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Synagogue Duplex With HGTV Pedigree Sells for $579K

It took a little longer than expected, perhaps, but this intoxicating HGTV designer product fashioned from a retired Synagogue in Wicker Park has sold for $579K. The 3/3 duplex was built along with the other units in 2001, but its 2011 redesign is what draws the attention. Highlights include bamboo floors, a bar, custom fireplace, walnut cabinets, sound system, and "smart home" automated features. There's also a private deck and roof rights. The closing price is comfortably above the pre-rehab 2010 sale price of $470K, but surely not the payday the seller hoped for after listing this spring for $695K. The roughly 2,000-square-foot home has great charm, a great address and a happy new owner.
·Listing: 1243 N Wolcott Ave #4 [Conlon]
·Smokin' 3-Bed Duplex in Converted Wicker Park Synagogue [Curbed Chicago]