Property Crush

A Mix of History & Modern Comforts in a Converted Chicago Church

published May 10, 2017
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This 3-bedroom duplex is a gem of a find in Chicago—a family-friendly home that is a gorgeous mix of history (the unit is situated in a converted church) and modern comforts. The unit itself is modern and bright without feeling sterile thanks to the abundance of hardwood floors and exposed brick as well as a wood-burning fireplace.

The location of the property is also fantastic, as it’s located on a quiet street in the heart of Lakeview, so you’re walking distance to some of the best restaurants, cafes, and entertainment in the city, not to mention a stone’s throw from Wrigley Field (Go Cubs!). And for anyone with children, the home is in the district of Nettlehorst Elementary—a top-rated CPS elementary school in Chicago.


  • 1043 W School Street UNIT 306, Chicago IL, 60657

  • Located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Lakeview neighborhood
  • $675,000
  • Modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex penthouse
  • Property website

Things We Love About This Property Crush:

  • Located in Lakeview, the condo is central to neighborhood amenities, shopping, dining, transportation, and the highly-ranked CPS school, Nettelhorst Elementary.
  • Spacious, sunny corner duplex penthouse with soaring ceilings.
  • Hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, and exposed brick.
  • Three spacious, sunny bedrooms.
  • Private deck in addition to common area roof deck with grills.
  • Beautifully updated kitchen and two newly remodeled baths with Whirlpool tub.
  • Master bedroom has private bath and large, walk-in closet.
  • In-unit washer and dryer.
  • Private garage space.

Could this be the home for you? The home is listed by Berkshire Hathaway. You can learn more about the building here.

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