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There's just enough 1880s row and town homes in Lincoln Park for us not to be blown away by vintage razzle-dazzle. We like old stuff and all, but are beyond being victimized by generic claims to "vintage". While this delicious 4/3.5 row in the Old Town Triangle section of Lincoln Park does well in the "timeless vintage" department, there are compromises brought by the new rehab: carpeted stairs, sections of inset lighting, a misplaced mud room, and ordinary-looking finished basement. The spaces that succeed—and most do—are the sensitively restored ones like the living and dining rooms with moldings, painted brick, and vibrant hardwoods. We can't quite tell if the art above the dining room table is a mural or an appendage, since it shares the wall's texture. Here's hoping it comes with! Returning to market in newly pristine condition, the seller listed at $1.1M— a 22% increase over the January 2010 ask.
·Listing: 1919 N Lincoln Park West [Curbed Marketplace]