Though more quiet and suburban than neighborhoods closer to Chicago’s downtown or lakefront, the South Side community of Beverly is well known for its healthy stock of quaint and attainable homes. Take for example this too-cute 1922 cottage that gets high marks for both charm and affordability.
At just 760 square feet, the one-bedroom house is slightly larger than your average Chicago apartment but could perhaps make a sort of “reverse pied-à-terre” for someone looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Renovated in 2016, the cozy home offers an updated bathroom, a wood-burning fireplace, and a snug but bright kitchen space.
Meanwhile, its wood-paneled sunroom overlooking the fenced-in rear yard looks like the ideal place to learn the piano or pen the next great American novel (dated drop ceiling notwithstanding). The home also sports a screened-in rear porch and surprisingly roomy looking—albeit unfinished—basement.
The diminutive South Side cottage listed last week, asking just shy of $130,000. According to records, it last changed hands roughly one year ago for $112,500.