On the Market

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A Helmut Jahn Valentine to Chicago’s Nighttime Lights

List Price: $1.575 million
The Property: You may recognize 600 North Fairbanks by its glassy curved corner or the cantilever on its north side that makes it appear the building was squeezed onto its site…

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Peddling a Pedal-Friendly Co-Op in Marshall Square

List Price: See Price Points below
The Property: In a part of Little Village known as Marshall Square, a vintage, seven-unit greystone is cooperatively owned by a bicyclist-friendly group…

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A Buyer’s Guide to Pullman

In the 1880s, the railroad-car magnate George Pullman built a factory and a company town for his employees on what’s now Chicago’s Far South Side. The industrial works have largely disappeared…

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From Party Pad to Family Place, in Bucktown

List Price: $1.999 million
The Property: Bucktown has matured nicely over the past decade, as has this neighborhood house—though en route from party pad to high-end family home, it took a detour into foreclosure…

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In Wrightwood, Welcome to the 1990s

List Price: $777,000
The Property: This house, in a part of Chicago called Wrightwood Neighbors, is a classic type of urban residence in its resemblance to a milk carton: tall and slender, with a peaked roof. And in this case, some of the contents are beyond their expiration date…

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Gertrude Lempp Kerbis’s Greenhouse Condos

List Price: $375,000
The Property: While working for two top Chicago architectural firms in the 1950s and ’60s, Gertrude Lempp Kerbis made contributions to design elements at O’Hare International Airport and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Today’s tour is at a building that was a benchmark project for her, one that she has said was among the first places where she worked on her own…

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Both Sides of Lake View

List Price: $3.45 million
The Property: Today’s property is a handsome brick home, once the coach house of a large estate, built in Lake View in 1913. And today’s property is a slick contemporary clad in metal shingles and horizontal-laid wood siding built in the past six years in Lake View…

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In River Forest, a Remnant of the Century of Progress

List Price: $749,000
The Property: At the Century of Progress World’s Fair held on Chicago’s lakefront from 1933 to 1934, the Federal Housing Administration exhibited a model for a house it hoped to see spring up all over the country. It’s believed that this River Forest residence is that house, rebuilt on a corner lot after the fair…