Thursday, September 27, 2012

Watch the Video! Tour a huge East Lakeview property for sale on Briar Place

Watch the video walk-through of 416 W Briar #1 for sale asking $449,000 (3 car parking an additional $30,000) and get a feel for the awesome space and opportunity. 

More information on 416 W Briar #1 HERE

I'll see you on the terrace!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New: East Lakeview HUGE 4000 sq/ft home, 3 car parking on premier block $449,000

 We've just listed for sale 416 W Briar Place #1 asking $449,000. $30,000 additional for 3 car deeded parking.  Over 4000 sq/ft of space!
50ft wide lot with space on each side of the building allowing more light

We think East Lakeview between Belmont and Diversey is one of the most desirable places to live in Chicago.  Steps to the harbors, lakefront paths, parks, and beaches.  Lincoln Park along Lake Shore Drive is sublime. Enjoy dining and entertainment along North Broadway.  Walk to your boat at Belmont or Diversey Harbors. Great school choices within minutes including highly desirable Nettlehorst Elementary.

416 Briar to left of map (A) What a location near Belmont Harbor and lakefront parks!

30 ft south facing living room
Huge living room with walk-out terrace
Huge front terrace with great Briar Place charm
The 50 wide lot allows for a side courtyard and more space between homes
Large formal dining room
The kitchen can be further opened to dining room for a spectacular great room

This home offers fantastic value.  Create an heirloom quality home or renovate to your desired finish level. Unprecedented space and many possibilities to fit your budget.

33 ft wide building
4000+ sq/ft space (apprx)
5 total bedrooms
Family room
3 total baths
3 car parking ($30K)
Large front terrace
Common courtyard and deck
Interior stairs to walk-out basement
Extra wide gallery hallway
Sun room
Guest Parking
Taxes $8,200
Parking taxes $734
Assessment $617.00 includes heat, parking, snow removal, maintenance, common insurance, condo supplies

Eric Rojas and Bob DePalma, Brokers 
Kale Realty 
548 W Roosevelt Road 
Chicago, IL 60607

Apple Fest, fall season in Lincoln Square

We jumped into our favorite season in Lincoln Square this past weekend....fall! Apple Fest was fun right down to the core! Heyooohhhh!
Chopping Block pie!

Playing games at the Timeless Toys tent
Great vendors!
Easy transportation to the Square
Pumpkins $1 dollar!
It was a great day!
More Lincoln Square HERE!

Lofts are back in West, South Loop

We've been heavy in South and West Loop lately with loft buyer clients. The city vignettes are endless in these parts.

Looking north from a rooftop deck at 14 N Sangamon at dusk
Interesting South Loop and West Loop market stats coming up this week.  Our guess is condo sales are up in the West Loop and South Loop.  We'll see.

Looking down West Jackson late morning last week
Awaiting a showing at 120 E Cullerton, South Loop

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sold! Ravenswood contemporary closes for $700,000

We represented clients in the sale for 4425 N Paulina.  The home was under contract with a well qualified buyer after the first day on the market.  The house is unique contemporary style 1990 build for the location surrounded by several historic houses and buildings. It closed last week for $700,000.  

We've represented many single family home sales in Ravenswood, Lincoln Square, North Center and  Bowmanville this year.  Please contact us if you are planning on selling or buying a house on the North Side of Chicago.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Spectacular $3.45 million home sells in East Lakeview

I was taking some photos of land for sale and the scene down in East Lakeview around 3000 N Lake Shore Drive about two weeks ago.  I just happened to take a photo of this newer build house at 333 W Barry...a sublime location.  The house was built in 2008 and I took a few photos at that time as well.  The exterior, although appropriate for the location, tells you nothing of the masterpiece inside.

333 W Barry (Photo Eric Rojas)
Coincidentally, the home was listed with Baird and Warner soon after taking the photo... leaving little time to contemplate the lakefront lifestyle in this house.  With an asking price of $3.45 million it promptly went under contract in a weeks time.

