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Handsomely restored 19th century Humboldt Park cottage lists for $849K

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This unique home underwent a full studs-out restoration and creatively reincorporates plenty of original wood

Though some updated Chicago style cottages see their interiors rehabbed beyond recognition, this handsomely restored example strikes a nice balance between adding amenities while also acknowledging the 1885 structure’s past. Located in the Chicago’s increasingly-hot Humboldt Park neighborhood, the home was recently taken down to the studs and saw the addition of all new plumbing, wiring, and radiant heat.

Original wood sourced both from the restoration as well as other local deconstructions was artfully reincorporated back in the home. The result provides a level of old-school authenticity often lacking in similar single family rehabs. The rustic meets modern theme is also reflected in the home’s exposed overhead beams and a rather cool "floating" front staircase.

Featuring four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, the property features a flowing first floor with a high-end kitchen and large lower level family room. A nice back yard and large garage further sweetens the deal. On the market for less than a day, this unique Chicago home is currently seeking $849,000.