Neighborhood: Lake View, Chicago
List price: $1.399 million
Sale price: $1.312 million

Deblog040207The Property: Built in 2004 by Pat Heneghan, this nine-room wood-frame home has four bedrooms, three-plus baths, three fireplaces, two wet bars, and a deck atop the two-car garage. The homey front porch belies the elegance of the interior, which has numerous windows and skylights. The living room and dining room evince a quiet grandeur with columns, a carved mantel, and diagonal-laid cherry floors. Radiant heat in the floors adds to the comfortable warmth of the place.

Seller: Not identified in the public records, the sellers had lived here just long enough to finish a tasteful decorating job that included adding hand-woven silk shades. They moved to begin a new job out of state.

The Pros: The house is on a relatively quiet residential street, but only a block from Belmont Avenue and a lively strip of restaurants and other attractions-a very desirable setting for most city dwellers. But there are exceptions: one couple that wrote an offer on the house eventually withdrew it after they decided the neighborhood was “too urban,” says the sellers’ sales agent. “And they were coming from New York City.”

Buyer: Not identified in public records

Sales agent: Jennifer Ames of Coldwell Banker Residential.