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5641 S Harper Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637
  • $620,000
  • STATUS: Active Under Contract
  • ON SITE: 31 Days
  • MLS #: 11384166
Under Contract
$620,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • N/A
    ACRES
  • 1
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
Neighborhood:
Type:
Villa/Townhouse
Built:
1960
County:

School Information

Elementary School:
School District:
299

Description

At last! An E townhome is finally hitting the spring market in the heart of the University of Chicago campus nestled between 57th and 56th St. just a short block from the Metra station. The current owners are reluctantly leaving their home which they bought in 1970. It's been lovingly maintained and improved over the many years they have enjoyed living there. The great thing about these homes is that the main and upper levels were finished in oak flooring including the stairs going up and down to the lower level. The stairs have been continually carpeted as has one bedroom, so those floors should be in almost the same condition as when they were laid in 1960. The kitchen was renovated in 2007 with very contemporary wood cabinets, black granite countertops, patterned porcelain tiled backsplash and stainless steel appliances which includes a Thermador gas cooktop and a brand new KitchenAid convection/standard wall oven. A small flip-up table at the end of a counter is perfect for breakfast or snacks. Under cabinet lights add to the brilliance of the room as does the big sliding patio door leading out to the balcony overlooking the deep back yard (the lot is 128.3' on the north side and 132.2' on the south). Solar lights brighten it in the evenings. Behind the garden's far wall is an outdoor parking space and a storage shed. The new owner could legally construct a 1 car brick garage on the parking pad. The living room has another patio door leading to a small balcony overlooking the big oval fenced garden with mature trees that the entire block of townhomes shares and enjoys. The sellers would be happy to leave the upright piano in the living room to the new owners. Other furnishings might be negotiable as well. The separate dining room also is lit by the patio door that looks out to the back yard. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and a full bath. The primary bedroom spans the entire width of the house and has a full wall of closets. The bathroom has colorful midcentury 1" floor tiles, the original tub and tile surround. The sink vanity and toilet have been replaced. All of the windows have been replaced in the home with easy to operate double pane windows. The lower level has a big family room with floor to ceiling windows looking out to the garden and a door with an additional storm/screen door for easy access to the back. The flooring is a wood-look laminate in the family room and hallway. The utility room has a full size washer and dryer, an updated boiler for the hot water baseboard heat, the 100 amp circuit breaker box, hot water heater and a laundry sink. Many owners of this model of house have swapped out the laundry sink for a shower stall to open into the powder room on the other side of the wall. In the front of the lower level is the 4th bedroom with a very new full length Anderson window. There is a deep walk-in storage space above the front entrance of the house which also houses the air handler for the Space Pac central A/C. This is the location everyone has been waiting for. It's an easy walk or roll to the buildings of the University of Chicago, both Lab Schools, and the 57th St. sandy beach on the lake. Take your bike to the lakefront path. It's a 19 minute commute on the Metra to the Loop and it is estimated to take 17 minutes to drive. There are commuter buses as well. The restaurants and bookstores of 57th St are right outside your door and the Trader Joes/Walgreens/Ace Hardware/Office Depot and restaurants and bakeries of the Hyde Park shopping center are less than 2 blocks to the north. A lovely home in a terrific location.

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5641 S Harper Avenue Chicago, IL 60637

  • Price: $620,000
  • Status: Active Under Contract
  • On Site: 31 Days
  • MLS #: 11384166
4
Beds
1
Baths
1
½ Baths
N/A
Acres
1960
Built
Neighborhood:
Campus Hyde Park
County:
Cook
Area:
Chi - Hyde Park
Elementary School:
Bret Harte Elementary School
High School:
Kenwood Academy High School
School District:
299
Property Description
At last! An E townhome is finally hitting the spring market in the heart of the University of Chicago campus nestled between 57th and 56th St. just a short block from the Metra station. The current owners are reluctantly leaving their home which they bought in 1970. It's been lovingly maintained and improved over the many years they have enjoyed living there. The great thing about these homes is that the main and upper levels were finished in oak flooring including the stairs going up and down to the lower level. The stairs have been continually carpeted as has one bedroom, so those floors should be in almost the same condition as when they were laid in 1960. The kitchen was renovated in 2007 with very contemporary wood cabinets, black granite countertops, patterned porcelain tiled backsplash and stainless steel appliances which includes a Thermador gas cooktop and a brand new KitchenAid convection/standard wall oven. A small flip-up table at the end of a counter is perfect for breakfast or snacks. Under cabinet lights add to the brilliance of the room as does the big sliding patio door leading out to the balcony overlooking the deep back yard (the lot is 128.3' on the north side and 132.2' on the south). Solar lights brighten it in the evenings. Behind the garden's far wall is an outdoor parking space and a storage shed. The new owner could legally construct a 1 car brick garage on the parking pad. The living room has another patio door leading to a small balcony overlooking the big oval fenced garden with mature trees that the entire block of townhomes shares and enjoys. The sellers would be happy to leave the upright piano in the living room to the new owners. Other furnishings might be negotiable as well. The separate dining room also is lit by the patio door that looks out to the back yard. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and a full bath. The primary bedroom spans the entire width of the house and has a full wall of closets. The bathroom has colorful midcentury 1" floor tiles, the original tub and tile surround. The sink vanity and toilet have been replaced. All of the windows have been replaced in the home with easy to operate double pane windows. The lower level has a big family room with floor to ceiling windows looking out to the garden and a door with an additional storm/screen door for easy access to the back. The flooring is a wood-look laminate in the family room and hallway. The utility room has a full size washer and dryer, an updated boiler for the hot water baseboard heat, the 100 amp circuit breaker box, hot water heater and a laundry sink. Many owners of this model of house have swapped out the laundry sink for a shower stall to open into the powder room on the other side of the wall. In the front of the lower level is the 4th bedroom with a very new full length Anderson window. There is a deep walk-in storage space above the front entrance of the house which also houses the air handler for the Space Pac central A/C. This is the location everyone has been waiting for. It's an easy walk or roll to the buildings of the University of Chicago, both Lab Schools, and the 57th St. sandy beach on the lake. Take your bike to the lakefront path. It's a 19 minute commute on the Metra to the Loop and it is estimated to take 17 minutes to drive. There are commuter buses as well. The restaurants and bookstores of 57th St are right outside your door and the Trader Joes/Walgreens/Ace Hardware/Office Depot and restaurants and bakeries of the Hyde Park shopping center are less than 2 blocks to the north. A lovely home in a terrific location.
Exterior Features

