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Reside 707 apartments, 707 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

707 W Sheridan

Reside 707 is a 5-story, 151-unit contemporary apartment building at 707 W Sheridan Rd in Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood. The building has undergone substantial renovation since being acquired by the current owner in 2008. The exterior changes retain the kitschy integrity of the building’s early 1970s 4+1 architecture. One of the building’s distinguishing features is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 14, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Halsted Flats apartments, 3740 N Halsted St, Lakeview

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats is a 15-story, 269-unit luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Lake View / Wrigleyville / Boystown neighborhood. The building has nearly 11,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and a 3-level parking garage with 276 spaces. Halsted Flats is slated to begin occupancy in mid-March of 2014 as the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 14, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Sign up for a hardhat tour of Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the new 15-story luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted in Lake View / Wrigleyville / Boys Town, is nearing completion and prepping for occupancy beginning in mid-march 2014. The building has been generating a lot of buzz as the first new rental high-rise in the area in decades, and the only one ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 13, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A Wrigley Field view from Halsted Flats’ dog run

Halsted Flats view

I visited Halsted Flats yesterday for a hardhat tour of the 15-story building, which is slated to open at 3740 N Halsted St in mid-March. Halsted Flats will bring a string of “firsts” and “onlys” to the Wrigleyville / Boys Town section of Lake View. For starters, it’s the first new rental high-rise to be ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 10, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Head upstairs from your apartment and watch a Cubs game

View over Wrigley Field

Beyond the Ivy operates three venues with rooftop views over Wrigley Field. The rooftops are all on buildings managed by BJB Properties at 1010, 1038 and 1048 W Waveland Ave. Building residents are eligible for discounted all-inclusive food and drink packages at Beyond the Ivy via BJB’s affinity program. When I visited yesterday, BJB had ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 11, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Rehabbed Wrigleyville apartments steps from a CTA Red Line stop

925 W Dakin Chicago

Just a few blocks north of Wrigley Field is a tree-lined block set apart from the crowds that flood Wrigleyville on game and concert days. 925 W Dakin is a recently-rehabbed vintage building with 1- and 2-bedroom loft-style apartments. The homes have hardwood floors and exposed brick and ductwork, in keeping with the loft aesthetic. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 4, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

New and newly-rehabbed apartments across the street from Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field aerial

If you want to live at the absolute center of the excitement generated by the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, you can’t find a better location or better options than 1010, 1038 and 1048 W Waveland. 1010 W Waveland offers 2- and 3-bedroom, newly-remodeled, vintage apartments with two full baths, hardwood floors, and in-unit washers ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 29, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A new 6-bedroom on an oversized Lake View corner lot

3615 N Lakewood

Noah Properties is known for fast-selling, light-filled homes with spectacular kitchens and tons of upgrades. The single-family home that’s under construction at 3615 N Lakewood boasts 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, a large roof deck, an oversized lot with a 3-car garage and a major surprise: a lap pool. The home is not yet listed for ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 17, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

A heart-of-Wrigleyville condo with great outdoor space

3732 N Kenmore

If you’re a Cubs fan, or just want to be close to the excitement of Wrigley Field, it doesn’t get any better than the 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo on the second floor of 3732 N Kenmore. This newly-listed heart-of-Wrigleyville location is a half block north of the ballpark on a tree-lined block a short distance from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 12, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Curbed shootout – Uptown vs something called West Lakeview

Murphy's

Curbed Chicago is in the final round of Curbed Cup, a contest to select Chicago’s best neighborhood of 2011. The finalists are Uptown, which won last year’s Curbed Cup, and West Lakeview. West Lakeview? To add an element of whimsy (absurdity?) to the contest, Curbed included an amorphous neighborhood which may or may not exist, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 30, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

A rehabbed single-family on Alta Vista Terrace for $850K

Alta Vista Terrace video

A developer has acquired the home at 3818 N Alta Vista Terrace – the “street of forty doors” – and drawn up plans to expand and renovate it. The resulting home will include an open floor plan, a roof deck, 4 bedrooms, 1 full and 2 half baths The $850,000 list price is approximate, and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 20, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Riding the Red Line: Addison

Video - Riding the Red Line: Addison

My trip up the Red Line started at 35th / Sox, just a long line drive away from US Cellular Field. In today’s segment, I finally make my way to the North Side’s equivalent — the Addison station in Lake View, located less than a block east of Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs. Revisit ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on May 2, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Play ball!

Video: Glick-Berolzheimer Collection - Home Movie - Wrigley Field, 1937

If you listened to sports radio this morning, you know the Cubby Bear was packed with drunks by 8 a.m. Baseball has returned to Wrigleyville! You should recognize the Friendly Confines in the video above, even if the suits in the stands seem a little out of place. (What, mock jerseys and tube tops weren’t ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 1, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

"Not your typical 2/2" near Wrigley Field

I know what you’re thinking, hockey fans: “What do we do for the next four months?” Maybe you’ve heard tales of a little place on the North Side, located about five miles north-northeast of the United Center, where grown men play games — games with sticks! — and everyone seems to have a good time, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on June 10, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

North Side numbers: Recent sales and prices in seven neighborhoods

The latest set of monthly data on home sales and prices at Redfin dates back to March, which already feels like it was ages ago. Consider this a trip through the WABAC machine. All I was looking for yesterday before stumbling upon “West Park” were the latest numbers of homes sold and median sales prices for ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on May 5, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

An affordable single-family home in Wrigleyville

For less than $700,000, a buyer can get a three-bedroom single-family with an attached garage just a half-block away from Wrigley Field’s left field wall. The well-kept vintage home at 3754 N Kenmore Ave sits on a wide lot and features side-drive access, a new-construction quality kitchen, and a basement family room. Joe Zekas recently ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 26, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

Aligning sellers with reality

Convincing sellers to lower their asking prices can be a long and arduous process, especially if they’re facing a sale below their original purchase price. On Sunday I talked to Jameson agent Romeo De La Cruz, who was showing a 2,400 square-foot duplex at 3752 N Fremont St. De La Cruz’s clients recently agreed to ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 15, 2009
ChicagoNorth Side

The nearly news: high, low, and in-between in Boys Town

As Bob Darrow has already told us, home prices in and around Boys Town stretch from the mid-$100s for small studio condos up into the seven figures for single-family homes. When it comes to the “nearly new” market — homes built in the past five years that are coming up for resale for the very ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 15, 2009
ChicagoNorth Side

A Wrigleyville detour: the cost of parking and bleachers near the Friendly Confines

In some ways, Wrigleyville and Boys Town are worlds apart, but the two are too close not to cover in one visit. Besides, “the two coexist harmoniously,” @properties agent Bob Darrow said at the start of our recent Boys Town walk-around. (I didn’t have the camera trained on Bob when he said it, so it’s ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 14, 2009
ChicagoFar North

Buying and renting in Boys Town

“You would think that everybody’s priced out of Boys Town, but the neighborhood is still home to a lot of affordable apartments,” @properties agent Bob Darrow says near the beginning of this segment from our recent Boys Town tour. In this video, we discuss the availability and prices of homes in the neighborhood, ranging from ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 13, 2009