415 W Surf Street

Chicago, Illinois 60657

Brittany Bussell

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Property Type
Multiple Unit (2-4)
Community Area

Live in your 3,900 SF, 6BR "single-family-feel" luxury penthouse with rental income from additional units to cover your mortgage. OR occupy as one enormous ~15,000SF single family home! Tremendous investment potential! Double-lot, vintage 4-flat in desirable south-east Lakeview East neighborhood on quiet, tree-lined street, steps to the Lake, Diversey Harbor and Lincoln Park. Three full-floor, 6BR/3BTH, 13-room apartments, each 3,900SF, with nearly identical floor plans. Grand-scale entertaining. Spread out while working/educating from home. Fourth apartment is a bright 3BR/2BTH "English" garden unit with an eat-in kitchen/family room, and large walk-in closets. At the Garden level, there is also a separate 750SF living/recreation room with a Prairie Style fireplace. Owner-occupied for 20+ years, first time on the open market in over a half century. Significantly renovated to provide the perfect balance of modern luxury and historic elegance, allowing maximum opportunities for a buyer. A rare and time-sensitive opportunity to purchase a stunning vintage luxury 4-flat before a potential future condo offering. Blending a unique combination of Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Prairie Style architectural details, the imposing facade displays both Flemish and English-bond brickwork and ornate iron-work at the main door and ground-floor fenestration. The three large, full-floor units live like single family homes. Large formal living rooms with abundant windows, high ceilings, original built-in bookshelves, stained-glass, deep crown molding, and a Prairie Style fireplace. Welcome guests to the grand dining room with three built-in china cabinets and unique arched ceiling. The renovated, large, eat-in kitchens have abundant storage with walk-in pantries and in-unit laundry area. In addition, there is a separate serving kitchen (or alternatively a family dining space) and a private exterior porch for barbequing off the kitchen. Other features include a library (or 6th bedroom) plus a bright sunroom with windows on three sides. Formal entrance foyer and wide, spacious, 24-foot long hallway serve as great gallery space. Formal rooms are separable by French or pocket doors. Excellent opportunity for a full-floor, private roof deck for the top-floor owner's unit. Also room for an enclosed garage with amenity deck in large parking area. Stands separate from surrounding buildings for natural light and breezes from all 4 facades. Marble/granite bathrooms, frameless shower doors, refinished oak and maple hardwood floors, new boiler, and in-unit fuse boxes and washer dryer hook-ups. The 3 large apartments have 5 king-size, dual-window bedrooms with generous closets. Primary bathrooms have double Carrara sink tops or separate shower and soaking tub. Fifth bedroom is a separate two-room tandem suite with a full bathroom, perfect for an in-law or nanny suite. Low-maintenance landscape with outdoor garden seating areas which could be expanded into a larger outdoor space. On-site parking at rear of building to accommodate 5+ cars. Adjacent to Sheridan Road express bus lines to Michigan Avenue and LaSalle St. downtown. Short walk to Trader Joe's, Mariano's, arts movie theater, dry cleaners, restaurants, and other amenities. "Walker's" and "Biker's Paradise" Walk Score of 93/92 respectively. Sought after Nettlehorst K-8/Lakeview High School, around the corner from Mary Meyer and Wee Care preschools, and close to Francis Parker and Chicago Day School. Historic tax incentives potentially available as significantly located in both a National & Chicago landmark district. Designed by renowned architect Samuel Crowen in 1910, the building served as the Greek Consulate and residence of the Consul General from the 1950's-70's. A coveted rental with strong 30-year rental history. Managing Broker-owned.

Full Features
Architecture Style: Prairie
Exterior Type: Brick,Limestone
Basement: Partially Finished,Exterior Access,Storage Space
Beds Above Grade: 21
Heating System: Gas
Pool: No
Age: 100+ Years
Parking Type: Space/s
Parking Spaces: 5
Room Count: 46
Water Front: No
Square Feet: N/A
Tax Amount: $47,638
Tax Year: 2019

Taxes & Assessments
Taxes: $47,638

Listing information updated 5/11/2021 at 4:23pm

Listing Office: Cassandra J. Francis

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Neighborhoods: Wrigleyville, Lakeview East, Graceland West

Chicagoans will find more than a few of their favorite things in Lakeview, one of the largest neighborhoods on the city’s North Side. For starters, there’s Lakeview’s proximity to the beach and public transit, quiet residential streets, thriving restaurant and…

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School District(s)
City Of Chicago SD 299
Elementary School
Nettelhorst Elementary School
Middle School
Nettelhorst Elementary School
High School
Lake View High School

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Nearby Public Transportation

CTA Rail

at Diversey (0.68 miles away), Belmont

Union Pacific North, Union Pacific Northwest

at Clybourn Metra (1.86 miles away), Clybourn


415 W Surf Street Chicago, Illinois 60657 is a multiple unit (2-4) currently listed at $5,349,999. 415 W Surf Street features 21 bedroom(s) and 11 bath(s). This multiple unit (2-4) has been listed on @properties since November 24th, 2020 and was built in 1910. Nearby schools include Nettelhorst Elementary School, Lake View High School. The nearest transit stops include Diversey CTA Brown line, Union Pacific North Clybourn Metra. Want to learn more about 415 W Surf Street Chicago, Illinois 60657? Contact an @properties agent to request more info.

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