Located on a quiet tree-lined block in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village, this handsome rehab is a fine example of how Chicago’s older homes can be updated to offer all the style and comforts of new construction without overly comprising the look and feel of the original.
The four-bedroom residence greets the street with a handsome, extra-wide brick and stone facade that changed little since 1906. Behind its double front doors (likely left over from two-flat deconversion) the ground floor feels bright, open, and contemporary thanks to 11-foot ceilings, a custom built-in dry bar in the foyer, and a slick kitchen with white subway tiles and marble countertops.
Other notable features include a large master suite, a kid-friendly lower-level family room, and a detached two-car garage topped by timber beams and a two-bedroom, one-bathroom coach house.
“The 32-foot-wide lot is already a rarity, but the coach house is really something special,” listing agent Greg Vollan of @properties told Curbed. “Coach houses are non-conforming under city code, but were essentially grandfathered in. This one has its own separate walkway and gate and could be used to generate income as a rental unit or an Airbnb.”
The smartly updated historic home at 834 N. Winchester Avenue hit the market on Tuesday morning with an asking price of $1.25 million. The Ukrainian Village property last sold in 2012 for $880,000, records show.