Remember These 3-Bedroom Duplexes in East Lincoln Park? 443 W. Grant

419 w grant #2 approved

This 3-bedroom duplex up in The Portals at 443 W. Grant in East Lincoln Park just came on the market.

This complex was built in 1971 and has 50 duplex up units in 4 story buildings. One unit is on the first and second floor with an outdoor terrace and a second unit is on the third and fourth level.

There’s outdoor parking.

We’ve chattered about various units in this complex over the years and especially during the bust, when you could buy an un-renovated unit for under $360,000.

See our 2011 chatter on one of those sales here.

This first floor unit has been renovated.

The listing says there are new windows, floors, doors and a new trex decking on the large deck off the living room.

The kitchen is open to the dining room and has dark cabinets, quartz counter tops, stainless steel Bosch dishwasher and GE profile appliances.

There are new bathrooms.

The duplex has central air, electric heat and a washer/dryer in the first floor powder room.

There is outdoor parking just outside of the deck.

These used to be among the more affordable 3-bedroom units in East Lincoln Park.

Are those days long gone?

419 w grant #1 approved

India Tougne at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #A: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1670 square feet, duplex up

  • Sold in April 1988 for $175,000
  • Sold in September 1996 for $215,000
  • Sold in April 1998 for $272,500
  • Sold in October 2001 for $390,000
  • Sold in June 2004 for $412,000
  • Sold in December 2012 for $425,000
  • Currently listed for $559,000 (includes outdoor parking)
  • Assessments of $411 a month (includes cable, exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger and snow removal)
  • Taxes of $7379
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Bedroom #1: 18×11 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 13×10 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 12×10 (second floor)

 

 

14 Responses to “Remember These 3-Bedroom Duplexes in East Lincoln Park? 443 W. Grant”

  1. I don’t consider a unit that is first floor and subfloor to be a duplex up. I assume that this is because the entrance is below ground level and then you can go “up” to the first floor. I can’t tell if this has a unit above it, but if it does, then it is really not a duplex up in my book.

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  2. Matt the Coffeeman on March 16th, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Is it me, or does it appear from both the floorplan and the pictures that none of the three bedrooms have closets?

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  3. the low ceilings in this property make it seem so frickin cramped!

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  4. “a unit that is first floor and subfloor”

    The patio is at ground level, not sunken (or, at most, a step down from sidewalk level). The first floor is ground level, and the 2d floor (the up) is normal 2d floor level. And, yeah, there is another duplex unit above.

    I like the reno on this unit better than this similar priced one that sold last summer:

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/431-W-Grant-Pl-60614/unit-B/home/104288079

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  5. And here is a recent-ish sale of a upper level unit:

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/423-W-Grant-Pl-60614/unit-23/home/110091505

    Part of the premium is for the lower v. upper, bc of the outdoor space, and part bc of the updating. How much of each? hm.

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  6. it is interesting that they went panel-front on the dishwasher but abandoned that idea on the fridge.

    This is the second powder-room / laundry this week, right? It is a little weird isn’t it? I am not sure how I feel about that…
    I am also curious about noise – – having another units kitchen and living space above your bedroom. I know some newer construction condo dwellers who are living this nightmare, but maybe the construction quality on this unit is better?

    …Otherwise, this is for sure peak to near-peak pricing for this unit but I have no doubt it will sell. It has one more bed and one more bath and bigger private outdoor space than most 2/2s that are selling in the $400K ball park. Could you get a 1/1 for $150K around here? No,you couldn’t. This will sell.

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  7. I was in this unit before the last sale. The ceiling feels very low in the kitchen.

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  8. This place will sell fast.

    The price is reasonable for location and square footage, even with low ceilings.

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  9. We are under contract in just under one week on the market, for the highest price in the complex so far. The Portals continues to be a great option for those wishing to live in the Lincoln Elementary School District! Thanks for the interest, India

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  10. “We are under contract in just under one week on the market, for the highest price in the complex so far.”

    Thanks for the update India.

    It’s amazing what the prices have done in this complex. It’s a whole new world out there.

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  11. Seems to me you’ve chattered about this complex (or one very very similar) more than once before, haven’t you?

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  12. “Seems to me you’ve chattered about this complex (or one very very similar) more than once before, haven’t you?”

    It says so right there in the post. Even links to some of our old chatter.

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  13. Oh yeah, duh, I saw the old link, but isn’t there a complex like this on like La Salle too?

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  14. “Oh yeah, duh, I saw the old link, but isn’t there a complex like this on like La Salle too?”

    No.

    Where on LaSalle? There’s a group of older townhouses on LaSalle. That’s not what these are.

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