In Logan Square, this ground-up renovation offers two single-family homes for the price of one. Here, a former commercial storefront—previously a church, according to the listing notes—has been repurposed into a 3,000-square-foot residence. It is joined by an almost as spacious 2,400-square-foot coach house at the rear.
“The main takeaway is that you can live in the main house and rent out the coach house,” listing agent Marc Devereux told Curbed. “A buyer could conceivably own a million-dollar home but pay just $2,500 a month, after the initial down payment.”
The interiors (with help from virtual staging) appear open and bright thanks to 12-foot ceilings and a wall of windows in the living room. The result looks unlike a typical Logan Square single-family home, a draw for buyers looking for something different.
Located at at 3436 W. Cortland Avenue, the property is just a short walk to The 606 trail—a critical factor in the area’s increased desirability, according to its broker. “Ever since The 606 has come in, the area’s just exploded,” Devereux explained.
The former storefront turned unique black-and-white, two-in-one residence is currently listed for $1.1 million.