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What the Dickens? Bucktown Custom Job Wears Old Facade

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Featured in an old issue of Chicago Home + Garden, a 2008 partial tear-down took out all but this single-fam's old Victorian facade and replaced the innards with a contemporary new-build. Call it a facadectomy if you like. The modern steel front door hints at what's to come. The 6/4.5 home, completed in 2008 and measuring 6,700 square feet, has high ceilings, an atrium, standout chef's kitchen, media room, sun room, three fireplaces, an architectural staircase, balcony, tall windows, and sliding doors leading out to a mesmerizingly terraced and landscaped backyard. The home has total radiant heating, a tankless hot water system, and other unnamed green features. Re-listed as a short sale this week after two unsuccessful years on the market from 2008 to 2010, the new ask is $1.6M — down $800K from four years ago.
·Listing: 2029 W Dickens Ave. [Mark R. Cahan Realty]