Ah, the ever-courageous Price Upper. Getting an award or two under your belt can do wonders for pricing confidence. Take, for example, this storied Lincoln Park home at 919 W Wisconsin. Curbed honed in on it during last summer's Outdoors Week for its robust gardens and double-decker outdoor leisure space. The listing claimed an association with Chicago's first mayor, William B. Ogden. In clarifying comments from the owner of record below our earlier post, Ogden's estate had possession of the home following his death in 1877. The home was completed "circa 1879", so probably was never enjoyed by Ogden himself. Price has fluctuated wildly over a tumultuous listing life, with our last reported price set at $900K. It remains a Coldwell Banker listing, but the ask has climbed to $1.079M. The broker script has been re-written to emphasize the home's KEY award (a HBAGC industry award) and LEED-caliber renovation. Except for that linoleum kitchen floor, the interiors are pretty slammin'. Ceilings are high, windows are tall, and there's a greenhouse attached to the master bedroom. But, wethinks, you'd still want it for the gardens.
·Listing: 919 W Wisconsin St. [Coldwell Banker]
·A Double-Decker Secret Garden in Lincoln Park [Curbed Chicago]