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 $800,000. Vote for your favorite below.
Let’s start in Lakeview with this charming four-bedroom condo inside a restored old-school greystone dating back to 1896. The two-level residence retains plenty of historical touches including original moldings, wood pocket doors, and fireplace. The formal dining room boasts dramatic blue wallpaper while the updated kitchen opens to a rear deck overlooking a private backyard with a gas fire pit and synthetic turf. Own it for $775,000.
Buyers with more modern tastes will find lots to like about this contemporary single-family home in West Town, listed for $779,000. The three-story, four-bedroom property features floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the minimalist living room and sleek all-white kitchen with natural light. The home has three outdoor balconies plus a rooftop deck offering views of the Chicago skyline.
Located on a quiet street in the South Loop’s Prairie District neighborhood, this renovated three-bedroom townhouse offers updated interiors and three private outdoor areas including a rooftop terrace. Built in 2001, the home boasts a brick fireplace, refreshed bathrooms, and a bright kitchen with new appliances, concrete counters, and a subway tile backsplash. Pick it up for $825,000.
On Chicago’s South Side, $824,900 gets you this sprawling single-family home inside a gutted 1888 historic greystone along Bronzeville’s South Saint Lawrence Avenue. Although sparse on original architectural interior details, the rehabbed property offers more than 5,600 square feet of living space including six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms across its three levels.
This unusual residence is located in the landmarked former St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church building in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. The $849,000 unit is one of nine condos carved out from the historic 1905 Gothic Revival style structure. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home spans two floors and features a blend of contemporary fixtures and original architectural details. The stained glass window in the marble walk-in shower is a particularly interesting touch.
Which home would you buy for $800K?
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