Love Sears Roebuck Homes? 6721 W. Hurlbut in Old Norwood Park is Back

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom Sears Roebuck home at 6721 W. Hurlbut in Old Norword Park in October 2010.

See our prior chatter here.

Back in 2010 it was listed at $674,900 and most of you thought it was overpriced.

If you recall, it was constructed in 1925 on an oversized lot measuring 45x150x50x150.

The prior listing said the house still had the original front porch.

In 2010 it was listed as a 4-bedroom but this time it’s a 3-bedroom with an office.

2 of the 3 bedrooms are on the main floor with the master bedroom set up as a second floor master suite. The office is on the first floor.

It has a finished basement with an adjacent weight room.

The house also has a first floor family room with cathedral ceilings.

The kitchen has cherry cabinets, black appliances and granite counter tops.

The house has space pak cooling and a wall air conditioning unit on the second floor. It also has a 1.5 car detached garage.

The house is located in one of the best elementary school districts in the city.

It has come back on the market $115,000 less than when we last chattered about it 3 years ago, at $559,900.

Is it finally priced to sell?

Marti Corcoran at Century 21 McMullen hast the listing. See the pictures here.

6721 W. Hurlbut: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2131 square feet, 1.5 car garage
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  • Sold in January 1989 for $173,500
  • Sold in January 1996 for $235,000
  • Sold in April 1998 for $333,000
  • Originally listed in April 2010
  • Was listed in October 2010 for $674,900
  • Withdrawn
  • Re-listed in August 2013 for $559,900
  • Currently still listed for $559,900
  • Taxes of $6084 (they were $5890 in October 2010)
  • Space pak but also wall air conditioning unit on the second level
  • Bedroom #1: 22×18 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 13×12 (main floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 12×11 (main floor)
  • Office: 12×11 (main floor)
  • Family room: 20×17 (main floor)

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Suburbs in the City with a 5-Car Garage: 1345 W. Wolfram in Lakeview

This 6-bedroom single family home at 1345 W. Wolfram in Lakeview has been on the market since September 2012.

It is on a rare double lot measuring 52×124.6 which allows it to have that other rare feature: the 5 car garage.

At 9050 square feet, it has 7 full bathrooms and 2 half baths.

It has 4 decks and a basketball court.

If you have a lot of children using those bedrooms, there is a lower level nanny’s quarters complete with a full kitchen.

The double lot allows you to have 4 bedrooms on the same level, all with ensuite bathrooms.

The kitchen is gourmet with luxury stainless steel appliances.

If you don’t want to walk up and down all the stairs, there is an elevator.

Originally listed over a year ago, it has been reduced $245,999 to $2.95 million.

What’s holding back a sale on this house?

Jennifer Ames at Coldwell Banker has the listing. See the pictures and the floorplan here.

1345 W. Wolfram: 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 2 half baths, 9050 square feet, 5 car garage
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  • I couldn’t find a prior sales price
  • Originally listed in September 2012 for $3,195,999
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $2.95 million
  • Taxes of $11,866
  • Central Air
  • 3 fireplaces
  • Nanny’s quarter with kitchen
  • Bedroom #1: 21×15 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 15×14 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 11×15 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 11×18 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #5: 11×13 (third floor)
  • Bedroom #6: 8×16 (lower level)

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Where’s the Money in Real Estate? Reselling Foreclosures: 5235 N. Ravenswood in Andersonville

This 1-bedroom loft in the Map Factory Lofts at 5235 N. Ravenswood in Andersonville came on the market in August 2013.

It’s a duplex down with timber ceilings and exposed brick.

The living and dining room are on the main floor with a spiral staircase connecting to the bedroom and a 13×10 den, along with the bathroom, on the lower level.

The kitchen has white cabinets and white appliances.

It has central air and an outdoor parking space but there’s no in-unit laundry.

A lis pendens foreclosure was filed on this unit in 2010 and then it sold for $82,500 in a judicial sale in July 2013.

It came back on the market almost immediately, in August, for nearly triple the purchase price, at $219,888.

How much money will this investor make on this loft?

Ngocmai Huynh at VNT Realty has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #5: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, duplex down, no square footage listed
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  • Sold in May 1995 for $100,000
  • Sold in May 1997 for $119,000
  • Sold in September 1998 for $140,000
  • Sold in June 2004 for $241,500
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in May 2010
  • Judicial sale in July 2013 for $82,500
  • Originally listed in August 2013 for $219,888
  • Still listed at $219,888
  • Assessments of $243 a month
  • Taxes of $3528
  • Central Air
  • No washer/dryer in the unit
  • 1 parking space included
  • Bedroom #1: 15×16 (lower level)
  • Den: 13×10 (lower leve)

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5 Bedrooms and 5 Fireplaces All For Under $1 Million in the Gold Coast: 1210 N. Astor

This 5-bedroom duplex down in the historic 1210 N. Astor in the Gold Coast just came on the market.

