The 4-Bedroom Historic Old Edgebrook Colonial Revival: 6270 N. Louise in Forest Glen

 

Unlike most other neighborhoods, there’s actually quite a lot on the market in the Historic Old Edgebrook neighborhood of Forest Glen.

This 4-bedroom colonial revival at 6270 N. Louise came on the market in April 2012.

Built in 1924, it has many of its original details including a wood burning fireplace, french doors and crown molding.

The house still has the original butler pantry with built-ins.

The kitchen has granite counter tops and what looks like some stainless steel appliances.

Constructed on a non-standard Chicago lot measuring 100x100x127x75, it has central air and a 1-car garage.

Three of the 4 bedrooms are on the second floor with the fourth on the third floor. There is also a main floor family room and an unfinished basement.

The house has been reduced $30,000 since April 2012.

Is this a deal at $719,000 for this neighborhood?

Leonard Benefico at Koenig & Strey Real Living has the listing. (It is agent owned.) See the pictures here.

Or see it in person at the Open House on Sunday, June 10 from 2-4 PM.

6270 N. Louise: 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3425 square feet, 1 car garage

  • I couldn’t find an original purchase price
  • Originally listed in April 2012 for $749,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed for $719,000
  • Taxes of $10,857
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 28×14 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 15×14 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 12×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 14×13 (third floor)
  • Family room: 18×12 (main level)

 

 

Vintage 3-Bedroom On A Double Lot Still Waiting For a Buyer: 3902 N. Central Park in Irving Park

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom single family home at 3902 N. Central Park in the Independence Park neighborhood of Irving Park in November 2011.

See our chatter here.

Most of you were shocked at the 2006 sale price of $850,000 and thought the sales history clearly showed the Chicago housing bubble in action.

Since our last chatter it has been reduced another $15,000 to $635,000.

If you recall, the house was built in 1914 and is on a double lot measuring 50×124.

2 of the 3 bedrooms are on the second floor with the third in the lower level along with an office and a great room. The bedrooms also have ensuite baths.

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

The house has central air and a 2-car garage.

How low will this go?

Elizabeth Bleeker at Prudential Rubloff still has the listing. See the pictures here.

3902 N. Central Park: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3370 square feet, 2 car garage

  • Sold in October 1988 for $70,000
  • Sold in June 1998 for $222,000
  • Sold in December 2006 for $850,000
  • Originally listed in September 2009 for $849,900
  • Reduced
  • Was listed in November 2011 at $650,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $635,000
  • Taxes of $5040
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 18×13 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 14×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 12×9 (lower level)
  • Office: 11×11 (lower level)
  • Great room: 18×12 (lower level)

Top Floor 3-Bedroom Now 12.3% Under The 2007 Price: 2817 N. Orchard in Lakeview

We’ve chattered about this 3-bedroom top floor unit at 2817 N. Orchard in Lakeview several times before.

See our March 2012 chatter here.

After the last price reduction to $400,000, some of you thought anywhere from $325k to $375k gets the job done.

It has now been reduced to $389,900.

If you recall, this is a rare 3-bedroom vintage unit that also has 2 full baths (usually they have just 1 bath.)

Some of its vintage features remain including crown molding, an antique fireplace mantle and built-ins in the dining room.

This was a 2007 conversion so it has all the newer finishes. The kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances with newer cherry cabinets.

The unit also has central air, washer/dryer in the unit, a balcony and an outdoor parking space.

Is this finally priced to sell?

Craig Easly at @Properties still has the listing. See the pictures here.

Or you can watch the YouTube video here (warning- music!)

Unit #3S: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1300 square feet

  • Sold in May 2007 for $445,000
  • Was listed in November 2011 for $429,900
  • Reduced
  • Was listed in March 2012 at $400,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $389,900
  • Assessments of $299 a month
  • Taxes of $5613
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Outdoor parking space included
  • Bedroom #1: 12×12
  • Bedroom #2: 12×11
  • Bedroom #3: 10×9

Looking For A 4-Car Garage? This SFH At 2240 W. Barry In North Center Has It

This 4-bedroom single family home at 2240 W. Barry in North Center came on the market in April 2012.

