While some Chicagoans may romanticize about owning their own neighborhood watering hole, here’s a unique chance to live in a former bar turned unusual single family home. Originally built in 1883, the three-bedroom, two-bath residence has cleverly turned the once-commercial ground floor space into a large, open-plan living room with elevated chef’s kitchen.
The theme of reuse continues in the large master suite and its custom closet doors crafted from reclaimed barn wood. In addition to a new roof and A/C system, the home also sports a newly added roof top deck perfect for summertime entertaining.
The property is short walk to the Blue Line and the shopping and dining options along Damen and Milwaukee. While just about every listing in Bucktown these days is keen to mention proximity to the 606, this one is particularly handy to the popular elevated rails-to-trails amenity.
For buyers looking for an unorthodox and decidedly Chicago home in one of the city’s top neighborhoods, this former corner tavern can currently be had for $799,000. Old Style sign sold separately.