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A Humble $199K Unit in a 19th Century Humboldt Park Greystone

This unit is a bargain in an up-and-coming neighborhood

Recently named one of Chicago’s best places to live, Humboldt Park offers homebuyers a lot of bang for their real estate dollar. Looking at this two-bedroom unit in a converted 1899 greystone as an example, this assessment certainly holds true.

Inside, the bright, open living room and bedrooms feature recessed lighting, hardwood floors, and walls of exposed original brick. Though the kitchen is a bit far from the living room, it does appear to be in good shape and include fresh-looking light wood, dark stone, and stainless steel. While the unit’s single bathroom might be a deal-breaker for some buyers, it’s of decent enough size and includes dual vanities.

There’s plenty to love about the home’s prime location in this up-and-coming neighborhood. Humboldt Park proper with its 200-plus acres of green open space is just a short walk to the west while the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood and Damen Blue Line stop are roughly a mile east.

Situated immediately adjacent to Erie Elementary Charter School, the home’s proximity to a playground can be viewed as a family-friendly amenity or noisy detriment, depending on the needs of the buyer. Either way, it would be hard to top the historic charm of 1419 N Washtenaw at its asking price of just $199,900.