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 $675,000. Vote for your favorite below.
Let’s start with this smartly updated Lakeview home in the midcentury Mies van der Rohe-designed tower at 340 W. Diversey Parkway. Created by combining two smaller units, the sharp-looking residence has room to spread out. It includes an upgraded white kitchen and four bedrooms (two master suites and one staged as a library). The “less is more” home is asking $675,000.
Next up is this two-bedroom, two-bathroom corner condo in River North which offers sweeping southwest views through its floor-to-ceiling windows. Perched on the 14th-floor of 110 W. Superior Street, the downtown residence is highly upgraded and features custom flooring, an updated kitchen, mood lighting, electronic shades, and a smart thermostat system. Pick it up for $675,000.
Here’s a rustic three-level loft in the former Common Sense Novelty Company on Sheffield Avenue. Spanning 2,700 square feet, the roomy two-bedroom has exposed brick walls, 15-foot-ceilings, new oversized windows, refinished hardwood floors, two remodeled bathrooms, and a playful baby blue and white kitchen with a curving breakfast bar. The $685,000 asking price includes garage parking, extra storage, and access to a shared roof deck.
Buyers looking for an older home with even more space will find plenty to like about this greystone along historic Ellis Avenue in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood. The Romanesque revival mansion was built by brewing magnate Matthew Gottfried in 1893 and more recently appeared on Chicago PD. The seven-bedroom property includes a separate coach house. It is seeking $675,000, but needs some updates, according to the listing notes.
In Roger’s Park, you can get this equally old-school Queen Anne Victorian built in 1891. Situated on a landscaped double lot, the beautifully maintained single-family home features a classic front porch, hardwood floors, a grand staircase, and seven bedrooms. The house is a bit more expensive than the others—listed for $695,000—and a large family might find its single full bathroom to be in high demand.
Which home would you buy for $675K
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