This adaptive-reuse single-family home in Bucktown has a lot of green cred (solar panels, use of recycled materials, etc.), but that hasn't helped to sell the place yet. The 3,700-square-foot home has been on the market since mid-September, and it still hasn't found a buyer. Yesterday, the price was slashed by $549,000, from $2.5 million to $1.95 million. That's a hefty price reduction, but at $527 per square foot, it's still among the pricier homes in Wicker Park / Bucktown. In October, we took some shots at some of the rather esoteric green claims in a press release, which developer Tom McGrath responded to here. The current listings say the home "will likely be the first USGBC LEED Certified Platinum home for sale in Chicago." No word on whether the home actually got the Platinum rating.
· Listing: 1610 N. Honore St. [Prudential Rubloff]
· This Bucktown Home Gets Top Honors For Bizarre Green Claims [Curbed Chicago]