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A wonderful Bucktown home that’s large yet cozy

1614 Leavitt

When you arrive at 1614 N Leavitt in Bucktown you’ll feel like you’re at a home built in the late 1800s. In fact, the home is less than 10 years old but is a wonderful recreation of an architecturally distinctive period piece. Every element in the home is of artisan quality and a high level ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 22, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A stunning new Bucktown home from Noah Properties

2163 N Oakley

A visit to the 6-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home at 2163 N Oakley in Bucktown elicits a flurry of superlatives. The home is set on an extra-wide corner lot and boasts outdoor space that’s difficult to match. A wall of folding windows in the family room opens to a deck overlooking a private courtyard with ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Yesterday’s kitchens, Bridgeport and Bucktown

1614 Leavitt

The only thing “yesterday” about the three kitchens in this post is the day I visited and shot them. All of the kitchens have the features that are currently in high demand by home buyers. They’re open to living space, and have an island, in-kitchen seating, stone countertops, a generous amount of cabinet and counter ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 5, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Noah Properties’ single-family asks $3.2M in Bucktown

2163 N Oakley

Noah Properties has been one of Chicago’s hottest-selling builders. Most builders concentrate in a price niche, but Noah’s offerings have ranged from condominiums priced in the mid-$200s to luxury single-family homes selling for nearly $3 million. A new home from Noah Properties that’s nearing completion at 2163 N Oakley in Bucktown is the company’s highest-priced ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 31, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

All but one unit sold at 1611 Hermitage in Bucktown

Hermitage Sixteen11

Hermitage Sixteen11 sits on the Bucktown side of North Ave, the dividing line between Wicker Park and Bucktown. When I stopped by yesterday, the building was one floor shy of its full four-floor height. Despite its pre-completion status, all but one of the building’s seventeen units are under contract. The remaining home is Unit 303, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 31, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A new Bucktown classic redefines urban luxury

1858 N Paulina

The new Bucktown home from Urban Living Chicago is destined to become an instant classic that redefines urban luxury. The 5,400 square foot 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath home takes advantage of its corner lot to flood the interior with light through large metal industrial-style windows. Wide random plank flooring throughout the home is the perfect ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 17, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

The Hermitage Sixteen11 groundbreaking in Bucktown

1611 Hermitage

Jennifer Mills, Aaron Share and Koenig & Strey’s Home Discovery Team have sold over 65% of the units at Hermitage Sixteen11. Only five units remain unsold at the new Bucktown development. A number of the buyers showed up for the official groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony, held on location at 1611 Hermitage while construction work continued ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 31, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Luxury new construction on an extra-wide Bucktown lot

1660 N Claremont

The newly-built 6-bedroom home at 1660 N Claremont St features 4 full and 2 half baths and a 3-car garage on an oversized lot. The Bucktown home has all of the high-end luxury touches that buyers have come to expect from Noah Properties. It also boasts 3 large decks in addition to yard space. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 22, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Are mom and dad moving to Wicker Park?

Damen Ave bikers

Several months ago The Wall Street Journal weighed in on the topic of baby boomers moving to trendy New York neighborhoods: Hip urban neighborhoods are aging, as a growing chunk of adults in their 50s and 60s and older give up their longtime homes and head for trendy condos. The invasion of older, moneyed buyers ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 12, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Luxury Bucktown condos in a boutique building

2138 N Damen

All three luxury condos at 2138 N Damen Ave, listed at prices from $1.049M to $1.115M were sold prior to completion. That’s almost always the case with the well-located, amenity-laden homes developed by Noah Properties. These Bucktown homes boasted 3 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, floor-to-ceiling living and dining room windows with 11-foot ceiling heights, a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 8, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

The skyline view from a Bucktown roof deck

View from 2138 Damen

You might not think of Bucktown as view territory, but it can be. And you don’t have to be up very high to enjoy a sweeping view of Chicago’s downtown skyline. The shot above was taken from the 4th floor roof deck at 2138 N Damen Ave on a cloudy day in the early afternoon. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 4, 2013

Spacious single-level Bucktown homes at pre-construction prices

1611 Hermitage

The latest condos from one of Chicago’s veteran developers straddle the border between two of the city’s great neighborhoods – Bucktown and Wicker Park. The new homes by Sedgwick Properties at 1611 N Hermitage will offer 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on a single level. The homes boast 10-foot ceilings, stylish finishes, excellent outdoor space ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 6, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Is East Village the next Bucktown?

1900 block Chicago Ave

The fact that we’re even asking the headline question is an indication that the real estate market has taken a turn for the better this year. During the past half-dozen years, speculation about the “next hot neighborhood” was a way to elicit well-justified scorn. During those years, however, without much fanfare, 100s of new homes ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 9, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Fifield plans luxury apartments in East Village, eyes Wicker Park, Bucktown

1850 Chicago Ave

Fifield Company is best known for developing high-rise office buildings in the West Loop, the recently-opened K2 luxury tower and other high-rise apartments in the Fulton River District. A year ago, after seeing people staying longer in the city and looking for larger spaces in emerging neighborhoods, Fifield Company set out to identify neighborhood sites ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 22, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A Bucktown contemporary with dramatic bay windows

1837 N Hermitage

The contemporary brick home at 1837 N Hermitage Ave in the trendy Bucktown neighborhood has 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. A striking feature of this home is the floor-to-ceiling bay windows that flood the home with light. The architected added a bay window to the garage as a playful feature. The kitchen and bathrooms ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 5, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Market for MLS-listed downtown rentals shows continued strength

New East Side aerial

About a year ago the inventory of MLS-listed downtown Chicago rentals reached stasis and we stopped tracking it on a weekly basis. A correspondent’s suggestion that the market for MLS-listed rentals was a lot softer this year than at the same time last year prompted us to do an updated tally. The data don’t lend ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 28, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Mariano’s updates – Bucktown and Ravenswood

Mariano's

Foundation work appeared to be nearly complete on the new Ravenswood Mariano’s Fresh Market when I stopped by last Saturday. The site is on the north side of Lawrence and is bounded on the east by the Metra tracks. The site of the Bucktown Mariano’s, pictured above, is at Webster and Ashland, just east of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 18, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Does Bucktown merit a $75K premium over the West Loop?

CA23 video

If you’re in the market for a new 3-bedroom condo with 1,900 square feet, you have two very similar floor plans to choose from, one in Bucktown and one in the West Loop. The top floor plan above is at CA3, Belgravia Group‘s new 40-unit West Loop development at Aberdeen and Adams. The second floor ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 14, 2013

What’s a private Bucktown roof deck worth?

1611 N Hermitage Chicago

Eighteen new condominiums are planned for 1611 N Hermitage in Bucktown, according to recent listings. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath units will be above commercial space along North Avenue at the current site of the Citgo pictured above. The units will feature “exceptional refined finishes,” private elevators, “lavish master suites” and heated garage space. Pre-construction prices range ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 13, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Where does Wicker Park end and Bucktown begin?

Bucktown Chicago

The headline question is posed at Bucktown – Wicker Park Patch: The boundaries between Chicago’s neighborhoods can be difficult to define, and the nebulous nature of these dividing lines is particularly contested in the Bucktown-Wicker Park area. … Patch asked local leaders and longtime residents how they view the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. Where ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 12, 2013