Chicago Bungalows – Real Estate Update

Chicago Bungalows are a great value!

For the price of a near north condo, you can enjoy your own home, garage, garden, and front stoop.

These Chicago historic homes come in all shapes and sizes – and they’re a fantastic opportunity for home ownership.

2637 coyle - chicago bungalow for sale2637 W Coyle


6220 maplewood interior

6220 N Maplewood

Take a tour of Chicago historic bungalows for sale by selecting this link*

Select this link to search Chicago Bungalows for sale TODAY on Chicago’s north side.

To make an appointment to see these or other historic Chicago properties,

contact Anne Rossley of Baird & Warner.

Taking Care of Your Chicago Bungalow

The Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative is offering great workshops in the next 6 weeks!

Reserve your spot (at no cost!) for the following workshops:

March 26
Heating Systems 101
Jefferson Park Library
April 1
Basement Flooding
Avalon Library
April 6
Working with an Architect and Ask an Architect
Chicago Center for Green Technology
April 8
Navigating Property Tax Appeals
West Lawn Library


* This tour is available online until June 2013 – for an updated tour, please email Anne Rossley of Baird & Warner.

Great Chicago 2-flats are hard to find!

Chicago 2 flats are harder to find than ever!

Right now, on Chicago’s near north side*, there are 25 2-flats for sale under $1 Million.

With the current low prices and low interest rates, buyers are coming out of the woodwork to invest in Chicago multi-units.

In the last 6 months, 121 of these properties have sold or gone under contract!

*** FLASH *** 

Lakeview Brick 2-flat will be listed next week at $550,000  —  contact Anne Rossley today for details!

The lowest priced building is 2428 W Winnemac, listed for sale today (3/18) at $375,000. It’s for sale “as is”, and if you select the picture or address below, you can see photos of the inside of the property.

2428 Winnemac 2 flat for sale

2428 W Winnemac


4158 Claremont Chicago 2-flat

4158 N Claremont


Claremont offers a 3 bedroom duplex owners unit plus a 2-bedroom rental in the Coonley District.

2130 W Cuyler Chicago

2130 W Cuyler


2130 Cuyler includes a large duplex unit (4 bedrooms) and is located in the Coonley School District.

* 2 flats included in this list are found in  Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Square and North Center Neighborhoods.

Search Properties

Select this link to view 2-4 flats in more Chicago neighborhoods

Anne has a brick 2-flat in Lakeview that will be listed soon at $550,000.

If you want to be among the first to see this property, email Anne today!

StatusAddress List PriceTRI $NOIBRs - 1BRs - 2
Pending2436Belle Plaine$399,000$27,00022

Lincoln Park Homes For Sale- Chicago Vintage Real Estate

Looking for Lincoln Park Homes for sale? Love vintage houses? Curious about historic districts? Read on to see great Chicago real estate- homes for sale under $ 1.5 MM.

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is still the “go-to” neighborhood for many single family home buyers in Chicago.  From new construction to Victorian, rowhouses to McMansions, the eclectic properties stand side by side, creating a vibrant architectural quilt.

My favorites are the vintage homes – brownstones, graystones, quaint clapboard cottages and historic row houses, all in various states of rehab. The stories those walls could tell!

Historic Lincoln Park Homes for Sale

I’m writing this post in honor of them. In doing the research, I found a row house that I sold years ago (see below), an historic home in the Bissell District, a gorgeous home in the McCormick District, and other lovely DePaul, Old Town, and Lincoln Park historic homes.

chicago real estate- 474 deming lincoln park historic homes

474 W Deming


Tour Vintage Lincoln Park, DePaul, Old Town Homes

If you wish to take a virtual tour of vintage homes for sale and have sold (Under $ 1.5MM) in the last 3 months, select the link below:

Vintage Lincoln Park Homes for Sale and Sold – Virtual Tour Link

Lincoln Park DePaul Old Town Historic Homes for Sale and Sold

Search Chicago Real Estate With AnneSearch for vintage Lincoln Park Single Family Homes by selecting this link:

Lincoln Park Vintage Single Family Homes for Sale Under $ 1.5MM

Chicago Real Estate - Anne Rossley of Baird & Warner

To get more information about homes for sale on Chicago’s north side (Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Uptown, Edgewater, North Center, Lincoln Square…) please contact me by phone or email!

