The $1 Million Condo at Buckingham and Halsted: 744 W. Buckingham in Lakeview

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This 3-bedroom new construction condo at 744 W. Buckingham in Lakeview came on the market in March 2017.

It’s a 4-unit all-brick building with garage parking that was built by Ronan Builders.

The lot is 32.5 x 133.

This is a top floor unit with its own 69×28 private roof deck.

The unit has all the features and finishes you would expect out of 2017 new construction.

There is a custom trim/molding package.

The kitchen has custom cabinets, quartz or granite counter tops, and luxury appliances by Subzero, Bosch, Wolf and Kohler.

The bathrooms have Grohe, Kohler and Ann Sacks Tile Work.

Originally priced last March at $1,099,000, it has been reduced $94,000 to $1.05 million.

Is $1 million the new reality for new construction penthouse condos in East Lakeview?

Felicia Marinescu at Mod Realty has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #4: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1900 square feet

  • New construction
  • Originally listed in March 2017 for $1,099,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $1.05 million
  • Assessments of $299 a month (includes electric, exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger, and snow removal)
  • Taxes are “new”
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 15×14
  • Bedroom #2: 11×11
  • Bedroom #3: 11×11
  • Private deck: 69×28

 

48 Responses to “The $1 Million Condo at Buckingham and Halsted: 744 W. Buckingham in Lakeview”

  1. Talk about generous with the sf listing. You’re probably losing 400sf for the 2 stair towers. And why 2 towers, shouldnt be needed by code. Was there a plan to combine the 2 upper floors into (2) 2 stories?

    This place is going to live like a 1300sf 3Br (Excluding the awesome deck)

    Put the Deck at $250M (and a free Jan Terri concert) and you’re paying $650/sf for usable space

    See you at $875M

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  2. “why 2 towers”

    The door to the 2d tower doesn’t even have a knob on it in the 3d walkthrough–so it appears likely that it is true private access to the roof. And then maybe the original concept was that the top floor would get a private half, and the other units would share the other half?

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  3. I don’t really know what to say other than this place is horrifically overpriced. The seller is delusional.

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  4. I’m laughing at the placement of the toilet and sink in the powder room in the floor plan, nice attention to detail!

    and nothing screams million dollar condo like a shared door restroom for your guests, and tiny, 11×11 bedrooms

    I also think they are being very generous with the sqfootage I mean even if you use the roof top deck dimensions you’re only getting 1794 but hey its just a number right… I was surprised at the exaggeration of sqfootage when I bought a new construction place, shocked they didn’t include the whole rooftop deck square footage in this listing!

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  5. I think two modes of egress from the roof deck are required by code for new construction. Older units (built in the 1990s) may only have one but you cannot do new construction that way these days.

    Sonies – – that toilet has got to be a mistake! It must be oriented the other way. That is hilarious.

    This place is pretty uninspiring. High end finishes don’t make up for lackluster design…for a million bucks it isn’t even a duplex with a separate family room or for crying out loud, a formal dining room. These folks need to put the crack pipe down. This thing may sell for something starting with an “8” and that buyer will not be getting a good deal, but I can see that happening. Only an idiot buys this at this price.

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  6. “a shared door restroom for your guests”

    Layout is for the ‘dream’/fantasy of raising your two children in the city in a condo.

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  7. The master vanity has no pulls/handles. Is that a thing now? Was it ever?

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  8. god, i hope this sells for 7 figures. i live down the street!

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  9. So, at first glance I didn’t notice, but how do you open the kitchen and bathroom cabinets? There are no pulls and the cabinets don’t seem to have the extra space that cabinets typically have when they are without pulls. I do like the look of cabinets without pulls, but I wonder how these are opened.

    As for the people complaining about the layout, the Realtor states that it’s a “21st century layout.” Everyone here is behind the times it seems!

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  10. “how do you open the kitchen and bathroom cabinets?”

    I think it’s like the backdoor to the roof–not installed when the pix were shot–maybe so that you get to pick?

