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Revived 1920s bungalow asks $440K in Portage Park

A brand new interior and finished basement modernizes this classic Chicago home

Standing at the corner of a two-story brick bungalow with a three-panel front window and cement steps framed by a brick archway. A small plant and gravel front garden are underneath a white window box. Photos by Redfin, courtesy of listing agent Ryan McKane, Redfin Corporation.

Portage Park is right along the city’s Bungalow Belt—an area encircling the city where that housing type was quickly built to accommodate Chicago’s rapid growth in the early 1900s. This home was built in 1919 and while the historic exterior remains, there’s nothing dated about the interior.

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is on a wide lot which is typical of older houses. The renovation brought in dark wood floors, fresh coats of white paint, new cabinets and appliances, and a finished basement. The open kitchen, living room, dining room, and a bedroom are on the main floor. The master suite and a children’s bedroom are on the top floor of the bungalow. Then, the lower level features a comfortable tv room, a work area, and a playroom.

What’s particularly lovely is the outdoor space just off the kitchen. There’s a raised wooden deck decorated with planters which overlooks a grassy fenced-in backyard with lavender bushes, hydrangea flowers, and tall grasses.

Would you love to live in this bungalow? Located at 5022 W. Addison St. its listed for $439,900.

Two beige suede couches sit facing each other with a small wooden coffee table between. Against a wall there’s a console table with stacked books and layered framed photos. Two giant potted plants sit near the dining room table.
The first floor features a more formal dining room and a cozy living room.
A white platform bed sits against a white wall with wooden nightstands topped with gold globe lamps on either side. There are framed photos and low-light floor plants.
The master bedroom is on the upper level.
A gallery wall of colorful art and woven trays provides a focal point in the eat-in kitchen which shows the view to the backyard and a white circular table with four stylish metal and wicker chairs.
The eat-in kitchen is just off a beautiful side porch.
Two desks sit at the end of the room under small windows. A couch faces a tv and a long wall-length cabinet. Framed photos, stacked art books, and colorful pillows liven up the lower level.
The finished basement could also be converted to an in-law suite.
There’s a partial view of a four-seat outdoor table that’s next to an open, grassy backyard with three Adirondack chairs. There’s tall grasses and flowers around the cedar wood garage.
There’s also a two-car garage in the backyard.