Historic Homes – Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Chicago

The historic Frank Lloyd Wright home at 5132 S Woodlawn has been on the market now for over a year. It was listed in November, 2012 for $ 2,500,000 and reduced in May, 2013 to its current price of $2,425,000.

5132 S Woodlawn- Frank Lloyd Wright Home


5132 S Woodlawn

Isidore Heller House


The home sits on a 75×163′ lot, and the original woodwork and stained glass windows are incredible! The home offers 7 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4 fireplaces, and a 2 car garage. The 6100 square foot home is being offered for sale for the first time since being built in 1897.

Frank Lloyd Wright' Isidore Heller House

Frank Lloyd Wright Isidore Heller House hallway

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Historic Homes for Sale Under $1,000,000


It’s early in the new year, but Chicago’s north side has several great historic homes for sale under $1,000,000.

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of historic homes for sale (over 100 years old) for under $1,000,000,

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1350 W Early - Historic Home in Edgewater

1350 W Early
Historic Home in Chicago - 4100 N Maplewood4100 N Maplewood
$ 599,500

Historic Home in Chicago - 1422 W Thome

1422 W Thome
$ 695,000

Historic Homes for Sale- 3757  Bosworth

3757 N Bosworth
$ 769,000

Historic Homes in Chicago - 1828 Berenice

1828 W Berenice

Chicago Neighborhoods included in the search and table below:

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 AddressList PriceASFBedroomsBathsLot SizeK-8th School
1769Ainslie$539,000175441.130 X 120McPherson
3939Ravenswood$549,000NR2325 X 108Blaine
1350Early$560,000NR41.140 X 78
4100Maplewood$599,500NR4235 X 118Coonley
5326Bowmanville$645,000NR34.150 X 157.82
1917Larchmont$650,000NR13.125 X 120
1422Thome$695,000350032.125 X 137
3757Bosworth$769,000NR32.133 X 57Blaine
1828Berenice$932,500NR33.137.5' X 125'

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Chicago Bungalows for Sale

Chicago Bungalows offer a great real estate bargain for house hunters on the city’s north side. Here are a few of this week’s offerings – click on the photos to learn more about the properties.

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Chicago Bungalows for Sale

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2543 Fargo chicago bungalow

2600 coyle bungalow


2613 w lunt chicago bungalows for sale 2910 wilson chicago bungalows for sale 4850 avers chicago bungalows for sale

4919 Bell chicago bungalows for sale

5130 lowell chicago bungalows for sale

5812 sacramento chicago bungalow for sale

6419 mozart

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Villa Historic District – 3634 N Avers

3634 N Avers

3634 N Avers


This gorgeous Craftsman Bungalow home is for sale in The Villa Historic District – located in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood.

Just as the The Villa Historic District Neighborhood is nestled near the Addison exit on the Kennedy Expy, the home’s tucked behind lush landscaping – people driving by won’t imagine the vintage architectural treasure that lies within!

3634 N Avers The VIlla Historic DIstrict

Like many homes in The Villa, 3634 N Avers sits on a double lot – 50′ wide. The home itself is a larger footprint than a typical bungalow floor plan (see brochure for details). The birch and oak woodwork is original, and where previously painted, it’s been restored to its former glory by the current owners (the 4th stewards of the property since being built in 1907). The original bookcase spans the Living Room’s width, and flanks a center fireplace. The original vintage stained glass with tulip motif completes this stunning focal point. Two original 12 light-panel French Doors lead to the sun room which overlooks the front yard, parkway, and idyllic neighborhood vistas.

3634 N Avers Kitchen

3634 N Avers has a newer chef’s kitchen – top of the line appliances, granite, slate, and custom cabinets. There are still cosmetic upgrades that could be done to the home, and the new owners could use home improvement expenditures to qualify for the property tax freeze, available to qualifying homes in historic districts such as The Villa. (Contact Anne Rossley for more information)

3634 N Avers Brochure

click on the photo below to see the 15 page brochure describing this property

3634 N. Avers Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Villa Historic District – Homes Sold

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The Villa Historic District – Photos on Flickr

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The Villa Historic District Photo Tour

