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 $260,000. Vote for your favorite below.
Let’s kick things off on the far North Side with this bright second-floor walk-up in Rogers Park. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home has an updated kitchen, in-unit laundry, and a rear porch. The sunny living room features a charming fireplace, crown molding, built-in shelving, and a bay window. It’s listed for $259,900.
For $264,500, pick up this attractive two-bedroom corner condo close to the lake in Uptown. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom floorplan spans 1,450 square feet and features stone-clad columns in the living room and a kitchen with stainless appliances and dark wood cabinets. Building amenities include a fitness center, pool deck, food market, dry cleaner, and party room.
Loft lovers will find plenty to like about this cozy, 900-square-foot one-bedroom in the South Loop’s historic 1908 Printer’s Row Lofts building. Exposed brick, large east-facing windows, and 12-foot timber beam ceiling give the space a rustic, post-industrial feel and the large open-plan kitchen includes granite countertops and a built-in wine cooler. Get it for $254,900.
Buyers looking for more room can consider this South Side condo located on a tree-lined street steps from Jackson Park and the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus. The 1,400-square-foot space is asking $259,000 and includes three bedrooms, a rear deck overlooking a shared backyard, and vintage details such as dark wood window trim and master bedroom moldings.
Located in a handsome 1890 brick building fronting North Avenue, this two-bedroom Wicker Park residence can be yours for $259,900. The compact 950-square-foot residence offers a living room with an eye-catching pastel paint job and a lighted art wall that could make it a popular choice among the Airbnb crowd, should you choose to rent it out.
Which home would you buy for $260K?
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