Curbed Chicago is pleased to announce its first ever Renovation Week. Starting today, Curbed will feature content dedicated to renovations not only pertaining to revamped residences, but also overhauls and updates that have taken place across the Windy City’s famed cultural institutions and public parks. If you'd like to share you renovation story or an interestingly rehabbed property feel free to reach out via the Curbed Chicago tip line.
So, without further ado, we'll kick off Renovation Week by taking a look at ten homes for sale across Chicago. They range from affordable starter homes to block-busting historic mansions.
↑ At $194,500 this recently listed two-bedroom, two-bath duplex in vintage brick walk-up located the popular Avondale neighborhood offers some recent upgrades without shattering the bank. Both bathrooms have been renovated with new vanities and fixture while the home’s kitchen features new cabinets, stone counter tops, and one of the patterned tile backsplashes that are all the rage.
↑ Located in the south side neighborhood of Mount Greenwood, this three-bedroom home was completed guttered before receiving a complete overhaul that included the addition of a second floor. The ground level now has been configured to feature the ever-popular open floor plan and the basement is nicely finished as living space. The property is seeking $387,990.
↑ This three-level Hyde Park/Kenwood townhouse wasn’t much to look at when it listed for $336,433 back in 2015. After undergoing a substantial renovation, the the four-bedroom property returns to the market as highly desirable, bright, modern-looking home. At $419,900 this one is hard to beat.
↑ This Frank Lloyd Wright four-bedroom located in the Beverly neighborhood has undergone an extensive renovation that has seen its stucco exterior refreshed and the interior Prairie School woodworking returned to its original grandeur. The home has also taken a handful of price chops since entering the market in July of 2015 seeking $749,900. It can now be had for just $599,900.
↑ Buyers fancying a classic Chicago cottage will find lots to like about this three-bedroom example in Chicago’s hot Roscoe Village. The home’s recent renovation strikes an appealing balance between cute and contemporary and features a large, airy kitchen. It is located steps from Hamlin Park and comes with its own good-sized rear yard. The homes is asking $829,000.
↑ This 1995 mansion on Lincoln Park's desirable Burling Street was not particularly old nor in poor shape when it sold for $2,300,000 in 2013. However, the four-bedroom home has reentered the market with nearly a $1,000,000 price bump thanks to an extensive makeover that include new hardwood floors, moldings, garage door, refreshed bathrooms, and luxurious new kitchen.
↑ This five-bedroom historic stone mansion located in the heart of Chicago’s tony Gold Coast neighborhood is full of modern upgrades despite its age. Its recent rehab includes an impressive chef’s kitchen, two new outdoor decks atop its roof and two-garage, and TV’s hidden behind bathroom mirrors. At $4,999,900, this level of luxury at a great location certainly does not come cheaply.
↑ If this landmarked Gold Coast French revival style brick and limestone estate built in 1899 looks familiar it might be because it was formerly the home of the first Playboy mansion. After being picked up by Hugh Hefner 1959, it was later converted to private residence. This particular four-bedroom, 4,300-square-foot unit occupies roughly half of the third floor and has been remodeled to include many modern upgrades. It can be yours for $5,750,000.
↑ Roughly a block over from the former Playboy mansion is this giant seven-bedroom 1886 redbrick mansion listing for $5,400,000. Despite receiving numerous renovations which include a 1990 addition, the home still maintains nearly all of it historic beauty. Bucking a recent trend, the owners have thankfully resisted the urge to paint much of the original mahogany millwork.
↑ Well-heeled fans of both the modern and Prairie styles will have much to like about this enormous 15,000-square-foot downtown home situated in a renovated 1916 substation. Inside the airy six-bedroom complex is decidedly contemporary and includes a pool, numerous private terraces, and skyline vistas in every direction. The home is asking a staggering $12,500,000 — a substantial drop from the $15,000,000 it was seeking when it hit the market last summer.