It’s not quite a workers cottage or a traditional brick flat, but this cute single-story home built in 1908 was fully renovated into a minimalist, bright live-work space. It has a landscaped retreat in the private backyard, but is also a few blocks from Humboldt Park’s 207 acres.
The home comes with 13-foot ceilings, new bamboo flooring, and spacious office with a floor-to-ceiling window. The front of the home is a long open kitchen, living room, and dining room area. The are a few large windows towards the entrance, but an expansive three-window skylight maximizes the natural light.
Towards the back of the home is a bedroom, walk-in closet, double-vanity bathroom, and an office facing the green backyard and long grave driveway. There’s a minimal sliding door that separates the two spaces which could both be used as bedrooms instead of a live-work space as its currently set up. The backyard is private, it’s fenced in all the way to the curb and surrounded by a few tall trees. It’s just a few blocks from the 606 too.
Is this home your style? Located at 1619 N. Sawyer Ave. it’s listed for $510,000. That’s nearly three times what it sold for in 2013.