One of my favorite homes sold recently in the Andersonville/Ravenswood neighborhood near Ashland and Winnemac. In fact, it was the subject of the great Dennis Rodkin and Bob Sirot on WGN's Noon Show (at, uh... noon today). They were gracious enough to point out the edge of the Earth out here at Foster and Clark has a little something going on.
We wrote about this home in June when it was listed at $999,900. The home recently closed at $850K. This is a terrific modern home that sold for a loss. At 13% below it's 2007 closed price, not a total disaster and I'd venture to say an everyday occurrence. The media picked up on this because one of it's own, ABC's Kevin Roy, sold the house. I featured the home on my Ravenswood Open House Bike Tour this summer and I think I ran into Mr. Roy, who, was apparently hosting the open house and watering plants. The house was full of contemporary furniture and art. Just light filled cool space with appropriate decor. Below is a photo of one of my favorite rooms on the top floor leading to the rear terrace. This would be MY room should have the Rojas clan knocked off a bank and bought the house.
$850K was a pretty good deal. There have been plenty of traditional frame homes selling for more in the area recently. However, the lot is a little tight (the lots of the twin homes are basically "connected") and the south facing view is of a parking lot. But, my money is on this open, modern design that catches the eye of neighbors and passersby (like the media) alike.