Want to Live and Breathe the Cubs 24/7? A 2-Bedroom at 817 W. Addison in Wrigleyville

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This 2-bedroom at 817 W. Addison in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Lakeview came on the market in October 2016.

It’s been about 7 years since we chattered about this building.

Built in 1915, it was converted into condos during the condo boom in 2005. It has 16 units with no parking.

Because it was part of the condo conversion craze, the finishes are from that era including wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.

Even though its vintage, it has modern features including central air and washer/dryer in the unit.

It also has a bay window.

The two bedrooms each have windows although they measure just 12×9 and 10×10.

But you can’t get much closer to the Cubs action than this location. You’ll certainly hear the roar of the crowds.

This seller was an original buyer in 2006.

Is it time for those who bought during the 2005-2007 boom, and have been hanging on, to get out?

Christopher Reardon has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #2R: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, no square footage listed

  • Sold in April 2006 for $272,000
  • Originally listed in October 2016
  • Currently listed at $268,000
  • Assessments of $328 a month (includes cable, exterior maintenance)
  • Taxes of $4016
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • No Parking
  • Bedroom #1: 12×9
  • Bedroom #2: 10×10
  • Living room: 13×13
  • Kitchen: 6×8

 

A Hidden Loft-Like Unit in a Vintage Building: A 2-Bedroom at 1847 N. Cleveland in Lincoln Park

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This top-floor 2-bedroom at 1847 N. Cleveland in Lincoln Park just came on the market.

This is an 8-unit vintage building with gated, secure parking.

The listing doesn’t say it’s an elevator building.

Despite the vintage building on the outside, this 1400-square foot unit has more loft-like features with 14 foot exposed wood beamed ceilings, exposed brick walls, and wide plank wood floors.

The kitchen is open to the living room and has light wood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. There appears to be a large wine refrigerator as well along with a kitchen island.

There’s an oversized master suite with an east facing balcony.

It also has a private 1000 square foot roof deck with 360 degree Chicago and skyline views. In the pictures, there’s a ladder in the middle of the living room, presumably to access the roof deck. Is this a permanent feature? Is it always there?

The unit has central air and a rare side-by-side washer/dryer.

Should loft lovers be considering this unit?

Sarah Ziehr at Redfin has the listing. See the pictures here.

It’s also Open on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday April 9 from 12 pm to 2 pm.

Unit #4S: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1400 square feet

  • Sold in June 2003 for $500,000
  • Sold in June 2004 for $555,000
  • Sold in March 2010 for $528,000
  • Currently listed for $665,000 (gated parking included)
  • Assessments of $375 a month (includes scavenger and snow removal)
  • Taxes of $9993
  • Central Air
  • Side-by-side washer/dryer in the unit
  • Private 1000 square foot roof top deck
  • Bedroom #1: 17×12
  • Bedroom #2: 11×12

 

An 1890s Vintage Lover’s Dream in Lincoln Park: A 3-Bedroom at 2233 N. Bissell

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This 3-bedroom at 2233 N. Bissell in the DePaul neighborhood of Lincoln Park came on the market in September 2016.

The building was constructed in 1890 and has 3 units on what the listing says is an extra wide lot.

It has many of its vintage features still intact including crown molding, molding around the doorways, a wood burning fireplace in the dining room with a wood fireplace mantle, a built-in hutch in the dining room and built-in bookcases.

One of the two bathrooms has a claw foot tub.

The kitchen has white cabinets and white appliances.

The unit has an in-unit washer/dryer and garage parking along with a back deck.

It doesn’t have central air but has window units instead.

The building is NOT on the El side of the street.

Originally listed for $525,000 last year, it was reduced under $500,000 and then went under contract.

It has come back on the market at $489,900.

Is this an opportunity to get into one of Lincoln Park’s most established neighborhoods without the million dollar price?

Michael Kennelly at Coldwell Banker has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #2: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, no square footage listed

  • Sold in September 1993 for $285,000
  • Sold in March 2002 for $450,000
  • Sold in November 2004 for $514,000
  • Sold in February 2013 for $415,000
  • Originally listed in September 2016 for $525,000
  • Reduced
  • Under Contract at $499,900
  • Back on the market- currently listed at $489,900
  • Assessments of $500 a month (includes heat, scavenger)
  • Taxes of $7605
  • No central air- window units only
  • In-unit washer/dryer
  • Garage parking included
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Bedroom #1: 14×19
  • Bedroom #2: 12×9
  • Bedroom #3: 10×10
  • Living room: 16×12
  • Dining room: 15×11
  • Den: 14×12

 

Is This 2-Bedroom Loft in Roscoe Village for $359K a Deal? 1800 W. Roscoe

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This 2-bedroom loft in the Pencil Factory Lofts at 1800 W. Roscoe in Roscoe Village just came on the market.

It’s a south facing unit with 12 foot concrete ceilings, industrial windows, and some exposed brick and concrete pillars.

It also is one of just a dozen or so units that has its own 10×17 private south facing deck. Most of the units in the building do not have private outdoor space.

