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Own this one-bedroom Hyde Park condo with skyline views for just $143,000

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The relatively low asking price could leave money left over for kitchen and bathroom renovations

1700 E. 56th Street #2304
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff

Hyde Park is one of Chicago’s most desirable neighborhoods thanks to cultural attractions such as the Museum of Science and Industry, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, and the upcoming Obama Presidential Center. Surprisingly, homeownership in this vibrant, lakefront south side community doesn’t have to break the bank. Take for example this efficient, single bedroom high-rise condo with bamboo floors and excellent views of Chicago’s skyline and Lake Michigan that is currently asking just $143,000.

Perhaps reflecting of the academic, diverse nature of the nearby University of Chicago, the unit is staged with a blackboard in the living room and a low, Japanese style dining setup. The kitchen and bathroom may not ooze with the flair found in a new construction, but both spaces are perfectly acceptable given the price point. While the $700 per month HOA fee makes the listing slightly less of a bargain, amenities such as door staff, an exercise room, roof deck, and a garage space are included along with heat, AC, and water.