Street #Str NameListedSold# RmsBedsDate SoldYr BltLot DimRecent Rehab?
3734Harding$174,900$166,000635/2/11190850 X 137No
3723Pulaski$319,500$264,000625/16/08190350 X 125No
3655Avers$350,000$290,00012710/5/11191650 X 114No
3643Harding$350,000$320,0007312/28/11190850 X 103Yes
3616Avers$375,000$361,500834/16/10192050 X 114Yes
3633Springfield$475,000$408,0001248/23/11190875 X 125No
3723Pulaski$439,000$410,000833/31/10190350 X 125Yes
3647Harding$450,000$465,0007312/11/12190950 X 120Yes

East Ravenswood Historic District – June 2013

There are always lovely homes to be found in the East Ravenswood Historic District – the area known as Graceland West and the East Ravenswood area between Ashland and Ravenswood – Irving Park to Lawrence Avenues.

East Ravenswood

Homes Currently For Sale and Recently Sold

Select this Link for an East Ravenswood Home Tour

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NEW1443Pensacola$825,0002943.10125.25 X 25
ACTV4307Hermitage$2,650,000661365.173006725 SF
Pending1700Wilson$699,0002471151.2045 X 108
Pending4011Greenview$1,450,0002071164.2025 X 161
Pending4134Hermitage$995,000431053.2025 X 163
CLSD1412Belle Plaine$1,199,000$1,130,0006/5/132593.13.1025X125
CLSD1440Pensacola$1,189,000$1,124,5005/28/132851253.1405025 X 121.75
CLSD4431Hermitage$2,850,000$2,850,00012/14/1211366050 X 165
CLSD4013Greenview$1,450,000$1,425,0005/3/13171164.2420025 X 161
CLSD1725Belle Plaine$1,282,500$1,200,0006/11/138081265.1800046X125
CLSD1446Belle Plaine$1,495,000$1,495,0003/22/13791144.2452025 X 125
CLSD4348Greenview$918,000$885,0003/22/13316943.1035 X 75
CLSD4148Hermitage$989,000$975,00012/14/121632046 X 165
CLSD4335Greenview$789,000$769,0005/31/1315832.1025 X 120

1460 w hutchinson - chicago

1460 W Hutchinson


Listed 6/10/13, this lovely Graceland West Foursquare home has been lovingly updated and includes 3 decks and a 2 car garage.

4223 Greenview

4223 N Greenview


This landmark home went under contract in March, but it has not closed as of this posting. The 6 bedroom 4+ bath Victorian home is a one-of-a-kind beauty!

More  Historic Home Information

For more information on East Ravenswood Historic District,

see Anne’s website pages.

To find homes currently For Sale in East Ravenswood,

select East Ravenswood and Graceland West Links from Anne’s website.

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Chicago Vintage Condos – Grand Historic Homes for Sale


Gracious vintage condominiums – there are some lovely historic buildings with grand homes for sale in Chicago – from the Gold Coast to Lincoln Park and Lakeview, here are just a few of the properties for sale throughout the city:

Chicago Vintage Condominiums for Sale

These properties range in price from $ 549,000 to $ 1,875,000. Co-operative apartments are not included in this tour – that will be published next week.

For today, check out listings such as…

1200 N Lake Shore

1200 N Lake Shore Drive #804


3314 N Lake ShoreDr

3314 N Lake Shore Drive 7A


2608 N Lakeview

2608 N Lakeview 8A

The Marlborough


20 E Cedar

20 E Cedar 4A


159 Walton Palmolive

159 E Walton 11F

The Palmolive


Find your Chicago Historic Dream Home

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Chicago Real Estate Bargains – Roscoe Village Single Family

Chicago parents are maneuvering now to make sure they’re in the right neighborhood school district before the August 1 CPS deadline.

Here’s a great Chicago real estate bargain –  across the street from Audubon Elementary School…

3536 N Hamilton

3536 Hamilton


This is a terrific starter home – priced under $700,000, it’s a on the smaller side, but what’s there is finished well. As you check out the pictures on my website (select this link), you’ll see that there are more pictures than necessary.  Don’t let that put you off – it’s well worth making an appointment to see it in person.

