Buyers looking for a unique Wicker Park home will find plenty to like about this three-bedroom condo in an 1894 building occupying a wedge-shaped lot near Milwaukee Avenue, where Wood and Ellen streets come to a point.
The unusual triangular layout features an impressive open living room with a corner turret lined with wrap-around banquet seating. You’ll find 11-foot ceilings, a dedicated dining area, and an attached kitchen with concrete counters and a tile backsplash.
The home is also full of charming architectural details such as a stained-glass accented bay window, an old-school fireplace, wood columns, and a number of reclaimed vintage doors. “To me, it’s a diamond in the rough,” says listing agent Mark Buckner of Compass. “My clients built-out the third bedroom and remodeled both bathrooms. The master bedroom is massive, and the closet doors are just stunning.”
Researching the history of the property, Buckner and his team determined that the former commercial building once housed the Woodrow Nipple Manufacturing Co. before it moved to a new facility on Spaulding Avenue. The company might sound like it produced baby bottles, but the “nipples” were in fact threaded fittings that went on the ends of metal pipes, Buckner says.
The attractive second-floor condo at 1313 N. Wood Street is currently available for $849,000. The asking price includes an extra storage room as well as a spacious tree-top sun deck overlooking the neighborhood. Building HOA fees run an additional $400 per month.