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Reside at 823 apartments, 823 W Buena, Buena Park

823 W Buena

Reside at 823 is a 4-story, 44-unit apartment building at 823 W Buena in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown. The first floor front of the brick building, which was built in the 1920s, has an elaborate terra cotta façade. The motif of fluted columns and fleur-de-lis is repeated in the interior ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2014
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Reside at 849 apartments, 849 W Buena, Buena Park

Reside at 849

Reside at 849 is a 4-story, 61-unit courtyard building at 849 W Buena in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown. The yellow-brick building, built in the 1920s, is notable for its rhythmic array of bay windows looking out onto a landscaped courtyard. Reside at 849 has undergone substantial renovation since its acquisition ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 13, 2014
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The after-party hangover at Sheridan Park’s Dover Courts

Dover Courts

More than six years ago I wandered into a “developer close-out” party at Dover Courts, 4601-17 N Dover in the Sheridan Park neighborhood in Uptown. At the time, the 64-unit double-courtyard condominium was said to be 70% sold. A 3-bedroom was being offered at $344,900. One-bedrooms started at $184,900 and all the two-bedrooms were reported ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 12, 2014
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Reside on Clarendon apartments, 4157 N Clarendon, Buena Park

Reside on Clarendon

Reside on Clarendon is a 9-story, 115-unit apartment building at 4157 N Clarendon in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown. The building, which was completed in 1928, follows a classic architectural order with a limestone base, a brick shaft and a terra cotta capital on its street-facing facades. The east and south ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 12, 2014
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What’s up with Edgewater’s Park Tower condominium?

5415 N Sheridan

There are (at least) two condo buildings named Park Tower in Chicago, one at 800 N Michigan Ave and the other at 5415 N Sheridan Rd in Edgewater. We’re talking about the latter building here. The triangular, Miesian ParkTower soars 54 stories and encompasses 744 condo units. The building was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 6, 2014
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Somerset Place – is Uptown ready for upscale rentals?

Somerset Place

It’s been 10 years since I’ve been in Somerset Place, 5009 N Sheridan Rd in the Margate Park neighborhood in Uptown. At the time it was a place where you didn’t want to linger. It’s been over six years since I stopped by and took the above shots. I pass through the area periodically, but ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 25, 2014
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A Lincoln Square 2-bedroom with a terrific private deck

5067 N Lincoln

This spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo, Unit 205 at 5067 N Lincoln Ave, offers high ceilings, crown moldings, hardwood floors, a large kitchen with ample cabinets and counter space, and a luxurious feel throughout. The highlight of the home is a private outdoor terrace that spans more than 400 square feet and that could be expanded. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 4, 2014
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Tour a vintage 3-bedroom in an Edgewater 6-flat

5445 N Kenmore

This 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath vintage condo at 5445 N Kenmore in Edgewater sprawls over 2,800 square feet of living area. The home boasts large, light-filled rooms with great separation between public and private spaces. It has hardwood floors, a newly-renovated kitchen with a breakfast area, a spacious formal dining room, a large updated master ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 22, 2014
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A newer Edgewater 2-bedroom with panoramic east views

Catalpa Gardens

Catalpa Gardens, 1122 W Catalpa, is a rare newer-construction high-rise a block from the Bryn Mawr Historic District in Edgewater. The building has a range of amenities not typically found in the area: a rooftop sundeck with sweeping views of the skyline, a dog run and a fitness room. A corner 2-bedroom, 2-bath has just ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 10, 2014
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MLS-listed Edgewater rentals reach a low

Aerial view of north lakefront

There were 43 homes, apartments and condos listed for rent in the local Multiple Listing Service in ZIP Code 60660 as of yesterday morning. That’s the lowest level we’ve seen since we began periodic tracking over two years ago. The available listings ranged from a studio renting for $650 a month to a 3,000 square-foot ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 12, 2014
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MLS-listed rental supply plunges in Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater aerial

A month ago there were 154 homes, apartments and condos listed for rent in the Multiple Listing Service in ZIP Codes 60660 and 60626. As of late yesterday there were only 110, a 29% drop from 30 days ago. If you ask half a dozen real estate agents to explain this change in the Edgewater ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 14, 2014
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The clock tower twist in Howard Street’s shaggy dog story

Rogers Park clock tower

If you’ve never been to Howard Street in Rogers Park you might be surprised to learn that a lengthy streetscape project was recently completed. The installation of a clock tower at Howard and Rogers marked the completion of the project, which cost approximately $6.5 million. At an EveryBlock thread you’ll see the clock tower described ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 12, 2014
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Alderman’s Facebook page announces new Ravenswood development

Aerial view Clark & Lawrence

News about new developments surfaces in many venues. On April 12th, the Facebook page for 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar announced a proposed development at the northwest corner of Clark and Lawrence, a site that’s been vacant for more than half a dozen years. The site is zoned B2-3, which would allow a mixed-use retail ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 15, 2014
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A report from another discontented resident at Flats No. 5411

5411 Winthrop

Less than two weeks ago we were shown around Flats Chicago’s 5411 N Winthrop by a dissatisfied resident. Yesterday another disgruntled resident at Flats Chicago’s 5411 N Winthrop reached out by email to share the following experiences, which I’ve rephrased slightly without changing the substance: Torrential downpours in my bathroom (no exaggeration – multiple points ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 10, 2014
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A video visit to the Backyard Andersonville rowhomes

Chase Park

Twenty of the 23 townhomes have been sold at Backyard Andersonville, 4832 N Clark St. The model home, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath priced in the mid-$400s is available for immediate occupancy. Phase II began construction a few weeks ago and occupancy is slated for the fall. Two 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes are available in Phase II, priced ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 4, 2014
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An update on Ravenswood Terrace apartments

Ravenswood Terrace

The new Sears Auto Center and LA Fitness on Lawrence Ave are already open. The new Mariano’s was running a well-attended job fair at the time of my visit on Monday and is slated to open next Tuesday. Work was continuing on the new Metra station on Lawrence Ave. The final piece of the Ravenswood ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 2, 2014
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Only 3 townhomes left at Backyard Andersonville

Backyard Andersonville

Twenty of the 23 townhomes have been sold at BackYard Andersonville, 4832 N Clark St in Ravenswood. The model home, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath priced in the mid-$400s is available for immediate occupancy. Phase II began construction a few weeks ago and occupancy is slated for the fall. Two 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes are available in Phase ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 1, 2014
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A first look inside Edgewater’s Flats No. 5411

5411 Winthrop

Yesterday I walked through the common areas and an occupied apartment at Flats No. 5411, 5411 N Winthrop in Edgewater, at the invitation of one of the residents. There’s a fitness room adjacent to the furnished lobby. The fitness room was comparable to what I’ve seen in similar-sized buildings. The resident told me that the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 27, 2014
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A high-rise loft in a steps-to-everything Edgewater location

1122 Catalpa

The 2-bedroom, bath-and-a-half loft condo at 1122 W Catalpa in Edgewater has every feature that savvy buyers are seeking, including an affordable price tag: $209,900. The home has high ceilings, hardwood floors, an upgraded kitchen with gas range and granite counters, an in-unit washer dryer, a private balcony and great separation between the bedrooms. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 11, 2014
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A bright, affordable 1-bedroom overlooking Winnemac Park

4957 N Seeley

Unit 2N at 4957 N Seeley in Ravenswood has hardwood floors, large room sizes and windows that flood the home with light. The corner living room and up-to-date, eat-in kitchen have attractive views over Winnemac Park. The park is a lively venue that’s popular with neighborhood residents and their pets. The home has a very ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 3, 2014