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 77communities, 50wards, 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).
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.
The Buena Park Historic District, located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, in a gorgeous enclave of turn of the century homes, designed by eminent architects such as George Maher and Leon Stanhope, among others. Homes are in the Queen Anne, Shingle, Prairie, and Classical Revival styles. The district boundaries are 4000-4400 North, between Lincoln Park/Lake Michigan to the east, and Graceland Cemetery to the west.
See Listings of Homes for Sale in Buena Park
Virtual Home Tour
Listings that are for sale and have sold in Buena Park
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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:
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.
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.
Homes are available from $ 599,900 to $ $ 3,188,000.
25 X 165
Abbott House, 4605 N Hermitage, just reduced its price.
Under contract is 4743 N Hermitage, listed at $ 439,900.
While very grand homes are listed for sale, nothing over $ 1MM has sold in East Ravenswood. Certainly, these historic and stately single family homes on extra wide and deep lots should command high prices.
Homes sold in 2009:
33 X 156
33 X 150
To see East Ravenswood homes, or historic homes throughout Chicago, contact Anne Rossley at Prudential RUBLOFF. Anne specializes in selling historic homes with tomorrow’s technologies.
In addition to the lovely George Maher homes that one sees on Hutchinson Street, the Uptown Buena Park neighborhood has some exciting news to report about an historic 1900’s Doerr & Doerr mansion at 800 W Buena…
The Day School is now a part of Menomonee Club for boys and girls. Due to reduced enrollment and CPS fundng cuts, the Day School board of directors voted to merge with Menomonee Club in July. Now called The Day Center, the facility will serve the Uptown residents by housing not for profit organizations under one roof.
A big roof it is — between the home and the coach house, almost 13,000 square feet will be available for community purposes. Neal Bader, Menomonee Club Executive Director, is speaking with various organizations and is in the process of negotiating leases for the property. After the initial leasing phase, it is hoped that additional programming for neighborhood youth and families will be developed as part of Menomonee Club’s mission.
Before the merger, The Day School was a private therapeutic school for the emotionally and learning disabled. It was started by Elizabeth Andrews to serve neighborhood kids with social and emotional challenges, but in recent years the CPS students who needed more care than the public system could provide were bused in from all corners of the city. Today, the facility will be more neighborhood-focused.
Non profit groups who are interested in learning about the facility are urged to contact Neal Bader at the Menomonee Club.
Historic homes in and near the Hutchinson Street Historic District in Chicago…
In the active Uptown Community, there are currently 23 homes for sale. The price range is wide – from $ 449,000 for a home at 1530 W Ainslie to 4420 N Paulina, a newly renovated historic home in East Ravenswood, for $3,350,000.
Today, there are 42 homes for sale in the Edgewater Community. Of those, the following homes are for sale in the Lakewood Balmoral Community…
5537 N Magnolia $ 579,000
5239 N Wayne $ 775,000
5253 N Lakewood $ 899,000
5306 N Magnolia $ 1,025,000
5518 N Wayne $ 1,459,000
After being originally listed at $ 2,200,000, 5456 N Lakewood was reduced this week to $ 1,500,000, and went under contract almost immediately. We will wait until the closing to report the final sales price.
5247 N Magnolia closed on July 2, having been listed for 20 days before going under contract. It was originally listed at $ 950,000, and it sold for $ 900,000.
The home at 5312 N Magnolia is no longer listed for sale.
For information on Andersonville or Edgewater homes for sale, contact Anne Rossley or select this link to view properties online.