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, even when the team’s losing. (You thought a 49-year drought was bad? You might want to sit down…) The best part is, their season will probably be over by the time the Hawks take the ice in October. The timing couldn’t be better!
If you’re ready to bring some of that “doot doo-dah-doot” magic back to Wrigleyville, you have options. One is this two-bedroom / two-bath condo at 3535 N Reta Ave, located just three blocks east and a half-block south of Wrigley Field. The home dates back to 2006, when it sold for $480,000; today, the Matt Garrison Group is marketing it for $439,900.
According to Garrison’s listing, the condo is “not your typical 2 / 2,” as it has an “exceptional finish level throughout, from materials and appliances to millwork.” It features crown moldings, a tray ceiling, solid-core doors, hardwood floors, and a large deck. The kitchen features Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances, a wine fridge, and vented hood, and the baths are finished with natural stone. Two plasma TVs are included (presumably so you’ll never miss an away game), as are storage and parking.
Monthly assessments of $150 pay for water, common insurance, exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger, and snow removal.