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In Albany Park, woodsy American Foursquare house with wild back porch asks $450K

Rustic wood trim, plaid wallpaper, and river reed decor

A two-story home with a blue and brown exterior. There is a small wood pergola in the side yard and lots of wild, natural landscaping.
4822 N. Bernard Street
Photos courtesy of Susan Kanter, Dream Town Realty.

As Chicago takes the plunge into chillier fall weather, cozy up with this particularly campy American Foursquare in Albany Park.

The home sits on an extra wide lot and comes with four bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. Built in 1912, there’s original woodwork which includes the staircase, moldings, and doors with original hardware, too. The owners have made various improvements over the last few decades such as new roofing, windows, appliances, and boiler. There’s more than enough room to add a second bathroom as well.

The wildly landscaped home features a variety of grasses, small trees, shrubs, and plants in the front yard and window boxes. The greenery continues around the side of the home and through to the back porch which features a constellation of hanging flowers and ferns. A small enclosed area of the multi-level deck includes a hot tub.

Into the cabin-like feel of this home? 4822 N. Bernard Street is asking $449,000.

A living room with a tiled fireplace, a couch, and two chairs. There is a window overlooking the enclosed porch.
The living room with a cozy fireplace and original wood trim.
A bedrooms with two windows and a wooden bedframe. There is a side table and a mirrored closet.
One of the main bedrooms with white, wood walls.
The small kitchen features a wooden countertop, cabinets, and trim. There is a tile floor and a small window.
The kitchen has a cabin-like feel with plaid wallpaper, thick grain wood cabinets, and hanging pans.
A wooden hot tub on a wooden back deck with lots of planters and vines.
The hot tub is on the back deck, hidden in a small enclosed shelter for all season use.
The multi-level back deck features a tall tree with overhanging branches, lots of planters on the ground and hanging over head on a pergola.
The back porch is a plant lovers oasis.