A Roscoe Village 4-Bedroom SFH On A Double Lot Reduces $110K: 1805 W. Cornelia

We’ve chattered about this 4-bedroom single family home at 1805 W. Cornelia in Roscoe Village several times before.

See our October 2012 chatter here.

It was originally listed as a single family home on a double lot and then re-listed as two separate lots but now has been relisted again as a home on a double lot, measuring 50×125.

The house has a koi pond, a pergola with fire pit and a dog run.

However, there doesn’t appear to be a garage or any off street parking.

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 property has now been reduced $110,000 from its April 2012 list price.

Is this finally priced to sell?

Kenneth Marier at Prudential Rubloff still has the listing. See the pictures here.

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

  • Sold in September 1995 for $93,500
  • Sold in April 2002 for $335,000
  • 1809 W. Cornelia vacant land sold in May 2005 for $410,000
  • Was listed in April 2012 for $899,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $789,000
  • Taxes of $9965
  • Taxes on the second lot at 1809 W. Cornelia were $6278 in the old listing
  • 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)

 

20 Responses to “A Roscoe Village 4-Bedroom SFH On A Double Lot Reduces $110K: 1805 W. Cornelia”

  1. A standard Roscoe Village lot is selling at $400k to $550k for redevelopment/teardowns. So on the surface, this is priced well for a double lot.

    Huge concerns that are not favorable for this property include:

    1) EL seemingly wraps the around the property.
    2) No garage?

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  2. Nicely sandwiched between the Metra and the Brown Line. Perfect.

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  3. the finishes look soo cheap, it’s hard to look past that

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  4. The fact that this is sandwiched between two sets of rail tracks, 2 baths up, 2 in the basement, hideous finish choices, and “easy street parking?” wtf, looks like a garage is attached…

    789k? Um…. no

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  5. What school is this?

    The finishes are cheap but not bad for the price/location. $789 for a double lot in Roscoe??
    When I looked at the streetview, I get the price.

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  6. “What school is this?”

    Looks like it’s Hamilton

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  7. I wonder why those chose to set this house so far back. I would prefer a big back yard to a big front yard.

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  8. Weird Sat view of this place.

    I agree, I hate properites with huge front yards and no back yard.

    Drop it to 450 and tear this Mother Fawker down

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  9. “I wonder why those chose to set this house so far back”

    they common occurrence is build a shanty on the lot in the back until you could afford to build your mansion on the front.

    there is a whole hood on the southside built just like this with this purpose, turned out most just upgrade the shanty in the back.

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  10. “The fact that this is sandwiched between two sets of rail tracks”

    I really don’t understand why the tracks are separated by so much instead of being next to each other, like the same UP-N tracks are with the Purple Line through south Evanston (from just north of Howard to just south of Davis). There’s very little room between them, a few parking/storage lots, but no buildings.

    Failing that, why on earth was it ever zoned residential? Most of the stretch from Roscoe to Leland is either industrial or converted (stupid conversions), but there are a couple blocks like where this is where there are houses.

    Even worse for this one, the curve is out back. The building to the right (not in Sabrina’s pic) appears it doesn’t have a full lot due to the L tracks finishing the curve

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  11. Looks like they built the shanty at the back and decided to build another house 30 feet in front and connect the two. Seems reasonable.

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  12. It is sandwiched btw the metra tracks and the brown line tracks.

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  13. “I really don’t understand why the tracks are separated by so much instead of being next to each other”

    Went thru the alley, behind the industrial buildings fronting the RR. Would have to have a completely different layout of the CNW and Ravenswood Avenue(s) to have anything else.

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  14. My understanding is that you have to pay taxes on both plots. That’s over $16,000 already and likely to go up in the next assessments as the economy and home values continue to rise.
    Plus, you can’t add off street parking without loosing one of those 2 trees in the back, and those trees are your only small noise and visual buffer from the full brunt of the brown line.
    As people are saying, you need to tear the thing down and build either a multifamily building or single family mansion, but I don’t see anyone making that investment on a location where trains go past within spittin distance on 3 sides.

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  15. “Went thru the alley, behind the industrial buildings fronting the RR. Would have to have a completely different layout of the CNW and Ravenswood Avenue(s) to have anything else.”

    Do all those predate the brown line? It was built in 1906-7, was all that industrial already there on Ravenswood?

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  16. “Do all those predate the brown line? It was built in 1906-7, was all that industrial already there on Ravenswood?”

    Certainly not all of it, but the CNW was there, and the streets laid out. Wasn’t really an option to build a wider embankment; putting it over the street wasn’t going to fly; so, alley.

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  17. “My understanding is that you have to pay taxes on both plots. That’s over $16,000 already and likely to go up in the next assessments as the economy and home values continue to rise”

    I own on a double wide lot and i do not pay taxes for both plots. Now i do only have one PIN for the whole lot. If you have two PIN’s then yes probably getting taxed for both.

    but vacant lots do not get assessed the same as lots with a structure.

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  18. I’m the broker for 1805 W. Cornelia, so thank you for all of the great comments and interest. There’s an Open House on Sunday, March 3rd, from 1 to 2pm. All are welcome!

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  19. I have two lots and two PINs, but they are “bundled,” which means the taxes on the second lot aren’t even 10% of the one with the house on it. This may be due to my house actually straddling the property line, tho.

    “I own on a double wide lot and i do not pay taxes for both plots. Now i do only have one PIN for the whole lot. If you have two PIN’s then yes probably getting taxed for both.”

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  20. “This may be due to my house actually straddling the property line, tho.”

    my house in with in the 25 foot lot line in my double lot. but i still have one PIN. my garage is on the other lot

    my back deck does go over the lot line, but as you know already i built that with out a permit.

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