Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can buy for a set dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. We’ve found five homes around today’s price of $950,000.
Let’s kick things off with this Bucktown condo situated atop a 100-year-old former convent across from Chicago’s historic St. Mary of the Angels Roman Catholic Church. Featuring exposed original brick walls and high cathedral ceilings, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom floorplan includes two balconies, an open living room, and a sleek kitchen finished with contemporary cabinets. Currently asking $939,000, the home has been on the market since last fall. The top-floor unit has no elevator, so count on getting some steps each day.
In Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, is this five bedroom, four bathroom single-family home full of colorful quirks and old school charm. Behind its wide front porch, you’ll find an eclectic interior with hardwood floors and moldings and a very patriotic bathroom complete with an American flag tile wall. The property’s oversized landscaped lot includes a rear deck and detached garage—all for $950,000.
Further south, a gut-rehabbed greystone offers a lot of house—more than 6,500 square feet of space—for just shy of $950,000. Under its classic 1885 Romanesque stone and brick facade, the restored Bronzeville residence looks and feels essentially all-new inside. It features seven bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a designer kitchen, and an elevator stopping at all four levels.
Downtown buyers seeking a relative degree of peace and seclusion will find lots to like about this multi-level townhouse located in the gated Kinzie Park subdivision in Chicago’s Fulton River District. Featuring a mostly white, contemporary interior, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom property faces Kinzie Park’s interior courtyard. The property comes with multiple outdoor terraces and access to the development’s pool, health club, and private riverwalk. It’s asking $915,000.
Fans of world renowned 20th century modernist Ludwig Mies van der Rohe should consider this three-bedroom condo located in the architect’s 1955 glass and steel tower at 900 N. Lake Shore Drive. The home features a classic “less is more” aesthetic with its Miesian floor-to-ceiling glass, white walls, and parquet floors as well as contemporary touches such as translucent room dividers, updated bathrooms, and a sleek eat-in kitchen. Such a prestigious architectural pedigree, however, carries a fairly steep monthly assessment of $1,544 on top of its $949,000 asking price.
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Fulton River District