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New homes patterned after old in DePaul

by Joe Zekas on 11/20/12

If you’re looking for modern architecture in a new home, the DePaul – Sheffield neighborhood isn’t the place to look for it. Virtually all of the new construction is relentlessly contextual, taking its cues from its late 19th century neighbors.

That appears to be the case for the two new 6-bedroom, 5 ½ bath homes currently underway at 2053 and 2055 N Fremont St. According to the site signage they’re slated for August 2013 delivery, but appear to be ahead of schedule. The larger of the homes, 2055, is under contract. Neither home has been listed in the MLS yet – not unusual for new construction in the area. The homes are being marketed by Coldwell Banker’s ballisgroup.

Just to the north and across the street you’ll find twenty Italianate-style row houses. The Fremont Row Houses, which date to the 1870s, constitute a Chicago Landmark District. It’s a lush environment in the spring and summer, and a great venue for a leisurely walk through Chicago’s history.

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