Today’s apartment deal – an unusual reverse courtyard in Lakeview

The 1920s were the boom years for courtyard buildings in Chicago, and they’ve been popular ever since. Most have a U-shape, but L-shaped courtyards are also common.

Almost all courtyard buildings have their open space fronting the street. A reverse courtyard, with open space in the back, is far less common.

The corner building at Diversey and Pine Grove, 434-46 W Diversey, has a large rear court that’s fenced and becomes a tranquil, tree-shaded retreat in the summer. Porches opening onto the court provide a great way for residents to get to know one another.

A one-bedroom with an eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors and a back porch is available for rent at $1,295. Book an appointment online and receive a $300 credit toward the first month’s rent.

Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in prime Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview locations.

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