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Historic House Tours, Pullman Style

Located 12 miles south of the Loop, the community of Pullman is a fantastic place to visit for any history or architecture aficionado. Created via the might and domineering influence of George Pullman, noted railroad car industrialist, this former company town has a mix of architecture that includes former railroad executive homes, row houses for the [Read More]

September 17, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments: Comments Off on Historic House Tours, Pullman Style | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News

On the Market: Arts and Crafts-esque Logan Square Greystone Wants $799K

Sure, there’s a lot of new developments coming up in Logan Square, but the area may be best known for its old homes along the historic boulevards. This 3,000 square foot greystone on Mozart Street, just south of Logan Boulevard, is a perfect example of the neighborhood’s vintage inventory. Originally built in 1908, the listing [Read More]

August 14, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on On the Market: Arts and Crafts-esque Logan Square Greystone Wants $799K | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago

On the Market: This Adorable Bucktown Home has Something for Everyone

This beautiful four bedroom single family home has something for mom, dad and the children. Originally built in 1892, the home maintains its historic exterior, but has been completely gut rehabbed and remodeled for the modern family. The house sports a fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, and bright, whimsical colors throughout. In addition to its spacious [Read More]

May 21, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on On the Market: This Adorable Bucktown Home has Something for Everyone | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Single Family Homes

History Lends Prestige to Luxury Tower

Drivers heading south on Lake Shore Drive pass Oak Street Beach, the Drake Hotel and its gracious residential neighbors, then round a curve where 850 Lake Shore Drive, a stately limestone tower with soaring arched windows, quickly comes into view.
Opened in 1927 as the Lake Shore Athletic Club, the 19-story building was a veritable palace of recreation and social events in the Roaring ’20s.

May 19, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on History Lends Prestige to Luxury Tower | Categories: Apartments, Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago

Preservation Watch: Mapping Chicago’s Freshly Minted National Historic Places

Illinois had more than two dozen entries to the National Register of Historic Places last year, with many of the buildings and sites located in Chicago. No doubt, Chicago’s architecture is world famous, but the reputation wouldn’t exist if many of the city’s cultural gems weren’t preserved throughout the decades. Although all of the buildings [Read More]

February 19, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on Preservation Watch: Mapping Chicago’s Freshly Minted National Historic Places | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago

Mortgage Paid Off on Historic Chicagoland Real Estate

It took nearly 40 years, but the $260,000 mortgage on Frank Lloyd Wright’s original home and studio in Oak Park was officially paid in full this week. Frank Lloyd Wright lived in the home he built at 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, from 1889-1909, during the first 20 years of his inspiring architectural career. He [Read More]

May 09, 2012 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Featured, Mortgages

Navy Pier has a New Redesign Team

A stretch of historic Chicago real estate is about to be transformed. More than 52 design teams entered a contest to win the chance to re-imagine the public outdoor spaces of Navy Pier. The field was narrowed down to five finalists, including one from Chicago. And while the winner wasn’t that Chicago team, Chicago companies [Read More]

March 18, 2012 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Awards, Chicago Real Estate News, Featured
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