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Chicago, Illinois Circa 1868 Duplex
Old Town Triangle
Chicago, Illinois

Vintage 2-flat in Old Town Triangle Historic District. A wooden balloon frame building built in 1868, it was originally a single family home. Although in the path of the Great Fire of 1871 it survived, was raised and two floors were added underneath. A brick garage was also added to the rear. Owners have restored the exterior to historic standards. The interior features 10-foot ceilings on the first floor with plaster ornaments.

Owners now live in the lower two floors which feature 2 bedrooms and a family room that has been/could be a third bedroom. Kitchen has been opened to dining room with stainless appliances. There are two full bathrooms, one with claw foot tub. The top floor unit features two bedrooms (Victorian size) and one bath. A deck over the single-car garage provides wonderful outdoor living in warm weather. The building is located on an alley so it has an unobstructed southern exposure and lots of sunlight all year.

Access to the Red and Brown line CTA trains makes it a short ride to the Loop. Shops, restaurants and theaters, including Second City, as well as Lincoln Park and the beaches makes this one of the most walkable, entertaining areas of the City. The Old Town Triangle is an active neighborhood organization that sponsors an Art Fair every summer. Local public schools are some of the best in Chicago.
Photo credit: Chicago Home Photos

Avena Ward