Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what you can buy for a certain dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. We’ve found five homes at or around today’s price of $575,000. Vote for your favorite below.
Let’s start our comparison in the South Loop with this roomy two-level condo located in the 1908 Trevi Square loft building on South Michigan Avenue. The 1,850-square-foot duplex offers hardwood floors, high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and a wood-burning fireplace. There’s a private balcony off the main level as well as roof access and the option to build a 950-square-foot deck. Pick it up for $574,900.
Further south, in the Grand Boulevard community in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, this totally rehabbed greystone rowhouse dates back to 1890. The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence combines historic architecture with a modern floorplan technology including a smart doorbell, locks, thermostats, speakers, and a radiant heat floor in the living room. It’s listed for $579,000.
Located just steps from The 606, this two-bedroom Bucktown home is brimming with stylish designer touches. The bright residence has all the hallmarks of a classic Chicago loft—high timber ceilings, exposed brick walls, and oversized windows—as well as contemporary upgrades including a chic kitchen with a large marble island and custom fixtures and tilework. Recently reduced from $594,000, it is currently seeking $569,000.
In downtown’s Streeterville neighborhood, $569,000 buys this condo perched on the 18th floor of 680 N. Lake Shore Drive—known as American Furniture Mart when it was completed in 1926. The renovated two-bedroom, two-bathroom corner unit boasts hardwood floors, an upgraded kitchen with a striking blue island, and impressive northeast views of Lake Michigan. Building amenities include door staff, a fitness center, and an indoor pool.
Completed in 2014 as part of the Flexhouse development, this contemporary townhouse on the western edge of Logan Square offers a large open living space, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms spread across three levels. Standout features include high ceilings, industrial-looking concrete floors, smart locks and thermostat, and a private rear yard with a detached two-car garage. Listed for $550,000, this North Side home is also the cheapest of the bunch.
Which home would you buy for $575K?
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