Driveway Concrete Exterior Building Type Brick Exterior Features BalconyPatioStorms/ScreensCable Access Is Parking Included In Price Yes Lot Features Fenced Yard Other Structures Shed(S) Parking Details Space/S Parking Features Off StreetRear/Side Entry Parking Onsite Yes Parking Ownership Owned Parking Total 1 Stories Total 3 Unit Floor Level 1 Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Appliances MicrowaveDishwasherRefrigeratorWasherDryerDisposalStainless Steel Appliance(S)CooktopBuilt-In OvenFront Controls On Range/CooktopGas CooktopWall Oven Approximate Finished Sq Ft 0 Basement FinishedExterior AccessLookoutRec/Family AreaSleeping AreaStorage Space Basement Bathrooms YN Yes Basement Details FullWalkout Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Bedrooms Total 4 Cooling Central AirSpace Pac Dining Room Separate Door Features Sliding Glass Door(S) Fireplaces Total 0 Heating Natural GasSteamBaseboard Interior Features Skylight(S)Hardwood FloorsWood Laminate FloorsFirst Floor BedroomFirst Floor LaundryLaundry Hook-Up in UnitStorageBuilt-In FeaturesWalk-In Closet(S)Some CarpetingSome Window TreatmntDrapes/BlindsGranite CountersSeparate Dining RoomSome Insulated WndwsSome Storm DoorsSome Wall-To-Wall Cp Laundry Features Gas Dryer HookupIn UnitLaundry ClosetSink Room Type Foyer Rooms Foyer (Main) Bedroom 2 (Third) Bedroom 3 (Third) Bedroom 4 (Lower) Dining Room (Main) Family Room (Lower) Kitchen (Main) Laundry (Lower) Living Room (Main) Master Bedroom (Third) Rooms Total 8 Total Sq Ft 0 Unfinished Sqft 0 Window Features Double Pane WindowsScreensShuttersShades

Property Features

Additional Parcels YN No Age 61-70 Years Assessor Square Footage 1452 Association Amenities ParkFencing Association Fee 500 Association Fee Frequency Annually Association Fee Includes InsuranceLawn CareSnow Removal Built Before1978 YN Yes Can Owner Rent Unit YN Yes Contingency Financing Continue To Show No - Has Seller Written Direction Corporate Limits Chicago Currently Leased No Disability Access And Or Equipped No Electric Circuit Breakers100 Amp Service General Information Commuter BusCommuter TrainInterstate Access Master Association Fee Frequency Not Required Master Association Fee YN No Max Pet Weight 999 Mls Actual Status Contingent New Construction YN No Other Equipment Tv-CableSecurity SystemCeiling Fan(S) Ownership Fee Simple W/ Ho Assn. Pets Allowed Cats OkDogs Ok Pets Allowed YN Yes Rebuilt YN No Rehab Year 2007 Rural No Sewer Public SewerSewer-Storm Special Listing Conditions None Tax Annual Amount 8481.04 Tax Year 2020 Total Numberof Unitsin Building 1 Township Hyde Park Type Attached Single Type Attached T3-Townhouse 3+ StoriesTownhouse-Trilevel Water Source Lake MichiganPublic

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© 2022 Midwest Real Estate Data LLC. All rights reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by MTP, MRED or BNRealty | RE/MAX Rising. Based on information submitted to the MRED as of 2022-05-25T23:59:20.633 UTC. All data is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MRED. MRED supplied Open House information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may subsequently have sold and may no longer be available. NOTICE: Many homes contain recording devices, and buyers should be aware they may be recorded during a showing.

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