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Charming Logan Square cottage asking $530K finds buyer in just four days

The handsomely renovated North Side home didn’t last long on the market

Photos by Brent Borchardt, courtesy of Shanley Henry, Jameson Sotheby’s Intl Realty

In Logan Square, an attractive worker’s cottage that listed Monday for $530,000 quickly lined up a buyer—scoring a contract in just four days. Built in 1895 and gut rehabbed in 2014, the quick-to-sell Spaulding Avenue property offered an irresistible blend of old school charm, modern convenience, and great location.

Behind its traditional gray and white trim and red front door, the three-bedroom cottage features a stylish living room with a bay window and wood-burning fireplace. Off the rear, a fourth bedroom was sacrificed to create a new open layout kitchen and dining area overlooking a fenced-in rear yard, patio, and detached garage. The home’s two bathrooms, HVAC system, and plumbing were also refreshed.

“The sellers did a really nice job of staying to true to the vintage style of the home and the area while also adding contemporary touches like new lighting,” listing agent Shanley Henry of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty told Curbed Chicago. “The activity around this listing has been crazy and is a testament to sweat equity the owners put into the home and the desirability of the Logan Square area.”

It’s unclear what the contracted buyer agreed to pay for the property and Henry won’t comment on the specifics of the still-contingent offer. Given the speed of the sale, however, it’s likely that the renovated cottage fetched a price pretty close to its $530,000 ask. According to public records, the home last sold four years ago for $325,000.