Given this 3/3.5 home's messy listing history and dire sales forecast, guessing the asking rent was no gimme. The three participating pricespotter enthusiasts came within $500 of the correct rent—$4,000—but straddled it high and low. The alluring but obtuse contempo at the corner of Wabansia and Paulina doesn't worry about fitting in with old Bucktown— a trend, in fact. The architect was concerned with entertaining the home's inhabitants by way of sunken rooms, spiral stairs, a double-height living area, spritely outdoor spaces, and rooms that, for better or worse, generally fail to reach their logical conclusion. Remarkably, this quirky pile scored just $460K in September for its previous owner. Renting it out may be the way to go.
·Listing: 1700 W Wabansia Ave. [Dream Town]
·Guess the Rent on a 2,500-Square-Foot Bucktown Contempo [Curbed Chicago]