This 3-bedroom in The Eddystone at 421 W. Melrose in East Lakeview has been on the market since November 2012. [editor's correction- it is NOT the penthouse.]
The Eddystone was built in 1928 just before the Great Depression hit and halted construction of the luxury apartment buildings going up along the lake front. I believe this building was supposed to have a twin but the Crash of 1929 hit so they didn’t build the second building.
While there is no square footage listed, it has a separate dining room along with the generous room sizes usually associated with vintage units of this era.
Some of its original features remain including crown molding, arched doorways, built-ins and herringbone floors.
The listing says the unit has new windows.
It has North, South and West views.
While it doesn’t have central air, the unit does have a rare in-unit washer/dryer that the listing says was grandfathered in.
Parking is rental in the neighborhood.
The listing says this unit is in the Nettlehorst school district.
It was recently reduced $26,000 to $299,000.
Is this a deal for the space even with the $1204 a month assessment?
Brad Lippitz at Prudential Rubloff has the listing. See the pictures here.
Unit #14A: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, no square footage listed
- Sold in May 1989 for $188,000
- Originally listed in November 2012 for $325,000
- Currently listed at $299,000
- Assessments of $1204 a month (includes gas, doorman)
- Taxes of $4492
- No central air- window units only
- In-unit washer/dryer
- Rental parking nearby
- Bedroom #1: 17×12
- Bedroom #2: 14×12
- Bedroom #3: 8×14
- Dining room: 11×14
- Living room: 21×13