Select the addresses in the chart below to get information on homes currently for sale.

A/I1919Linc Pk Wst$999,000128843.113,773.93


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Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update

Lakewood Balmoral Historic District has had some turnover in the last 6 months. Select this link to take a virtual tour and see the interiors of the homes that are listed or have sold recently:


Lakewood Balmoral Tour


New Listings in Lakewood Balmoral

5313 lakewood - single family home for sale in historic Lakewood Balmoral

5313 N Lakewood


While it’s new to the MLS in 2013, this home was listed for 190 days in 2012. The charming home is situated on a 37.5′ wide lot, and while the facade is charming and historic, the rear of the home has an addition which creates a kitchen-great room. Download floor plans by selecting this link.

Under Contract in Lakewood Balmoral

5248 N Wayne in Lakewood Balmoral Historic District

5248 N Wayne

Under Contract

 The eclectic vintage/contemporary 5248 N Wayne is under contract. The home has some interesting architectural details. A four bedroom 2full/2half bath home with updates is rare at this price!

Real Estate Activity – Last 6 Months

Status  ClosedListSoldMTRMSBRBATaxesSFLotPKN
ACTV1244Bryn Mawr
ACTV5457Wayne$1,249,0003161453.1$14,207.00500029 X 123Garage
CLSD5453Magnolia7/30/12$490,000$418,000367852$8,157.90225048X123Int Sp
CLSD5509Lakewood9/21/12$785,000$720,000141842.1$11,844.51255031 X 123Garage
CLSD5345Magnolia1/13/13$899,900$845,0004871054$12,731.69037.5 X 123Garage
CLSD5452Lakewood8/21/12$1,695,000$1,576,000141374.1$13,978.15037.5 X 125Garage



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Interested in visiting homes for sale in Lakewood Balmoral? Give me a call!

If you want to get an email when new homes in Lakewood Balmoral become available, select this link and sign up for alerts:

Lakewood Balmoral Home Alerts

Below the listings you’ll see the “Login to save this search”

select that link, add your email, and you’re set!


Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update- home search alerts


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East Ravenswood Real Estate Update

One of my favorite Chicago Historic neighborhoods, East Ravenswood, offers homes in a wide range of prices. Activity in the last 6 months is no exception.

In the last 6 months, several homes have sold, one is under contract, and yet another has just reduced its price.

To get photos and information on all homes – historic and newer – that have been listed and/or sold in the East Ravenswood Neighborhood…

select this link for the January, 2013, East Ravenswood Home Tour

East Ravenswood Properties worth noting…

The high water mark was set by a NEWER home, 4431 N Hermitage, which closed at $2,850,000. It sits on a 50 x 165′ lot and offers a 3 car garage with the 6BR/6BA house.

 4431 Hermitage - Sold in Chicago's East Ravenswood neighborhood for $2,850,000

4431 N Hermitage
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The home at 4703 N Paulina was originally listed for sale at $899,000 in October, 2010. I toured it then, and I remember thinking it needed some cosmetic attention. After being off and on the market for some time (it was a relocation property), it hit its sweet spot of $ 679,900 on 7/5/12, going under contract 12 days later. It closed at $ 645,000.

4703 Paulina

4703 N Paulina
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The lovely 4647 N Paulina – a “gingerbread” Victorian built in 1886, just went under contract. Sitting on a 25′ wide lot, it’s deceiving in its size. It was renovated in 2005, so it includes terrific amenities, a deep lot, and a finished basement. It’s under contract at $749,000 – someone got a very nice home!

4647 N Paulina

4647 N Paulina
Listed at $749,000
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Status  OriginalList Sold DateDaysRmsBRBALot
CLSD4543Hermitage$719,000$719,000$730,0007/18/1261153.125 X 165
CLSD4703Paulina$729,990$679,990$645,0008/27/1282933.141 X 117
CLSD4431Hermitage$2,850,000$2,850,000$2,850,00012/14/121136650 X 165
CLSD4241Paulina$1,299,000$1,098,900$950,00011/2/121231153.150 X 165
REDC1700Wilson$1,100,000$799,0001/3/13871151.245 X 108

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If you’d like notifications when new homes in East Ravenswood are listed,

select this link and sign up for updates.

