City Lights at Night: A 1-Bedroom at 111 E. Chestnut in the Gold Coast

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This 1-bedroom at 111 E. Chestnut in the Gold Coast came on the market in March 2015.

Built in 1972-1973 as apartments, the building has 444 units and was converted into condos in 1994.

This 44th floor unit has west facing views of Chicago and the suburbs beyond.

At 1,000 square feet, it’s almost as large as many 2-bedrooms in the neighborhood.

The listing says it is “renovated” and “highly upgraded.”

The kitchen has custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

The bath is stone with a Jacuzzi tub.

Although the building was built in 1973, this unit comes with an in-unit washer/dryer.

It has wall air conditioning units.

Parking is included in the price.

This is a full service building with a pool, a doorman and an exercise room.

Now listed at just $369,000, how can you beat that price for that view?

Pasquale Recchia at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #44D: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1000 square feet

  • Sold in May 1998 for $177,500
  • Sold in February 2003 for $260,000
  • Originally listed in March 2015 for $400,000
  • Reduced several times
  • Currently listed at $369,000 (includes parking)
  • Assessments of $649 a month (includes cable, internet, doorman, pool, exercise room)
  • Taxes are $3811
  • Wall unit air conditioning
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 15×14

A 2000 Sq Ft Terrace With City Views in River North: A 2-Bedroom at 21 E Huron

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This 2-bedroom in The Pinnacle at 21 E. Huron in River North came on the market in April 2015.

It’s on the “terrace” level of the building, which is the 7th floor, and has west facing, or city, views.

The unit has its own 2,000 square foot terrace that is landscaped with planters some of which include pine trees.

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

It has 12 foot ceilings and a split floor plan.

The unit also has all the features buyers look for including washer/dryer in the unit, central air and parking is available for purchase in the building.

This property was originally listed for more than double the 2011 purchase price but has since been reduced.

Is there an extra premium put on extra large high rise terraces?

Or is 2000 square feet just too much to handle?

Chezi Rafaeli at Coldwell Banker has the listing. See the pictures here.

  • Sold in July 2005 for $570,000
  • Sold in May 2011 for $505,000
  • Originally listed in April 2015 for $1.275 million
  • Reduced several times
  • Currently listed at $998,000 (parking is extra)
  • Assessments of $676 a month (includes gas, cable, pool, doorman)
  • Taxes of $8440
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 13×14
  • Bedroom #2: 13×14
  • Terrace: 57×33

A Renovated Vintage 2-Bedroom in The Pattington: 686 W. Irving Park Road in Uptown

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This 2-bedroom in The Pattington at 686 W. Irving Park Road in Uptown came on the market in April 2015.

The listing says it is renovated but it still has many of its original features in place including original moldings in the living room and the original fireplace.

The formal dining room and family room also have a beamed ceiling.

The kitchen has been “upgraded” with walnut cabinets, granite counter tops and Viking appliances. It also has a heated floor which leads to a 25×7 terrace.

The listing says the half bath, which is in the kitchen, is “renovated.”

The unit has space pak cooling, washer/dryer in the unit and parking is available for lease for $99 to $129 a month.

This property was under contract last May but has since been reduced.

At 1800 square feet, is this now a deal for a vintage unit in this location?

Pasquale Recchia at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #E3: 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1800 square feet

  • Sold in September 1998 for $162,000
  • Originally listed in April 2015 for $369,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $358,749
  • Assessments of $938 a month (includes heat, water, gas, cable, snow removal)
  • Taxes of $3770
  • Space pak cooling
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 17×10
  • Bedroom #2: 16×10
  • Terrace: 25×7

A 2000 Sq Ft Terrace in the Heart of the South Loop: A 2-Bedroom Loft at 1503 S. State

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This 2-bedroom loft in the 15th Street Lofts at 1503 S. State just came on the market.

This brick building was built in 1890 and was the former warehouse for State Street’s Boston Store. It was converted into 78  loft condos in 2006.

Two-thirds of the building is timber and the other third is concrete. It has 11 to 12 foot ceilings.

This unit is one of the concrete units.

The kitchen has dark wood cabinets, granite counter tops and Viking appliances.

The living room has wood floors but one of the bedrooms has porcelain tile.

The unit also has several unique features including a “Florida Room” which has a wall heating/cooling unit.

The loft also has a massive 2000 square foot terrace with grass.