One of the 3 bedrooms is on the first floor, and the home has 2 full baths. The basement offers a family room and laundry, and the 2nd level includes a HUGE master bedroom, 2nd bedroom, and den. The back yard is lush and landscaped! It was originally built in 1894, and there’s still lots of charm left after the recent rehab.

It’s not my listing – I’m posting this because I think that given today’s market, the home’s condition and location, and the timing (near school starting), I think this is a true…

Chicago Real Estate Bargain!

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go to Anne’s website by selecting this link

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Chicago Historic Homes – Bargains to Luxury Properties for Sale

There are some terrific Chicago historic homes for sale today – from reasonably priced vintage bungalows to grand Victorian mansions.

Chicago Historic Home Tour

There are some terrific historic homes currently listed for sale in Chicago – select the link  to see this month’s tour. Homes range in price from $259,900 to $4,500,000.

Here are some of my favorite historic homes:

2814 ainslie

2814 W Ainslie


This Lincoln Square bungalow is in terrific condition. The 3 bedroom brick home, was built in 1919, and is located in the Budlong Elementary School District.

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3402 Bosworth - Southport Corridor

3408 N Bosworth


Terrific Single Family in the Southport Corridor area – 3 bedroom home in meticulous condition!

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1712 Carmen

1712 W Carmen


Built in 1920 on a 32′ wide lot, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home includes a 4th bedroom on the lower level, as well as a media room. This contemporary renovation is dramatic – the house is filled with light!

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3637 N Bell Chicago

3637 N Bell

$ 1,490,000

This lovely 1921 brick home offers 5 bedrooms and 4700 square feet on a 30′ wide lot. It’s a roomy and grand home in the Alexander Graham Bell school district – one of the most sought-after neighborhood schools in Chicago.

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817 Hutchinson

817 W Hutchinson


This 1913 George W Maher residence in the Buena Park Historic District includes 6 bedrooms upstairs. The floor plan is a well-designed 12,000 square feet, and the mahogany woodwork and museum-quality stained glass are showpieces.

To see these or other Historic Homes for sale in Chicago,

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Baird & Warner

The Villa – Chicago Historic District in Irving Park

The Villa Historic District is one of my favorite Chicago Landmark neighborhoods – located in the Irving Park community, with easy access to I-90/94, it’s a reasonably priced group of houses on wide lots and boulevards.

Select this link avers and addison - The Villa

to Tour

Homes for Sale and Sold

over the last two years


Spring is a great time to take photos, and I was able to get some early morning photos during the first week of May.

Here’s the slide show – enjoy!

New Home Listed for Sale

in the Villa Historic District!

3625 N Springfield-The Villa

Call today for showings at 3625 N Springfield

 HsnStreetClosed DateList PriceSold PriceDaysRMSBRBAASFLot
CLSD3655Avers10/4/11$350,000$290,0002481272.1250050 X 114
CLSD3647Harding12/10/12$450,000$465,0005732.1050 X 120
CLSD3633Springfield8/23/11$475,000$408,000331242300075 X 125
CLSD3643Harding12/19/11$350,000$320,00060732.1050 X 103

Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update – March 2013

Lakewood Balmoral – the historic Andersonville historic district in Chicago’s Edgewater Community, has 3 properties for sale today — 2 are on Bryn Mawr. There’s only one for sale in the heart of the district – 5313 N Lakewood.
5313 lakewood - single family home for sale in historic Lakewood Balmoral

5313 N Lakewood


5224 n wayne lakewood balmoral

5224 N Wayne

Pending – $ 1,150,000

5316 n wayne - lakewood balmoral

5316 N Wayne

Sold – $985,000

Take a tour of these properties by selecting this link

see photos and get more information by checking out this virtual tour!

Lakewood Balmoral Virtual Tour March 2013

ACTV1244Bryn Mawr$1,049,00016243.1$10,624.00320026.5 X 139.5
ACTV1226Bryn Mawr$829,0003033.1$13,332.00319021X84
A/I1310Bryn Mawr$1,650,0003364.1$14,115.09085 X 125
CLSD5245Wayne11/16/12$500,000$465,00014041$9,942.42032 X 123
CLSD5345Magnolia1/13/13$899,900$845,00048754$12,731.69037.5 X 123
CLSD5316Wayne12/19/12$989,000$985,0004053.1$8,876.00037.5 X 123

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