HYDE PARK— This Victorian greystone is a half-block from U of C and two blocks from Washington Park. Built in 1900, it's just over 2,000 sf with 3-beds and 3-baths. Hardwoods, wet bar, and huge unfinished basement that the listing agent suggests as perfect for a kid's retreat, work out space, or man cave. We'll go with man cave. One downer: Not much in the way of outdoor space. The ask? $399,500.
·Listing: 5436 S Ingleside Ave. [Prudential Rubloff]
LINCOLN PARK— A 4-bed/3-bath with similar dimensions to the Hyde Park home, this 1893 Victorian ups the ante with front & back yards and a deck off the kitchen. There's also some added class courtesy of the handsome window trim and stained glass features. Two blocks from Oz Park, this one's asking $1,095,000.
·Listing: 2019 N Dayton St. [Coldwell Banker]
PULLMAN— In a historic district and the oldest of our selections, this 1881 4-bed/2-bath is newly renovated (but could use a little facade work) and proximate to a handful of parks and a Metra line. The listing suffers from poor photography. Only one bedroom is shown, and the "large living room w/ dining area" is made to look small. The "sunny breakfast room" and "vintage built-in butler pantry" are entirely absent from view. Still, the price is right at $172,000.
·Listing: 11234 S Champlain Ave. [Coldwell Banker]