It has come on the market for $133,000 more, including the parking, then the original peak price in 2006.

Will it get the premium?

Susan Dickman at Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #306: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1500 square feet

  • Sold in March 2006 for $412,000 (looks like 2-car parking was included)
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in March 2011
  • Bank owned in September 2012
  • Sold in June 2013 for $325,000 (included 1-car parking)
  • Currently listed for $525,000 (plus $20,000 for parking)
  • Assessments of $519 a month (includes heat, gas, cable)
  • Taxes of $4188
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 13×12
  • Bedroom #2: 16×13
  • Florida Room: 18×10
  • Terrace: 50×40

The Bank Has Owned This Luxury Condo for 2 Years: 1711 W. Division in West Town

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This luxury 2-bedroom at 1711 W. Division in West Town just came on the market.

The 12-unit modern building was built in 2007 with contemporary finishes.

This unit has a 42×9 balcony.

The kitchen has white Arclinea cabinets with Subzero and Miele appliances.

The master bathroom has an oversized shower with floating teak bench.

The unit has espresso stained wood floors and custom window treatments.

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

A lis pendens foreclosure was filed in May 2012 and the bank took this unit back in May 2013.

But the bank waited over 2 years to re-list it.

The unit has come back on the market for $109,000 more than the 2008 purchase price.

Will it get the premium?

Michael Battista at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #202: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, no square footage listed

  • Sold in May 2008 for $590,000 (included the parking)
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in May 2012
  • Bank owned in May 2013
  • Just listed for $699,000 (includes the parking)
  • Assessments of $350 a month (includes exterior maintenance)
  • Taxes of $8167
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer hook-up in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 18×12
  • Bedroom #2: 12×11

 

2 Parking Spaces in the Heart of Old Town: A 2-Bedroom at 1760 N. Wells

 

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This 2-bedroom duplex up at 1760 N. Wells in Old Town came on the market in June 2015.

It has 10-foot ceilings and exposed brick walls, which appear to be painted white.

There are 2 wood burning fireplaces, including one in the master bedroom, and 3 skylights.

Both bedrooms are on the second floor.

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

It has the features buyers look for including central air and washer/dryer in the unit.

It also has that rare feature that is so unique in the center of Old Town you don’t even want to say it out loud: 2 car tandem parking behind the building.

Listed at $475,000, the unit recently reduced to $449,000.

Normally, Old Town is super hot.

Why isn’t this selling?

Eudice Fogel at Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff has the listing. See the pictures AND the floor plan here.

Unit #2A: 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, no square footage listed

  • Sold in June 1993 for $198,000
  • Sold in August 1995 for $188,000
  • Sold in August 1998 for $231,000
  • Originally listed in June 2015 for $475,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $449,000
  • Assessments of $311 a month (includes snow removal, exterior maintenance)
  • Taxes of $6242
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • 2-car tandem parking included
  • Bedroom #1: 15×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 12×10 (second floor)

 

Do You Love Mid-Century Modern? A 2-Bedroom at 1300 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast

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This 2-bedroom at 1300 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast just came on the market.

It has dead on Lake Michigan views from the 21st floor.

Bought from a long-time owner in 2014, it has had a “contemporary renovation” with finishes fitting the period of the building, which was constructed in 1963.

There’s a chef’s kitchen with walnut cabinets, Bosch appliances, a double convection oven and a built in banquette which overlooks the lake.

The master bathroom has a aroma/chromatherapy rain shower and heated floors.

It has all new electric, plumbing and ventilation.

There is now an in-unit washer/dryer.

The unit also has unique Terrazzo floors and remote control window shades.

There’s valet rental parking for $239 a month in the building along with guest parking.

It’s a full amenity building with a 24-hour doorman, pool and exercise room.

Buyers love “new.”

Will this sell quickly?

Leslie Glazier at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #21B: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1500 square feet

  • Sold before 1986
  • Sold in April 2014 for $530,000 (no pictures on the listing which said to “bring your designer”)
  • Currently listed for $799,000
  • Assessments of $1139 a month (includes heat, a/c, doorman, pool)
  • Taxes of $9456
  • Valet parking is $239 a month
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 20×12
  • Bedroom #2: 15×12

 

Tired of Cookie Cutter? To the Manor Born at 1031 W. Bryn Mawr in Edgewater

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This 2-bedroom in The Manor House at 1031 W. Bryn Mawr in Edgewater has been on and off the market since August 2014.

