3. In staid but comfy Roscoe Village, another product of Mangan Builders has just sold for $1.282M. The extremely unexciting 4-bed frame house doesn't surprise with any unlikely basketball courts, so the new owner will just have to cope with a garage roof deck, outdoor fireplace, heated floors, and great room w/ wet bar. Of course, we can't show you any of it. But we promise it's not a mirage.
·Listing: 3326 N Oakley St. [Northside Properties, LLC]
2. Into "beautiful views over the park" from high-ceilinged, low-floor vintage condos? Too bad for you, one opportunity presented at architect Benjamin Marshall's 1550 N State Pkwy is off the table. The renovated 2/2.5 second-floor condo has hardwood floors, crown moldings, all new hardware, a wood-burning fireplace, and custom everything. Oh, and a preposterously high assessment of nearly $3K/month— befitting an old luxury building with an enormous amount of upkeep. Maybe you're not so sad to see this one pass. The closing price: $1.7M.
·Listing: 1550 N State Pkwy #201 [Baird & Warner]
1. The rebuilt 16th-floor penthouse in the Gold Coast's vintage 1209 N Astor finally has a buyer after an arduous three-and-half years on the market. Originating at $4.64M and slumping to $3.25M, this week's closing price is an even $3M. As previously highlighted, the 4,100-square-foot spread revolves around access to a 100-foot-long walled terrace. There's also an east "grilling" balcony, paneled library, four-and-a-half bathrooms, French doors, and fireplaces. The price came down to where it needed to be but, alas, the all-inclusive co-op assessment stays lodged at $5,200/month.
·Listing: 1209 N Astor St. PH [Baird & Warner]