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An adorable cottage with a cobble stone garden wants $849K in Tri-Taylor

Ready to be a landlord? The first floor is renter ready.

A brick home with black trim and a front staircase. There is a fence around the yard.
831 S. Claremont Avenue
Photos by VHT Studios

Are you curious about dipping your toe into landlordship? Here’s your chance! This brick cottage, which dates back to 1875, is ready to go with a rentable unit on the lower level.

The owner’s unit is a duplex up with a large open kitchen, a cozy office, and a terrace overlooking the backyard. There are freshly refinished oak floors, crisp white crown molding, and a new coat of paint. The living room features a bright bay window and a brick fireplace mantel. Since the home dates back 145 years it’s very likely this could be Chicago common brick (you can tell by the slight red, yellow, and pink color variations).

A staircase with a restored banister leads up to the upper level with two bedrooms and an office. The master bedroom has an oversized window and a brand new bathroom with a rain shower. The most charming detail of the home is the lovely cobblestone path in the landscaped backyard.

So what’s the rental like? It’s a two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom apartment that the owners rehabbed as well. Tri-Taylor is right next to the Illinois Medical District and a couple universities so there won’t be any shortage of eager med students looking to rent.

Think that 831 S. Claremont Avenue is for you? It’s listed for $849,000 with Julie Chesne of Compass.