The kitchen has brown cabinets and stainless steel appliances including a Bosch dishwasher.

The bathroom has quartz counter tops.

Only one of the two bedrooms has a window and it appears that the second bedroom has 3/4th walls.

This loft has the features buyers look for including central air, washer/dryer in the unit and indoor parking which is, apparently, included.

The units with the private decks rarely come on the market. This unit last sold in June 2009 for $355,000.

It’s currently listed for $359,000.

Is this a deal or will it get multiple offers and sell for much more?

Pablo Saban at Sola Group Realty has the listing. See the pictures here.

Or see it at the Open House on Sunday, Apr 9 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.

Unit #223: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1139 square feet

  • Sold in August 1993 for $157,500 (parking included)
  • Sold in March 1996 for $183,000 (parking included)
  • Sold in August 1998 for $200,000 (parking included)
  • Sold in June 2009 for $355,000 (parking included)
  • Currently listed at $359,000 (parking included)
  • Assessments of $392 a month (includes part-time doorman, exercise room, exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger and snow removal)
  • Taxes of $5193
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 17×14
  • Bedroom #2: 16×11
  • Private deck: 10×17

 

4-Bedroom Brick Victorian With “Lush Greenery” Returns: 1354 W. Webster in Lincoln Park

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This 4-bedroom vintage brick Victorian single family home at 1354 W. Webster just came on the market.

If it seems familiar, that’s because we chattered about it a couple of times the last time it was on the market which was in 2010.

We had an interesting chatter about the prior ownership and how 9 out of 10 mortgages on the house over the years were ARMs, the size of the bedrooms, what was located nearby, how kids need grass when growing up and much more.

See that chatter here.

If you recall, the house had the urban oasis backyard back in 2010 as well.

It has a built-in irrigation system and has been featured on the Sheffield Garden Walk in the past.

The house was built in 1900 on a slightly smaller than normal Chicago lot of 24×118.

It has 10 foot ceilings.

Three of the bedrooms are on the second floor, along with 2 bathrooms, including a “newly refreshed” master bath. The fourth bedroom is on the main level along with a small den/office.

There are skylights.

The basement is partially finished with part of it used for storage and the other part as a recreation area.

The kitchen has white cabinets, soapstone counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

There’s a separate dining room.

The house has the other features buyers look for including central air and a 2-car garage.

The listing says it’s in the Oscar Mayer school district.

At $975,000, that would put it in the price range of many new construction duplex down units in Lincoln Park and Lakeview.

Is this single family home a better deal?

Jeff Lowe at Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff has the listing. See the pictures here.

1354 W. Webster: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, no square footage listed, 2 car garage

  • Sold in August 1996 for $355,000
  • Sold in June 1998 for $385,000
  • Sold in May 2000 for $592,000
  • Public records indicate it sold in 2003 but I can’t find a price
  • Listed in April 2009 for $849,900
  • Reduced
  • Was listed in October 2009 at $799,000
  • Sold in April 2010 for $740,000
  • Currently listed at $975,000
  • Taxes are now $14,273 (they were $9769 in 2010)
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 15×13 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 11×10 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 15×13 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 11×11 (main floor)
  • Living room: 17×11
  • Dining room: 11×10
  • Office: 11×7 (main level)
  • Kitchen: 19×11
  • Family Room: 18×12 (lower level)
  • Storage Room: 36×18 (lower level)

A Fan of Vintage Molding and Sunrooms? A 2-Bedroom at 4109 N. Greenview in Graceland West

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This 2-bedroom top floor vintage unit at 4109 N. Greenview in the Graceland West neighborhood of Lakeview just came on the market.

The building was constructed in 1901 and has 6 units.

This unit still has many of its vintage features intact, including vintage wood moldings (unpainted!), a built-in hutch in the dining room and what looks like a second one in the kitchen (painted white there).

There are high ceilings and a west facing sunroom.

The fireplace is gas.

The kitchen has white cabinets, what looks like granite counter tops and white appliances.

This is a rare vintage unit that has modern amenities that buyers look for, including central air, washer/dryer in the unit and assigned outdoor parking.

From our prior chatter about this building, we know that it is a half a mile from the Irving Park Brown line stop.

It’s also walkable to Southport with its restaurants and stores.

Given the rental prices in this area, at $349,000, is this a deal?

Richard Anselmo at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #3: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, no square footage listed

  • Sold in August 1996 for $170,500
  • Sold in April 1998 for $175,000
  • Sold in July 1999 for $234,000
  • Sold in July 2012 for $316,000
  • Currently listed for $349,000 (parking included)
  • Assessments of $250 a month (includes exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger, snow removal)
  • Taxes of $5309
  • Central Air
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 12×12
  • Bedroom #2: 11×11
  • Sunroom: 11×7

Looking For Move-In Ready? A Big 1-Bedroom at 57 E. Delaware in the Gold Coast

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This large 1-bedroom in The Bristol at 57 E. Delaware in the Gold Coast recently came on the market.

The Bristol was built in 2000 and has 178 units along with a parking garage.

It’s a full service building with an indoor pool and was considered one of the top luxury buildings when it was built 17 years ago.

