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Yesterday’s kitchens, Bridgeport and Bucktown

by Joe Zekas on 8/5/14

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 space, a gas range or cooktop, under-mount sinks, and appliance packages that become more elaborate as the price of the home increases.

The kitchen above is in a rowhouse model at Lexington Square in Bridgeport. Prices start in the $380s.


My second stop was in Bucktown, in a beautiful rendition of a 100-year old home that was built new 10 years ago. The home, at 1614 N Leavitt, is about to be listed at $1.85M with Joe Schiller of Berkshire Hathaway Koenig Rubloff.


I ended my day at a Noah Properties home across from Holstein Park in Bucktown. The home is listed at $3.2M with Melanie Giglio and Demetrius Simpson of Sergio & Banks.

Check back in a few days for full video tours of the homes.

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Teddy Varndell August 6, 2014 at 6:29 AM

If you are going to hustle real estate, I recommend you invest in a map. The Leavitt property is not only not in Bucktown, which starts north of Bloomingdale, but is located squarely in the Wicker Park Landmark District.

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Joe Zekas August 6, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Teddy,

The debate over whether Bloomingdale or North Ave should be considered the southern boundary of Bucktown ended 20 years ago.

Virtually everyone considers North Ave to be the southern boundary of Bucktown. Neighborhoods are where people think they are.

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joe schiller August 6, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Valid point by both of you and as a professional we are handcuffed to the perception that most appeals to the person paying for the service..” the customer is always right “is the rule day more than people realize. I appreciate the reminder of Wicker Parks boundaries but know the Bucktown and Wicker Park perception is vital in communicating the energy of a neighborhood.

The Bucktown perception is the higher end slightly more established lifestyle while the Wicker Park perception is a edgier more anti establishment energy and they are joyfully sharing the best of both worlds.. The one thing that is a for sure in the real estate world is Yo Chicago has probably done more to enhance home values than any single entity in Chicago and I get nothing from them for saying that. it’s a awesome site and I encourage people to offer constructive criticism while appreciating the amazing and unmatched comprehensiveness of a premier real estate web site..

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joe schiller August 6, 2014 at 10:54 AM

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