Posts tagged "Single-family"

A single-family alternative in Streeterville

If you know Streeterville, you instantly recognize that the headline is nonsensical. There are no single-family homes in Streeterville, so single-family home vs condo or co-op is not a choice that buyers opting for tht neighborhood actually face. Many of the lavish co-op buildings in Streeterville, however, were built in the 1920s to provide a... Read more »

Tour a luxuriously reconstructed Gold Coast home

The 6,300 square foot single-family greystone at 48 E Cedar St in the Gold Coast was completely reconstructed two years ago. The 3-story plus lower-level home has 5 bedrooms, 5 full and two half baths, a library, a media room, a Christopher Peacock kitchen and all the features you’d expect in a luxury residence. The... Read more »

Great outdoor space in a newer Wicker Park home

The 3-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home at 1515 N Paulina St in Wicker Park has large rooms throughout, a recently-updated kitchen / family room and an attached 2-car garage. What sets it apart from the competition is its outdoor space. There’s a private garden adjacent to the lower level, a roof deck above the garage,... Read more »

Neighborhoods for the rest of us, Kelvyn Park

When the Kelvyn Park neighborhood draws attention, it’s typically because of gang activity – and there is that. Kelvyn Park also offers an attractive physical environment. The streets have broad, well-tended parkways and mature trees. Wrightwood Ave, between Kostner Ave and Cicero Ave, is a lush boulevard. The eight and one-half acre Kelvyn Park has... Read more »

Video tours of three new construction homes near Smith Park

Three new single-family homes are nearing completion a short distance from each other and from Smith Park, and you can see all three in video walkthroughs with Izabela Sloma of Sergio & Banks. The home in the above video, 658 N Oakley Ave, is a 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath on a corner lot. The builder... Read more »

An 1860's farmhouse for sale in Lincoln Park

Dennis Rodkin recently visited a Victorian home on the 2000 block of Seminary, in Lincoln Park‘s DePaul neighborhood, and recounted some of its early and more recent history: Built in 1861 as the farmhouse for a truck farm that delivered its produce into Chicago, the house still has several of its original elements. The ornate... Read more »

Five Gold Coast single-family homes on a great block

Bellevue Place in the Gold Coast stretches from State St to Lake Shore Drive. It’s basically a single long block book-ended by Tavern on Rush and Gibsons on the west and Oak Street Beach on the east. Anyone setting out to select Chicago’s best blocks would have to consider Bellevue Place a contender. The tree-lined... Read more »

A manager's home in historic Pullman

The grand home at 602 E 112th St in the landmark Pullman neighborhood would have housed a higher-level manager in the days when Pullman was a company town. The home’s exterior is clad in stone, unlike most of the area’s brick-faced residences. Many of the home’s original details are intact, including hardwood floors, sliding pocket... Read more »

A video visit to The Havens in Auburn Gresham

Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood was 99.8% white in 1960. The area, often referred to simply as Gresham, underwent a rapid transition and 30 years later it was 98.7% Black despite serious community efforts to achieve stable, peaceful integration. Auburn Gresham has long had a reputation as one of the South Side’s more violent, crime-ridden neighborhoods.... Read more »

What's the value of Lake View land?

You’ll find a number of multi-million dollar homes north of Addison along Wayne and Janssen. The home pictured above at 3804 N Janssen, for example, had once been listed for more than $3.5M and just came back on the market at an asking price of $3.295M. The 6-bedroom home, with 5 full and 2 half... Read more »