Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what you can buy for a specific dollar amount in various Chicago ‘hoods. We found five homes at or around today’s price of $575,000. Vote for your favorite below.
Specs: Two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, unspecified square footage
Details: Though built in the 1970s, this Lincoln Avenue duplex townhome feels much newer thanks to a recent gut rehab. Upgrades include a redesigned kitchen with gray cabinets, a new backsplash, and a butcher table as well as refreshed bathrooms, hardwood floors, and mechanical systems. The two-level home offers a flowing layout and plenty of light through its oversized windows.
Specs: Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,000 square feet
Details: Buyers looking for a more spacious residence with charming old-school vibes will find plenty to like about this condo occupying an entire floor of a handsome 110-year-old building in the Kenwood Historic Landmark District. The roomy floorplan features a living room with an ornate stone fireplace and attached sunroom, a formal dining room, five bedrooms, plenty of closets, and a kitchen with a walk-in pantry.
Specs: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,325 square feet
Details: Located on the eighth floor of a newer construction high-rise, this bright corner unit offers ample sunlight and sweeping downtown views through floor to ceiling glass and from a private balcony. The condo has an open combination living and dining area and an eat-in kitchen with stone counters and stainless appliances. Amenities include a workout room, 24-hour door staff, and a swimming pool.
Specs: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,400 square feet
Details: Here’s a lofty two-bedroom home in the hot West Loop neighborhood located in a converted turn-of-the-century newspaper printing plant. The residence has soaring 18-foot truss ceilings, an exposed brick accent wall, hardwood floors, and a lofted bedroom overlooking the unit’s open living area. A private balcony and a secure parking space are also included.
Specs: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 2,000 square feet
Details: This Roscoe Village home has lots of thoughtful architectural details including a grand fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling mantle, hardwood floors with a custom inlaid Brazilian cherry border, and crown molding and wainscoting in just about every room. Located on the top floor of a four-story newer construction building, the property includes multiple private terraces and a pair of parking spots.
Which home would your choose for $575K?
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