1870s Lincoln Park Farmhouse Comes Back on the Market as Possible Teardown: 2734 N. Marshfield

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This 2-bedroom farmhouse at 2734 N. Marshfield in Lincoln Park just came on the market.

If it looks familiar, that’s because we chattered about it twice in 2014. You can read our March 2014 chatter here.

If you recall, the farmhouse was built in 1870 but has been transformed into a contemporary loft-like space inside with a floating staircase.

It has floor to ceiling windows in the back of the house which look out onto the 25×127 lot.

The master bedroom is on the second level with the second bedroom on the first level.

The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and butcher block counter tops.

It has all the other features buyers look for including central air and a 2-car garage.

But there have been two lis pendens foreclosures filed against the house and it is now being sold as a possible teardown.


It has come on the market $100,000 less than when we chattered about it nearly 2 years ago.

With all the new single family home construction on the north side, will it now sell for its land?

James Bellavia at @Properties now has the listing. You can see the listing here (no interior pictures, however.)

2734 N. Marshfield: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1119 square feet, 2 car garage

  • Sold in January 1988 for $91,000
  • Was listed in September 2013 for $599,000
  • Still listed in March 2014 for $599,000
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in April 2014
  • Withdrawn
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in June 2015
  • Listed “as-is” for $499,900
  • Taxes now $7447 (they were $7216 in March 2014)
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 19×13 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 6×15 (main floor)
  • Family room: 10×12 (main floor)

5 Responses to “1870s Lincoln Park Farmhouse Comes Back on the Market as Possible Teardown: 2734 N. Marshfield”

  1. I just went through the old pictures on Zillow. This place has some really cool features, such as the big front windows, glass atrium in the back, yard, and the skylight in the shower. It also has some drawbacks – mainly the floors look a big warped to me, and the staircase looks unsafe and impractical.

    Also, not in a desirable part of Lincoln Park.

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  2. Contingent in a week this time around.

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  3. Thanks for the update.

    From what I understand, the last time around, there were issues with even getting in to see it.

    And this time, they are selling it as a teardown which makes it easier. That block has a ton of new construction already. It’s too bad that a historic house is going to bite the dust though. Not many 1870s farmhouses still left in the city limits.

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  4. It is such a nice place. Too bad it is going to be torn down. We need variety in the city. If everything is a million dollar mansion what’s the point. The block is quite nice and it would have been nice to keep this historic farmhouse there.

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  5. Closed for $520k.

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