California Chic Returns 2 Years Later: 2846 N. Southport in Lakeview

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This penthouse 2-bedroom at 2846 N. Southport in Lakeview recently came on the market.

If it looks familiar, that’s because we last chattered about it in June 2015.

Back then, the kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities had been painted white, along with the rest of the unit, and it was being marketed as “California chic in Chicago.”

You can see our chatter here.

If you recall, this building has 6 units and is a rare mid-rise building with an elevator.

This top floor unit has 10.5′ ceilings and a full wall of built-ins in the living room.

The kitchen has white cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a kitchen island.

It has the other features buyers look for, including central air, washer/dryer in the unit and garage parking.

This unit is also larger than your typical 2/2. The current listing doesn’t have the square footage, but the 2015 listing said it was 1670 square feet.

It’s also in the Burley school district.

Listed at $570,000 in 2015, it eventually sold for $545,000.

It has come on the market at just $589,900.

Have Lakeview 2/2s reach a “peak” price point?

Joshua Weinberg at Keller Williams has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #3S: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1670 square feet

  • Sold in April 2002 for $487,500
  • Sold in January 2015 for $532,000
  • Originally listed in early May 2015 for $570,000
  • Sold in July 2015 for $545,000
  • Assessments are now $415 a month (they were $361 a month in 2015) includes exterior maintenance and scavenger
  • Taxes are now $6936 (they were $5393 in 2015)
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Attached garage parking included
  • Bedroom #1: 16×15
  • Bedroom #2: 13×11

16 Responses to “California Chic Returns 2 Years Later: 2846 N. Southport in Lakeview”

  1. OLD STYLE PARTY PAD. GO CUBBIES LOLZ!!!!!!!
    IM GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER PEOPLES!!!!!!!

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  2. Its got everything for your “basic bitch” perpetually single consultant type

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  3. “Its got everything for your “basic bitch” perpetually single consultant type”

    Spot on, except they all want to be in Bucktown these days.

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  4. What do you think the square footage is? I hate when it isn’t listed. The unit looks to be decently sized, but at the end of the say, it’s still a two bedroom.

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  5. I’ve got nothing against this place. My beef is cosmetic and no big deal. On the one hand, I applaud them for not putting the TV over the fireplace. At the same time, now the fireplace radiates and warms… the back of the couch? Nothing wrong with that – but it makes this space seem strangley configured (when it really isn’t). I’d be staging this place a little better for the sale – but what do I know about what basic bitches want anyway? I guess toasty necks.

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  6. If you compare the current listing to the old one, the pictures really illustrate the difference that white paint, along with more interesting furnishings, can make.

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/2846-N-Southport-Ave-60657/unit-3/home/12699046/mred-08725817

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  7. “Spot on, except they all want to be in Bucktown these days.”

    I dunno I’ve met quite a few lately that live in SoPo

    probably looking for Mr. Rich Divorcee lol

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  8. The old listing looks a bit better, especially for the money.

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  9. “The old listing looks a bit better, especially for the money.”

    Agreed on the living room.

    Kitchen looks better in the new photos.

    Didn’t bother paying attention to the other photos…

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  10. Something about that wine fridge vs that stove/microwave unit doesn’t add up.

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  11. 3N (sold Aug-16) for comparison:

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/2846-N-Southport-Ave-60657/unit-3N/home/12704481

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  12. 3N certainly had nicer appliances – except for the dorm-style-wine-fridge (I think that’s what it is). How much wine do people need to store in their 2 bed units?

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  13. “How much wine do people need to store in their 2 bed units?”

    From the size of those fridges, about 4-5 cases.

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  14. If you compare the current listing to the old one, the pictures really illustrate the difference that white paint, along with more interesting furnishings, can make.

    Just curious, how do you find the old listings on redfin? Do you need the MLS#?

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  15. “Just curious, how do you find the old listings on redfin? Do you need the MLS#?”

    If you’re using Redfin on a web browser, under Property History, many previous listings are linked. Doesn’t work on the app though.

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  16. You can view past listings on the Redfin app, but it’s a bit of a pain. Zoom right into the property on the map. Then in the search function, choose “sold homes all time”. Now you can click on the property and see all the past listings.

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