Who said that historically significant design has to cost an arm and a leg? Take for example this two-bedroom unit in a 1903 building by architect E.E. Roberts. Though primarily known for his role in helping develop and evolve Chicago’s Prairie School of design in the early 20th century, Roberts drafted this particular structure in the heart of suburban Oak Park with much more of a colonial-inspired aesthetic.
The recently-listed home is accessed via common foyer and grand central staircase. Inside, there’s lots of wood trim, old-school doors, a handsome fire place, original windows, and a generous 17-foot long deck. Close to downtown Oak Park, the CTA, and Metra, this cozy 1,125-square-foot piece of Chicagoland architectural history can be had for a mere $178,000.