A lovingly-renovated Bronzeville single-family

Tim and his wife were looking for a major renovation challenge when they moved from the suburbs to the part of Bronzeville known as The Gap.

They bought a vacant property, completely redid all of the mechanical systems, and restored the home to a state close to its original 1888 floor plan. The result is a home with a great deal of character and charm, and living spaces that function exceedingly well for a 21st-century lifestyle.

The basics: 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, his and hers home offices, outdoor space, a 2-car garage. The bonuses: great entertaining spaces, a basement laundry room in addition to a first-floor mud room and laundry, an exercise room with wet bar and adjacent spa bath, and 3 fireplaces, to name a few.

The home, at 3228 S Prairie Ave, has just been listed for sale at $795,000. It’s located almost in the back yard of the Illinois College of Optometry, steps from the IIT campus, a short distance from Dunbar Park, US Cellular Field, the Dan Ryan Expressway, Lake Shore Drive, the 31st Street Marina, and convenient shops and restaurants.

Coldwell Banker’s Nadine Ferrata and Tim, one of the home’s owners, are our hosts in the video tour. Nadine can be reached at 312-909-1661.


  • carmelcutie 6 years

    The sequestor means there will be less section 8 vouchers in bronzeville this should help the area a lot. This area is over saturated with subsidised housing.
    This is a beautiful home in an area that should have been gentrified by now if it wasn’t for all the section8.

  • carmelcutie,

    Your fairly lengthy absence from this site hasn’t seemed to blunt your obsession with the subject of low-income housing.

    To my knowledge there is virtually no low-income housing development in the immediate area of this home, with the exception of seniors housing. Are those seniors running down the neighborhood?

    • SheridanB 6 years

      Oh some people and their obsessions….

  • carmelcutie 6 years

    Those seniors illegally allow their thug/deadbeat – grandchildren/children to stay with them, who cause trouble for the neighborhood. Absolutely I’m obsessed with the over saturation of subsidised housing especially in one ward.

    • concerned 5 years

      some of that may be true but what about the low-income people that don’t cause a problem, the younger disable persons that need low-income housing in a better area that don’t want to live in a senior building. I wish I could find a low income home on that street.