Always Wanted to Live in a Gold Coast Brownstone? A 1-Bedroom at 21 E. Goethe

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This duplex 1-bedroom at 21 E. Goethe in the Gold Coast came on the market in May 2017.

The brownstone was built in 1886 and has 5 units.

I believe this unit is actually in the reddish building next to the white one and that they are both in the association.

While the building is old, the interiors of this unit do not have any of the original features except for a wood burning fireplace.

It has a unique layout with a first floor bedroom and full bath and a second floor living area with a half bath.

It has a Juliet balcony overlooking Goethe and a deck overlooking the back of the building.

The kitchen has white cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

This unit has the features buyers look for including central air, which the listing says was just replaced in 2017, washer/dryer in the unit and assigned exterior parking.

It has been reduced $55,000 to $425,000 since May.

For someone with dreams of living among the brownstones, is this a good way to get in?

Alia Kolovic at Century 21 Affiliated has the listing. See the pictures and floor plan here.

Unit #23B: 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, no square footage listed, duplex up

  • Sold in January 1989 for $190,000
  • Sold in April 1991 for $225,000
  • Sold in August 1998 for $270,000
  • Sold in July 2004 for $365,000
  • Originally listed in May 2017 for $480,000
  • Reduced several times
  • Currently listed for $425,000 (includes the exterior assigned parking)
  • Assessments of $306 a month (includes exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger, snow removal)
  • Taxes of $7797
  • Central Air (just replaced in 2017)
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Bedroom: 15×15 (first floor)
  • Living/dining room: 20×17 (second floor)


5 Responses to “Always Wanted to Live in a Gold Coast Brownstone? A 1-Bedroom at 21 E. Goethe”

  1. Both the 91 and 98 prices plus CPI are about $409k today.
    The ’04 price plus CPI is about $470k today.
    2004 wasn’t even the peak.

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  2. Sabrina, this isn’t 1886 sqft, that is the year it was built!

    This place might be 1000 sqft

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  3. “Sabrina, this isn’t 1886 sqft, that is the year it was built!”

    You’re right. There’s no square footage listed, actually. I must have been losing my mind last night. 😉

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  4. So unique. A one bedroom that isn’t a highrise in the GC is remarkable. Terraces, laundry, stainless, oh my.

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  5. Really a nice place! Incredibly unique and so well finished out. Love the staircase and the front and back outdoor spaces. Kitchen is beautiful!

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