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


  • 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.



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

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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Lincoln Square Census Tract Map 8004 - Chicago

East Ravenswood Historic District Year in Review 2013

East Ravenswood Historic District was a popular neighborhood in 2013!

East Ravenswood is located in 2 Chicago Communities – Uptown on the north and Lakeview on the south. Because it straddles 2 communities, getting concise market data is a challenge.

The graph below depicts single family home sales over the last 3 years for each of the communities– both neighborhoods have remained strong, but when looking  at each one separately, the statistics are very different.

Combined Statistics for the

East Ravenswood Neighborhood

When looking at ONLY DETACHED homes (old and new) in the quadrant bounded by

– 4000-4800 North, and 1400-1900 West –

one can see a more accurate representation of the homes in this district:

East Ravenswood Home Sale Statistics

 click on the photo above to download the pdf file

The average sales price was 96% of the list price of the home when the contract came in, and it took 108 days on average to sell a home in this neighborhood.

The average 3 bedroom sold for just over $ 650,000 and the average 4 bedroom closed at $ 1,054,000.

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East Ravenswood Homes Sold in 2013

Get a photo tour of these homes – select a link below

Home Tour- pdf format

Home Tour – Tablet Format

The chart below lists the HISTORIC homes that sold in East Ravenswood in 2013

StatStreet #Str NameList PriceSold SF# RmsBedsBathsGar SpacesDaysYr BltLot
PEND4341Greenview$695,000NR741.125190225 X 120
CLSD1412Belle Plaine$1,199,000$1,130,000NR933.1225190325X125
CLSD1440Pensacola$1,189,000$1,124,50040501253.12285UNK25 X 121.75
CLSD4335Greenview$789,000$769,000NR832.1215190025 X 120
CLSD1700Wilson$699,000$680,000NR1151.22.5245190945 X 108
CLSD1443Pensacola$825,000$820,000NR943.1281901125.25 X 25
CLSD4031Hermitage$1,029,000$1,089,00046421143.146190030 X 165
CLSD1466Pensacola$820,000$815,000NR732042UNK37.6 X 121.9
CLSD1409Berteau$1,199,000$1,169,500NR1043.1274UNK25 X 125
CLSD4115Greenview$1,387,000$1,387,000NR114421190125 X 161

See a map of all Chicago Historic Districts by selecting this link:  Chicago Historic District Maps on Google

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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Select this Link for East Ravenswood Home Tour and Market Analysis

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Contact Anne Rossley to make an appointment to view homes for sale in East Ravenswood/Graceland West.

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.

Contact Anne Rossley

Baird & Warner

Your Historic Homes Specialist

Anne Rossley, CRB, CRS, SRES


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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Historic Home for Sale in East Ravenswood

The historic home in East Ravenswood at 4023 N Paulina is a delight to see!

The home was originally built in 1883 and sits on a 50 x 165′ lot.  It  takes advantage of this oversized Chicago lot size – the house is both wide and deep.

4023 N Paulina was recently rehabbed and it’s in great condition.  The thoughtful rehab includes a Christopher Peacock kitchen which overlooks the family room addition.

The new owners will be able to choose where they’d like to have their master bedroom – there is a lovely 2nd floor master suite, but if one prefers having a private third floor suite with office, that is another enviable option.

East Ravenswood is a small neighborhood located between Ashland Ave (1600W) and the Ravenswood tracks (1800 W) between Irving Park Road (4000N) and Lawrence Ave (4800 N).  This neighborhood offers vintage historic and new construction homes on oversized city lots – some 165-183′ deep.  It’s become very popular in recent years, and residents make good use of the Metra Train line located at Ravenswood and Lawrence.

Homeowners in East Ravenswood can take advantage of the property tax freeze for home rehabs – by investing 25% of one’s assessed value back into the home, the Illinois Preservation Society approves a freeze of the property’s assessed value.  These values stay the same for 8 years, then graduate up for 4 more.  It can be a significant property tax savings for homeowners.

Also worth noting is the initial rehab investment – it’s based on assessed value which is often less than what the market value – what the buyer paid for the property.

