3. This "heirloom caliber" gut-renovated North Center/Roscoe Village six-bed offers a 5,000-square-foot open floor plan. The kitchen is the immediate standout with its island, new appliances, and walk-in pantry. A basement media room w/ wet bar also makes itself known, as do the marble master bathroom and back patio. The abbreviated brokerspeak needs some serious unpacking: INCRED SPA-CLBR RADIANT HEATD BTHS T/O INCL MSTR W/ STEAM/SPRAY SHWR & SEP TUB; DUAL LNDRY & ZONED HVAC... see what we mean? Listing for $1.3M in late 2011, the sale closed this week for $1.05M.
·Listing: 1845 W Newport Ave. [Prudential Rubloff]
2. One of Noah Properties' upmarket offerings just sold in Wicker Park. The made-to-order five-bed is a visor-wearing, self-important specimen of contemporary design. There's no mushy middle here, just "custom millwork and beamed ceilings", heated floors, a 150-bottle wine closet, top-of-the-line kitchen, two wet bars, two laundry rooms, a body-spray steam shower, and four large outdoor spaces. The final sale price of $1.275M barely dipped from the original summer 2012 ask of $1.3M.
·Listing: 1524 N Wood St. [Sergio & Banks]
1. Townhouses rarely list for close to $2M and sell for anything like $1.5M. Those are the facts with this "remarkable 4 story luxury end-unit" on the downtown riverfront. Ah, downtown riverfront... that explains it! The complex's largest unit more or less behaves like a single-family home, with decor by an unnamed "international designer", wood and marble floors throughout, private elevator, high ceilings, chef's kitchen, roof deck, and yard. Land comes with the sale, too, so there you have it.
·Listing: 408 N Water St. Unit F [Prudential Rubloff]