This spring I mentioned Ranquist Development’s plan to convert the old Sisters of the Resurrection convent at 1849 N Hermitage Ave in Bucktown into 10 two- and three-bedroom condos. Last week, as I was driving west along Cortland Street, I noticed a new sign mounted on the empty lot north of the convent, advertising a development called Domain1700 (as in the 1700 block of West Cortland).
According to new listings from @properties agent Danny Glick, Domain1700 is “a new enclave of six oversized single-family homes” that will border Ranquist’s Urban Treehouse to the north and east. Two homes will front Hermitage Avenue and face St Mary of the Angels Church, and four will front Paulina Street, facing east. The development doesn’t have a website yet, but Glick’s listings include renderings (above) and a site plan (below, with Urban Treehouse shown in white), and mention features like chef’s kitchens with “the finest in cabinetry, stone, and appliances,” great rooms, elevated back yards, and three-car attached garages.