The home at 4023 Paulina was originally listed in May, 2010, for $1,980,000, but it’s been reduced to $ 1,689,000.  It was purchased in June, 2005, for $ 1,750,000.  The home includes 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths with a 3 car garage.

For more information about this historic home, or to see vintage houses in Chicago, contact Anne Rossley at Prudential Rubloff (773) 620-5333.

Abbott House is Under Contract!!!

East Ravenswood Real Estate Update –

No homes have closed in the last month, but Abbott House is under contract.  This historic landmark property was the home of Wallace C Abbott, pharmacist, then founder of Abbott Laboratories.  Abbott Labs once owned the home, but later built a replica nearer their north shore facility. 

The home was built in 1891 on 5 city lots – in addition to the estate-like home, there is a 1400 square foot renovated coach house on the property.  It’s a unique property, and the new owners will surely want to do extensive renovations.  This is perhaps part of the reason that the home was listed for sale for so long – it was listed with 2 other realtors for 490 days before Prudential Rubloff was hired to represent the property.

Abbott House was originally listed at $ 2,489,000– today’s list price is $ 1,699,000, and we won’t know the sales price until it closes.    The previous owner purchased the property for $ 1,950,000 in 2006.

For information on homes for sale in East Ravenswood, contact Anne Rossley at Prudential Rubloff.  Anne specializes in single family homes, particularly vintage and historic homes, and can help provide information on how to save on property taxes with historic home rehabs.

STATUS Streete Price DIM BR BA
ACTV 1605 CULLOM $568,000 31 X 92 4 2
ACTV 4313 HERMITAGE $569,000 30X165 5 3
ACTV 1773 CULLOM $675,000 27X95 5 2
ACTV 4718 PAULINA $765,000 32 X 183 4 4
ACTV 4418 PAULINA $935,000 35X165 3 3
ACTV 4436 PAULINA $1,099,000 38 X 165 5 2
ACTV 4630 PAULINA $1,349,000 25 X 165 4 3
ACTV 4322 HERMITAGE $1,475,000 25X163 5 4
ACTV 1725 BELLE PLAINE $1,725,000 46X125 6 5
A/I 4605 HERMITAGE $1,699,000 92 X 165 6 7

East Ravenswood Real Estate Update

In Chicago’s East Ravenswood neighborhood, only 4333 N Hermitage sold during the last 6 months.

4333 Hermitage

165'deep lot - 40 more than typical

The 1906 5 bedroom 2.5 bath sold after 94 days for $ 620,000.  Like most East Ravenswood homes, it sits on an extra deep lot – 165′ deep (30% more land!).  These deep lots are a key selling point for homes in this north side historic district.  The house was originally listed at $699,900, and after it was reduced to $ 675,000, it went under contract.  It closed in August, but nothing else has closed since that date.

While nothing else has closed, one other property has gone under contract.  A new home, built in 2006, 4322 N  Hermitage is a brick 5 bedroom that was listed at $1,475,000 for 153 days before going under contract.  We won’t know its sales price until it closes.

For information on the following homes, or if you’d like to learn more about living in the East Ravenswood Historic District, contact Anne Rossley at Prudential Rubloff.

Anne specializes in selling historic homes on Chicago’s north side.

ACTV 1605 CULLOM $        568,000 4 2 31 X 92
ACTV 4313 HERMITAGE $        569,000 5 3 30X165
ACTV 1773 CULLOM $        675,000 5 2 27X95
ACTV 4718 PAULINA $        799,900 4 4 32 X 183
ACTV 4418 PAULINA $        935,000 3 3 35X165
ACTV 4436 PAULINA $     1,099,000 5 2 38 X 165
ACTV 4630 PAULINA $     1,349,000 4 3 25 X 165
ACTV 4605 HERMITAGE $     1,699,000 6 7 92 X 165
NEW 1725 BELLE PLAINE $     1,725,000 6 5 46X125
PEND 4322 HERMITAGE $     1,475,000 5 4 25X163
CLSD 4333 HERMITAGE $        620,000 5 2 25X165

Lakewood Balmoral – Undervalued Historic Treasure

Is Lakewood Balmoral selling for too little per square foot?

