Friday, May 31, 2019

Senior living in top Lincoln Park location!

Belmont Village 700 West Fullerton Avenue, Lincoln Park is a new senior living center at the massive Lincoln Common redevelopment site (former Children's Memorial Hospital). All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
We have talked a little about some of the hot categories of business and construction around Chicago. Senior housing is popping up (and trying to pop up) in many north side neighborhoods.  The growth area is answering the need for both market rate and affordable places for seniors to stay in the city and even their immediate neighborhoods.

Belmont Village  (pictured above) is a new construction senior living facility built on the site of a former Nellie Black vintage building... that looked almost identical. The former Children's Memorial owned Nellie Black building would have been too costly to retro-fit for the senior center.  I passed by the facility yesterday on the way to showings. The senior living center is expected to open this summer.

Just a few examples: A new Northtown Library Branch was recently built in West Ridge with 44 affordable senior units.   Artis Senior Living was recently completed at 3535 North Ashland in Lakeview.  Another 200 unit affordable senior housing center is to be developed at one of the old Ravenswood Hospital buildings at 4501 N Winchester in Lincoln Square.


Sunday, May 26, 2019

That huge black wall in Logan Square will be changing soon

The round-a-bout at Logan Boulevard is a familiar site framed by a classic church building and the black, black side of the old Grace's Furniture building at 2616-18 N. Milwaukee Ave. Changes are finally coming to improve this highly visible location.
The old Grace's furniture building that used to be "graced" by billboard advertisements will soon be a boutique hotel. The Logan Square neighborhood project has been in the development process for over two years.  Block Club has details about the project HERE.  What should be a really cool site driving west on Logan Boulevard has been unsightly for many years due to billboard ads and now an imposing wall.


Twisted Hippo confirms Irving Park / Albany Park is getting cool

This place is truly different from the outside and in!
I finally made it out to Twisted Hippo this week (what else would you do while your daughter is at basketball practice?).  Great beer and really cool room. My friends have enjoyed the food menu too. The location is just to the north of Ravenswood Manor and resides on the border of the Irving Park and Albany Park Community Areas. This enclave has become hot in the housing market but also has some hip spots like Montrose Saloon and the Hippo among others.

The bright and colorful main room bar pictured above. The 2nd floor features more seating and various video games. The ownership is dedicated to the employees and community with unique pricing to support both. 

House sales
The median price of a single family house located within two blocks of Twisted Hippo is about $625,000 over the past 24 months! The highest priced sold home over this period is 4529 North Sacramento for $1,045,000  Several clients of ours live in this easy walking range to great bars and restaurants.


Thursday, May 09, 2019

For sale! North Center home in Coonley and Amundsen school districts $749,900

Inviting three bedrooms home with side drive... just steps from Welles Park!
2137 West Montrose, Chicago IL 60618 
For Sale $749,900
Open House Saturday, May 11th from 11am to 1pm

Take a video walk-through. CLICK HERE for more photos and property information. This is an amazing value in one of Chicago's most desirable neighborhoods.











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You won't believe this! Move-in ready North Center single family home in Coonley Elementary and Amundsen High School districts. Amazing urban location on super wide unique lot. Three true bedrooms up, two and one-half baths, central air and heat, brick one car garage and SIDE DRIVE (3 car parking total or park a boat/ trailer on side drive). 
Steps to Welles Park field-house, gyms, nature preserve, pool and play-lots.
Renovated full finished basement with professional waterproofing and laundry room. Main floor entry foyer, powder room, open plan living and dining room and updated kitchen w/breakfast bar. Three beds up with large updated bathroom. Finished walk-out basement w/family room, good ceiling height, full bathroom, storage room and laundry. THAT yard! You can host a wedding here with that charming brick garage and blue door in the back drop. 

Two blocks away!
Steps from Welles Park, Sulzer Library branch, Old Town School of Folk Music, Lou Malnati's, Half Acre Brewery, Jewel grocery and scores of bars, restaurants and amenities outside your door. Three blocks to CTA Montrose Brown Line. Outstanding value in a fantastic location.

Exclusively listed by Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614
ericrojasblog.com
erojas@kalerealty.com
773-510-1597

Friday, May 03, 2019

NEW for sale! Lincoln Square single family home steps from Winnemac Park $949,900

4817 N Seeley. Chicago IL 60625 offered for sale at $949,900 (All photos Eric Rojas, Kale Realty and VHT.com unless otherwise noted)
OPEN HOUSES 
Saturday May 4th 11am to 1pm and 
Sunday May 5th 1pm to 3pm

Wow! We're excited to to present for sale 4817 N Seeley in Lincoln Square. This house has great mojo! The terrific location just a few blocks from the Damen CTA Brown Line, Ravenswood Metra station, Winnemac Park, Giddings Plaza and all the restaurants, cafes, bars and services of one of Chicago's best neighborhoods. First time on the open market for this semi-custom house.

Centerpiece kitchen with high-end GE Thermadore appliances
Open floor plan main level with coffered ceilings and stylish staircase
Gorgeous dining area
Walk-out deck from the great room. Finished garage roof deck and paved patio
Better than a yard... no maintenance!
Massive island for your gatherings
Impress your guests with your stocked beverage center and "butler's pantry"
King size master bedroom with tray ceiling and custom walk-in closet
Master bathroom with separate walk-in shower
Double vanity and soaking tub
Contemporary Lincoln Square single family home steps from Winnemac Park. Crisp newer construction with graceful decor. Open concept main floor, eye catching coffered ceilings and gorgeous centerpiece kitchen instantly draws you in. 

High-end Thermadore appliances, smart "butler's pantry" w/ beverage center delivers at your parties! Great room leads to over-sized deck, garage roof-deck and low maintenance paved patio. Three beds up with king size master bedroom, walk-in closet and tray ceiling. Dual vanity master bath w/ huge soaking tub and separate shower. 2nd and 3rd beds with organized closets. 

Finished lower level has it all! Comfy family room, large laundry closet w/utility sink, spacious 4th bedroom, guest bathroom, storage closets and mud room. "3 zone" heating and cooling. A+ location just a few blocks to Damen Brown Line, Ravenswood Metra, Mariano's, L.A. Fitness, scores of cafes, bars and services. Have all of Lincoln Square, Ravenswood and Andersonville outside your door. Located in 1+ Rated Amundsen High School district.


Fantastic indoor/ outdoor entertaining space
Steps to Winnemac Park and 1+ Rated Amundsen High School  All photos Eric Rojas, Kale Realty

We're sad to see these great neighbors pack it up. Do not let this value and opportunity slip by!

Check out more information and photos  HERE

Exclusively listed by:
Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614
PH: 773-510-1597
erojas@kalerealty.com