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Chicago bungalow of the month: January 2011

filed under: Albany Park, Bungalows, Buyers posted on January 12th, 2011


MAKE YOUR MARK IN ALBANY PARK: Yellow trim notwithstanding, this 5-bedroom brick bungalow is otherwise in classic condition with original woodwork, built-in bookcases and a fireplace. It just hit the market at $349,900. Colin Hebson of Dream Town Realty has the listing.

The new year is here, and Chicago’s classic brick bungalows — a beloved favorite of mine — are once again popping up for sale, at prices similar to those last seen five to ten years ago.

Here is a new listing that just hit the market this week: a 5-bedroom, 2-bath home on a 30-foot-wide lot near the river in Albany Park. Located at 4940 N Whipple, this 1921 bungalow features original woodwork and some updates such as newer electrical service, 3-year-old tuck-pointing of the brickwork, an updated garage, and a tankless water heater.

The large 17 x 16 foot living room is vintage bungalow style, with a (decorative) fireplace flanked by bookcases and topped with a lovely leaded glass window. The rear panels of the bookshelves appear to be made of beadboard, giving them a classic look. There is also a formal dining room and hardwood floors throughout the house.

The bungalow, described in the listing as “deceivingly large,” features three good-sized bedrooms on the main level, and two large rooms on the second floor. The basement is partially finished. But some areas need work, including the kitchen, which has outdated cabinetry and white appliances.

Priced at $349,900, the house sits on the eastern edge of Albany Park, right beside Lincoln Square. If you would like to see this bungalow, or any other home, please give me a call at 773-816-1788.

Written by Sue Fox //

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