For the illusion of single-family housing in an almost impenetrable neighborhood, consider renting this 1/1.5 duplex brick coach parked behind a much larger structure on Dearborn Parkway. The charming little spot, dating to 1888, is really well sealed off from its busy environs, and, while quite compact, features a front courtyard and a second floor deck. Inside, there's a number of comfortable spaces beginning with the living room/dining room combo with a marble wood-burning fireplace. The coach has hardwood floors throughout, a washer/dryer, and parking is available nearby. Renting for $2,100/month, this certainly beats a lot of conventional apartments, whether or not it's a viable long-term option.
·Listing: 1237 N Dearborn Pkwy, CH [Prudential Rubloff]