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.