Landmarked in 1982, The Brewster at Pine Grove and Diversey is a killer 19th century masonry building toting a history that includes Charlie Chaplin as short-term denizen of the penthouse suite, while in town working with Essanay Studios. That space is now divided, and this 1,350-square-foot one-bed is a piece. Some Art Deco sass was imparted, whether through the recent renovation or a distant one. In any case, the enhancements compliment the building's unusual open interior cast iron stairway with glass block walkways and skylights. Other highlights: stylish open kitchen, large living room/dining room combo, three skylights, and a master suite with compartmentalized bathroom, fireplace, and terrace. New-to-market, the ask is $249K, same as the 2002 purchase price.
·Listing: 2800 N Pine Grove Ave. Unit PHC [@properties]