Lakewood Balmoral Homes For Sale

An important home in historic Lakewood Balmoral just came on the market!

5438 N Lakewood

$1,850,000

5438 N Lakewood

Click on the Photo Above for the 5438 N Lakewood website!

This gorgeous renovation was done first in 1986, and then again recently. The new kitchens and baths are luxurious, and the nearly 6000 SF home offers the finest blend of vintage and contemporary finishes! There are 6 bedrooms , 4.5 baths PLUS a finished basement. The third floor could be used as a guest suite or family hangout, there’s a nanny suite in the basement, PLUS a separate office/artist’s den with separate guest access allows for privacy, creativity, yet proximity to the home’s activity centers!

Homes on this popular Lakewood Balmoral block don’t come on the market very often – and if they do, they aren’t usually already renovated to the discriminating taste of today’s home buyer. This is rare opportunity!

To see this magnificent property, contact

Anne Rossley

773-620-5333

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For more information, read the brochure found below.

5438 N Lakewood Brochure

Or download the 5438 N Lakewood Brochure Here (on dropbox)

Select this link to see all homes for sale in Lakewood Balmoral

 

 

Chicago Bungalows for Sale

 

Chicago Bungalows are often the best way for new buyers to purchase a single family home in the city –

  • They’re affordably priced — often in the $350 – $450K price range,
  • They offer great incentives – historic and energy tax rebates, historic property tax freeze opportunities…, and
  • As a single family home, owners can enjoy privacy, a yard, and a basement/garage that isn’t available with condos.

There are many great Chicago Bungalows available for sale now – let me know if you’d like to begin searching for your Historic Chicago Bungalow Dream Home!

Select the link below if you want to see the best available homes for sale today, along with photos of the interiors*

Chicago Bungalow Homes for Sale-  Buyer Tour

Remember- these are NOT my listings- however, I would be delighted to represent you
as you consider purchasing a new home.

Here’s a quick look at some of my favorites…

Today’s “Best Rehab Option” Chicago Bungalow:

4917 kostner - chicago bungalow

4917 N Kostner

Estate Sale

$249,000

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“Best Value” Chicago Bungalow:

4901 kenneth-chicago bungalow

4901 N Kenneth

$249,900

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Best Retro Bathroom Chicago Bungalow:

2636 W Farwell chicago

2636 W Farwell

$319,000

Don’t you LOVE this pink bathroom?!?!

West Ridge Historic Bungalow District – Estate Sale

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“Won’t sell from the online photos” Award:

4827 lowell

4827 N Lowell

$339,000

It might be darling, but you wouldn’t know it from the pictures.

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“Doesn’t sound possible award” :

3622 artesian

 3622 N Artesian

4 Bedroom

Bell School District

$420,000

Sounds impossible, right?!

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Craftsman bungalow of the week:

3800 Lawndale

3800 N Lawndale

$629,000

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Highest Priced Bungalow:

2616 W Windsor

2616 W Windsor

$825,000

Ravenswood Gardens – Lincoln Square

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Let me know if you’d like email alerts when new bungalows become available!

Or, bookmark this link to see the current list of bungalows for sale on Chicago’s north side:

Bungalows for Sale Today

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Anne Rossley

773-620-5333

Old and Sold – Chicago Historic Homes – Real Estate Update

What historic/vintage homes have sold this week?

Five historic (vintage) single family homes closed during the first week of September in Chicago*.

You can check them out, with interior photos, by selecting this link:

Old and Sold September 7, 2014

Here’s the snapshot:

1463 w sunnyside, chicago, il

1463 W Sunnyside

$ 654,000

99% list price – sold in 6 days

2102 n fremont chicago

2102 N Fremont

$1,880,000

99.4%  list price  —  sold in 6 days

5426 N Lakewood

5426 N Lakewood

$728,000

101% list price – sold in 14 days

Reported to be the oldest home in Lakewood Balmoral Historic District – it will be renovated by its new owners.

