Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can buy for a certain dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. We’ve found five homes at or around today’s price of $775,000. Vote for your favorite below.
Let’s start with this contemporary two-level condo in Chicago’s East Ukrainian Village. Built in 2016, the three-bedroom home spans 1,800 square feet and features an open-plan living area, a private rooftop deck, and a sleek kitchen with a quartz waterfall island with a breakfast bar. The master suite, which includes a large walk-in closet and a steam shower in the bathroom, overlooks the William H. Wells Community Academy High School and its soccer field. It’s listed for $780,000.
Old Irving Park
Lovers of older homes will also find plenty to like about this well-preserved 1898 American Foursquare in Old Irving Park. A raised porch leads to charming foyer with a grand staircase, art glass windows, and abundant wood trim. The old-school touches are enhanced by modern upgrades including an updated kitchen with custom blue painted cabinets and a master suite with a huge walk-in shower. A finished basement and large outdoor space make the five-bedroom property an attractive family-friendly proposition for $775,000.
In the South Side community of Bridgeport, $799,000 buys this handsome brick building dating back to 1909. Essentially two homes in one, the property includes a three-bedroom unit on the main level and second three-bedroom unit on the second floor, which can be rented out for extra income. It comes with original crown molding and wood beam coffered ceilings as well as a rooftop deck and both side and rear patios.
Located on a quiet street in the South Loop’s Prairie District, this refreshed three-bedroom townhouse offers updated interiors and three private outdoor areas including a rooftop terrace. Built in 2001, the home boasts a brick fireplace, refinished hardwood floors, renovated bathrooms, and a bright kitchen with new appliances, concrete counters, and a subway tile backsplash. Previously listed for $825,000, the home is back on the market and is now available for $775,000.
Buyers looking for a different kind of townhouse, will not be let down by the unusual Alta Vista Terrace property near Wrigley Field. Inside they’ll find some seriously funky features including hand-painted walls and ceiling murals, playful stained glass, a striking mosaic waterfall shower, and a Moorish keyhole door leading to the master suite. The eclectic home, which comes with all of its artwork, is asking $770,000. It may not be for everyone, but it could serve as an eye-catching vacation rental during baseball season.
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Old Irving Park