We've taken to chronicling, mainly by default, the historic rowhomes of Alta Vista Terrace. Six weeks ago, we gave blog space to a virtually identical listing at 3822 N Alta Vista. A week later, a sale was pending. What fortune for those not quick enough on the draw— the house directly opposite, at 3823 N Alta Vista, hit the market today for $710K (slightly below its 2002 sales price). They've got the exact same square footage (2,800), the same number of bedrooms (four), and closely related facades (Victorian Greystone). According to the listing, this is one of only four 3-story homes on the block (the rest are 2-story). In case you need a historical primer, late 19th century developer Samuel Eberly Gross enlisted various architects to build an English-style block of 40 rowhomes with staggered stylistic repetition. Today, the one-of-a-kind block just north of Wrigley enjoys Chicago Landmark protection.
OK, back to the listing. The currently unfurnished home is in markedly good shape and features stuff like inlaid hardwood floors, leaded glass, skylights, high ceilings, original millwork, fireplaces, wet bar, sauna, and multiple decks. As with an old London setting, gardens are about all you'll be able to muster with a 20' x 45' lot. No parking either. Still, a tremendous get for the right buyer.
·Listing: 3823 N Alta Vista Terrace [@properties]
·Large Alta Vista Terrace Row House Hits the Market for $725K [Curbed Chicago]