2131 N Sedgwick chicago

2131 N Sedgwick

#1,280,000

93.1% list price  –  sold in 12 days

5507 wayne lakewood balmoral historic district

5507 N Wayne

$ 1,350,000

96.5% FINAL list price

This property in the Lakewood Balmoral Historic District was originally listed for $ 1,590,000 in March.  After 2 price reductions, the home finally sold at 96.5% of the final list price.  In all, it was on the market for 147 days.

As you can see from the 4 previous homes, when a home is listed AT the right price, it will sell almost immediately.

If it’s priced too high, not only does it sit, but once the right list price is reached, it still takes longer to sell

Note to sellers:

Price your home at the right price from the start!

 

Remember  —  these are NOT my listings – I’m merely reporting what’s happening in the market.

My goal is to price every listing to sell FAST at the highest price possible – make sure to read recent client recommendations:

Anne’s Client Testimonials

 

Anne Rossley

Old and Sold- Vintage Historic Homes – Chicago

This week’s Old and Sold has some terrific Chicago single family homes of note!

Here are some photos:

2053 Seminary-vintage chicago real estate2053 Seminary

$1,925,000

2029 Seminary - chicago historic real estate

2029 N Seminary

$ 1,425,000

2319 Cleveland-chicago real estate

2319 N Cleveland

$1,290,000

2236 Carmen

2236 W Carmen

$935,000

1941 W Addison- North Center

1941 W Addison

$669,000

1761 Devon

1761 W Devon

$349,000

Virtual Home Tour

To see a tour of these homes (map and interior photos)

Select this link

Old and Sold Aug 19, 2014

Vintage / Historic Homes For Sale

 See Vintage – Historic Homes for Sale Today!

Select this link to see historic homes for sale in Chicago

To see homes currently for sale,

contact Anne Rossley

773-620-5333

Anne Rossley

Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update – August, 2014

Here’s the August Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update- to see homes for sale TODAY in this Andersonville historic district, select this link: Homes for Sale Today

Lakewood Balmoral District

Homes for Sale and Homes Sold

Lakewood Avenue in Andersonville

Lakewood Avenue in Andersonville

 See photos of homes in a CMA Tour by Selecting this link:

Lakewood Balmoral Historic District Tour

Homes for Sale

1339 N Catalpa

1339 N Catalpa

$599,000

 

Homes Closed

5221 N Wayne- Lakewood Balmoral5221 N Wayne

$670,000

5427 Magnolia

5427 N Magnolia

$670,000

5333 Lakewood

5333 N Lakewood

$635,000

Under Contract

5320 N Wayne

5320 N Wayne

$1,100,000

5507 Wayne- Lakewood Balmoral

5507 N Wayne

List Price- $ 1,399,000

5426 Lakewood

5426 N Lakewood

$724,000

 Get more information by viewing the table below,

or

Select this link for more details: LAKEWOOD BALMORAL August 2014

StatStreet #Str NameList PriceSold PrBRBALot Dim
ACTV1339Catalpa$599,00041.157X54
A/I5507Wayne$1,399,00043.137.5 X 123
A/I5426Lakewood$724,00042.137X125
PEND5320Wayne$1,100,00042.137.5 X 125
CLSD5221WAYNE$699,000$670,0004237.5X123
CLSD5427MAGNOLIA$699,900$670,00033.131X123
CLSD5333Lakewood$699,000$635,00043.238X123

Old and Sold – Historic Homes in Chicago

These historic/vintage homes sold last week –

From Lincoln Park to Edgewater, these properties are over 100 years old.

Which one would you have liked to purchase?

Select this link to see photos of these homes – inside and out

 chicago real estate- 5359 Bowmanville

 5359 N Bowmanville

$475,500

old and sold-chicago real estate- anne rossley

1774 Highland

$590,000

5822 winthrop-old and sold-anne rossley

5822 N Winthrop

$717,000

chicago real estate-anne rossley

2109 W Bradley

$1,015,000

chicago real estate-anne rossley

4330 N Leavitt

$1,065,000

chicago real estate-anne rossley

4252 N Hermitage

$1,195,000

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865 N LaSalle

$1,260,000

Below is a table with information about these homes.

