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.
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.
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Interested in finding a Chicago historic home at a lower price or in a different neighborhood?
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!
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 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
Villa Historic District – Homes Sold
Click on the picture below to view homes that have sold in the Villa Historic District (Ipad optimized)
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.
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:
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…
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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!
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.
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,
Contact Anne Rossley
Your Historic Homes Specialist
Anne Rossley, CRB, CRS, SRES
Baird & Warner
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.
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.