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  11. LOL. I wouldn’t pay 750K for this place.

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  12. Looks like you do need 2 exits for a roof top deck. Makes a lot of sense to put them 20′ apart

    You should look at the other units in this dumpster fire.

    The front entrance only serves the Duplex down (Offered for the low, low price of $1.2MM). Best as I can tell, Everyone else gets to enter from the side. And I cant totally figure that out as one of the stairs looks like it opens into unit 1. $780M for Units 2 or 3 LOFL. There’s no way these guys could have done this before right? Not everyone in Chicago is this stupid are they?

    I wonder what award these clowns at Rowan “Builders” won? Most likely to design shitty buildings from Triton College?

    I have a very morbid curiosity about this place. Someone needs to tour this mistake at let us know how bad it really is

    Thanks for the Friday laugh

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  13. It’s bad design to have a bathroom door open into the hall. Someone walking down the hall could get a door opened in front of them and be badly hurt.

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  14. I don’t see fixtures on the second bathroom sink. Pic 16

    A million dollars to live on an alley and deal with the shit show that is Halsted street on weekend nights? Delusional indeed.

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  15. This is a 650K-750k condo all day. Sellers are insane.

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  16. $1,195,000 for the duplex down. And one outdoor parking spot. You’d have to be delusional to buy here too.

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  17. Developer is betting on an influx of Amazon employees from Seattle.

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  18. I used on Buckingham near Broadway for several years. As a comparison, 625 W. Buckingham Place #1 sold for $939K in 2013. That unit was extra wide with very nice finishes.

    Buckingham is a very nice street, but being so close to Halsted and the unit is right on the alley….hell, no, for that price.

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  19. This will not go for more than 800. Delusional realtor and seller.

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  20. Let’s not overlook the lack of an elevator. When Skip and Buffy move in their friends will all tell them how great the place is and what a great deal they got.

    Then they will have those precious little twin babies and the headaches begin. Where do you ditch the strollers? How do you get the groceries AND toddlers upstairs at the same time without neglecting something?

    That’s when they determine its time to leave. And that’s when they realize just how much they’ve overpaid for this unit. The optimal buyer pool is small.

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  21. They tore down a lovely 2-flat to build this…

    This building has 2 $1M+ units; there’s a building a few doors down (734 Buckingham) that has 2 $1M+ units. There’s also a 6-unit development across the street that will have at least 2 $1M+ units. And that’s just on Buckingham. There’re a couple of developments in the 600/700 block of Aldine as well. Who is going to buy all these million-dollar condos in Boystown?

    I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see property values go up (I live right down the street), but this is ridiculous.

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  22. Besides all the other already mentioned design flaws, is that a dishwasher in the Island? So you will have to walk back and forth putting the dishes away. I really couldn’t take that on a daily basis.

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  23. @Madeline – same thing on Melrose too. So many nice single-family and old graystones torn down for unimaginative mcmansion condos set at $1+ million and not selling. From my observations, one was bought by an older couple who is only in-town on the weekends; and disappointed-looking young couples leaving showings of these places.

    That location along an alley – no thank you. Behind Wood and Side Tracks, people spilling into the side streets at bar close. Potential buyers need to be really into the Boystown scene.

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  24. lol

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  25. Tikky-tacky look-alike modern building. No distinction. Probably built cheaply. Anyone paying $1 mln to live here must be out of their minds.

    Noisy location, to boot.

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  26. Sad to hear a nice old two-flat was torn down for this monstrosity. The streets west of Broadway used to be nicer than east of Broadway because they hadn’t been tarnished by the construction of ugly four-plus-ones in the 1960s. Now both sides of Broadway are polluted.

    Does the alderman only see dollar signs? Don’t they have a say over zoning and landmarks? The older homes in this neighborhood are rapidly becoming extinct and we won’t fully appreciate what we had until they’re gone and the developers have laughed their way to the bank.

