Old Town used to have some of the city’s best examples of workers cottages, but the housing type now dwindles with more frequent demolitions and new developments. So, this workers cottage, built in 1881, is a rare find.
The property was completely rehabbed in 2017, so it doesn’t retain the traditional style. However, the modern take features an all-black exterior, a living room with a 20-foot ceiling, and garage with a heated driveway (no ice!).
The double-height windows in the living room overlook the backyard area and there’s a contemporary fireplace surrounded by built-ins made from salvaged wood. There are four bedrooms on the upper levels and the master features a sitting room, walk-in closet, and double-vanity.
The garage is located on the home’s lower level, which is a nice perk during winter. It’s much more typical for Chicago homes to have a standalone garage facing the alley.
Right near the Sedgwick station, 1516 N. Wieland Street is listed for $1,399,000 with Alley Ballard of @properties.