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Old Posted Sep 12, 2019, 12:37 AM
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2019, 1:43 PM
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Huge century old Highland Park mansion sells for $800k!

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/resi...g-price-800000

I know there is a lot of vitriol for the burbs here, but is this entirely a good thing?

Some of the Chicago’s most beautiful historic building stock is in its older suburbs, I would hate to see this market totally collapse
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2019, 2:25 PM
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^ reading the article, it sounds like a special case of money pit.

the article even said that developers would have likely paid millions for the property alone had they been able to demolish the existing mansion and start over, but it's a monster 14,000 SF protected historic landmark that apparently needs $3M - $5M in repairs.

it takes a very special (and rare) buyer with both the means and interest to take on a project like that.
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That's an absurd renovation price...
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Old Posted Sep 21, 2019, 7:51 PM
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2019, 5:40 PM
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2019, 5:47 PM
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^ I can understand why you might turn NIMBY after they build that next door.
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Well, somebody didn't want to sell
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^ I can understand why you might turn NIMBY after they build that next door.
That building not only abuts the two flat on the side, but wraps around the rear of the property too. FWIW, its a rental property.
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2019, 8:22 PM
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They seemed to take the extra step to stick it in their eye with the cinder block and chain link fencing. It's overwhelming as any large building on the neighboring lot would be and are all over the city, but that little detail could have been handled with a bit more courtesy.
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2019, 10:40 PM
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Kudos to the hold out. I actually LOVE these kind of strange contrasts and the jostling effect of buildings unnaturally pushed up against each other.

Its vey urban to me.
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2019, 2:34 PM
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Oak Brook: McDonalds corp headquarters demolition is underway. Huge chunks are gone. No time for pictures sorry, but thought I'd mention it since I can see it out the window.
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