Reminiscent of a cartoon face topped by a mohawk, this cute Bucktown residence is an unorthodox mashup of classic 19th century brickwork and 20th century modernism. Though not much of the original 1890 interior remains, the home’s custom minimalist decor with its white walls is appealing in its own right and could serve as a perfect backdrop for an art collection.
While lacking the hype of a new construction, the three-bedroom house is undoubtedly one of the most unique homes on the block. Highlights include a high-ceilinged living room bisected by a floor-to-ceiling spine of windows and skylights, a bright lofted family room, and a separate lower level that could serve as a rental property or be combined with the rest of the house.
Located a short walk from vibrant commercial corridors and the popular 606 trail, the home also features a detached two-car garage to spare its owners the daily frustrations of finding street parking in one of Chicago’s most desirable north side neighborhoods. The ask? $830,000.