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Here’s what $325K buys in Chicago right now

Courtesy Dennis Huyck, Keller Williams Chicago-Lincoln Park

See options in the Loop, Woodlawn, Humboldt Park, and more.


Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what you can buy for a specific dollar amount in various Chicago ‘hoods. We found five homes at or around today’s price of $325,000. Vote for your favorite below.


The Loop




Courtesy Dennis Huyck, Keller Williams Chicago-Lincoln Park

Specs: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,500 square feet
Cost: $325,000
Details: This unique home is located on the 15th floor of the Loop’s landmarked 1888 Manhattan Building. Originally configured as a three-bedroom, the corner unit has since been renovated into a roomy two-bedroom. Standout features include an old-school fireplace, built-in shelving, and views overlooking the postmodern acroteria atop the Harold Washington Library.

Dunning




Courtesy Redfin

Specs: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 1,107 square feet
Cost: $314,900
Details: Here’s an updated 1920s-era bungalow that’s essentially three homes in one. The West Side home has one bedroom on the main level, two on the second floor, and a fourth bedroom in the finished basement. Each level has its own kitchen and separate entryway. There’s also a rear porch with an overhead pergola overlooking a fenced-in backyard and detached garage.

Woodlawn




Marni Beals Photography, courtesy Wayne Beals of Exit Strategy Realty

Specs: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,500 square feet
Cost: $329,000
Details: This South Side property—located atop a newer construction building—has a massive great room boasting soaring ceilings, a balcony, and a designer kitchen with funky orange quartz counters and double-height cabinets. The master bedroom has its own terrace along with a fireplace and a spa-like ensuite with custom tile. A metal spiral staircase leads to a private rooftop space.

Humboldt Park




Courtesy Redfin

Specs: Two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms
Cost: $349,900
Details: Just a short walk from Humboldt Park proper, you’ll find this adorable single-family brick cottage. The home has an open concept main level topped by two bedrooms and a home office on the second floor. Out back, there’s a landscaped backyard with custom pavers and a firepit. The detached garage has been divided in half and finished into a music studio, which could also be used as a guest suite.

Lakeshore East




VHT Studios, courtesy Jennifer Downey Piehl of @properties

Specs: One bedroom, one bathroom, 860 square feet
Cost: $357,000
Details: This downtown condo may not have the multiple bedrooms or sheer space of the others, but it does offer buyers a sleek modern interior with views of the Lake. Professionally renovated by its architect owner in 2015, the compact unit feels larger than it is thanks to a custom floorplan featuring a roomy master suite with an upgraded bathroom and two walk-in closets. Building amenities include an indoor pool, workout room, and basketball court.

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