Here's the kind of place with an innocuous presence on the street and a far wilder interior personality. The loud decor could be a boon to the seller, or not. Too early to tell. The three-bed's physical assets are the most compelling, its dark hardwoods and black staircase contrasting with all the white. There's a weird triangular ceiling cut between the first and second floors— hard to imagine it a proforma feature throughout the townhouse row. Outside space includes a terrace and garden. New to market and asking $699,500.
·Listing: 171 W Goethe St. [Zillow]
This 2-bed duplex is a brand new gut renovation. The renovators made sure to pepper the unit with exposed brick and outdoor spaces (beware the misleading panoramas included in the listing). Its old hardwoods have been maintained, and nothing can compromise the high ceilings. Almost nothing. We like the tightly configured brick wall windows, the fireplace, and flat screen that act together to resemble a face. Asking $399K.
·Listing: 1516 N Mohawk St. #3R [Zillow]
Our high-end selection comes from a magazine pedigree, having been featured in (now defunct) Metropolitan Home and others. An extra tall, extra wide contemporary, all of its five bedrooms are ensuite. Limestone gets a lot of play on the terrace and back yard patio, and the property is lined with mature trees. As per the listing, at this price point an office becomes a yoga room. Asking $2.695M.
·Listing: 1330 N Cleveland Ave. [Zillow]
Belonging to Carl Sandburg Village, the master planned multi-tower and low-rise complex running North-South between Clark and LaSalle, this seventh-floor corner unit has large South-facing windows, a balcony, office, and walk-in closets. Asking $175K.
·Listing: 1455 N Sandburg Terrace #702 [Zillow]