Of course, I would love to speak with you more about the neighborhood, and I look forward to working with you to find your Chicago Historic Home!


Call or email me!

Historic Chicago Bungalow Association Gets New Look

In my recent article about Chicago Bungalows and their tremendous value to Chicago home buyers,

Chicago Bungalow in Albany Park neighborhood

I neglected 2 very important items…

1.  The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association’s link

This organization is a tremendous resource for Chicago’s Bungalow buyer, Bungalow owner, and historic homeowner/fan.

I suggest you select this link and bookmark it now.

You’ll find yourself checking back regularly…

  • Learn how to update and renovate the historic features of your home with their workshops and programs (Link here)
  • Learn how to maximize energy efficiency while maintaining historic integrity (Link here)
  • Find vendors who specialize in historic home renovation and repair (Link here)
  • See award winners and get design inspiration (Link here)
  • Learn about historic districts and about tax savings, special loans and programs, and other bungalow buying incentives (Link here)
  • Join the Google Group to share ideas, get help, and be part of a vibrant historic bungalow -loving community! (Link here)

2.  This is a terrific group, and their website has just relaunched!

It’s user-friendly, and it includes wonderful photos and information.


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They also have a Facebook Page — “LIKE” it and get news delivered to your Facebook page!



Chicago Bungalows For Sale on Chicago’s North Side

Chicago Bungalows are still a value!

Chicago Bungalow in Albany Park neighborhood

Not only are they historically significant, charming, and efficient…

Bungalows are a terrific single family option at an affordable price with tremendous tax savings opportunities!


Chicago Bungalows are available for under $200,000 – for the price of a condo, you can have

  • total control of your property’s improvements,
  • land, and
  • greater privacy – no shared walls.


  • Energy Savers – get help lowering your gas and electric bills with EnergySavers Program
  • Retrofit Chicago – programs for greater energy efficiency through Impact Illinois, ComEd, and Peoples’ Gas
  • Property Tax Savings – rehab your home in an historic district and apply for property tax assessment freeze!

Chicago Bungalow Interior - From Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative


  • Vintage homes built in the early 1900’s
  • Great historic details are often found – stained glass windows, wood floors. mouldings, and often beam ceilings
  • historic bungalow neighborhoods are fabulous variations on a theme!


5255St Louis$525,000431364$4,521.00251335X125X34X125
4416Mozart$499,000118632$6,367.50028 X 122 X 29 X 122
5942Talman$387,750263742$2,829.06200030 X 125
2837Greenleaf$299,0003842.1$5,165.00031 X 125
5024Troy$199,9001522$3,507.13210033 X 126



Select this link to take a tour of Bungalows that have sold in the last 3 months

Search Real Estate With Anne

Find Bungalows for Sale as of Today by Selecting this Link


Interested in learning more about Chicago Bungalows and potential tax savings by purchasing homes in Chicago’s historic districts?

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Your Chicago Historic Properties Expert!

Links: American Bungalow magazine; shows pictures of bungalows all over the country. articles and images from The Craftsman magazine, 1916. an essay on craftsman bungalows. how to identify a craftsman-style home; information about Gustav Stickley. products for home restoration projects. a company that designs “new old homes.” another company that makes homes in classic bungalow designs, with schematics of some of those designs.

East Ravenswood Real Estate Update – Homes for Sale/Sold and News

East Ravenswood Real Estate

Homes for Sale and Homes Sold

November, 2012

East Ravenswood is a unique Chicago Historic District located on Paulina and Hermitage streets between Irving Park and Lawrence Avenues (4000-4800N/1600-1800W), and is known for turn-of-the-century vintage homes with very deep lots – 165-183′ deep.

Buyers who search here are often also interested in the Graceland West, Lakewood Balmoral, and Lincoln Square neighborhoods. If living near the Ravenswood Metra stop is a priority, then East Ravenswood is certainly a Chicago neighborhood to consider when house-hunting.

To find out more details about the homes that are for sale (active), select the underlined house number, and you will be taken to a page with pictures and details.

To view a market analysis with pictures of all the homes – active and sold, select this link for an East Ravenswood Home Tour.

