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Family-ready 3bed/2bath with front porch & back garden a walk from the lake

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Listing #145228


Apartment or Condo | Entire Home
Rates from USD $2800 | Monthly
Last Updated 38 days ago

About

Apartment on the first floor of a historic building from 1911, originally inhabited by Chicago's urban upper-middle class. The apartment has two large living spaces: a spacious living room with a working gas fire place that keeps us cozy in winter and a large dining room adjacent to the kitchen. A separate family area consists of two bedrooms and a bathroom ; it is separated by an extra set of doors. We use one of these as master bedroom (furnished with queen bed, nightstands, armoire, and dressers) and the other as nursery for our 2.5 year old daughter—it is furnished accordingly. (The crib can be transformed into a kid's bed.) The third bedroom is connected to the smaller bathroom, in what originally used to be servant's quarters. We use this room as a study (office) and an occasional guest room (it has a desk with chair and bookshelves as well as a futon that sleeps two). The apartment has wooden floors throughout, original decorative woodwork on the walls and ceilings, which gives it a wonderful charm. Both bathrooms have bathtubs with showers; the main bathroom has a new double shower system. This apartment has two spectacular outdoor spaces: a spacious front porch attached to the living room, ready for spring meals (table+ two chairs), afternoon hangouts (two additional rocking chairs), or summer splashing (foldable kids swimming pool). There is also a delightful garden at the back of the house which is a flower-filled refuge with a fish pond. It includes garden furniture for small gatherings with friends. We share this space with our neighbors, who are the nicest people. You enter the back garden from the kitchen door, which leads to the back deck -- we currently use it mostly as storage space, but it can be adapted for barbecue or other leisurely purposes. The building is away from the street and sidewalk, creating space for a front garden. There is a public school and a public park across the street, which make the immediate surroundings very pleasant. Please see additional photos of the apartment and outdoor spaces at the link below (bottom of this page).

Bedrooms
3

Bathrooms
2

Offices
0

Size
1,800 ft2

Suited For
4

Property Type
Apartment or Condo

Availability

From August 1, 2021 until September 1, 2022

Minimum Stay

11 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Start date between Aug 1 and Sept 1, 2021

Location

Apartment or Condo in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Closest University

DePaul University

Nearby Universities
Loyola University Chicago | Northwestern University | Roosevelt University | University of Illinois
Neighborhood

Uptown

Comments: Uniquely positioned in the Uptown historic neighborhood, our apt is two blocks away from Lake Michigan with beaches and lake shore park as well as one block from restaurants, music clubs, and public transport (commute to Chicago loop takes 20 min).

Surroundings

  • Off Campus
  • Urban
  • Historic Home
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $2800 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Heating, water, gas, and electricity is included in the monthly price. We can provide WIFI & internet TV (xfinity) for additional $100/month (maybe a bit less, depending on current provider offers).

Considerations

The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: Dogs are welcome, but no cats, please. We have a 2.5 year old daughter and a dog, and we can happily provide advice on both kids and dogs activities in the neighborhood. There are multiple playgrounds and dog parks in a walking distance.

Features

Interior

Furnished

Baby Furniture

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Printer

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Backyard

Accessibility

Stairs

Temperature Control

Fireplace

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Washer

Dryer

Comments: Washer and dryer are located in the basement (coin operated).

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