Built in 1897 and designed by Holabird & Roche, this south and east facing first floor unit has all of the vintage features you would expect from this era.

The unit still has the original hardwood floors, pocket doors and plaster moldings along with 10.5′ ceilings.

There are 5 fireplaces, 4 of them on the main level and 1 in the lower level.

3 of the 5 bedrooms, including the master bedroom, are on the main floor. There is also a massive 12×8 “dressing area” off the master bedroom. What do you think this room was originally supposed to be in 1897?

The kitchen has white cabinets and stainless steel appliances with what looks to be granite counter tops. There is also a nearby butler’s pantry.

It has central air and in-unit washer/dryer.

One listing I saw said it has parking but I don’t think this building, with just 14 units, has any deeded parking.

Is this a deal for this space?

Beth Wexner at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #1A: 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, no square footage listed, duplex down
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  • Sold in March 1999 for $525,000
  • Sold in June 2004 for $978,000
  • Was listed in 2010-2011 but withdrawn
  • Currently listed for $999,000
  • Assessments of $2646 a month (includes heat, water)
  • Taxes of $18402
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • 5 fireplaces
  • Parking (or not???)
  • Bedroom #1: 13×18 (main floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 15×15 (main floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 13×9 (main floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 9×10 (lower level)
  • Bedroom #5: 12×11 (lower level)
  • Family room: 15×16 (lower level)

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Get a 2/2 Substation Loft For Under $225,000: 1128 W. Ardmore in Edgewater

This 2-bedroom in the Substation Lofts at 1128 W. Ardmore in Edgewater came on the market in August 2013.

It is a short sale.

This former Commonwealth Edison substation was converted into lofts in 2006.

This loft has 18 foot concrete ceilings with exposed brick walls.

The kitchen has 42 inch maple cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

The bathrooms are marble.

It has central air, washer/dryer in the unit and 1-outdoor parking space included.

Yes- that’s the Red/Purple Line El tracks next to the building.

This unit has reduced $15,000 to $225,000 in the last month.

Is this a deal even with the El next to the building?

Santiago Moreno at Prudential Rubloff has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #13: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, loft, no square footage listed
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  • Sold in March 2007 for $312,500 (or some places say $319,000 or even $340,000). Suffice it to say- it was in the $300,000s.
  • Originally listed as a “short sale” in August 2013 for $240,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed as a “short sale” for $225,000
  • Assessments of $226 a month
  • Taxes of $3600
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • 1 car outdoor parking included
  • Bedroom #1: 13×12
  • Bedroom #2: 12×11

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What Would You Do With 12,000 Square Feet and 40 Skylights? 5801 N. Glenwood in Edgewater

This 4-bedroom single family home at 5801 N. Glenwood in Edgewater has been on the market since April 2013.

At least I think it’s a single family home. That’s how it is listed.

Built in 1918, it is on a 50×125 corner lot.

The property is 12,000 square feet on 2 levels.

The listing says it has 40 skylights.

It has a first floor garage and a restored freight elevator.

The highlight appears to be a floating staircase supported by 10,000 pounds of custom steel.

It has air conditioning.

Could this be rehabbed into one of the coolest houses ever?

Lina Jocis at Jameson Sotheby’s has the listing. See the pictures here.

5801 N. Glenwood: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 12000 square feet
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  • Sold back in the 1990s
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in August 2011
  • Lis pendens filed in May 2012
  • Originally listed in April 2013 for $1.5 million
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $1.295 million
  • Taxes of $9594
  • Central Air
  • Bedrooms are just listed at 10×10 each on the second floor

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Get a 2/2 With a 500 Square Foot Deck in East Lincoln Park for Under $360,000: 2700 N. Hampden

This corner 2-bedroom at 2700 N. Hampden in East Lincoln Park came on the market in August 2013.

It’s on the 5th floor and has southern views of the Dawes Mansion across the street.

It’s one of the rare units in the building that has its own outdoor space as it has a 500 square foot private deck.

The kitchen has cherry cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

It has window air conditioning but no in-unit washer/dryer. Parking is available for rent in the building.

This is one of those East Lincoln Park high rises that has the roof top outdoor pool.

The unit was recently reduced $14,000 and is now listed at $355,000.