It has a rare feature for a city home: 4 car parking.

Apparently, the garage is huge and can fit 4 cars (with two being tandem.)

The house was built in 1891 on a standard 25×125 lot so the garage probably doesn’t leave much of a backyard.

However, there is a deck off the back of the house.

There are hardwood floors throughout except in the lower level.

The kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

The bathrooms are “stone.”

The finished lower level has a custom bar.

Two of the bedrooms are on the second level, the third on the main floor and the fourth in the lower level.

Originally listed for $25,000 over the 2005 purchase price, it has now been reduced to just under.

Will this house take a particular buyer (with a lot of cars)?

Or is it a townhouse substitute?

Anthony Madonia at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

2240 W. Barry: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, no square footage listed, 4 car parking

  • Sold in August 2002 for $460,000
  • Sold in November 2005 for $590,000
  • Originally listed in April 2012 for $615,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $574,900
  • Taxes of $7520
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 14×13 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 14×13 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 12×9 (main floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 13×11 (lower level)
  • Family room: 22×9 (lower level)

 

Back to the 2000 Price for this Wrigleyville 2-Bedroom Townhouse? 1130 W. Cornelia

This 2-bedroom townhouse at 1130 W. Cornelia in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Lakeview is on the market as a short sale.

The listing calls this a townhouse. I guess that’s because it has it’s own entrance into the courtyard.

It has a 2-story living room with an open kitchen that has maple cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

The master bedroom is on the second floor and has a massive skylight but it’s also, apparently, open to the living room below (see the comments by the Redfin agent if you are registered on Redfin.)

The second bedroom is on the second floor behind the master bedroom but it apparently doesn’t have any windows (also see the Redfin agent’s comments.)

There is a bonus den on the main level.

It has central air and a parking space.

Listed in April 2012, it has been reduced $50,000 to $325,000.

That is just $16,000 above the 2000 purchase price.

How low will this go?

Joe Green at Keller Williams has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #G: 2 bedrooms, den, 2 baths, 1500 square feet, townhouse

  • Sold in June 1989 for $182,500
  • Sold in July 1993 for $197,500
  • Sold in April 1997 for $214,500
  • Sold in May 2000 for $309,000
  • Sold in April 2005 for $410,000
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in January 2012
  • Originally listed in April 2012 for $375,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed as a “short sale” for $325,000 (parking included)
  • Assessments of $257 a month
  • Taxes of $4756
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 17×11 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 17×10 (second floor)
  • Den: 15×10 (main)

 

Selling A 2/2 Fourteen Years Later In East Lincoln Park: 2715 N. Pine Grove

This large 2-bedroom at 2715 N. Pine Grove in East Lincoln Park came on the market in August 2011.

The building was built in 1997 and has 6 units.  

This unit has the coveted modern amenities that buyers look for but which normally aren’t found in East Lincoln Park. These are central air, in-unit washer/dryer and garage parking.

It also has 10 foot ceilings and at 1600 square feet is larger than many 3-bedrooms in the area.

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

The unit has one private back deck and also a second larger deck that is shared with one other unit.

Since last August, it has been reduced $5,100 to $489,900.

This unit last sold 14 years ago.

What price will it take to sell the unit this time around?

Leigh Marcus at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #2: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1600 square feet

  • Sold in August 1998 for $390,000
  • Originally listed in August 2011 for $495,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $489,900 (parking included)
  • Assessments of $145 a month
  • Taxes of $6706
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 15×13
  • Bedroom #2: 15×14

Smith Park Fans: Get a 3-Bedroom SFH Facing The Park For Just $500K: 2544 W. Huron

This 3-bedroom single family home at 2544 W. Huron directly across the street from Smith Park in West Town recently came on the market. (If you’re looking at the map of it on Redfin- that isn’t correct. It literally IS right across from the park.)

Built in 1997 on a 22×125 lot, it has the features homebuyers are looking for including a 2-car garage and central air.

All three bedrooms are on the second floor and the master suite has cathedral ceilings with skylights.

