s go with craft beer and Gone Girl.”

    Good wine is always better than good craft beer. I agree on the Da Vinci Code!

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  10. “Good wine is always better than good craft beer.”

    Thumbs down

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  11. There is a time and a place for all alcoholic beverages. Scotch goes in the office, wine can stay on the dining room table, and craft beer on the patio / in the TV room. Whiskey on the bathtub rim.

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  12. The little entry way leading to the courtyard looks really scary. I would be afraid of bums hanging out in there, waiting to attack women.

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  13. And an empty bottle of malt liquor for the courtyard entryway. Perfect.

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  14. This is very nice for a garden unit. The windows only look to be about 30″ above floor level which is a fairly natural hight for an above ground unit. It seems like the lower level of a lot of the duplex downs I see here have windows that are 4 1/2 – 5 feet above the ground, which really emphasizes the fact you’re below grade.

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  15. The Barry Quad Condos are very popular. It’s a great location; tons of stores, restaurants, transportation and the lakefront. You don’t need a car. It’s vintage, so condition varies. Not many units have modern amenities like a/c or washer/ dryer in-unit, but people like the indoor pool and sundeck. Great for first-time buyers and anyone who wants to be in east Lakeview.

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  16. Wow, memories. If I’m not mistaken, this was the first place I hosted an open house at back in the summer of 2006. Must say that I’m not a fan of garden units having lived in one…sewage backup in the bathtub, seepage in around the perimeter. Not fun.

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  17. I would put some studs on the brick and drywall it.

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  18. I have to say I hate whoever did the masonry work on this building. All over the building there are lighter bricks (obviously where they had to replace them) but then the entire top part of the building is lighter brick as well.

    Why was the association so cheap as to hire someone that wouldn’t simply match the brick? It looks so awful! Sure it was cheap, but now you have to live with it forever. :(

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  19. just_browsing_thx on April 25th, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Just sold for $285K.

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