What Does $500k Buy?

West Town Duplex at 1506 W. Grand

If you’re shopping for a home in Chicago this summer, here’s a look at what a half-million dollars will afford. The offerings, located in prime city neighborhoods, include an architecturally unique Lincoln Park triplex, a South Loop penthouse and a West Town duplex. All were recently listed by CONLON/Christie’s International Real Estate.

Lincoln Park triplex at 1905 N. Halsted

The 1,750-square-foot triplex at 1905 N. Halsted St., near Armitage Avenue, came on the market this week. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, the two-bedroom unit has an updated kitchen and a dining room that opens onto a large private deck. One of the highlights is a staircase that overlooks a living room with a wood-burning fireplace and hardwood floors. The residence, priced at $525,000, has two bedrooms and a gated garden. The listing agent is Chandra Portman.

The penthouse at 1839 S. State St. has three-bedrooms, spa-like bathrooms, gourmet kitchen and other high-end finishes. The residence, part of a new, four-unit complex in the thriving South Loop, is priced at $499,000. The listing agent is John Calkins.

Living room at 1506 W. Grand 

In West Town, you can find a three-bedroom, three-bathroom duplex down at 1506 W. Grand Ave., near Ashland Avenue. The extra-wide unit, has an open kitchen with cherry shaker style cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The master suite has a walk-in closet, and large bathroom with double vanity, whirlpool tub and separate shower.

The $484,900 asking price includes garage parking. The listing agent is Jay Kuchenbecker.  

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