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 $475,000. Vote for your favorite below.
Let’s start by looking in Noble Square, where $475,000 buys this appealing two-level duplex. The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home boasts a sunny living room with a wood-burning fireplace and a metal spiral staircase leads up to the master suite with cathedral ceilings and a large walk-in closet. There are also two private outdoor spaces: a small balcony off the kitchen and a rooftop terrace with Chicago skyline views.
Buyers looking for a family-friendly home with more than 2,100 square feet of space will find plenty to like about this classic Chicago bungalow with five bedrooms. Located in the North Side neighborhood of Mayfair, the 95-year-old home features wood trim, an updated kitchen with stainless appliances, a rear bright sunroom, and a fully finished basement. There’s even a cute backyard with flower boxes, a swing set, and a detached two-car garage. Get it for $469,000.
Roomier still is this 3,000-square-foot greystone row house in Bronzeville. The historic South Side home dates back to 1885, but was completely rehabbed to look and feel like a newer construction. The open-plan main level includes espresso wood floors and a modern kitchen with a massive quartz island that sits six. There are three bedrooms on the second level and a fourth in the spacious finished basement. It’s listed for $459,900.
In Uptown’s Buena Park neighborhood, $484,900 buys an attractive first-floor condo with three bedrooms and tons of designer touches. The open living and dining area has 12-foot ceilings, upgraded lighting, a newly renovated white kitchen, and a doubled-sided tiled fireplace that can be enjoyed from an adjacent den. There are two updated bathrooms and a private outdoor space off of the master suite.
Last but not least, we have this very green two-bed, two-bath unit in West Town. Although located on the third floor of an older building, the colorful condo was recently rehabbed and boasts an open 1,500 square foot floorplan and contemporary decor. Standout features include an upgraded kitchen, a private rear deck, and a master suite with foliage pattern accent walls. It’s asking $485,000.
Which home would you buy for around $475,000?
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