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George R.R. Martin’s former Uptown apartment lists for $354,900

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The Game of Thrones author lived there in the ’70s with five roommates

A brown brick, six-flat building with a red door. Trees cover the top windows.
George R.R. Martin rented in this building.
VHT Studios, Michael Samm of Keller Williams

Before the legendary author George R.R. Martin put a pen to paper, he lived in Uptown with five roommates in a three-bedroom apartment.

The third-floor unit at 932 Margate Terrace 3W is listed for $354,900, according to listing agent Michael Samm of Keller Williams Realty Chicago-O’Hare.

After graduating from Northwestern University, Martin and a “rotating cast” of roommates lived at the residence between 1971 to 1975, according to the author’s website. A bed was put in the dining room and another on the back enclosed porch. Each paid just $150 in rent.

Built in 1915, the condo has original wood trim and floors, 10-foot ceilings, and a close location to Argyle Street. The current owners bought the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home in 2016. Since then, they have rehabbed the kitchen and bathroom, installed an outdoor deck, put in new light fixtures, and added a fresh coat of paint.

While no trace of George R.R. Martin is left at the condo, some super fans (I mean, potential buyers) can at least see where the author once lived at a Game of Thrones-themed open house between noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 24.

A large hardwood living room with white walls, a ceiling fan, brown L-shaped leather couch, and matching recliner. The attached sunroom has an office with an old wooden desk and desktop computer.
The living room has a sunroom.
The small kitchen has a tan marble slab backsplash, white cabinets and a wood cutting slab. Stainless steel appliances and various cooking jars, towels, cups, and spices are on display.
The rehabbed kitchen with a stained glass transom.
A six-seat wooden dining table over a grey Persian-style rug infront of a three-panel window and glass shade light fixture hanging over the dining room table.
The dining room is where Martin said one of the extra bedrooms was created.
Grey and white walls with an attached bathroom. A queen bed with a window and brown dresser.
One of the three bedrooms.
A white paned glass door opens to a wooden deck with black iron railing and a red outdoor seating and one potted plant with exposed brick and tree top views.
A corner outdoor deck added by the current owners.