To download the information as a .pdf, select this link:  Old and Sold Aug 12, 2014

Street #Str NameClosedList PriceSold PrASF MT# RmsBedsBACarsYr BltLot Dimrehab?Bsmt
5359Bowmanville8/7/14$500,000$475,5001500$317.001510422189825X126NoUnfinished
1774HIGHLAND8/8/14$599,000$590,0003000$196.67124933.12190730X115NoFinished
5822Winthrop8/6/14$735,000$717,0003700$193.784414534UNK50 X 150YesUnfinished
2109Bradley8/8/14$1,100,000$1,015,00002610342.5189630X125YesFinished
4330Leavitt8/5/14$1,099,000$1,065,0003250$327.6941343.12.5190137.5 X 125YesFinished
4252Hermitage8/11/14$1,179,000$1,195,0003711$322.0221243.12188625X163YesFinished
865LaSalle8/8/14$1,299,800$1,260,0004000$315.00468833.12189116.86 X 138YesFinished

Single Family Home- Andersonville? Uptown? Ravenswood?

Just Listed

This great single family home at 4829 N Paulina  is NOT my listing – I just think it’d a great home in a small pocket location that is often overlooked.

4832 Paulina Chicago, IL Single Family Home for sale

4829 N Paulina

$ 849,000

Specifics:

  • Wide and deep lot – 33 x 163
  • 1898 home – renovated
  • Updated kitchen with newer cabinets and stainless steel appliances
  • hardwood floors on first floor
  • 3rd floor master bedroom
  • 3 bedrooms on second level
  • back deck and landscaped yard
  • Finished basement – large rec room!
  • Great location- steps from Metra, new Mariano’s on Lawrence Ave.

This pocket often gets overlooked — It’s north of Lawrence Ave, and the East Ravenswood historic district is SOUTH of Lawrence…  it feels more RAVENSWOOD than Uptown, yet it’s in the 8003 census tract – Uptown. It feels more Andersonville than Uptown, too, but that is generally known to start at 5200 North(Foster) – 8077 census tract.

Confused?

Exactly!

This lovely section is quiet, charming, close to lots of great amenities, but because it’s not easily described, agents and buyers often don’t include it when looking in a specific neighborhood search.

Chicago Geography Lesson:

We have 77 communities, 50 wards, 85 zip codes, and (not surprisingly), these are NOT geographically the same!

Generally speaking, real estate agents search by zip codes, census tract areas, or by coordinates (# N/S and # E/W).

Chicago Census Tract Map

chicago zip codes (from ZipCodes.com)

Chicago Ward Map
Chicago Map of 50 Wards - Effective 2015

We agents can draw maps around areas, such as school boundary areas and historic districts, but when you hear “Uptown” and “Edgewater”, these specifically refer to census areas, not just neighborhoods.

 

Edgewater Census Tract Map 8077

Edgewater Chicago Census Tract 8077

Uptown Census Tract 8003

Uptown Census Tract 8003

Lincoln Square Census Tract Map 8004

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Baird & Warner

Lincoln Square Census Tract Map 8004 - Chicago

Antique Hardware – It’s in the Details!

 

front door hardware

Having original hardware in one’s historic home is the “icing on the cake” for me. Visually, it makes a huge difference, although buyers don’t always recognize why they’re so entranced with an older home, often the details are the difference!

We’re fortunate to have all our original door knobs in our 1908 Foursquare. (With one exception- the back door)

vintage door knob - 1908

Here’s an example of our front door hardware (on the inside of the air lock). Oily hands have kept the knob shiny while the decorative escutcheon is darker and more aged.

The outside of the front door is pictured to the right.

