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Renovated Ukrainian Village home with rare coach house wants $1.25M

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Contemporary family living behind a historic 1906 facade

Photos courtesy Greg Vollan, @properties

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.

Designer lighting and gray cabinets with brass fixtures offer a more sophisticated take on the all-white kitchen trend.

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.

The bright front room features a blend of classic and contemporary touches.
A custom-designed drybar can be tucked away behind oversized double doors.
A large dining area stands opposite the marble kitchen island.
The sunny master bedroom spans the entire width of the home.
The backyard overlooks a standalone coach house and a pergola wrapped in flowering wisteria vines.
Well appointed in its own right, the coach house features a kitchen, two bedrooms, and a single bathroom.