On the Market

1 year
ago

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…

2 years
ago

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…

2 years
ago

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…

2 years
ago

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…

2 years
ago

A Highland Fling in Wheaton

List Price: $3.265 million
The Property: Everybody likes to bring home souvenirs of their travels. From a trip to Scotland, you might bring back a kilt (like the one I’m wearing in today’s video) or an entire house…

2 years
ago

A Classic Co-op with Lincoln Park Amenities Close By

List Price: $1.45 million
The Property: The best of Lincoln Park comes together along Fullerton Parkway east of Clark Street, with the beautiful park, the lakefront, the zoo, the Caldwell Lily Pool, and the Notebaert Nature Museum all close at hand…

2 years
ago

A Spruced-Up Sears Home in Rogers Park

List Price: $479,000
The Property: There’s a quiet block of classic houses and apartment buildings in Rogers Park where you can tell what a rooted part of the neighborhood it is just by looking at all the well-designed front gardens—several of which still look nice in late fall…

2 years
ago

The Five Buckinghams

List Price: (See individual condos, below)
The Property: Today we’re looking at five different condos for sale in the Buckingham. That just happens to be the same number of musicians that were in the Buckinghams, the Chicago-based band behind the 1967 tune “Kind of a Drag”…

2 years
ago

Reasons to Look Up, in Lincoln Park

List Price: $3.35 million
The Property: On a block in Lincoln Park, things are really headed up. Over the past year, two neighboring houses have sold for more than $4 million each, and across the street, the last remaining old-time eyesore is now undergoing extensive rehab…

2 years
ago

The Shop Around the Corner—Now a Lake View Condo

List Price: $950,000
The Property: East Lake View is now so full of restaurants and homes that it’s hard to imagine that, just a century ago, a swath of it around Halsted and Aldine Streets was a landscape plant farm filled with greenhouses owned by the Wittbold family…