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 $375,000. Vote for your favorite below.
Let’s start things off with this two-bedroom timber loft in Chicago’s hot West Loop neighborhood. The handsome condo has rustic exposed brick walls and includes a bright corner living area with an attached balcony and a stone-lined kitchen island with a built-in gas fireplace. Get it for $374,900.
In the South Loop, $365,000 gets you this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo perched on the 21st floor of a South Michigan Avenue high-rise. The sunny corner unit features custom living room shelves, raw concrete ceilings, and a gas-burning fireplace. The icing on the cake are two separate balconies for grilling, entertaining, and taking in city and lake vistas.
For buyers looking for a single-family home, consider this four-bedroom, three-bathroom example in the heart of Chicago’s “bungalow belt” in Belmont Cragin on the city’s Northwest Side. The quaint abode has a brick and stone exterior with Tudor Revival touches and a renovated interior sports hardwood floors, crown moldings, and a finished basement. The family-friendly residence seeks $365,000.
Spread out in this roomy 2,400-square-foot Hyde Park townhouse. Spanning three levels, the home includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an open living room connected to a kitchen with stainless appliances, quartz counters, and a breakfast bar. The South Side property is convenient to the University of Chicago as well as Washington Park, and it can be yours for $374,999.
Last but not least, is this duplex home in the Gold Coast’s landmarked Frank Fisher studios—a 1930s-era Art Moderne designed by Andrew Rebori and Edgar Miller. The cozy one-bedroom (plus den) residence features glass block windows, a wood-burning fireplace, a curved staircase, and access to a charming interior courtyard shared by neighbors. At $359,000, the historic property is also the most affordable of the bunch.
Which home would you choose for $375,000?
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