Returning to market after an 18 month hiatus is this modern sphinx-like Bucktown adaptive construction by Joe Valerio of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates. The sphinx form jumped out at us in the way the home addresses the street, but we're sure that's just our contribution to the discourse. Two glass towers jut skyward from an old brick frame; the two-story living room is one beneficiary of all the natural light. Naturally, there's an open loft level, recessed lighting, rear window wall, glamourous bathrooms, and a set of minimalist staircases. Priced at $800K in 2011, the three-bed is back with an ask of $850K.
·Listing: 1748 W Cortland St. [Baird & Warner]