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Kenwood is a neighborhood on the southside of Chicago.

Its boundaries are E Hyde Park Blvd (5100) to the south, 43rd St to the north, Lake Shore Dr. to the East, and Cottage Grove Ave (800 E) to the west.

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Del Prado apartments, 5307 S Hyde Park Blvd, Hyde Park / Kenwood

Del Prado apartments

The Del Prado, 5307 S Hyde Park Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, is a 12-story vintage hotel that was recently converted to 202 apartments. The Del Prado was designed by Newhouse & Bernham and built in 1918 by Sherman Tecumseh Cooper. It’s one of a group of distinctive buildings that mark the gateway from ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 5, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Algonquin apartments, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd, Hyde Park / Kenwood

The Algonquin, Hyde Park

The Algonquin, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, consists of six 14-story apartment towers with a total of 414 units. The Algonquin was built in 1951 on part of the site of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. Pace Associates designed the Algonquin with the peripheral involvement of Mies van der Rohe. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 4, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Regents Park apartments, 5020-5050 S Lake Shore Dr, Hyde Park / Kenwood

Regents Park Chicago

Regents Park‘s two modernist towers house 1,031 apartments at 5020-5050 S Lake Shore Dr in Hyde Park / Kenwood. Regents Park was built on the site of the former Chicago Beach Hotel, which had a private beachfront prior to the construction of South Lake Shore Drive. The hotel became 5th Army Headquarters after World War ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 3, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

An update on Shops and Lofts at 47

Shops and Lofts at 47

The groundbreaking for the long-dormant Shops and Lofts at 47, 47th St and Cottage Grove, occurred just over a year ago and the development was slated to open “in early 2014.” It’s been seven years and a day since we first wrote about the project. Early 2014 has come and gone, but the project appeared ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 16, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Amenity-rich apartments in Hyde Park / Kenwood

University of Chicago

The Sutherland was built as a hotel and briefly converted to a military hospital. Its most famous incarnation, however, was as a music venue frequented by some of the greats of jazz music. The Sutherland, 4659 S Drexel Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, was recently converted to luxury studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. As ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 28, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

Tour the Sutherland model apartments in Hyde Park with the designer

The Sutherland

The Sutherland, 4659 S Drexel Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, was built as a hotel and briefly converted to a military hospital. Its most famous incarnation, however, was as a music venue frequented by some of the greats of jazz music. When the Sutherland was recently converted to luxury apartments the lobby was restored ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 20, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

The views from The Sutherland in Hyde Park / Kenwood

Sutherland view

I find rooftops irresistible, especially when they offer a clear view of the near and far surroundings. The recently-renovated Sutherland apartment building, 4659 S Drexel Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, is only six stories in height but it’s surrounded by low-rise buildings. The upper floors of the building have sweeping vistas from nearly every ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 26, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

The Sutherland, renovated luxury apartments in Hyde Park / Kenwood

Sutherland, 4659 S Drexel

The Sutherland, a historic property at 4659 S Drexel in Hyde Park / Kenwood, has newly-renovated studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments available for rent. The Sutherland offers 24-hour concierge service, a fully-equipped fitness / recreation facility, and a resident lounge. Studio apartments rent from $795, 1-bedrooms from $965, and 2-bedrooms from $1,200. Heat and internet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 19, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

Why a MAC resident likes Bronzeville’s Sutherland apartments

Sutherland, 4659 S Drexel

Listen to a woman who has rented from MAC Property Management for four years in two different buildings talk about why she likes the Sutherland apartments. She’s planning to move there. The Sutherland, a historic property at 4659 S Drexel in Hyde Park / Kenwood, has newly-renovated studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments available for rent.

