A 3-Bedroom 1930 Vintage Beauty in Indian Boundary Park: 2415 W. Lunt

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This 3-bedroom vintage condo at 2415 W. Lunt in the Indian Boundary Park neighborhood of West Ridge originally came on the market in May 2016.

Built in 1930, the building has 6 units.

At 2,000 square feet, the unit is larger than many single family homes.

It has unique vintage features including vaulted beamed ceilings, coved moldings, arched doorways, and French doors.

The fireplace is decorative (which I think everyone would agree is obvious when looking at the pictures).

One of the baths has the original tile.

The kitchen has Corian counter tops, a tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances.

There’s no central air. It has window units.

There’s also no in-unit washer/dryer.

But the unit does have garage parking.

The property has been on and off the market since last May.

It is on the same block as the Indian Boundary Park and steps from Western Avenue with its restaurants, shops and buses.

It has been reduced $19,900 to $245,000 in that time.

The low inventory has meant market times have dropped.

But what will the 2017 market be for properties like this one that are outside the Green Zone?

Holly Bergren at Dream Town Realty has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #3E: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2000 square feet

  • Sold in February 1989 for $125,000
  • Sold in September 2001 for $204,000
  • Sold in March 2009 for $280,000
  • Originally listed in May 2016 for $264,900
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed for $245,000 (includes garage parking)
  • Assessments of $450 a month (includes heat, exterior maintenance, scavenger and snow removal)
  • Taxes of $3479
  • No central air. Window units only.
  • No in-unit washer/dryer
  • Decorative fireplace
  • Bedroom #1: 17×13
  • Bedroom #2: 18×11
  • Bedroom #3: 12×9
  • Dining room: 17×12



13 Responses to “A 3-Bedroom 1930 Vintage Beauty in Indian Boundary Park: 2415 W. Lunt”

  1. 16 minute walk to the metra, no central AC, and no in-unit laundry (can you add a hookup?)

    I could probably tolerate the $450/monthly HOA nut since it includes heat, but I’d have to pass for it’s unalterable flaws listed above. I think one could do much better for $1750/month.

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  2. “I think one could do much better for $1750/month.”

    Yeah, in Huntley. Complete with vinyl siding too.

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  3. Meh! Maybe move to burbs. But then again, after tomorrow who knows…
    Make armageddon great again?

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  4. ugly ass unit in the ghetto, no wonder its so cheap

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  5. “Yeah, in Huntley. Complete with vinyl siding too.”

    Huh? I was thinking a small house in Jefferson Park, walking distance to Forest Glen or JeffPark Metra. Or 2224 W Touhy Ave #4W for $223k – it’s a much nicer place, closer walk to RP Metra, modern amenities, and would undoubtedly be easier to resell than a slightly larger, low-quality vintage apartment.

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  6. I wrote in length about the area a few months ago. Not the ghetto and is one of the few areas left on the North Side where one can buy a SFH on a middle class income. Personally, think this place is pretty cool although agree that the A/C and laundry are negatives. The walk to the Metra isn’t a big deal–it’s through a pleasant neighborhood and the train ride to OTC is < 20 minutes. I live a block south of this place–so further from the Metra–and I'm downtown in about 30 minutes and door-to-door in 40 minutes.

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  7. Common laundry is the hallmark of renting….but does this property even have that? Do you have to put your clothes in a bag and haul them to the laundromat? Worst part of zero-amenity rental right there.

    It is one thing if you are single doing that, but this unit is a three-bed!

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  8. I checked the listing on the MLS and it isn’t clear about the status of laundry, either in the public remarks or agent remarks. Found the unit is also listed for rent on the MLS for $1,800 and it says “free laundry” in public remarks, yet also says “coin laundry” further down on that listing. I’m guessing it’s free, shared laundry in the basement and that MLS only has “coin laundry” available as an amenity option. So, not ideal, but at least on site.

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  9. Ghetto?
    This is one of the cleanest and safest areas in this part of the city.

    Elliott, the address you list on Touhy is about the same walk. Yes it’s two blocks further east, but it’s also two blocks further north, so it works out to about the same. Also, Touhy is a busy ugly street, while Lunt is quieter and this building is almost directly across from the park.

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  10. Ugly? Apart from the kitchen cabinets, not so much. And sooooo much less boring than today’s property on Clinton.

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  11. This unit has been on the market for nearly a year, and I believe it will need a substantial price reduction to sel. It is a gorgeous and unusual apt on one of the prettier streets in W Ridge, but it’s still overpriced for a unit that has no laundry hookups, has a fugly, outdated kitchen, and is in a neighborhood that is falling in value relative to its neighbors to the east. I’m noticing that while E Rogers Park and Edgewater are getting tens of millions in investment and new construction, that West Ridge is “disinvesting”- there is no new construction, or new businesses of note.

    That’s possibly because West Ridge is a very inconvenient neighborhood and lacks the urban “buzz” that younger buyers, especially, want. The area really doesn’t know whether it wants to be an urban neighborhood or a subur, and the public transportation is terrible- you have only 3 bus lines to take you to the Metra or the el, and parking is difficult, especially if you have more than one car. It’s too bad, really, because the area has some of the most beautiful vintage housing on the north side, very moderately priced.

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  12. Forgive any typos in forgoing post- I was going fast. I meant “sell”.

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  13. Laura–seems you have soured on the area when you were once one of it’s biggest boosters years ago. In terms of construction, a new library is going in at NW corner of Pratt and Western. True, few residential tear downs and probably for the better in terms of maintaining the architectural integrity of the neighborhood.

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