The Paddington has vintage character in droves but we doubt many of its condos are quite so inviting as this "designer-owned" two-bed. Irving Park Road's Paddington is a sprawling twin-horseshoe complex with a pair of courtyards, built in 1905 and now buried by high-rises. One block from the lake, this is a fine location on the Uptown/Lake View border. The large, open unit includes a library/den, one-and-a-half bathrooms, crown moldings, hardwood floors, new kitchen, a grand fireplace, and a generous inward-facing private terrace. Whether or not prospective buyers will get the chance to bid on the furniture, it wouldn't be bad to emulate what's shown here. The ask: $365K with a $841 monthly assessment.
·Listing: 674 W Irving Park Road, Unit F7 [Baird & Warner]