New for Sale: A contemporary Ravenswood condo for $299,000

Like new, lofty and light filled!
We just listed for sale 1949 W Leland #3 for $299,000.  The top floor two beds, two baths condo with two car parking is located in the bustling center of Ravenswood in the Lincoln Square Community Area.
Great kitchen with window bench 
Open concept with dining area
Balcony off the living room overlooks tree-lined streets
Second bath

Great light, recessed speakers, walk-in closet in master suite
Master suite bath with attractive finish level
Second bedroom
Recent gut renovation of 8 unit condo building. Steps to popular Lincoln Square retail, restaurants, fests and bars. 1/2 block to Damen Brown Line station, two blocks to Ravenswood Metra Station and brand NEW Mariano's Fresh Market and L.A. Fitness in development! Walk out your door to coffee shops, restaurants and all the city amenities you need.

2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
2 car tandem parking
Recessed speakers throughout the unit
Tankless water heater
Top floor
$198.00 assessment, self managed building
"Shows like new" - Gut rehab is 2006

You are HERE!  So close to all transit options!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

West Loop views for under $300,000

We took in the roof top views from a boutique building at 14 N Sangamon, West Loop
We were out with a first-time-buyer client in West Loop last week looking at condos under $300,000 (including a designated parking spot).  It's tough to get a great view from the unit at this price range, but it is possible to get some nice and interesting views from a common roof deck.
This particular modern West Loop home we showed was 2 beds (although open) and one bath.  It had a nice sized balcony with a decent view (actually) and a great private garage(!).  The smaller building was well run and had a large common rooftop deck. It was also a great location around the 900 block of West Madison...close to the action.  In our opinion, there are few quality options like this in the price range that offer several key features mentioned above.  Nice place.

Gold Coast Starbucks, Esquire construction photos

After a stop at David Yurman, we took a our obligatory shots of the retail construction going on in the center of the Gold Coast neighborhood.
New Starbucks concept on Rush Street to the left

New Starbucks on Rush
Renovated Esquire building update last week with Del Frisco's banner
A torn down building next to the Esquire construction on Oak Street

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Watch the Video! A Bowmanville single family home

Watch the video walk-through of our new home sale listing at 5123 N Bell in Bowmanville asking $439,000

More Bowmanville here!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

For Sale: Martha's Vineyard in Bowmanville? 5321 N Bell asking $439,000

Classic single family home with modern touches!

New for sale. This Bowmanville neighborhood single family home at 5321 N Bell feels like a Martha's Vineyard vacation cottage. One of the more unique blocks in Lincoln Square hidden away and with only 5 addresses on the street.  Walk to Andersonville shopping and dining, Winnemac Park, major grocery stores and local restaurants. Close to Lincoln Square's major retail strip.  About 1 mile to Brown Line or Ravenswood Metra station.

Gorgeous yard and covered patio!
Formal living room with great windows

Large den off living room
Open kitchen with great island cook-top and vent, dining area combo

Bright, main floor bedroom..Artists, this would also make a great studio!
Flex space off kitchen leads to deck and yard...use for dining room, kids activity room, office or gallery!
Main floor full bath
Second floor bedroom
Second floor bedroom
Second floor bath with skylight
Ground floor family room...not in basement!
The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a home addition with flexible bonus space, grade level (ground level) family room, ample storage, newer killer kitchen, a "gardener's" yard with covered patio!  Stay comfy with central air conditioning and gas forced air heat. The house and two car garage are in fantastic shape.  Low taxes under $6,000 with Home Owners Exemption and popular (Illinois Spotlight School) Chappell Elementary School District.

Great location, really cool, laid back block.  You really feel transported out of the city!
Google map image of the block at 5321 N Bell
 Read my "5 reasons to buy in Bowmanville" I wrote way back in October 2010!

Photo Eric Rojas