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 $400,000. Vote for your favorite below.
Let’s start our $400K comparison with this handsome two-bedroom unit in the old Pencil Factory Lofts building in North Center. The lofty space features 12-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls, oversized windows, and a sturdy concrete ceiling. Recent upgrades include a new HVAC system, fresh carpeting in the bedrooms, and refinished hardwood floors in the living room. It’s asking $395,000.
Here’s another two-bedroom loft located in west Lincoln Park, listed for $399,900. The duplex residence has a cozy living room with a fireplace, overhead timber beams, and an updated white kitchen with skylights and a lofted den/third bedroom space above. A spiral staircase leads even higher to another bedroom and an attractive private rooftop deck.
Near the border of West Town and Ukrainian Village, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in a handsome vintage walk-up features a bright and open living space with hardwood floors. There’s also a small balcony just off the master bedroom. Own this home for $399,900.
In Bucktown, you can pick up this striking two-level condo occupying the top of an attractive corner building. The three-bedroom residence sports a blue living room, high ceilings, and a spiral staircase leading to a master suite with a dedicated sitting area, home office, and subway-tiled ensuite. It’s asking $385,000—recently reduced from $400,000.
Spanning 2,400 square feet, this Kenwood residence is the roomiest of the bunch. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom condo has bay windows, red pine hardwood floors, and a fireplace in the living room. There’s also a sizable street-facing balcony supported by neoclassical Greek columns topped by Ionic capitals. Listed for $379,000, the South Side property is also the most affordable option.
Which home would you buy for $400K?
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