This 4-bedroom Queen Anne at 2134 W. Lunt in the West Ridge neighborhood of Rogers Park recently came on the market.
Built in 1891, before the area was even part of Chicago, the house is on a double lot measuring 50×171.
If you’re not familiar with West Ridge’s history, its one of the older parts of Chicago as there were Indian villages in the area as early as the 1700s.
During most of the nineteenth century West Ridge remained relatively rural. St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Church served as both the religious and social center of the community. West Ridge was home to two cemeteries, Rosehill and St. Henry’s, and Angel Guardian Orphanage. Truck farms, greenhouses, and the open prairie characterized much of the area. Disagreements with Rogers Park about taxes for local improvements led to the incorporation of West Ridge as a village in 1890. Despite local controversy over annexation to Chicago in 1893, proponents prevailed and West Ridge became part of Chicago. Unlike in Rogers Park, annexation did not bring immediate growth. The number of residents remained under 500 until after 1900. No prominent business districts existed, as community members relied on either Rogers Park or Evanston for their goods and services.
It has a brick patio as well as a brick walkway to the 2 car garage along with a formal garden and landscaping.
The listing says the house has been rehabbed.
The kitchen has modern German-made Poggenpohl cabinets, with upscale appliances including Miele and Subzero.
It still maintains some of its vintage character, including crown molding and hardwood floors.
The house has an unfinished basement and central air.
We’ve chattered about how move-in ready properties sell fast in this market.
Will this house be scooped up soon?
Laurie Jacobson at Century 21 S.G.R. has the listing. See the pictures here.
2134 W. Lunt: 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1918 square feet
- Looks like it has only sold once since 1988
- Sold in January 1998 for $326,000 (per Redfin)
- Currently listed for $589,000
- Taxes of $5893
- Central Air
- 2-car garage
- Bedroom #1: 13×12 (second floor)
- Bedroom #2: 12×11 (second floor)
- Bedroom #3: 11×11 (second floor)
- Bedroom #4: 13×10 (second floor)
- Family room: 17×12 (main level)