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Unique 1884 Home on Chicago's Near West Side Seeks $649K

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The 19th century property retains many original details inside and out

Built in 1884, this four-bedroom Near West Side home is a rare holdover from the neighborhood’s 19th century past. Thanks to its pronounced and restored upper cornice, it is very much in keeping with the building’s original aesthetic. Inside, the eyes are treated to hard-to-find original wood detailing that is prevalent in nearly every room. It’s these touches, including the sweeping wooden staircase, that give 1610 W Jackson Blvd the kind of genuine historic character of which new homes can only dream. Though the kitchen is slightly cramped and devoid of IKEA backsplashes, it is serviceable and would make an interesting renovation job. The 2,700-square-foot structure also comes with recently upgraded hardwood floors.

Perfect for an owner looking to lease space to tenants, the home’s separate lower level contains its own kitchen and private entrance which could function as a stand-alone apartment or potential new living space for larger household. The property also features a rear yard, patio, and parking for two cars. Though the Near West Side neighborhood around the United Center is still very much up and coming, spillover from the red hot West Loop means this area will only appreciate in the coming years. The home is currently after $649,000.