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Posted by sponsored post on April 16, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

Chicago Weekly’s Hyde Park 2013 Housing Guide

Del Prado video

One of the things we most enjoy doing at YoChicago is finding useful resources at other websites and linking our visitors to them. Chicago Weekly, which is produced by University of Chicago students, has just placed its 2013 Housing Guide. The Guide is the best source of information and advice about the Hyde Park / ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 12, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

Side by side Wright bootleg homes sound an alarm

Bulova alarm clock

A year ago we invited you to consider this quote from John Shelette Van Bergen, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright: Since the American architect has a great opportunity as a leader of the people toward honesty, simplicity and directness, he can educate their tastes and control, to a great extent, their morals and happiness. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 8, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

Is greater Bronzeville a school desert?

King College Prep Chicago

There’s been a great deal of attention paid to “food deserts” in Chicago, i.e. neighborhoods where fresh food is hard to find. More worrisome for Chicago’s future is the fact that large parts of the South and West sides of the city are school deserts, neighborhoods where decent public or private schools are non-existent. Perhaps ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 9, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

Quote of the day – drug dealing at 46th and Woodlawn

46th & Woodlawn, Chicago

Just last week we posted an update on Lake Park Gateway II, a development where we shot video nearly two years ago to the day. As you can see from the photos, it was a sunny day when we visited, and the corner of 46th and Woodlawn in Kenwood – steps from the development – ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 28, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Four years of pricing ups and downs at Kenwood’s Lake Park Gateway II

Lake Park Gateway II video

Unit 2E, a 3-bedroom, 2-bath condo in Lake Park Gateway II at 1231 E 46th St, was first listed in June of 2007 at $289,800. The price escalated to $299,900 in August of 2008 and to $339,900 in January of 2009. After 3 price reductions, the unit was listed at $275,900 in June of 2010. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 22, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

When the special assessment costs more than the condo

5000 South East End Ave Chicago

A 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo at 5000 South East End Ave in Kenwood was just listed for sale for $89,900 – plus a $90,000 special assessment occasioned by the building’s recent conversion from co-op to condominium ownership. Unit 12A, also a 3-bedroom, 3-bath, has been renovated and is for sale for $289,900 after a recent price ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 27, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

The curious case of the Kenwood condo

5052 S Kenwood Chciago

Unit 1B at 5052 S Woodlawn Ave in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood has been on and off the market for just over a year. A month ago the asking price was reduced from $669,000 to $599,900. According to Redfin the property was listed for sale in June of 2009 for $490,000, reduced to $325,000 in August ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 20, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Modernist Atrium Home in Kenwood listed for $369K

Atrium Homes, Chicago

The uninitiated will wonder why Jeanne Spurlock of Century 21 Kennedy Ryan is marketing a drab brick bunker near Madison Park and Dorchester Avenue in Kenwood. Fans of Modernist architecture, on the other hand, may look at the home above and immediately recognize the work of a kindred spirit. This is the exterior of the ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 12, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

From $258K to $1.28M for a Kenwood Victorian

5040 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago

The title for this 1890s Victorian home at 5040 S Blackstone Ave in Kenwood bounced around a lot over the past decade. According to Blockshopper, it sold in December 2004 for $280,000; in October 2005, it sold again for $380,000. In September 2009, it went into foreclosure, and in November 2009 it sold for $258,000. ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 31, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

When assessments kill sales prices

Top-tier condo and co-op buildings in prime locations command high sales prices despite high monthly assessments. The assessments are a result of the scope and quality of the services that building residents expect and wouldn’t forgo. Less desirable buildings and neighborhoods often see prices punitively battered by assessment levels. Take 5000 South East End Ave, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 2, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

A ‘Modernist interpretation’ of a Kenwood mansion, priced at $1.59 million

4824 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago

Looking for an alternative to all those Queen Annes and Italianate mansions in Kenwood? This James Nagle-designed single-family at 4824 S Woodlawn Ave in Kenwood was listed yesterday for $1.59 million. According to Realtor Jan Smith‘s listing, the 4,200 square-foot, four-bedroom home “presides over a trememdous 90×300′ lot of manicured green space for outdoor enjoyment ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 7, 2011