Own a Piece of Chicago’s History From the 19th Century in Old Irving Park: 4362 W. Grace

Jun 25 • Historic Properties, Old Irving Park, Single family homes • 461 Views • 13 Comments

This 5-bedroom historic house at 4362 W. Grace in Old Irving Park came on the market in April 2013.

For those who love history, this house is for you.

Built in 1856, it is on a 118×144 lot (or 5 1/2 city lots.)

It has a rare detached 3-car garage.

Most of its vintage features have been restored. It has crystal chandeliers, stained glass, arched doorways and leaded glass.

The house has central air and 3 fireplaces.

It has the preferred bedroom layout with 4 of the 5 bedrooms are on the second floor.

Originally listed for $1.79 million in April, it has been reduced $100,000.

What price will get the deal done on this house?

Debra Kaden at Prudential Rubloff has the listing. See the pictures here.

4362 W. Grace: 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, no square footage listed, 3 car garage

  • I couldn’t find a prior price as the Recorder of Deeds couldn’t find the PIN but with all those lots maybe it has several PINs.
  • Originally listed in April 2013 for $1.79 million
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed for $1.69 million
  • Taxes of $12,669
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 21×18 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 11×14 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 15×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 16×13 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #5: 14×18 (main floor)

 

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13 Responses to Own a Piece of Chicago’s History From the 19th Century in Old Irving Park: 4362 W. Grace

  1. Bluestreak says:

    The “dripping” glass tile in the bathroom is horrible, but a cool house overall.

  2. Laura Louzader says:

    What a beautiful old house, with a huge lot. Lots of charm and character, with a huge lot, and it looks like it has been really well-maintained. I decided to explore that neighborhood, and it does not even feel like you are in the city- has the feel of an old, elite suburb or small town.

  3. Mary says:

    Beautiful property. This listing could use a floor plan — the layout is confusing to me.

  4. T.S. says:

    AHHHHHHHHHH! I always wondered what the inside of this house looked like and it does not disappoint! (except for that modern bathroom! wtf?) This is basically my dream home, and I love love love this hood. It was where we were looking but homes here seem to never come on the market, people tend to stay for generations. I know a guy that bought a home in this hood a year ago, he looked a year and a half before he found it, and only got it because he knew the sellers. All 3 homes that he saw weren’t even on the market.

    Anyway, GORGEOUS! And that doorknob! Are you serious???

  5. sonies says:

    splendid!

  6. homedelete says:

    A little bit of history for this house…

    “The John Gray Farmhouse is an impressive Italianate-style structure situated on a generous lot at the northeast corner of West Grace Street and North Kostner Avenue. Built in 1856, the house is the oldest extant residence in Irving Park. The house was included in both the Chicago Historic Resources Survey (rated orange) and the Illinois Historic Structures Survey (rated P); it is architecturally important as a finely-crafted and well-preserved example of the Italianate style, and is historically important for its associations with John Gray, the founder of Grayland and one-time Sheriff of Cook County.”

    http://iphs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/GraceStW4362CR.pdf

    (warning, annoying file format PDF).

  7. Dan #2 says:

    This is an extremely old house for Chicago – almost certainly one of the oldest in the city. I wonder what the 1856 price was.

  8. Dan #2 says:

    Beautiful home and property, by the way. The price seems very fair. The taxes are extremely low. Do you get some kind of tax break for living in a historic home? On the NS, I pay higher taxes than this for a much smaller home on a smaller lot. Of course, that comes with NS schools.

  9. Miumiu says:

    Can one of you architecture gurus explain the fireplace under the staircase?

  10. Laura Louzader says:

    All the 1856 price would tell you is how much value our currency has lost since that time.

  11. Madeline says:

    This place is gorgeous. Love it.

  12. Sabrina says:

    “It was where we were looking but homes here seem to never come on the market, people tend to stay for generations. I know a guy that bought a home in this hood a year ago, he looked a year and a half before he found it, and only got it because he knew the sellers.”

    This actually isn’t true. You’re only thinking like this because of the low inventory. We’ve chattered about this neighborhood for years. Plenty of people buying and selling every few years. Not necessarily there for “generations”- that’s for darn sure. There were houses that sat on the market for years in the preferred “south of Irving” part of the neighborhood. I’ve been in this neighborhood many times walking around. There always are about 5 to 10 houses on the market south of Irving and a couple north of it (where they are smaller and not considered “historic.”)

    But in 2013 that hasn’t been the case. Like everywhere, inventory has dried up.

    Remember this one? 26 months on the market.

    http://cribchatter.com/?p=11629

  13. Meowstress says:

    The 26-month on the market house was waaaay overpriced the entire time it was listed.

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