The home of early-20th Century architect John A. Nyden, responsible for such works as the Belmont-Sheffield Trust and Savings Bank Building and Bronzeville's Victory Monument, is now a 2-flat recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. It's also on the market, in its entirety, for $850K. Built in 1908 of brick and stucco, the property presents a pair of handsome and very livable 3-bed units with the duplex-up meant as the owner's unit. Both have beamed ceilings, French doors, leaded glass, and upgraded kitchens and baths. The owner's unit rocks a rickety roof deck, while the lower unit has a private yard. At 5,400 square-feet in total, no one will blame you for constructing one masterful pad from these components.
·Listing: 5511 N Wayne Ave. [Baird & Warner]