Many of the units still have their original finishes, but not this one, which was renovated.

The 1135 square foot corner unit, with South and West views, has new wide plank hardwood floors as well as a built-in media/storage unit along one wall.

There’s now a custom kitchen has dark cabinets with stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops with full  height backsplash and a waterfall island with seating.

There are motorized window treatments.

The unit also has a unique sliding door that leads into the bedroom.

It has a new powder room and washer/dryer.

The unit has central air and parking is included in the price.

Does the Bristol still have its old luxury cache in a crowded luxury market?

Patricia Papatheodore at Baird & Warner has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #2101: 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, 1135 square feet

  • Sold in July 2000 for $371,000
  • Sold in June 2005 for $370,000 (included the parking)
  • Currently listed for $659,000 (includes the parking)
  • Assessments of $774 a month (includes doorman, cable, exercise room, indoor pool, exterior maintenance, scavenger, snow removal)
  • Taxes of $7663
  • Central Air
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom: 14×13
  • Living room: 24×19
  • Kitchen: 9×9

Not Rich But Want to Live in Streeterville? A 2-Bedroom Under $300K at 222 E. Pearson

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This 2-bedroom in Pearson on the Park at 222 E. Pearson in Streeterville recently came on the market.

This building was originally apartments but was converted to condos in 2005. It has 220 units with valet parking.

This unit is a corner, north and west, unit with the original conversion finishes.

It has dark wood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

It has the features that buyers look for including in-unit washer/dryer, central air, and parking is included.

This building is near the Northwestern Medical campus, the Northwestern Medical and Law schools, and is just east of the Mag Mile.

At just $299,900, is this a deal?

Carrie McCormick at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #909: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, no square footage listed

  • Sold in June 2010 for $252,500
  • Currently listed for $299,900 (includes parking)
  • Assessments of $758 a month (includes heat, a/c, cable, Internet, doorman, fitness room, exterior maintenance, lawn care and scavenger)
  • Taxes of $5187
  • Central Air
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 16×13
  • Bedroom #2: 14×8

Want to Walk to Work in the West Loop? A 2-Bedroom for $695,000 at 845 W. Monroe

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This 2-bedroom at 845 W. Monroe in the West Loop came on the market in January 2017.

This complex was built in 2001 and has 42 units.

These were built with “loft-like” features, including exposed duct work, because that’s what was being converted and bought at the time these were built.

It has two outdoor spaces, from the living room and also from the bedrooms.

The kitchen has maple cabinets, granite counter tops, a tile backsplash and unique black stainless Samsung appliances. I don’t think we’ve seen those black stainless appliances before.

According to the listing, the baths have been “redesigned” and have Kohler fixtures and designer tile.

The listing says the den, which is 10×9, could be used as a third bedroom.

It has central air, washer/dryer in the unit and heated garage parking is included.

Originally listed for $720,000, it has been reduced $25,000 to $695,000.

Will this sell now that it’s under $700,000?

Douglas Stachowiak at Best Chicago Properties LLC has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #4A: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, no square footage listed

  • Sold in March 2001 for $394,500 (included the parking)
  • Sold in April 2006 for $335,000 (included the parking)
  • Originally listed in January 2017 for $720,000 (included the parking)
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed for $695,000 (includes the parking)
  • Assessments of $452 a month (includes exterior maintenance, scavenger, snow removal)
  • Taxes of $8803
  • Central Air
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 18×13
  • Bedroom #2: 14×11
  • Den: 10×9

 

 

65% Appreciation in 27 Months in the West Loop: A 2-Bedroom Loft at 400 S. Green

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This 2-bedroom duplex loft in the Green Street Lofts at 400 S. Green in the West Loop just came on the market.

It’s a top floor penthouse with 20 foot high timber ceilings.

It also has exposed brick walls and large industrial windows.

The listing says it is a “newly remodeled kitchen” with a double oven, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, including on the kitchen island.

The bathrooms have also been remodeled and are now “spa quality.”

There’s a separate laundry room with a sink.

One bedroom is on the main level with the second bedroom and an office are on the second floor.

It looks like there are skylights.

This property also has roof rights but no one has bothered to build a roof deck up there yet.

It has central air and deeded garage parking is available for $35,000 extra.

This unit last sold in 2014. You can see those pictures here if you have a Redfin account.

A little over 2 years later, it’s come back on the market for 65% more (without the parking).

Is the sky the limit for a 2-bedroom loft in this hot neighborhood?

Edward Skae at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #507: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1500 square feet

  • Sold in May 1992 for $150,000 (included the parking)
  • Sold in December 2004 for $345,000 (included the parking)
  • Sold in January 2007 for $426,000 (included the parking)
  • Sold in October 2014 for $363,000 (included the parking)
  • Currently listed for $599,000 (parking is $35,000 extra)
  • Assessments of $384 a month (includes cable, exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger and snow removal)
  • Taxes of $6170
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 14×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 15×10 (main floor)
  • Laundry room: 8×6 (main floor)
  • Office: 14×6 (second floor)