Is this a deal for the location?

Kim Kerbis at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #5D: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1100 square feet
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  • Sold in May 1995 for $158,500
  • Sold in June 1999 for $239,000
  • Sold in July 2004 for $254,000
  • Sold in July 2009 for $345,000
  • Originally listed in August 2013 for $369,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $355,000
  • Assessments of $565 a month (includes doorman, cable, pool)
  • Taxes of $4421
  • No central air- wall units only
  • No in-unit washer/dryer
  • Parking is available for lease
  • 500 square foot deck
  • Bedroom #1: 16×12
  • Bedroom #2: 13×11

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An 1870s Farmhouse Tranformed Into a Contemporary Space: 2734 N. Marshfield in Lincoln Park

This 2-bedroom farmhouse at 2734 N. Marshfield in Lincoln Park just came on the market.

Built in 1870,  it has been transformed into a contemporary loft-like space inside with a floating staircase.

It has floor to ceiling windows in the back of the house which look out onto the 25×127 lot.

The master bedroom is on the second level with the second bedroom on the first level.

The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and butcher block counter tops. (Is that a small size refrigerator tucked next to the stove?)

It has central air and a 2-car garage.

Who’s the target market for a house like this?

A townhouse buyer?

Emily Sachs Wong at Koenig & Strey Real Living has the listing. See the pictures here.

2734 N. Marshfield: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, no square footage listed, 2 car garage
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    • Sold in January 1988 for $91,000
    • Currently listed for $599,000
    • Taxes of $7216
    • Central Air
    • Bedroom #1: 19×13 (second floor)
    • Bedroom #2: 6×15 (main floor)
    • Family room: 10×12 (main floor)

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4 Months Later, Lincoln Park Brick and Timber 1-Bedroom Loft Reduces: 2226 N. Racine

We last chattered about this 1-bedroom authentic loft at 2226 N. Racine in Lincoln Park in June 2013.

See our prior chatter here.

Listed at $320,000, most of you thought this was overpriced.

It was withdrawn and recently re-listed reduced by $10,000 to $310,000.

If you recall, this loft has 14-foot ceilings and an open floor plan with the bedroom on a “second” floor/half floor without full walls.

It has exposed brick walls and timber ceilings and large industrial sized windows.

The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and butcher block counter tops.

The listing says the bathroom has been rehabbed.

It has central air, washer/dryer in the unit and parking is available for $30,000.

Will the $10,000 reduction make the sale?

Shaun Moskalik at Koenig & Strey Real Living still has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #4: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, no square footage listed
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  • Sold in March 1993 for $166,500
  • Sold in September 1997 for $197,500
  • Sold in July 2004 for $315,000
  • Sold in June 2007 for $335,000 (no parking included)
  • Was listed in June 2013 for $320,000 (parking is $30,000 extra)
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $310,000 (plus $30,000 for parking)
  • Assessments of $225 a month
  • Taxes of $4776
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom: 14×10

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5-Bedroom Lincoln Park House Reduces and is Now Just $425,000: 637 W. Schubert

We last chattered about this 5-bedroom single family home at 637 W. Schubert in Lincoln Park in July 2013.

See our prior chatter here.

It had been on and off the market at prices above $500,000 before re-listing for $499,000.

Some of you were surprised it hadn’t sold yet.

It’s still available and has reduced another $74,000 to $425,000.

What’s the catch?

If you remember, it was built in 1876 on a smaller than average size lot of 27×52.75.

There’s no room for a garage or parking of any kind.

One side of the house is also on the unusual “street/alley” that is Geneva Terrace which leads to the enclave of million dollar homes that we have chattered about before (see that chatter here.)

It is being sold “as-is” as a teardown (in fact, it is listed both as a house and as a piece of land on the MLS.)

The listing says it has RT4 zoning.

Most of the listing pictures are of the exterior of the house although there are a couple of the interiors.

3 of the 5 bedrooms are on the main floor with two on the second floor.

Will someone take a chance when it gets into the $300,000s?

Maribel Selva at Coldwell Banker still has the listing. See the pictures here.

637 W. Schubert: 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, no garage
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  • Sold before 1987
  • Originally listed in May 2013 for $575,000
  • Reduced
  • Was listed in July 2013 “as-is” for $499,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $425,000
  • Taxes of $7802
  • No central air
  • Bedroom #1: 10×10 (main level)
  • Bedroom #2: 12×10 (main level)
  • Bedroom #3: 10×10 (main level)
  • Bedroom #4: 10×12 (second level)
  • Bedroom #5: 10×10 (second level)

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