 

Reproduction door knob

We recently replaced the 1960’s plain jane knob when we replaced the door. Rather than searching out a vintage knob, we found a basic rubbed bronze model at the building supply center. (There it is to the  right.)

This month, Old House Journal provided information on vintage door knobs, hinges, and locks. (See the post here) They also provided a guide for stripping hardware that’s been painted over — basically boil in water (with dishwasher soap) and then use a cloth/brush to remove the softened paint.

Design Sponge offers another great article on cleaning your antique hardware- check out their post here: Cleaning Vintage Metal Hardware

I my research of antique hardware information, I came across a terrific article –   The Magic of Antique Door Hardware, which includes great photographs of door knobs from the Victorian era to today.

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These are examples of  interior door knobs in our house.

Want to create our own reproduction hardware?

Check out this video on how to make your hardware look antique!

 

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Chicago Historic Property – 3500 Janssen – On the Market AGAIN

The renovated historic home at 3500 N Janssen is for sale again – this time it’s listed at $ 2,650,000. This Chicago historic property has been listed multiple times since May, 2012, and the quest to sell began at $ 2,950,000. As of 3 days ago, it was listed by a new real estate agent, Tim Salm, of Jameson Real Estate.

3500 N Janssen

The City of Chicago Landmarks Commission includes 3500 N Janssen in its list of architecturally significant properties in the city. It  was designed by H. C. Call.

Chicago Historic Property 3500 N Janssen - Chicago Rea Estate

Features and Amenities of this Chicago Historic Property:

  • Wide lot — 42 x 124
  • Brick Exterior
  • Recently renovated – Marshall Morgan Erb design
  • Twelve Rooms – 6 bedrooms
  • Gorgeous library on second floor
  • Roof deck over garage
  • Popular Hamilton Elementary School District – See Test Scores Here
  • Lower level includes family room, guest bedroom, and catering kitchen
  • Amazing wine cellar!
  • Gorgeous professionally designed landscape

Are you interested in finding your historic Chicago home?

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Historic Chicago Properties – 3634 N Avers

 

This historic Chicago property has just been listed-  3634 N Avers in The Villa Historic District. Located between Irving Park and Addison near the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94), it’s a hop, skip, and jump for every important location in Chicago!

Historic Chicago Property

in

The Villa Historic District

 OPEN SUNDAY – 2/16  

12 – 3 pm

3634 N Avers3634 N Avers

$509,000

Make An Appointment Today!

The vintage details are spectacular!
  • Oak hardwood floors
  • Craftsman fireplace flanked by bookcases
  • Original stained glass windows in Living Room over bookcases
  • French Doors (2 sets!) with 12-light design connect Living Room to full-width Sun Room
  • Formal Dining Room with original built-in hutch
  • Grand crown moldings – Tiger Birch and Oak

 

3634 N Avers The VIlla Historic DIstrict
Features and Amenities not found in Typical Chicago Homes:
  • Sited on 50′ wide lot on parkway boulevard
  • Newer Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom cherry cabinets
  • Breakfast Room overlooking lush back yard
  • One-way street – slow traffic and quiet!
  • Four season Front Sun Room offers idyllic view of tranquil neighborhood!
  • Master Dressing Room offers additional space and storage
  • Reconfigured staircase to basement means comfortable access, ready for your rec room finishes
  • Tall attic ready for your finishes – perhaps a simple gable addition?
  • New copper returns between radiators
  • Steel beam support – solid home for years to come!

 3634 N Avers Kitchen

Interested in learning more about The Villa Historic District?

Select this link!


View The Villa in a larger map

To see homes that have sold in The Villa —

Select this Link —

Computer Format (pdf)    –    Tablet Format

For more, contact

Anne Rossley

Your Historic Chicago Homes Specialist!

773-620-5333

Anne Rossley

Other Links:

Chicago Historic Districts

The Villa Website

Maps of Chicago Historic Districts

Villa Historic District Neighborhood Photos

 

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