Now’s Your Chance for a Rare Large Crilly Court 1-Bedroom: 208 W. Eugenie in Old Town

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This 1-bedroom in Crilly Court at 208 W. Eugenie in Old Town recently came on the market.

If you’ll recall, Crilly Court is the historic complex of buildings which borders Wells, Crilly, St. Paul and Eugenie. It has 90 units and was converted from apartments to condos just as the bust hit in 2007.

But given its location, this complex has almost always been popular with buyers.

This 971 square foot 1-bedroom is unique for the complex.

Not only is it larger than most of the other 1-bedroom units, but it has 2 doors in which to access the unit: one that leads out to Eugenie and a second that goes out to the courtyard.

Because of its location in the building, it doesn’t have a balcony.

The eat-in kitchen has dark wood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

According to the listing there is a “marble finished” bathroom.

It also says there is a unique storage pantry behind the kitchen.

This unit comes with a deeded 8×4 storage unit but no parking.

It has central air and washer/dryer in the unit.

Listed at $425,000, which is similar to the price for some 2/2s in the neighborhood, will the prestige and popularity of Crilly Court carry the day?

Crilly Court sign July 2017

Matt Shamis at Advantage Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #1: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 971 square feet

  • Sold in November 2007 for $315,500 (included the deeded storage unit)
  • Currently listed for $425,000 (includes the deeded storage unit)
  • Assessments of $333 a month (includes exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger, snow removal)
  • Taxes of $5381
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • No parking
  • Bedroom: 11×10

 

19 Responses to “Now’s Your Chance for a Rare Large Crilly Court 1-Bedroom: 208 W. Eugenie in Old Town”

  1. seems over priced but I like that it has its own entrance

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  2. It’s Sid’s “dated” mid-2000s finishes, in spades.

    That fridge sux, tho, and should be replaced with one that actually fits the space properly.

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  3. It’s a steal!!! BWAHAHAHA. That implies a crime, which is definitely evident in the listing. Try trapping Jan Terri with better Cubs bait LOLZ!!!
    GO OLD STYLE!!!!!

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  4. Usually, I like Old Town. I don’t see the appeal of this complex though. Red Fin shows a 2/2 a couple blocks north that costs less than this place.

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  5. My memory is a bit hazy but is this Crilly Court location the one that somehow held it’s value (actually appreciated a bit) during the great recession/while RE prices were still crashing?

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  6. I wouldn’t want to live next to a noisy parking lot gate to be honest…

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  7. Nevermind Jenny’s “couple blocks north” place, this 2/2 is just around the corner, has pretty similar finishes, and in-unit laundry for less:

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/1741-N-Orleans-St-60614/unit-2S/home/35633893

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  8. Unless that deeded storage unit is 15X15 with windows, a view and a spa bathroom attached, I’m a little surprised by this price.

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  9. Ummm. Yeah, anon’s 2/2 is way better than this. Anyone who pays $425 for a 1/1 with no parking in Old Town is getting hosed.

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  10. Ha ha yes it is Anon (TFO). At least it’s not white and gray, in which case it would be both more boring and overpriced.

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  11. “My memory is a bit hazy but is this Crilly Court location the one that somehow held it’s value (actually appreciated a bit) during the great recession/while RE prices were still crashing?”

    Yes. It never declined in value. Prices continue to go up in the complex.

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  12. My friend use to Airbnb his Crilly Court place. Everyone loved to be on Wells street, in the heart of old town. So, it could be a nice investment if you wanted an in town that was easy to rent. But Old Town probably will lose its charm soon with the construction.

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  13. Agree with Liz about the parking in that neighborhood. If you don’t have a dedicated space, good luck with finding something on the street, especially in winter. Start investing in some high-class “dibs” from a Michigan Avenue furniture store.

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  14. “My friend use to Airbnb his Crilly Court place. Everyone loved to be on Wells street, in the heart of old town. So, it could be a nice investment if you wanted an in town that was easy to rent. But Old Town probably will lose its charm soon with the construction.”

    That’s a good point. With it’s own separate entrance it would be a good AirBnB unit. You’d have to run the numbers but $425 is still rich for a 1/1.

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  15. “That’s a good point. With it’s own separate entrance it would be a good AirBnB unit. You’d have to run the numbers but $425 is still rich for a 1/1.”

    You’re right. It would be good for part-time rentals with that entrance right to the street.

    But I wonder if the condo association would allow it? Most associations bigger than 3 units have put on restrictions. And especially in a building that has 90 units. There are simply more people to complain when there are more units.

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  16. “If you don’t have a dedicated space, good luck with finding something on the street, especially in winter.”

    Why would you have a car?

    That’s so baby boomer.

    There are zipcars and uber in the neighborhood. No need to have a car if you live here.

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  17. Why would you have a car? Because of necessary commuting? Because of family you want to visit that is too far to practically Uber or use a Zip car? Because it’s extremely hard to get to anywhere outside of Chicago actually worth going without one? Because having one will always give you more freedom and options than not as long as you can afford it? So many potential reasons. And most people far younger than boomers have cars if they can help it, that’s a wacky thing to say.

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  18. The association does not allow airbnbs. Lack of parking doesn’t bother me for a one bedroom. Many people don’t own a car. I just think it’s overpriced for the finishes and size.

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  19. Sid V – It’s not all that difficult to get out of town, or even to many places within the town limits, without having a car. We do have some good public transportation options around here. But people in the income bracket for that part of town probably want to own a “luxury” model car also. In which case they should find a living space that provides for reliable parking.

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