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.

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