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Historic Old Town cottage with ultra-modern interior wants $2M

The home’s traditional 1870’s exterior provides no hints to the upgrades inside

Photos by Jameson Sotheby's Intl Realty

While the 19th century Chicago worker’s cottage was perhaps the city’s most ubiquitous type of single family housing from the 1830’s through the 1890’s, there’s nothing typical about the inside of this heavily updated Old Town example.

Built in 1874, the newly-listed home’s Victorian exterior conceals an ultra-modern layout designed by Chicago’s Wheeler Kearns architects.

Featuring three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the fully renovated structure also includes white oak flooring and cabinetry, high-end appliances, and a skylit staircase wrapped in translucent frosted glass.

The property also encompasses a secluded rear patio as well as a two-car garage—a rarity for the tightly-packed Old Town Triangle neighborhood. Currently listed for an even $2 million, the home most recently changed hands for $862,500 back in 2007.