A Million Dollars Gets You This 4-Bedroom Duplex Up in Lakeview: 628 W. Briar Place

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This 4-bedroom duplex up at 628 W. Briar Place in Lakeview came on the market in May 2017.

This graystone was constructed in 1936 and has 5 units.

The listing says this unit was completely gutted in 2015.

It still has some of its vintage features, however, including millwork, crown molding, hardwood floors with inlaids, and wood burning fireplaces with grand marble mantles.

3 of the bedrooms are on the second floor with the 4th on the main level.

The master suite is on the second floor and has 3 closets.

One of the bedrooms has a private terrace. There are two other outside spaces.

There’s also a family room on the main level along with the living room and kitchen.

The chef’s kitchen has cherry cabinets, Viking stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and an oversized island.

It has central air and laundry on the second floor. The unit also has 1 garage spot.

The listing says its in the Nettlehorst school district.

Since May, the property has been reduced $21,000 to $999,000.

Would you expect to pay a million dollars for 4-bedrooms in Lakeview now?

Leigh Marcus at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Or go to the Open House on Saturday, April 12, 2017 from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Unit PENT: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3100 square feet

  • I couldn’t find any prior sales prices as the CCRD couldn’t find the PIN
  • Originally listed in May 2017 for $1,020,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $999,000 (includes 1-car garage parking)
  • Assessments of $202 a month (includes exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger, snow removal)
  • Taxes aren’t listed
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 20×20 (fourth floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 18×12 (fourth floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 14×12 (fourth floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 12×11 (third floor)
  • Laundry room: 9×6 (fourth floor)
  • Family room: 20×19 (third floor)


9 Responses to “A Million Dollars Gets You This 4-Bedroom Duplex Up in Lakeview: 628 W. Briar Place”

  1. Interesting unit in a beautiful building. Would be more appealing if on the second and third floors. Great layout except for a lack of storage space. Would have hoped for more vintage woodwork and the MBR FP looks a bit cheap to me. Love the outdoor space but would be better if one of the terraces was adjacent to common areas of the house. Price seems a bit high but not crazy assuming the 2015 work was of good quality which is hard to tell from the photos.

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  2. Interesting address: 628 W Briar Pl Unit PENTHSE
    Feels like putting PENTHSE in your address is a bit pretentious.

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  3. This place is OK, I was expecting a little more for a cool million but these are the times we live in, a million bucks doesn’t buy what it used to!

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  4. Only 3100 sf if you count the terraces.

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  5. Here is a similar unit in a new building. This one has been on the market for a while….wondering why its not selling as I think its (now) priced well.


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  6. Maybe it’s just me, but if I was spending a million dollars in lakeview, i’d either cough up a little more money and get a SFH, or move west towards roscoe village or more north and get a SFH.

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  7. 100% agree with Riz. Don’t find this neighborhood better than further northwest straight up, let alone at a premium. As long as you avoid NoCoCo of course.

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  8. Can anyone explain the point of the two staircases literally across a hall from each other in MZ’s listing?

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  9. Seems pricey but assessment is low and parking is included. Agree it’s a joke to call this a “penthouse.” A penthouse by definition is some sort of house on top of a high-rise building. Check 3500 N LSD, 3920 N LSD or 3300 N. LSD for examples of actual penthouses.

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