Get Vintage Grandeur Without the High Price: A 2-Bedroom at 825 W. Oakdale in Lakeview

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This vintage 2-bedroom at 825 W. Oakdale in Lakeview recently came on the market.

The building was built in 1920 and has 10 units.

The listing says this unit has north, south and east views.

It still has many of its historic features including stain glass windows, original millwork, a built-in hutch, dark oak floors and dining room sconces.

There is a fireplace in the living room which I’m assuming is operational given the era of the building.

There is a separate dining room.

The kitchen has white cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

While there’s a washer/dryer in the unit there’s no central air or deeded parking.

The property is located near shops and restaurants and is just 2 blocks from the Wellington El stop.

Redfin says this is a “hot” property and has a 70% chance of going under contract in the next 10 days.

Is this a good option for those looking for vintage character near public transportation?

Catherine Brennan at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

  • Sold in April 2006 for $294,000
  • Currently listed for $299,900
  • Assessments of $327 a month (includes heat and water)
  • Taxes of $4014
  • No central air- window units only
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • No parking- rental in the neighborhood
  • Bedroom #1: 12×12
  • Bedroom #2: 11×9
  • Living room: 16×14
  • Dining room: 14×12
  • Kitchen: 14×9

 

11 Responses to “Get Vintage Grandeur Without the High Price: A 2-Bedroom at 825 W. Oakdale in Lakeview”

  1. Would noise from ambulances going to Masonic be bad here? I’m thinking there’s probably plenty on Halsted and then obviously on Wellington.

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  2. “Would noise from ambulances going to Masonic be bad here? I’m thinking there’s probably plenty on Halsted and then obviously on Wellington.”

    It’s not on the same block as the hospital and the ambulances have to turn off their sirens within a certain distance from the hospital. So I would think you wouldn’t even notice the hospital was there.

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  3. “the ambulances have to turn off their sirens within a certain distance from the hospital”

    This policy is true, but I can tell you from experience that at least 25% of ambulances arriving at the hospital do not turn off their sirens until they are within 50 yards of the ER.

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  4. “at least 25% of ambulances arriving at the hospital do not turn off their sirens ”

    And basically 100% of those not turning off the sirens are CFD ambulances, not private, right? Because what cop is going to ticket CFD for using their siren.

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  5. I just don’t like vintage, but I’m sure someone will scoop this up even with lack of a parking space

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  6. No parking = no deal at this price. This is Chicago. Almost everyone drives.

    Outside NYC, housing in the U.S. generally needs some parking accommodation. Yes, there are exceptions for the poor, elderly, some renters, and right out of college, but definitely not a family-oriented condo in an established neighborhood.

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  7. “No parking = no deal at this price. This is Chicago. Almost everyone drives.”

    Actually, that’s not true. The millenials use zipcar or uber. They don’t want cars.

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  8. And even that is changing:

    http://www.boston.com/cars/news-and-reviews/2015/04/21/millennials-don-hate-cars-much-everyone-thought/PKTPYI5iNBgHCiBfVy5cqL/story.html

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  9. “Actually, that’s not true. The millenials use zipcar or uber. They don’t want cars”

    Yeah, Until they can afford them, then they don’t want to put up with the BS of either zipcar or Uber

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  10. “a family-oriented condo”

    A 2/1 is “family-oriented”???

    It’s a nice place, in a nice location, but that’s not a by-choice “family” condo.

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  11. Laura Louzader on May 1st, 2015 at 4:06 am

    That fireplace looks like a rehabber’s add-on, not original, and methinks the place would be better off without it. I dislike the way it was just tacked on in the corner of the living room, and the cove moldings were not extended at the ceiling. Looks tacky.

    Otherwise, the place is attractive enough, though not quite comfortable for a family. It is pretty comparable to my place in W Ridge (though much costlier), and has the additional advantage of a decent-sized kitchen and an in-unit washer/dryer. A 2 bed 1 bath like this is great for a single, adequate for a couple, but starts to feel cramped as hell for a family with children.

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