A Classic Pre-War 3-Bedroom on the Park: 2600 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park

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This 3-bedroom in The Marlborough at 2600 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park just came on the market.

It appears to be the first time it has been on the market in 20 years.

The Marlborough is one of the grand dames of Lincoln Park. Built in 1912, many listings often describe it as being “Parisian” in character.

The southeast corner unit has park, lake and city views.

It has the big rooms with crown moldings that are standard in this building.

The unit has a new white kitchen with Viking, Subzero and Bosch appliances along with granite counter tops.

While this is listed as a 3-bedroom, one of the bedrooms has been turned into a laundry room and food pantry.

The other two bedrooms are ensuite with renovated vintage bathrooms.

There’s no central air, only window units. And there’s no parking with the building. Parking is available next door for lease for $240 a month.

With 2200 square feet, is this a single family home replacement for those who want to live on Lincoln Park?

Jenny Ames at Coldwell Banker has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #3F: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2200 square feet

  • Sold in October 1995 for $334,000
  • Currently listed for $739,000
  • Assessments of $1671 a month (includes heat, water, gas, cable)
  • Taxes of $10,192
  • No central air- window units
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • No parking- leased parking next door for $240 a month
  • Bedroom #1: 14×18
  • Bedroom #2: 13×17
  • Bedroom #3: 11×9 (now the laundry room)

22 Responses to “A Classic Pre-War 3-Bedroom on the Park: 2600 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park”

  1. I think we’ll see more of this kind of listing where the seller has been in the property for a long time and realizes that now IS the time to list.

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  2. This is a tough sell nice condo in a great location but…

    ~2500 before your mortgage payment. No parking, or central air, or dogs. Eliminates a lot of the buyer pool. Its a 2/3, double counting the bedrooms just seems dishonest.

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  3. The bedroom/laundry room was probably maid’s quarters given the location next to the kitchen and its size. It’s not likely that someone would convert the laundry room to a bedroom – so it’s a two bedroom place.

    Also, picture three seems to be taken from a much higher floor than the third, or is it just me?

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  4. Yeah right good luck getting that price for this place

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  5. I agree this place is overpriced, seems like there are a few units here that are priced high as well.

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  6. It’s a really, really nice unit (I was inside a couple of times when we lived in the building). But it’s only a place for a (1) one kid family (they’ve got two) or (2) empty nesters from the burbs, who like to entertain and/or have kids who come back for visits (or kids in the burbs who’ll leave the grandkids with the empty nesters).

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  7. Looks like a beautiful home!

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  8. LOVE the vintage bathrooms. And the kitchen is also better than most at keeping a vintage character, yet being modern.

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  9. Perfect apartment, beautiful upgrades, wonderful location, lovely views in one of the prettiest vintage buildings in LP. I have always loved this building.

    The only thing I’d change is that awful claw-footed bathtub in the 2nd bath, which I know was not original to the building, which was built in 1912. Clawfooted tubs were way out of style by 1912, and the original tubs here were casement cast iron tubs.

    Everything else about the place is perfect. However, the HOA is a real deal killer, and so is the lack of central air and parking. The taxes are not too bad. I would say that $550K is more like it for this place.

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  10. “Clawfooted tubs were way out of style by 1912.”

    This is probably true. I have an original clawfoot in my home but it was built about 20 years before this building.

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  11. Sabrina, there’s a huge difference between things that were built in 1890, and those built in 1910. In fact, it’s amazing the speed with which all our technology developed between 1890 and 1910. The ships, locomotives, and dams of 1890 look downright primitive compared to those built after 1900, and people must have felt like they were living in a science fiction novel when they saw the first “streamline” diesel locomotive, built in 1904.

