The original owner bought the 50' wide x 100' deep lot for $570,000 in 1991. As far as I can tell, they still own the house. Who would move from this location on such a unique street?! If built today, the modern architect may have chosen some wood or composite material cladding to break it up the stark facade and connect a little more with nature. However, this wholly concrete look was somewhat vogue in the early 1990s in Chicago. Here's a photo I took of another similar design built in 1991 located at 2474 N Lakeview (which sold for $4,000,000 in the beginning of 2010).
Whatever one may think of the house (I like it), it's a lesson in location, location, location. What a terrific little land purchase in this niche in eastern Lincoln Park. Not lost is how the home sits elbow to elbow with a period house more representive of Lincoln Park architecture after the Chicago fire. Howdy neighbor!
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