5500 N Sawyer Avenue


Estate Sale, AS-IS, needs an updated kitchen and sanding of main level floors and is priced accordingly. This is the first time the home has been on the market in almost 30 years. No pre-marketing, indeed a New Listing. This Gold Brick, Green Tile Roof, Rounded Front, Rounded Side, Jumbo Extra Long Bungalow on an Extra-Wide Corner Lot with year-round full-sun East and South Exposures is located in the highly desirable North Park neighborhood. The home features 3 Levels of Living: The Main Level (a very high first floor), the Upper Level (finished attic with original wide stairs, and the Lower Level (partially below grade basement-only 3 1/2 feet below grade). In total, there are 5 bedrooms, including one below grade. Every 3 Levels of Living has a full bath and graciously sized rooms for entertaining, extended family living, remote work, nanny living, and endless other possibilities. The Main Floor has amazingly restored original wood storm windows and original full-size screens, giving the home extra charm and curb appeal. Each window’s storm and screen have their original raised metal numbering, allowing extraordinary air-tight fits. The Upper-Level windows are custom-designed Pella windows with built-in retractable screens and built-in blinds. The size of the home is grandiose for a bungalow due to the extra length and extra width. Width-wise, the house is built almost lot line to lot line. In addition to the finished area on the Lower Level, there is an outer area with a Laundry Room and ample storage space. All 3 levels have original interior front doors providing private entrances for all 3 levels or easily accessible duplex up or down via original wide staircases. Heat consists of a well-maintained self-bleeding boiler with 4 Pumps providing 4 Zones of Heat for economy. Additional energy economy is provided by 2 separate Central Air Unico Space Pac Systems. One Central Air system and condenser for the Upper Level, and one for the Main Level and Lower Level. Hardwood floors are throughout all 3 levels; the Lower Level has radiant floor panel heat under tiles, as does the Main Floor’s back porch. Custom Wrought Iron Fencing and Gating surround 3 sides of the property, with the Lower Level having matching custom-made Wrought Iron Decorative Window Guards. Upper-Level fixtures are from Studio 41, as well are some of the bathroom fixtures on the Main Floor. Upgraded 220 electrical with extra circuits still available and original plumbing, some limited copper, but good water pressure throughout. A 2-car garage with a matching Gold Face Brick, Green Tile Roof Trim, and a street-facing driveway. Professional landscaping with a fully fenced yard divided into a public-facing garden and an exclusive totally private patio area. The home is a Single-Family Home. Ownership is a licensed real estate professional. The home is priced to sell. The house lives well and has exceptional curb appeal. Geographically smack dab in the middle between Lake Shore Driver and I90/94. Short distance to downtown driving or using public transportation via Kimball bus to Blue Line at Lawrence, or walking to such. Highly desirable educational institutions surround the neighborhood, North Park College, Peterson Elementary and Northeastern University, and Northside College Prep. Renowned restaurants one block away on Bryn Mawr Avenue. Two blocks to the North Branch of the Chicago River with wide paths for miles of walking, running, or biking. Updated Homes in the area are closing for over $750,000. The main floor kitchen has not been upgraded, and the main floor’s original hardwood floors have worn out varnish. The home is priced accordingly and sold As-Is with no significant repairs needed. All mechanicals are in excellent condition, and no capital improvements are needed. The only changes are strictly aesthetic and cosmetic with minor redesign for taste only, not functionality.

Address:5500 N Sawyer Avenue
Zip Code:60625
Year Built:1924
Square Feet:4,201
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