The kitchen has white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and a marble subway tile backsplash.

There’s a back deck and a bricked patio.

The house is listed $35,000 under the 2004 price.

Is this a deal?

Ivona Kutermankiewicz at Koenig & Strey Real Living has the listing. See the pictures here.

Or you can also see it in person at the Open House, Sunday, June 10 from 1-3 pm.

2544 W. Huron: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, no square footage listed, 2 car garage

  • Sold in November 2004 for $535,000
  • Originally listed in May 2012 for $500,000
  • Currently still listed at $500,000
  • Taxes of $6033
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 17×13 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 13×10 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 11×17 (second floor)
  • Recreation room: 16×35 (lower level)

Looking For That Unique 2/2 Loft? Try 1910 S. Indiana In The South Loop

 

This 2-bedroom authentic loft in the Bank Note Place building at 1910 S. Indiana came on the market in April 2012.

For loft lovers and those looking for unique properties, this building holds a special place in their heart because many of the units, such as this one, have the terra cotta tile ceilings. That is a unique feature in this building.

It also has other authentic loft features such as exposed brick and ductwork.

However, you get some privacy, which is rare in a loft, as the listing says the master suite is entirely enclosed.

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

With the parking included, it is listed $21,000 under the 2003 purchase price.

Is this loft a deal?

Christina Delgreco at Coldwell Banker has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #423: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, no square footage listed

  • Sold in September 2003 for $311,000 (included the parking)
  • Originally listed in April 2012 for $279,900
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed at $265,000 (plus $25,000 for parking)
  • Assessments of $337 a month
  • Taxes of $3865
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 18×11
  • Bedroom #2: 10×9

 

Are You Buying A Lincoln Park 1-Bedroom? 2626 N. Lakeview

This 1-bedroom at 2626 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park just came on the market.

Formerly bank owned, it has been rehabbed.

The listing says there is a new kitchen. It has stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.

The listing also says there’s a new bath.

It has new hardwood floors and new paint.

There is central air but no in-unit washer/dryer. Parking is rental in the building.

This is a prime location across from Lincoln Park. The building is full service with a doorman and swimming pool.

Are there still buyers for the Lincoln Park 1-bedrooms?

Michael Gerhardt at Re/Max Edge has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #2309: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 800 square feet

  • Sold in 2000? (no price given)
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in November 2009
  • Bank owned in May 2011
  • Sold in February 2012 for $134,000
  • Currently listed for $230,000
  • Assessments of $423 a month (includes doorman, cable, pool)
  • Taxes of $2184
  • Central Air
  • Rental parking
  • No washer/dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom: 16×11

This Restored 4-Bedroom Farmhouse Used To Be A “Beat Up” 2-Flat: 2421 N. Campbell in Logan Square

This 4-bedroom farmhouse  at 2421 N. Campbell in Logan Square just came on the market.

Built in 1889 on a standard Chicago lot of 25×125, it was previously a 6 bedroom, 2 bath 2-flat.

The former 2011 listing simply said:  ”Old beat-up two flat needs TLC. Borderline tear-down.”

Bought in February 2011, the property was restored into a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath single family home with a 2 car garage.

The house has hardwood floors throughout the main level.

The kitchen has white cabinets, a large kitchen island and stainless steel appliances including a Viking range.

 I’ve been told the countertops are Carrera marble but the top of the island is a reclaimed section of a bowling alley lane.

It has two family rooms including one on the main level and one on the lower level.

Three of the four bedrooms are on the second level, including the master, and there’s also a master bath.

Buyers love “new.”

Will this house be under contract by tomorrow?

Craig Faust at @Properties has the listing. See more pictures here.

2421 N. Campbell: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, no square footage listed, 2 car garage

  • I couldn’t find any prior sale in the public records
  • Sold in February 2011 for $135,000
  • Currently listed for $599,000
  • Taxes of $5683
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 13×15 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 10×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 10×13 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 9×11 (main floor)
  • Family room: 13×15 (main floor)
  • Family room #2: 13×18 (lower level)