Five condos for sale in Oak Park – Chicago Magazine
While Oak Park is known for its beautiful historic single-family homes, the nearby suburb is also full of multi-unit residential properties. You can find a variety of styles here, from contemporary glass towers to some of Chicagoland’s finest vintage apartment buildings. At the end of the green line close to town, Oak Park has plenty to offer, whether you’re looking for good schools or a suburban suburb with a bit of planning and walking. Moreover, we cannot forget its world famous architecture. Not all of us can afford to buy a Frank Lloyd Wright home, but there are still plenty of budget-friendly options for those who want to become Oak Park residents.
Architect Frederick Schock is best known for designing a number of iconic homes across the border in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, including his own sprawling Queen Anne at 5804 W. Midway Park. Late in his career he also worked at Oak Park where developer EA Cummings commissioned Schock to create this red brick and white terracotta building in 1911-12. Inside the three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo, you’ll find great details such as original woodwork, vintage tile gas fireplace, hidden sliding doors, and art glass windows. . In addition, there is an attached solarium and a beautiful dining room with coffered ceiling and built-in wardrobe. They don’t do apartments like this anymore.
Over the past decade, there has been a construction boom in Oak Park with many new constructions taking place throughout the city. Located just down the street from Oak Park’s number one tourist attraction (the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio), Residences at Maple Place is a five-story, 10-unit building built in 2017. This three-storey condo bedrooms and two bathrooms with a southwest exposure was originally the developers’ model unit and has a lot to offer. For a newer building, the balcony is spacious and private. It has a good sized laundry room as well as plenty of additional space with several dressing rooms and a private storage room. Street parking can be an issue in Oak Park, so it’s a huge bonus that this condo comes with two deeded parking spaces in the heated garage.
This six-bedroom apartment from 1929 is conveniently located near everything the city has to offer. The two bedroom, one bath condo is within walking distance to the Oak Park shopping area and public transportation. Did I mention the train tracks are right outside your door? Perhaps the noise factor could be an issue, but look past its ornate yellow brick facade, as the interior is full of lovely period features, from the arched dining room doors to a bathroom fun with pink tiles. I also love the cove moldings throughout the space. Although the American kitchen is not suitable for everyone, I think it is practical for people who like to cook. The monthly HOA fee of $401 seems reasonable, considering it covers heat, water, and general maintenance.
Known as Victoria Manor, this well maintained vintage greystone is located just off the Austin ‘L’ stop of the green line. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo has period details like beautiful woodwork and transom doors — but there have been a few updates. The last owners purchased the unit in 2018, so the kitchen got a facelift with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and a new dishwasher. Just outside is a large balcony that overlooks a fenced green space at the back. Plus, it’s quite affordable at $185,000.
Built just five years ago, District House is a contemporary LEED-certified mid-rise building located in Euclid and Lake. This top-floor corner unit features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, plus a number of upgrades such as an enclosed gas fireplace, Closet Works built-in wardrobes, and motorized gray woven blinds (a feature). essential, given its southwest exposure). There are nine to ten foot high ceilings throughout the open concept space, even in the hallways and bathrooms. The condo comes with its own private green rooftop garden/terrace where you can take in views of surrounding Oak Park and the distant Chicago skyline. Downstairs is the Fairgrounds Coffee, which could become a hassle if you have a caffeine addiction like me.