    In matters purely aesthetic and cultural, the world changed just as drastically- in the 1890s, there began to be an extreme reaction against anything Victorian. The “modern” ethos was born, with its emphasis on clean styling, lack of clutter, and efficiency. I saw a old photo of a 1911 designer kitchen, which featured the sleek runs of fitted counters and cabinets that were to become the norm in the 20th, with the range fitted into a niche in the cabinet wall, so different from the Victorian kitchen with its wasted space and small tables, and lack of organization. There was also a renewed love for classical architecture, and rejection of the clutter that characterized Victorian interiors, along with the birth of the most important movements in modern art. It was a really interesting era in which the way we live and do things changed radically.

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  12. The 3rd picture was taken from the 6th or 7th floor, not the 3rd. That is pretty underhanded to do that in the listing. It’s a beautiful unit, I think it goes in the mid 6’s even if it’s only a 2 bedroom with no parking.

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  13. This place will sell to someone who pays all cash, and can afford the $3000 per month in expenses. If someone had a net worth of $10 million and was of modest personality, why wouldn’t this work? likely buyer probably has a lake home somewhere and could belong to a suburban CC and probably like to travel, etc. Or a couple of urban homos could pick it up. They might have the dink funds to pay all cash.

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  14. Hey, a little off topic but I have a question. I was antiquing recently and came across a mirrored Hall Tree. This thing was super-cool. They used to exist so someone could rest their keys, wallet, mail, hang hats & coats, umbrellas, even shoes. Everything that you’d need coming and/or going. They were replaced ultimately by the front closet.

    So, like the house in the Lion, Witch and Wardrobe, it seems as if in the past, houses were built with just walls and no closets?

    Which got me thinking. Since closets just take up square footage, why not build a place with no closets, which would be simpler construction, and then people could customize their storage needs against the walls with storage solutions like IKEA designs etc. and not be subject to the defined closet placements and square footages?

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  15. “Which got me thinking. Since closets just take up square footage, why not build a place with no closets, which would be simpler construction, and then people could customize their storage needs against the walls with storage solutions like IKEA designs etc. and not be subject to the defined closet placements and square footages?”

    Haven’t you ever seen house hunters international? That’s every apartment in Europe.

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  16. wtf helmet goes antiquing? lol

    actually it makes a little sense after thinking about his great disdain for anything modern and too, you know…

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  17. “So, like the house in the Lion, Witch and Wardrobe, it seems as if in the past, houses were built with just walls and no closets?”

    No offense, but have you EVER been to Europe? Or even just the east coast of the United States? Or Mexico, where the Spainards first colonized? No closets there. I can’t think of a house with closets in any of the colonial houses I’ve ever been in in Mexico. Or in the old colonial homes in Virginia like Gunston Hall.

    If you’re building with stone or concrete- how are you going to build a “closet”? That’s a modern creation. That’s why there are clothes armoires.

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  18. Helm, I’d rather go the other direction, and build in as much concealed storage as possible, so that all my furniture can be beautiful, significant…. and relatively sparse. I love traditional architecture and decor, but I have a passionate hatred of clutter and overstuffed rooms. A photo of the typical Victorian era home as it looked furnished 1880s- style, what with too many pieces of bulky, ponderous furniture stuffed into small rooms, and overlaid with doilies and bric-a-brac and patterned rugs laid atop each other and flowered wallpaper, literally makes me break out in hives. I get this picture in my mind of some overdressed, corseted woman, all bloated and suffering from a killer headache from stuffing herself with too much plum pudding and bon-bons, knocking all that crap off tables with the back-bustle on her dress.

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  19. Looks like this place is pending… I have to say I’m pretty surprised.

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  20. “I have to say I’m pretty surprised”

    Jenny Ames seesm to get a lot of surprises, when looking from the outside.

    Unless it’s Piano Nobile (which is back on the market and pending).

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  21. Already under contract? I’ll be interested to see what the place closes at.

    It really is a beautiful place.

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  22. “Looks like this place is pending… I have to say I’m pretty surprised.”

    It’s completely updated which is what buyers want. I’m surprised it happened so fast, though, without the parking. But maybe the buyer is from New York. 😉

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