Here are my picks for the best vintage, or historic, homes for sale on Chicago’s north side.

This is a biased portfolio – I was looking for homes that still had many vintage details intact. Some were discounted because, while they may appear to be vintage, they had so many historic details ripped out in the renovation that they don’t delight me.

If any of these are appealing, please reach out and we can make appointments to see them in person.

Search for Chicago historic homes here:  Search Historic Homes

800 w buena

800 W Buena Ave.


Doerr & Doerr 1917 mansion on 7 city lots – plus a 2 story coach house! Incredible original details, including paneled Dining Room, library with original bookcases and cabinets, and immense staircase with stained glass windows.

5352 N Lakewood Ave


Lakewood Balmoral Historic District- this is a terrific value for this popular neighborhood! Lovingly restored 1894 Queen Anne wiih 4 BRs, 3.1 baths.

805 W Junior Terrace - Buena Park Historic District

805 W Junior Terrace


Stately 1905 Prairie style mansion in Buena Park Historic District. Brick with tile roof and apartment over 2 car garage- it’s a lovely opportunity!


5943 N Hermitage- Andersonville

5943 N Hermitage


Rarely available Andersonville 3 BR, 2 BTH brick bungalow on a huge 33 ft by 168 ft lot! This terrific home is located on a quiet one-way street.

734 W Hutchinson - Buena Park Historic District

734 W Hutchinson


Located in the Buena Park Historic District, this unique and lovely 1910 stucco home is wide and bright. Four bedrooms and 3.2 baths plus library.


4605 n hermitage- abbott house- east ravenswood historic district

4605 N Hermitage


Grand 1891 Queen Anne was once the home of Abbott Labs Founder. The East Ravenswood mansion sits on a 92; x 165′ lot and includes a renovated coach house.

1826 w leland - ravenswood

1826 W Leland


Ravenswood 1896 home with three bedrooms, 2.1 baths, and loads of gracious woodwork! Loads of character and a lovely home near the Metra to downtown.

4929 Fairfield

4929 N Fairfield


Enormous bungalow on oversized lot with tremendous potential! Four bedrooms and 3 baths on quiet one-way street in Lincoln Square.

4651 paulina-east ravenswood historic district

4652 N Paulina


East Ravenswood beauty – check out the amazing columns and full-width porch! Six bedroom home on 50′ x 165′ lushly landscaped lot.

1521 W Glenlake

1521 W Glenlake


Edgewater 5 bedroom 2.1 bath home on quiet one-way street. Renovated vintage features include stained glass, hardwood floors, and original woodwork.

If you’re looking for a real estate agent who appreciates historic homes and is an expert in selling them, reach out to me today!

Contact Anne...

11 + 14 =

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This