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Former Chicago firehouse for sale

Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale

Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale. Chicago Tribune photo

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribume.com:

2414 W. Cuyler Ave. in Chicago: $1,049,000

Listed on Nov. 3, 2017

One-of-a-kind gut-renovated 3,600-square-feet of a 1899 Chicago Firehouse in North Center by Lincoln Square and in the popular Coonley School District. This historical landmark is the only frame firehouse remaining in the city. Soaring 12-foot ceilings, wood beams, open first floor-floor plan, radiant-heated concrete floors on first floor and wood floors on second. Second floor has master suite with bay window, two bedrooms, an office/exercise room and a den. Oversized, attached two-car garage.

Agent: Sharon Gillman and Marissa Schaefer of Baird & Warner, 312-640-7010

interior of Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale

Chicago Tribune photo

interior of Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale

Chicago Tribune photo

interior of Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale

Chicago Tribune photo

interior of Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale

Chicago Tribune photo

interior of Rehabbed former Chicago fire house for sale

Chicago Tribune photo

 

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New use for old Chicago firehouse … for sale (more)

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Former home of a Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol company is for sale.

Excerpts from DNAinfo.com:

For a cool $1.1 million, you could own a genuine Chicago firehouse. The home’s asking price has dropped $250,000 since it was first listed in June.

The building, at 3921 N. Ravenswood Ave., dates back to 1907 and has been completely renovated as a 4,500-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home. The original firehouse doors remain in place, opening to the street for dramatic effect.

The firehouse housed the Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol, according to the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago. From 1871 to 1959, fire insurance companies operated patrols that salvaged furniture, machinery, and other items in burning buildings. Patrols also did maintenance work on sprinklers, roofs and doors to protect them.

There are a couple dozen firehouses still in Chicago built in the 1920s or earlier. Some in Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Wicker Park have sold in recent years, typically as single-family homes.

old firehouse is luxury home now

View from the street.

old firehouse is luxury home now

First floor interior

Excerpts from Chicagocurbed.com:

A rare and unique property just steps from the Irving Park Brown Line station has returned to the market with new photos and a big price reduction. The old firehouse, originally built in 1907, hit the market in June seeking $1.35 million, but can now be had for $1.1 million—a quarter million dollar reduction from its initial asking price.

It’s certainly got curb appeal. But behind the brick exterior and shiny red garage door lies a spacious 4,500-square-foot home with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The attached garage space doubles as a place for entertaining. If you’ve been looking to get into the events business, this one could be a solid investment.

The listing agent mentions that the kitchen was rehabbed last year. It features some neat extras, like a two-keg home draft setup. There’s also a spacious outdoor deck area to take the entertaining outside during the warmer months.

old firehouse is luxury home now

Bedroom.

old firehouse is luxury home now

The kitchen.

old firehouse is luxury home now

Kitchen and living area.

old firehouse is luxury home now

The second floor.

old firehouse is luxury home now

Interior stairs.

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