New and rehabbed condos in Bucktown looking for first buyers

Click to enlargeA recent swing through Bucktown yielded a couple of newcomers to the neighborhood’s condo market, including a brick wedge on Armitage and a gut job on Hamilton.

The northern face of 2317 W. Armitage Ave. is a flat, drab affair, but its triangular footprint caught my eye for a second or two. The shape results in some odd floor plans, with pentagonal master bedrooms and pencil-point decks being the norm in all five units.

The building comprises three three-bed / 2.5-bath duplexes priced from the $480s to $540s and a pair of two-bed / two bath simplexes starting in the $380s.

Features seem to be the usual – hardwood floors throughout, stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, 42-inch cabinets – but Jameson Realty agent Pam Lynch says the building sets itself apart from other developments by being Bucktown’s only new all-brick building to offer such finishes.

Each unit comes with one space in the building’s garage; additional parking is available to duplex owners for $22,500. All five condos are available; construction is not complete, but deliveries can be made in 45 days, Lynch said.

Click to enlargeA few blocks north of the Armitage project is a gut-rehab at 2228 N. Hamilton St.

The building contains six condos with one to two bedrooms and one to 2.5 baths. The units have private balconies (the lower of which open to a view of the building next door) on the outside – and again, you’re getting hardwood floor, granite countertops, etc., on the inside.

The units run from the $240s to the $450s; deeded parking in a gated lot is available for $15,000 per space. Just like the Armitage condos, all the units at the Hamilton building are available at the moment.

Transportation-wise, the Armitage condos are about two blocks north and one block east of the Western Blue Line stop; Hamilton owners will have more of a hike to the L but are also closer to the Kennedy Expressway on-ramp at Webster Avenue. Both buildings are a little more than a mile away from Elston Avenue’s big box stores and the six corners of Milwaukee, Damen and North.

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