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In North Park, $380K buys this chic penthouse featured on West Elm’s blog

And check out that private rooftop deck

A condo with a large stone kitchen island, wood dining table, a gray sectional next to a fireplace.
Natural light floods the open living room, dining area, and kitchen.
VHT Studios, courtesy Jill Hare of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

This appealing three-bedroom condo in an elevator building in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood seems like an excellent opportunity to buy a magazine-worthy home right out of the gate.

The North Side residence was already decorated with plenty of West Elm furniture and accessories when its current owners purchased the property in 2016. The couple decided to continue working with the company and its design team to create their ideal midcentury-inspired space that appeals to both Scandinavian modern and traditional tastes, wrote a West Elm blog feature in 2019.

The main living area features 11-foot ceilings, Brazilian zebrawood flooring, roller shades, wall moldings, and a gas fireplace. The sleek open-plan kitchen has a new island, countertops, cabinets, and globe pendant lighting, and the master bathroom was recently gut renovated. If that wasn’t enough, the home boasts three separate outdoor spaces, including front and rear balconies plus a rooftop terrace.

The private roof space has been customized with wooden decking, tile pavers, patches of artificial turf, and built-in speakers. “The deck is between two lower vintage buildings,” listing agent Jill Hare tells Curbed Chicago. “You’re pretty much up there by yourself with views of the Chicago skyline.”

Perhaps the most remarkable thing is the condo’s relatively affordable $379,999 asking price. While North Park may not command the same premiums as Lincoln Park or Lakeview, the thoughtfully-designed home at 3418 W. Foster Avenue still seems like a real steal at this level. The listing also includes garage parking for a single vehicle.

A room with a large picture window, hardwood floors, and a fireplace set against a blue accent wall.
The home has detailed moldings and striking zebrawood floors.
A kitchen with a large rectangular island, three stools, and wooden cabinets.
The recently updated kitchen features a mix of materials including unpainted wood cabinets, white stone counters, and a powder blue island.
A wood framed bed with a light blue comforter centered on a wall next to white nightstands with brass lamps.
The master bedroom has an attached bathroom with a walk-in frameless glass shower.
All bedrooms have crown moldings and a chair rail along the walls.
A second bedroom with a metal frame bed and a floor lamp. There’s also a small desk topped by shevles.
A sitting area with a wall mounted TV, white shelves, and two leather chairs.
The third bedroom is set up as a TV room/den with a bright blue paint job.
Patio furniture, a fire pit, and umbrella stand on a roof deck. A row of taller buildings stand in the far distance.
The private rooftop offers unobstructed views of the horizon—including the downtown skyline.