This 2-bedroom duplex in the Greenhouses at 2131 N. Clark in Lincoln Park just came on the market.
I’m surprised it isn’t under contract already as there are only 11 of these units and they are rarely on the market.
The Greenhouses were built in the mid-1970s.
Dennis Rodkin, when he was still with Chicago Magazine, explained their background back in 2013, the last time a unit was on the market.
(Thanks to the Groove for posting a link to this in our last chatter about this complex.)
“While working for two top Chicago architectural firms in the 1950s and ’60s, Gertrude Lempp Kerbis made contributions to design elements at O’Hare International Airport and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Today’s tour is at a building that was a benchmark project for her, one that she has said was among the first places where she worked on her own.
Kerbis both designed and developed the residential building for a site on Clark Street and called it the Greenhouses.”
None of the units have outside windows. They all face into the 2-story glass atriums.
According to our prior chatter about this building, those glass atriums are heated.
The first floor of this unit is the living room, atrium/dining room and kitchen along with a half bath.
The gray wall in the living room is actually painted brick.
The kitchen has wood cabinets and a mix of white and stainless steel appliances.
The second floor has the two bedrooms and the full bath.
The duplex has an in-unit washer/dryer, central air and an outdoor parking spot.
The building does not allow dogs.
Is the 2-story atrium a pro or a con for most buyers?
Sheetal Balani at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.
Unit #11: 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, no square footage listed, duplex
- Sold in November 1987 (no price listed)
- Sold in June 1997 for $190,000
- Sold in July 1999 for $230,000
- Sold in July 2004 for $350,000
- Sold in August 2005 for $365,000
- Sold in March 2006 for $375,000
- Currently listed for $385,000
- Assessments of $389 a month (includes water, cable, snow removal)
- Taxes of $4996
- Central Air
- Washer/Dryer in the unit
- Outdoor parking included
- No dogs allowed
- Bedroom #1: 13×11 (second floor)
- Bedroom #2: 12×10 (second floor)