A couple of like-sized, new-to-market vintage homes have surfaced in Bucktown (not surprisingly) with asking prices hovering around $750K. Both represent old Bucktown renewed. Thusly, Curbed is deploying its little-used real estate face-off device, The Deathmatch, to find out to where our readership gravitates and what minor considerations tip the scale in one property's favor. Weigh the tangibles and intangibles and cast your vote below! Polls close Monday at noon.
? This 1891 brick townhouse has adopted some newfangled interior finishes: carved wooden pillars, an Aztec patterned central fireplace, and glass block windows chief among them. There's a large kitchen with new appliances opening to a covered patio; master suite with walk-in closet, balcony, and spa bath; and a small yard with a garage disguised as a cottage.
? A classic cottage built at almost the same moment as the townhouse but on the opposite side of Damen, this spot has fewer architectural flourishes but compensates with straightforward quality, an extra half-bath, full wet bar, and more generous green space including a side lot. Like its competitor, the property includes a two-car garage and deck.