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In West Town, Queen Anne-style home with original wood and stained glass asks $890K

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Built in the early 1830s, plenty of original charming details remain

A living room with a large window that is partly stained glass. There is a fireplace, couch, and chair.
1829 W. Superior Street
Photos by Virtuance, courtesy of listing agent Joe Zimmerman of Keller Williams

In West Town, every few blocks seems to have a beautiful old cathedral or a row of adorable workers cottages. Just south of Chicago Avenue, this brick two flat with Queen Anne-style details still retains much of its original charm.

The home’s exterior has seen a fresh coat of paint and much of the interior has been maintained. There is beautiful, intricate stained glass at the front window and also color-blocked panels in the kitchen door’s transom. The original woodwork is particularly notable around the living room’s mantel. The fireplace is framed by two elaborately carved, winged creatures.

The brokerage firm Zimmerman Property Group came across some of the original documents of the house from 1827. The home first sold in 1851 for just $860. The very first owners Haines H. Magie and John High Jr. were there to witness the city’s true beginning as Chicago was officially incorporated in 1830.

The single-family home has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms spread out over 4,000 square feet of space. The master suite on the top level has access to its own private second-floor deck. There’s also an outdoor space just off the kitchen and a small backyard.

Located at 1829 W. Superior Street, this home’s asking price is $889,000.

A brick house with green and yellow trim.
A dining room with a six-seat table, wood flooring. and framed art on the walls.
There is a bed, textured grey wallpaper, and a nightstand with a lamp.

The master bedroom has a private balcony and large soaking tub.

A top floor wooden deck overlooking other homes near the alley.
The top floor outdoor space.