Five properties for sale near tourist attractions – Chicago Magazine
During the summer months, one of my favorite things to do is get out and enjoy all the Chicago area attractions and hotspots. The region has so much to offer in terms of art, culture, history and architecture. Whether it’s a concert at the Ravinia Music Festival or taking an out-of-town guest to visit a local museum, there are endless activities available for anyone wishing to explore and celebrate our destinations. local cultures. But what about living right next to one of these spots? The following properties for sale are all located near (or in some cases literally next to) must-see tourist attractions like zoos, museums and public gardens.
With a view of the Field Museum from your balcony, why not love this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Museum Park Tower II? You are literally steps away from Museum Campus, Soldier Field and Northerly Island Park. This 172-unit building is packed with amenities like gate staff, fitness centers, concierge services, resident lounges, and an outdoor pool. This explains the high HOA fees ($894 per month), but the fees also include all utilities like heat, air, water, and cable. Having been on the market for a month, its price was recently reduced to $579,000.
Maybe not everyone wants to live right next to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio in Oak Park. But if you don’t mind crowds and can afford the nearly million-dollar price tag, this gorgeous five-bedroom, three-bathroom Queen Anne can be yours. A recent preservation award winner, the house was designed by local architect EE Roberts for Andrew J. Redmond in 1897. While Wright garnered all the attention, Roberts owned the largest architectural office in Oak Park and designed hundreds of buildings there. Not only is the house full of character, there is plenty of potential for more renovation and updates with the attic and shed.
The Chicago Botanical Garden is famous not located in the city of Chicago but on the Glencoe/Highland Park border on the North Shore. Nearby is a stunning mid-century modern design with scalloped windows and a large veranda that feels like living in a tree house. The single-family residence sits on top of a hill with a walk-out basement that includes 2,200 square feet of additional space: an en-suite bedroom, a powder room, a large office, a games room, a second family room with fireplace and additional kitchen. And because there is a separate entrance, this lower level can easily be transformed into an in-law apartment or a guest suite. Did I mention Ravinia Festival is within walking distance?
Many of you have probably visited Brookfield Zoo. But anyone keen to explore this suburb should check out the Congress Park section where you’ll find dozens of “rock houses” designed and built by resident Conrad Schneider. A Sears kit house known as “The Sherbune” was customized around 1915 by Schneider, who incorporated boulders into the foundations of the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home as well as the porch and fireplace. The interior received a ‘grey and white’ update from HGTV by flippers who bought the house last year for $240,000, which is likely why it saw its price increase by almost 80% – it is now on the market for $429,000.