Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what you can buy for a certain dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. We found five homes at or around today’s price of $400,000. Vote for your favorite below.
Let’s start with a handsome two-bedroom timber loft in Chicago’s hot West Loop. The open floorplan offers exposed brick, wood beams, and eastern views of downtown. A subway tile-lined kitchen includes stainless shelves, granite counters, and a commercial-grade cooking range. Building amenities include 24-hour door staff, a fitness center, and a shared rooftop deck. Get it for $399,000.
Looking closer to downtown, $380,000 gets you an attractive Printer’s Row condo. The bright, two-bedroom corner unit features a recently updated kitchen and bathrooms and a living room and dining space lined with windows offering 14th-floor views of the Loop and glimpses of Lake Michigan. The South Loop unit is listed for $380,000, making it the most affordable of the bunch.
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Located in Edgewater’s landmarked Tudor Revival Manor House complex this three-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex has an eye-catching living and dining room sporting 14-foot vaulted beamed ceilings. The unique layout includes hardwood floors, a dedicated home office, and recently updated appliances. Move into this castle-like property for $399,900.
$399,000 also buys a renovated 1895 Victorian single-family in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. The roomy, family-friendly residence spans nearly 3,800 square feet and includes an open main floor, five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a finished lower level, and a large front porch. A rear deck overlooks a grassy backyard and a detached two-car garage.
On the city’s South West Side, an updated brick bungalow in Beverly is available for $404,900. Built in 1921, the classic Chicago style home boasts a sunny front room with a masonry fireplace, a formal dining room with dark wood trim, and a remodeled kitchen. The structure includes a finished basement family room, and the second floor has been converted into a fourth bedroom lined with knotty pine planking and topped by skylights
Which home would you buy for $400K?
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