There are few buildings with the uniqueness and the grandeur of The Manor House at 1021 and 1031 W. Bryn Mawr.

Built in 1908, in the Tudor Revival style, it has 16 units. It’s located in the Bryn Mawr Historic District and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

This unit is a duplex penthouse and the living room is in the “ballroom” with 14-foot beamed ceilings.

It also has a walk-out turret roof top patio.

The kitchen has white appliances, granite counter tops and maple cabinets.

The listing says the unit has new Marvin windows, a new furnace and a new air conditioning unit.

It has central air and a side-by-side in-unit washer/dryer. Garage parking is available for extra in the building.

After being bank owned in 2009-2012, it is again listed near its 2004 sales price.

Have prices returned to the boom year prices in this building?

Michael Barz at City Front Realty Group has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #3B: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, duplex penthouse, 1930 square feet

  • Sold in April 2000 for $291,000
  • Sold in May 2003 for $350,000
  • Sold in December 2004 for $422,500
  • Bank owned in November 2009
  • Sold in April 2012 for $172,500
  • Originally listed in August 2014 for $415,000
  • Withdrawn in November 2014
  • Re-listed in May 2015 for $435,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $399,900 (parking is extra)
  • Assessments of $518 a month (includes exterior maintenance)
  • Taxes of $4428
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 14×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 20×17 (second floor)
  • Living room: 35×17

New Peak Prices at 1400 N. Lake Shore Drive: A Gold Coast 3-Bedroom

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This 3-bedroom in 1400 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast recently came on the market.

Built in 1927, this building has 398 units.

It was apartments which were converted into condominium units right at the peak of the boom in 2006.

The building was marketed to investors given it’s location in the Gold Coast neighborhood overlooking the Lake.

By 2010, after the bust, the developer was auctioning off 30 of its remaining 80 units. See our chatter about the auction here.

This is one of the larger units in the building at 1600 square feet.

It is a corner unit with lake views.

The kitchen has been opened up to the rest of the unit and has stone counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

The listing says it has “remodeled baths.”

There is a washer/dryer hook-up in the unit. Most of the smaller units do not have w/d in the unit.

There is no central air but this unit has window a/c.

There’s no parking in the building but there’s a landscaped sundeck on the roof.

This unit is leased until the end of August 2015.

This property came on the market at $550,000, or $94,000 above the 2006 purchase price.

Will it get the premium now that the market is hot again?

Laura Meier at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #5N: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1600 square feet

  • Sold in January 2006 for $456,000
  • Currently listed at $550,000
  • Assessments of $680 a month (includes doorman, sundeck)
  • Taxes of $3818
  • No central air- window a/c units only
  • Washer/Dryer hook-up in the unit
  • No parking
  • Bedroom #1: 13×11
  • Bedroom #2: 12×14
  • Bedroom #3: 10×12

 

Want the Apartment in The Vow? A 3-Bedroom in Wicker Park at 1235 N. Honore

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This 3-bedroom loft at 1235 N. Honore in Wicker Park came on the market in July 2015.

It’s part of a 13-unit loft complex but it’s like a freestanding structure as it’s on street level with a 36 foot wall of windows.

It has exposed brick and 17-foot timber ceilings as well as a skylight.

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

The master bedroom is on the second level with a spa bath.

It has central air, washer/dryer in the unit and 2 car parking in a secure lot.

There is a common patio and garden as well.

This space may remind you of this apartment from the movie “The Vow”, with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, which took place in Chicago (although it was actually filmed in Toronto.)

You can see those interior set pictures on Apartment Therapy here.

It has come on the market at $799,000.

Will buyers have to pay in the $700,000s for 3-bedrooms in hot Wicker Park?

Susan Berman at Susan Berman Broker has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #1W: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2500 square feet

  • Sold in June 1991 for $183,000
  • Sold in December 1997 for $310,000
  • Sold in April 2002 for $450,000
  • Sold in December 2005 for $570,000
  • Currently listed at $799,000 (includes 2-car parking)
  • Assessments of $305 a month (includes exterior and scavenger)
  • Taxes of $5453
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 16×13 (2nd level)
  • Bedroom #2: 18×12 (2nd level)
  • Bedroom #3: 18×12 (main level)
  • Loft: 9×9