Want a Piece of Wicker Park History? A 3-Bedroom Rowhouse at 1959 W. Schiller

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This 3-bedroom Victorian rowhouse at 1959 W. Schiller in Wicker Park came on the market in July 2014.

Built in 1879 on an extra long 25×162 lot, it sits directly across the street from Wicker Park.

The listing calls it a single family home- but I don’t see any separation with the home next to it in the picture (the construction above is on the property next to it) so it appears to be a rowhouse. (???)

It has many of its original features including 11-foot ceilings, crown molding and ceiling medallions.

There are 4 wood burning fireplaces.

The house has a finished basement.

It also has an enclosed backyard and a 2-car garage.

The listing says “Bring your design” and if you look at the interior pictures you’ll know what it means.

Originally listed for $1.35 million, it has been reduced $351,000 to $999,000.

This house last sold 19 years ago so it seems it is rarely available for purchase.

Do you have the vision to restore this house to its original grandeur?

Art Collazo at Jameson Sotheby’s has the listing. See the pictures here.

1959 W. Schiller: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3400 square feet, 2 car garage

  • Sold in June 1995 for $325,000
  • Originally listed in July 2014 for $1.35 million
  • Reduced several times
  • Pending once
  • Currently listed for $999,000
  • Taxes of $12,337
  • Central Air
  • 4 wood burning fireplaces
  • Bedroom #1: 16×33 (third floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 13×18 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 11×15 (second floor)
  • Family room: 19×36 (basement)

6 Responses to “Want a Piece of Wicker Park History? A 3-Bedroom Rowhouse at 1959 W. Schiller”

  1. Tear this million piece of junk down!

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-chicago-pricey-teardowns-1010-biz–2-20141009-story.html#page=1

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  2. “”When people stop buying, we’ll stop building,” he said.”

    No you won’t you’ll keep building until you file bankrupty. It’s not like you’re going to start dog grooming or what not.

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  3. It appears that a co-owner is the former Susan Dinko, who was a popular Realtor during the 80s and 90s. Shouldn’t this be advertised as “broker owned?”

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  4. The neighboring building (the one it’s attached to – 1961 W Schiller) sold last year for 900k and is undergoing an extensive rehab. That place borders Damen so I would assume should be discounted to this one.

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  5. Needs more clutter!

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  6. I kinda like this place the way it is. With all that wood upstairs it kind of has a dojo feel. I would consider maybe doing a full on Asian-themed rehab in there. I think it would be a cool East meets West kind of thing. I guess kinda like that movie Rush Hour. LOL!

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