Monday, April 8, 2013

Duplex On Chase Avenue

         Rare side by side brick duplex on Chase Avenue in Rogers Park, Illinois. Milwaukee, Wisconsin has many more duplexes, but they are of the upper and lower variety, referring to the first and second floors. In Chicago the addresses for duplexes refer to side by side townhouses. After applying neon to the photo it certainly has the feel of a very spooky fall day.
            Trulia declares that the duplex was built in 1896, older than most other brick buildings in Rogers Park. Which makes sense as this has the appearance of a Victorian era duplex. According to public records  it sold for $456,000 in August 2008 after being on the market just ninety days (two months before the real estate crash). The old Coldwell Banker listing describes it as a single family house (4 BR, 1.5 Bath, 2.5 car garage) built in 1892. Apparently it was converted from a duplex to SFH, but it still retains the separate addresses.

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