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  27. Gotta love the alley living! Drivers honking their horns all hours of the night. Smokers and druggies from the nightclubs hanging out in the bank either smoking, urinating or both. The smell of garbage wafts up as rats meandering the alley. Been there, done that! I paid $600 a month but granted that was quite some years ago.

    Idk, is this the sign of another bubble? Prices are crazy, $1,000,000 for this? And banks are lending for these sorts of projects? These types of crazy overpriced projects were a dime a dozen in 2004 and people bought them. NOt sure who is even buying or if the fundamentals are even OK.

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  28. So, those screeds from tehHof were finally enough to warrant deletion?

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  29. “why should we delete them?”

    They are deleted in my view of the thread.

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  30. ps: just trying to understand what crosses the line here.

    1. references to [pejorative term for some folks from parts of Appalachia]
    2. certain style of references to tehgayz.
    3. discussions of furniture, kids names, personal decor.

    Anything else?

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  31. use of the term g./ l =o= b o h o m o which is so, so stupid is should not just be deleted, but banned. What a ridiculously stupid term. I won’t even type it without space lest my username forever be associated with that garbage in a google search.

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  32. I refuse to learn or use the racist shibboleths of HH and his ilk.

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  33. “I won’t even type it without space lest my username forever be associated with that garbage in a google search.”

    Best ask Sabrina to delete this one then:

    http://cribchatter.com/?p=24482#comment-428365

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  34. Globohomism is an aesthetic. A condo interior/fixtures in the subject neighborhood has more in common with its peer in many global cities: Berlin, SF, NYC, Vancouver, etc. than it does with the NW side which is much closer in distance. It is a global phenomenon. We can shorten the term if you like to something like “poz” culture. Thankfully, Trump ended the Obama globalism that predicated aid to starving people in African nations upon their acceptance of poz/globohomoism as a “human right” and as “cultural enrichment”. HD, you should just stick to what you know, which is bashing Eastern European finishes when you see them. I’ll stick to critiquing everything else. Thanks.

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  35. it’s called airspace hh.

    https://www.theverge.com/2016/8/3/12325104/airbnb-aesthetic-global-minimalism-startup-gentrification

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  36. Your problem HH is that your ‘critiquing’ always and inevitably ends up with some crazy alt-right shit that quite frankly isn’t relating to real estate and nobody wants to hear. It’s not just that we don’t want to hear it, but it’s actually quite RUDE to just talk about the same shit over and over again when no one wants to hear it. Maybe 1 in every 50 comments you make has marginal value; the other 49 are basically the same tin foil hat shit that jews and gays control the real estate aesthetic and everything else. pure nonsense. It makes you a huge bore when you sound like a broken record. People say that bernie sanders is the same way. The man can’t have a pleasant conversation about anything before it veers off into some diatribe about universal healthcare or the evils of capitalism. Every time.

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  37. “Best ask Sabrina to delete this one then:”

    Thanks anon, thanks for pointing that out. I’m trying to AVOID that and you create a link to it.

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  38. “Thankfully, Trump ended the Obama globalism that predicated aid to starving people in African nations upon their acceptance of poz/globohomoism as a “human right” and as “cultural enrichment”.”

    No he didn’t.

    In fact, Trump hasn’t done ANYTHING in office. Thank goodness, he’s even more incompetent than anyone could have guessed. Everything he has tried has either been blocked by the courts or he can’t get it through a Republican Congress. It’d be a joke, actually, if we didn’t have to put up with his instability every day.

    REMINDER: Once again, HH is NOT from Chicago. I don’t know where he’s from, but it’s not here. I don’t think he’s from any major city because he’s so bitter and filled with hate at the opportunities the best cities in the world afford (both in the US and abroad.)

    What are you so afraid of HH?

    You’re too old to care if you have a job or if you need to save for a 401k. So what is your real fear?

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  39. “So, those screeds from tehHof were finally enough to warrant deletion?”

