Doblin Residence at 5017 N Ravenswood
Ravenswood is dotted with modern design amongst the very traditional frame single family homes, grey stone two-flats and brick multi-unit walk-ups. Walking down North Ravenswood Avenue never ceases to surprise. The Doblin Residence is located at a sleepy corner of Ravenswood and Winnemac along the mix of industrial and residential properties, embankment gardens and across from the Metra tarcks.
Here’s a design using perforated steel for the exterior… maybe not for everyone, but fine by me. I have found the sale of only two homes here in the MLS from 2002. Two bedrooms two baths single family row houses with garage parking, unit 1S and 2N, sold for $379,000 each. Tax records indicate two single family structures, or, row houses in this case.
Click this link for a rundown from one of the architects on the project;
From the 2002 MLS listing:
EXTREMELY UNIQUE LOFT DESIGNED BY THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER COM ARCHITECTS VALERIO, DEWALT & TRAIN (3COM BLDG) VERY PRIVATE ENTRANCE TO A LUSH CALIFORNIA STYLE COURTYARD-HUGE GREAT RM W/ORIGINAL METAL BEAMS & LUMINOUS PYRAMID SKYLIGHT, HRDWD & CONCRETE FLRS, HIGH TECH BATHS PLUS A PRIVATE ROOF DECK & ATTACHED GARAGE. MUST SEE FEATURES!
Click this link for a manifest of sorts of the property in the Architectural Record
Click this link for an interior shot and award page:
If you would like to find modern and contemporary properties like these, please contact me. I keep a look out for unique design and know of modern renovations occasionally that have never been offered yet to the public.
If you live in the homes here and would like to share photos or provide a tour for me, please call. I'll bring the wine!
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