Property Crush

You’ll Never Guess How Old This Chic, Modern Chicago Home Really Is

published Mar 19, 2018
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When would you guess this modern Chicago home was built? Five years ago? Twenty-five? Try 128. Yep, this chic space was built in 1890.

Carefully renovated to offer sought-after features like an open floor plan and an updated kitchen, this freestanding house was converted from a multi-unit residence to a huge single-family home with five (yes, five!) bedrooms. And now it could be yours.


Things we love about this property crush:

Built in 1890, this house has plenty of history – including a stint as a multifamily residence. It was converted back to a single-family home, but depending budget and interests, the addition of a kitchen to the top-floor unit could open up rental potential. For solo owners, the setup makes for a sprawling home with bedrooms on every floor (and the potential to add even more).

The airy first floor has been renovated to offer open-plan living. The living and dining area lead into the modern kitchen, where sleek hardware-free cabinetry and stainless steel appliances are juxtaposed with vintage brick flooring.

As impressive as the interiors are, the outdoor space is where this home really shines. With patios off every floor, plus a generously sized backyard, the space is great for entertaining. There’s also a garage with three covered parking spaces, plus three outdoor spots. Hello, rental opportunities!

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