    Those who’ve been around for 10+ years, anon(tfo), certainly remember the reason that HH originally got banned from this site.

    Need I say more?

    I don’t think so.

    So yes, I’m sick of it and will delete those comments and will continue to delete them. HH adds nothing to this site when he goes off on his crazy screeds. I really wish he wouldn’t be so bored in his nursing home and decide to post his hate here.

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  40. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/neo-nazi-quits-comes-out-gay-jewish-heritage-kevin-wilshaw-national-front-a8005866.html

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  41. “Trump hasn’t done ANYTHING in office. Thank goodness, ”

    yes, thank goodness… any time the government sticks its nose in something it inevitably fucks shit up

    the best thing for the economy is for the government to literally do nothing, make no changes, do absolutely nothing

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  42. “the government to literally do nothing”

    Just so long as the government keeps its hands out of Hof’s SSI and Medicaid, he’ll be happy??

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  43. I remember HH from the last time I spent a lot of hours perusing this site four or five years ago. I was sorry to see he’s still at it. Nice to see the old hands still here like Jenny, Sabrina, Homedelete and others, though.

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  44. ““Trump hasn’t done ANYTHING in office. Thank goodness, ”

    He didn’t take us to war in Syria like Hillary would have.
    He didn’t put an anti-American hater on the Supreme Court like she would have.
    He rolled back most of Obama’s excessive “executive orders”.
    Stock market is roaring.

    Best of all, our President “outs” all the right people for the rage and hate they have deep inside and now can’t contain. Now, the good see who the bad people are, like CNN, Hollywood, Weinstein, NFL players, late-night talk show bigots, etc. Even the soccer moms who voted for Obama and Hillary are wondering who these perverted and hostile people are, and why they arevnow unhinged. Trump will do even better with women (normal ones) in 2020.

    Isn’t it great to finally see our Democrat governor candidate FINALLY discuss Madigan and whether he should go? Finally, it’s only 2017 when they take up the point that the GOP and normal people have been saying for decades. Duh. I don’t know why Sabrina is so happy to live with a population of morons.

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  45. “the bad people are”

    They’re not bad people (other than Weinstein) – they’re just wrong and unfortunately really arrogant about it. They believe that their ‘credentials’ – whether than be college educated, from a UMC family, living in the right neighborhood in the proper east or left coast city, gives them a moral authority over those in flyover country who are slightly less educated, have slightly lower incomes and don’t tweet 40x a day. Their point of view was common among the European aristocracy hundreds of years ago, where they view everyone else as peasants. Think King Geoffrey or Queen Cercesi – looking down on everyone as a god damn peasant whose lives are unimportant. That’s basically the view most ‘credentialed’ D voters have taken of people who vote R or live in flyover country. Arrogance is the last of the seven deadly sins.

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  46. I’ve always assumed homedelete and helmethofer are the same person, which makes “conversations” between them pretty surreal.

    Although, I guess Sabrina has access to the IP addresses that they post from, so if she isn’t suspicious…

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  47. two different people., madeline. HH is a piece
    of garbage with an alt-right mental disorder. but to arrogant lakeshore liberals, all uncreditenialed peasants are the same, right? do you believe that all Republicans by their very nature are racist too? and all those who don’t tweet are trash? just like jenny said a few weeks ago, we have different political beliefs so we should
    be killed, right?

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  48. I believe that some liberals are arrogant and that some conservatives are arrogant. I think some Trump voters are stupid and some Hilary voters are stupid. I don’t think either party/political philosophy has cornered the market on hypocrisy.

    Funny how you made a lot of assumptions about me.

    all those who don’t tweet are trash – this is a really weird thing to believe. Do you actually know anyone who believes this? It doesn’t really seem to fit in with what a “liberal” would believe, since the most famous twitter user is the prez.

    Incidentally, there is a rather uncommon grammatical error that both you and HH make repeatedly.

    Have you ever used author attribution software? It’s fairly accurate. I wonder what the results would be if you compared a block of text from each of you.

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