The East Lakeview Vintage 2-Bedroom With a Brick Garage for $350,000: 2821 N. Cambridge

2821 n cambridge

This 2-bedroom at 2821 N. Cambridge in East Lakeview just came on the market but it was also listed in 2012.

You can’t see the old listing history in the Redfin listing because it came on the market this time as Unit #1 when last year it was listed as Unit #1N.

The building was built in 1904 and is in a prime location for buyers looking to be close to the Diversey/Clark corridor.

But the one thing that sets this unit apart from everything else nearby currently on the market is the private 1-car brick garage. Parking of any kind is rare in this location, let alone a private garage.

The unit has many of its original vintage features including coved ceilings, crown moldings and what look to be the original hardwood floors.

As many vintage units do, it has a separate dining room with built-ins.

It also has a large private storage locker.

The kitchen has white cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

The unit has an in-unit washer/dryer but there’s no central air. Window units only.

Will this finally get snapped up this year?

And will the garage help sell it?

Karen Breen Elia at Re/Max Exclusive has the listing. See the pictures and a floorplan here.

Unit #1N: 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1243 square feet, 1 car garage

  • Sold in March 1999 for $242,000
  • Sold in February 2001 for $289,000
  • Sold in June 2003 for $316,000
  • Sold in June 2009 for $342,000
  • Was listed in August 2012 for $342,000
  • Withdrawn
  • Currently listed at $350,000
  • Assessments of $268 a month  (includes heat)
  • Taxes of $5059
  • No central air- window units only
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 15×11
  • Bedroom #2: 13×10
  • Den: 10×9
  • Dining room: 14×14


12 Responses to “The East Lakeview Vintage 2-Bedroom With a Brick Garage for $350,000: 2821 N. Cambridge”

  1. I wonder how much it would cost and if it would be possible to turn the den and half bath into a full master bath. Then the living room could be turned into the master bedroom and the master bedroom into the living room.

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  2. Jeeny’s right–there’s something awful about ht ecurrent layout. Not sure her suggestion fixes the problem, even assuming the plumbing can be done, but the currently layout is off-putting.

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  3. Space, vintage details, and garage are amazing. Wonderful storage. The floor plan’s a little unfortunate: who wants their master bedroom through a pocket door to the living room and a hallway walk to the bath? I’d flip out the kitchen and bath placement, and flip the dining room and master bedroom. The living/kitchen/dining areas are then together, and the master bedroom has privacy. But that’s gotta be expensive to do.

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  4. Really more of a 1 bedroom + den (small bedroom) trying to be a 2 bedroom.

    Parking and outdoor area are nice though.

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  5. Radiators are the devil. Love vintage features but they almost always come with radiators.

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  6. That is a bummer of a floorplan.

    Radiators are great if you can turn them on and off and if they aren’t noisy. I lived in a vintage rental with a HVAC unit. I paid close to $200/mo in the winter and I was still cold all the time. It was miserable.

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  7. “Radiators are great if you can turn them on and off and if they aren’t noisy.”


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  8. Is that someone breaking in or is it just the radiator? I don’t think my anxiety would allow for living with radiators.

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  9. “Is that someone breaking in or is it just the radiator? I don’t think my anxiety would allow for living with radiators.”

    Only if it’s steam. Hot water radiant heat is quieter than forced air.

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  10. Agree with Jenny/anon re: layout/bathroom situation. And I’m still recovering from the sight of the t.v. on the mantle. And it being first floor isn’t so great. And I think they’re hyping the fact that the garage is “brick” a bit too hard (given the range and unit type, all that matters is that there’s a garage space; who cares that it’s brick?). That said, it’s a fairly compelling unit, all things considered.

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  11. The layout and small room sizes are really a bummer for this place. Add in the 1st floor location and only 1.5, rather than 2 full baths, and I think a lot of buyers will be turned off. This seems like one that sounds good on paper then you go see it and are disappointed. Too bad because it’s a wonderful location (especially when you have parking!) and in Nettlehorst I think-not that anyone moving here is likely to have elementary aged children.

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  12. Under contract

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