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

Interested in learning more about Chicago’s neighborhoods?

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Lincoln Square Census Tract Map 8004 - Chicago

Historic Chicago Properties – Vintage Homes For Sale


– Historic Chicago Properties  –

Vintage Homes for Sale!

There are some terrific turn-of-the-century single family homes that have just hit the market — one-of-a-kind Chicago Real Estate…it’s time to

Take NOTE!

Take a Tour of the Inside of These Homes!

vintage homes - chicago historic property tour

See These Historic Properties –

Just Listed for Sale

On Chicago’s North Side

Select this Link!

4232N Kenmore-- Chicago Real Estate

4352 N Kenmore


824 W Castlewood - Chicago Historic Home for sale

824 W Castlewood


3025 W Oakley chicago

3025 N Oakley


3422 N Janssen - Chicago Historic homes for sale

3422 N Janssen


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Buena Park Real Estate Update


 Buena Park Historic District

817 W Hutchinson - buena park historic district

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.

homes for sale - Buena Park See Listings of Homes for Sale in Buena Park

 Virtual Home Tour

Listings that are for sale and have sold in Buena Park

Select one of the following links to take a virtual tour:

Computer (pdf) Format

Table/Ipad Format

StatListedSoldClosed DateASFRmsBRBABuiltLot Size
ACTV817Hutchinson$4,500,000120001564.21913136 X 140
ACTV715Hutchinson$1,990,00054001154.1191850 X108
CLSD828Junior Terrace$895,000$815,0007/22/1345001263189140 X 123
CLSD4052Kenmore$650,000$630,00012/4/1323001042.2189131 X 125



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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 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.

Uptown Homes for Sale

Lincoln Square Homes for Sale

East Ravenswood Real Estate Update

Currently for sale in East Ravenswood:

Homes are available from $ 599,900 to $ $ 3,188,000.

Address List Price MT Beds Baths Lot Dim
1757 W Sunnyside $599,900 145 2 2.1 25X125
4436 N Paulina $1,350,000 150 5 2.1 38X165
4632 N Paulina $1,375,000 103 4 3.2 25 X 165
4420 N Paulina $3,188,000 184 6 6 38X165
4605 N Hermitage $2,338,000 82 6 7 92X165

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:

List Sold Closed MT Lot Dim
4710 N Ashland $400,000 $330,000 3/26/2009 444 33 X 156
4721 N Hermitage $699,000 $650,000 4/15/2009 169 33 X 150
4542 N Hermitage $599,000 $567,500 7/31/2009 6 35X165
4541 N Hermitage $950,000 $865,000 7/31/2009 131 25X165
4615 N Hermitage $839,000 $820,000 8/31/2009 18 25X165

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.

Uptown Homes for Sale

Edgewater Homes for Sale

Lincoln Square Homes for Sale

The Day Center – Buena Park Facility Serves Uptown Neighbors

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 Center 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…

For information on historic homes for sale in the Uptown neighborhood, or specifically, in the Hutchinson Street Historic District/Buena Park, contact Anne Rossley at Prudential RUBLOFF.

Montrose Dog Beach

OopsI can’t thank the volunteers at Mondog enough.

My Dewey salivates, pants, and squirms as we approach the dog beach at Montrose.  He lives to play frisbee and run in the waves.  It’s a fabulous place for Chicago dogs.

Don’t forget to get your Chicago Dog Beach/Park license, though.  Fines can be stiff.

Montrose Beach Frisbee

Chicago Canine Guide

Yelp Reviews


Dog Friendly Things to Do in Chicago

Top 10 Dog Beaches

Montrose Beach Chicago Dog Beach

Chicago Dog Registration
Dewey at Montrose Dog Beach, Chicago

Dog Registration FAQ

For Cook County Dog Park Visitors

Animal Medical Center of Chicago

Animal 911

For information on dog friendly homes in the Uptown area – walking distance to Mondog – contact Anne Rossley at Rubloff.

Or, to view homes for sale today in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, select this link.

Uptown Resources and Links

Anne’s Favorite Uptown Restaurants

Uptown Real Estate Update – 7/2009

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.

Homes worth considering…

1530 Ainslie


1530 Ainslie


Not only is this 1893 3 BR 2.5 bath priced well, it INCLUDES a second lot – the entire land area is 54 x 105.


968 Cuyler


968 W Cuyler

$ 597,000

Although it’s a skinny home (18′ wide), it’s lovingly restored by the owner with many upgrades.  Seller financing is available.


4622 N Hermitage


4622 N Hermitage

$ 1,050,000

This East Ravenswood 5 BR vintage home sits on a 33 x 165 lot and includes a wine cellar and coach house.


Uptown Homes Under Contract

4541 N Hermitage        $ 950,000

4615 N Hermitage        $ 839,000

650 W Hutchinson      $1,495,000

Uptown Homes Closed (last 30 days)

1721 W Winona              $ 780,000  ($ 880,000 orig list)

To see any of the homes for sale in Uptown, including Buena Park, Hutchinson Historic District and East Ravenswood, contact Anne Rossley.

To see Uptown single family homes that are currently for sale, select this link.

For more information on Uptown home sales, select this link.

Lakewood Balmoral Homes for Sale

July 14, 2009 —-

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

5456 N Lakewood

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.

To see market trends in the Edgewater Community, select this link.

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