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In Boystown, 1920s brick flat with handsome fireplace asks $620K

The three-bedroom sits on the top floor

A living room with two chairs and a coffee table. There are floor lamps next to a window. A fireplace with a wood mantel and bookshelves on either side sit against a brick wall.
516 West Aldine Avenue
Photos by VHT Studios

In Boystown, Aldine Street features coveted older condo buildings and charming brick courtyard buildings. The tree-lined street is steps away from Broadway and the lakefront, putting this top floor condo in an ideal location.

Built in 1920, the red brick three-flat features delightful views of the neighborhood, exposed brick, a gorgeous fireplace with built-in bookshelves, picture molding, and a newer kitchen. The unit also has an open air deck just off the eat-in area which is great for warmer months. When the air gets a little chilly, there’s an all-season, enclosed sunroom.

Unlike most three-flat buildings this unit feels indulgently wide—many older buildings have a narrow shotgun layout due to the standard Chicago lot size. Plus, it has a long entryway and separate dining room. While there are modern upgrades like central air and in-unit laundry, the home retains its charm with heavy wood doors, classic trims, and stained glass windows.

516 West Aldine Avenue, Unit 3 is listed for $619,000 with Brad Lippitz of Compass.

There is a dining room table, a dresser, a table and a view into the open kitchen.
A dining room with bright light and stained glass windows.
There is an island, dark cabinets, flowers on the table, and an eat-in area next to a large window.
The cozy kitchen has a view of the side deck.
There is a bed, a side table, a window, and a framed poster.
The bedrooms have radiator heat and lots of light from the top floor windows.
There is a large bed, a desk, a white closet, a window and three framed black and white photographs.
The second guest bedroom has ample closet spae and room for a desk.
There is a small brick balcony enclosed with large windows, a small couch, and a table with a potted plant.
The all-season sunroom has tree top views.