Lakewood Balmoral, the Andersonville  Historic District that’s part of Edgewater, has had a few sales in 2o1o under $1MM.  At first glance, homes in this neighborhood are selling for a bargain these days, and in fact, seem to be selling less per square foot than similar neighborhoods– Graceland West and East Ravenswood.  Why?

In my mind, there’s no better place to live in Chicago, and no better value, than in Lakewood Balmoral:

Location – nearest to Lake Shore Drive, Sheridan Road, Ridge  – it’s a breeze to get all around the city from here! It’s easier to get around the city from here than from West Lakeview!

Retail and restaurants are wonderful, and improving all the time — from newly opened Acre to Hopleaf, Jin Ju, Big Jones, Hamburger Mary’s to Scout, Brimfield’s, City Olive, In Fine Spirits, Red Balloon, great food and shopping are steps away.

Conformity – one of the three requirements for real estate value — this means that the homes are similar — not like Lincoln Park or Lakeview with a McMansion next to leaning clapboard 3flat.  Wide lots (35′ – 50’wide) and homes built between 1890 and 1912 have been lovingly restored and preserved.  Homes on wide lots mean a greater variety of floor plans than the typical 25′ lots.

Because there are so many single family homes with garages, your guests can always find parking, and we are one of the few neighborhoods that doesn’t use permit parking.

Historic Neighborhood Tax Benefits – save money on taxes by preserving your home!  Property tax savings for 8-12 years just by maintaining your historic home.  Our neighbors are huge supporters and leaders of the Edgewater Historical Society, whose support has been instrumental in the stewardship of these Chicago landmark blocks.

Community – I challenge every neighborhood in the city to beat Lakewood Balmoral for block parties, residents’ council, and neighborhood events such as Fall Fest, the Yard Sale,  and more.  Neighbors know and support on another.  On 9/11/2001, our block gathered in stunned sadness – coming together to mourn those lost.  We create educational funds for children whose parents have died, support the local homeless shelter, and promote local small business -retail and restaurants that are owned and managed by our friends.

For a map of comparable properties and analysis of homes sold and homes for sale in Lakewood Balmoral and surrounding neighborhoods (Graceland West, East Ravenswood), download this pdf file.

For information on homes for sale in Lakewood Balmoral, Graceland West, and East Ravenswood, contact Anne Rossley at Prudentail Rubloff.

Next:  Why homes seem inexpensive in Lakewood Balmoral.

East Ravenswood Real Estate Update

New on the real estate market in East Ravenswood this week is

4630 paulina

4630 N Paulina, listed at $ 1,395,000…

The home is on an extra deep lot, typical of East Ravenswood homes.  In this case – 165 ‘ deep.  Tricked out with gorgeous finishes, it is the only one left from Landrosh.

Other homes for sale this month are…

Street # Str Name Beds Baths # Cars List Price MT
1605 CULLOM 4 2.1 0 $649,000 146
4436 PAULINA 5 2.1 3 $1,350,000 241
4322 HERMITAGE 5 4.2 2 $1,650,000 68
4032 HERMITAGE 6 4.2 3 $2,069,000 170
4605 HERMITAGE 6 7 8 $2,250,000 175
4145 HERMITAGE 6 5.1 3 $2,495,000 134

To see these, or other historic Chicago homes,

call Anne Rossley at Prudential Rubloff.

Anne sells historic homes using tomorrow’s technologies!

East Ravenswood Real Estate Update

Many homes are for sale right now in East Ravenswood.

Someone got a great deal on 4120 N Hermitage — listed at $ 545,000, this historic home sits on a 26 x 165′ lot.  It needs work, but lot sizes like this are rare in Chicago, and the neighborhood certainly can support a renovation on a home of this price.

4047 N Paulina

One of my favorite properties available right now is 4047 N Paulina.  Only four owners have owned this Queen Anne since it was built in 1894.  The home sits on a 50 x 165′  lot, and with original stained glass and never-painted woodwork, it’s a fantastic opportunity for the historic home fan.

For information on any of these historic homes in landmark East Ravenswood, contact Anne Rossley of Prudential Rubloff.

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