ACTV$1,100,000271700Wilson$8,813.261151.245 X 108
ACTV$1,265,0001274156Paulina$18,495.00116543.7 X 165
ACTV$1,282,5007981725Belle Plaine$26,235.001265.146X125
CLSD$645,0008/24/12824703Paulina$10,154.65933.141 X 117
CLSD$710,0006/29/12844704Hermitage$8,263.00843.131 X 115
CLSD$730,0007/16/1264543Hermitage$12,238.991153.125 X 165
CLSD$737,5006/5/12224331Hermitage$7,811.951043.125 X 165
CLSD$950,00010/30/121234241Paulina$15,026.481153.150 X 165
CLSD$1,200,0007/26/12254226Greenview$21,923.42953.123 X 164


News and Updates for East Ravenswood:

  • Chicago City Council passed the zoning application unanimously, and the 47th ward hopes to get TIFF money from the city for the construction that will ultimately include a Mariano’s Grocery, Sears Auto Care, and Ultimate Fitness Center. (Download the article here)

To search for homes in Chicago, contact your Historic Single Family expert, Anne Rossley.

773-620-5333     Phone and Text   Email




Chicago Historic Homes for Sale-Virtual Tour of Properties on the Market

There are some terrific homes for sale on Chicago’s north side – take this virtual tour to see the interior photos and to get more information about the properties that are currently listed for sale in the multiple listing service. Homes are available from $ 6

Included in the tour:

4223 N Greenview


Select this link to tour Historic Graceland West

5313 N Lakewood


Select this link to tour Lakewood Balmoral Historic District

844 W Junior Terrace


4647 N Paulina


Select this link to tour East Ravenswood Historic District

3800 N Alta Vista Terrace

$ 649,900

To find out more about historic homes for sale in Chicago, or about

Graceland West,
Lakewood Balmoral,
East Ravesnwood,
Buena Park, or
Alta Vista Terrace,

contact Anne Rossley of Baird & Warner (773-620-5333)


East Ravenswood Real Estate Update-Homes Sold and For Sale

The East Ravenswood Historic District has been VERY Active in the last 6 months – 12 homes have sold! You can still find a fabulous home in this wonderful Chicago neighborhood – both under and over $1MM. Between Irving Park and Lawrence, between Ashland and the Metra train line, this neighborhood has become VERY POPULAR!

The new Mariano’s / Ravenswood Metra re-development project is making this a Chicago hot-spot. Where else can you walk to the train, get downtown in 10 minutes, and live on an oversized vintage home for $750,000!?

To take a tour homes for sale and to peek into the homes that sold in the last six months, select this link for an East Ravenswood home tour.

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Status      Address Price Closed Date Days BR BA Lot Size
ACTV     4156   Paulina $1,265,000  95 6 5 43.7 X 165
ACTV     1725   Belle Plaine $1,368,800 766 6 5.1 46X125
PCHG     4606   Paulina $515,000 175 4 2.1 35X100
PCHG     4647   Paulina $749,000  28 4 3.1 25X165
CLSD     4313   Hermitage $485,000 6/18/12 103 5 3 30X165
CLSD     1773   Cullom $555,000 4/4/12 446 4 2.1 27X95
CLSD     4703   Paulina $645,000 8/24/12  82 3 3.1 41 X 117
CLSD     4425   Paulina $700,000 9/18/12   3 3 2.1 25X165
CLSD     4704   Hermitage $710,000 6/29/12  84 4 3.1 31 X 115
CLSD     4543   Hermitage $730,000 7/16/12   6 5 3.1 25 X 165
CLSD     4331   Hermitage $737,500 6/5/12  22 4 3.1 25 X 165
CLSD     4532   Paulina $850,000 5/25/12  10 4 3.1 25X165
CLSD     4226   Greenview $1,200,000 7/26/12  25 5 3.1 23 X 164
CLSD     4132   Paulina $1,297,100 6/15/12 100 5 4.2 25X165
CLSD     4130   Paulina $1,301,100 7/20/12  67 5 4.2 25X165
CLSD     4420   Paulina $2,750,000 6/8/12   2 6 6 38X165

To make appointments to see homes in East Ravenswood, or to learn more about this fantastic Chicago neighborhood, contact Anne Rossley of Baird & Warner.

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