Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ravenswood single family homes: Off market

Updated with photos of the new construction homes in Ravenswood: The Metra line is to the east and an existing successful townhome development is to the south. Existing single family homes sit adjacent on the north. These existing homes are in varied condition.

There are some cool off-market and preconstruction choices for single family homes available in the Ravenswood neighborhood. A five home development is going up at the corner of West Winnemac and North Ravenswood. These are frame homes... but huge. The first is just about framed out.

They are on what looks to be standard lots, but offer three floors of living. The height of the home suggests at least 10 foot high ceilings on each level. They are a minimum of 3500 square... detached garage will allow for a deck or yard area. I'm not sure what they are going to do, but the best combo would be to leave the yard space and put roof top deck on the garage.

I have not been able to find any information on these homes as of yet, but will be onsite to find out who the developer is and what the prices will be (I do have the marketing information now and will call for information). I'm guessing a minimum of $850K, but would not be surprised if they are closer to a million. The location is perfect for the commuter who wants the Metra Union Pacific North Line to downtown or Evanston...15 minutes either way from this stop.

There are also two conversion homes for sale in the 1.2 million range at the end of my block. These are brick and stone two flats converted to single family homes. Located near the Metra Line, the Damen Brown Line stop, Winnemac Park, Lincoln Square and Andersonville...these homes have location covered. They are situated on a quiet street and have oversized lots...about 25x150. You get a nice yard area and garage with the extra long lot.

These homes have not been marketed on the MLS. It's also a good time to get in and customize. If you are looking for high end homes around Lincoln Square and Ravenswood, and did not know about these off market choices, please give me a call. I will arrange showings.

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