Thinking you want to do it yourself? This home is the perfect place to start with simple possibilities.
$170,000 | 3 Bed | 1 Bath | 1,200 SqFt | Pet Friendly | MLS#09702037
1635 W Pratt Blvd Unit S-2, Chicago, Illinois 60626
Why We Love It
1. The Great Space - Bright. Warm. Welcoming. This rare 3 bedroom condo will be your next place to grow with tons of light and tall ceilings. The kitchen has endless counter space for whatever experiments you might get into. Organize the open living room /dining room space in a manner that flows best for you.
2. Solid foundation - Everything major is in place to get you started. Beautiful hardwood floors currently hide under the carpeted bedrooms. The wrap-around kitchen is ready to be stocked with snacks and supplies. Laundry is in the unit for optimal convenience in your hectic life. Move in, and then decide when to start your projects - if at all.
3. Endless Options - Choose your style and taste to make it yours. The do-it-yourself items you may want to complete are pretty basic and a nice introduction for self-improvements. Start with paint. Find matching curtains. Rip out the carpet. Pick out your own appliances with the extra features. When you're tired from that, BBQ some burgers on the balcony, and enjoy your home.
What You Need to Know
The Entry: This condo complex has a locked entry gate with fully maintained courtyard. The call buzzer for guests and mail is conveniently programmed to your phone number for easy access when not home. The lobby of this complex is also securely locked. You'll pick up your mail in the front lobby and take 2 quick flights up to your front door.
The Main Floor: Step through your front door and immediately appreciate the soft-loft aspects of this home, exposed brick with few ducts, but also the large windows in all rooms allowing the warm sun to shine. Imagine your decorating touches to add to the character, so many simple possibilities to make this home feel like yours, just as the title suggests.
To the left, as you enter, is the open living/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, and balcony. The balcony has plenty of room for enjoying the overlook of the trees and courtyard in the summer, yet makes cooking outside quick in the winter.
The main room transitions into a space that's easily usable. Create a giant lounge space for watching the big game with friends or separate the space with a dining table for more formal events.
The kitchen is the largest for comparable homes in the area. The U-shaped counter space requires no need for an island as you are surrounded but certainly not cramped if you need a helper. Imagine the food prep space for holidays! With the high ceilings, there's extra cabinet space, though you may need a stool. Depending on your inhibitions, there's much room for customization. Install coveted double ovens or pick out perfectly flecked granite countertops. What have you wanted in your ultimate kitchen? This is the home to do it - at your pace!
The front bedroom was previously used as an art studio. The lighting is perfect for that. I picture morning yoga in the perfect ambiance of light and nature. Floor to ceiling windows create a bay window like feeling in this versatile room. On the opposite side of this beautiful windows is an entire wall of closet space sure to be enough closet space for whatever you find yourself doing in here.
On the other side of the house is the bathroom, laundry, and two bedrooms, but as you walk, appreciate the awesome closet systems already installed. Unpack and go!
Both bedrooms have large windows which prevent this home from being a full loft. The brick walls create a cozy atmosphere sure to go with your decorating ideas. Currently, the rooms are carpeted, but untouched hardwood resides underneath, leaving you with exciting options.
Out the Back: The back door leads down to the storage space reserved for you. There's plenty of room for storing holiday decorations, extra boxes, and uncommonly used items and bike storage. Outside of the back of the complex is the alley for your trash and neighbor condo building garage spaces which you may find for rent, otherwise, this home requires street parking.
The Neighborhood Details: This home is located in the Chicago Public School District in the neighborhood of Rogers Park. There are also charter and private school options nearby. Loyola University Chicago also claims Rogers Park as its own.
This area counts as a "Walker's Paradise" on Walkscore.com for having a rating of 91/100 for walking and biking to nearby conveniences. Most daily errands do not require a car. Public transit is conveniently near the CTA Red, Yellow, Purple, and the Metra UP-N Union Pacific North lines for quick access downtown or to the northern suburbs. Popular bus routes include 155 Devon, 22 Clark and 96 Lunt.
Nearby parks include Langdon Park, Schreiber Park, and Wayne Park. Lake Michigan and Helen Doria Beach is less than a mile from this home.
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