Here Are 8 Homes You Can Buy Near Chicago With $515K
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Here Are 8 Homes You Can Buy Near Chicago With $515K

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By Kathryn M.
You can choose from a riverfront studio in the famous "Corn Cob Towers" and the former home of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.

We've rounded up eight properties for sale in and around Chicago, Illinois—all listed under $515,000. From a historic shoemaker factory loft, to a Norman Revival Cottage built and owned by Architect Harry H. Waterman, scroll below to see more of these listings.

1. A Studio in the Iconic "Corn Cob Towers" by Bertrand Goldberg for $190K

Also known as the Marina City Towers, the two 65-story high rises were designed in 1959 by architect Bertrand Goldberg. The two structures contain identical floor plans, with the bottom 19 stories forming an exposed spiral parking ramp and garage.  

A West-facing view of the iconic Chicago River awaits in this 425-square-foot studio.

300 N. State Street, apartment 4002, in Chicago, Illinois, is currently listed for $189,500 by Donna Leonard of Donna M Leonard Real Estate.

2. A Loft in the Historic Florsheim Shoe Factory for $259K

Grab this 1,000-square-foot loft in a historic landmark factory building.

The two-bedroom unit offers soaring 17-foot ceilings, exposed brick and concrete walls, as well as huge picture windows.

3963 W. Belmont Avenue, Unit 133, in Chicago, Illinois, is currently listed for $259,000 by Christina Horne of Chicagoland Realty & Associates, Inc.

3. This 1920 Tri-Level by Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice William Beye Fyfe for $299K

Prairie style details abound in this 3,300-square-foot residence, complete with walls of windows, built-ins, as well as stone and wood accents.

A light-filled living room with a stone wood-burning fireplace and a library nook is just around the corner from a midcentury kitchen and screened front porch.

199 Lawrence Avenue in Woodstock, Illinois, is currently listed for $299,000 by Robert Rud of @properties.

4. "Game of Thrones" Author George R.R. Martin's Former Pad for $355K

The top-floor apartment is located along a tree-lined street within easy walking distance to Lake Michigan. According to Martin's website, the author lived in the apartment with five other roommates after graduating from college in the early 1970s—a couple of decades before writing the now iconic 'Game of Thrones' series.

Spread across 1,800 square feet, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home features historic features from the early 20th-century, including original woodwork and a fireplace.

932 West Margate Terrace, Unit 3W, in Chicago, Illinois, is currently listed for $354,900 by Michael Samm of Keller Williams Chicago-O'Hare.

5. A Cottage Built and Owned by Renowned Architect Harry H. Waterman for $370K

Located in the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood, this Landmark home was built and owned by Architect Harry H. Waterman. The historic home is designed in the style of a Norman Revival Cottage, featuring iconic gables and leaded glass throughout the interior.

A welcoming front porch overlooks the hilltop location and front gardens. The 2,300-square-foot interior features custom woodwork and built-ins throughout.

10838 S. Longwood Drive in Chicago, Illinois, is currently listed for $370,000 by Bernadette Molloyof Molloy and Associates, Inc.

6. A Midcentury-Modern Ranch in Highland Park for $459K

Sited north of Downtown Chicago in the famous Highland Park suburb, this 1,850-square-foot midcentury-modern home offers three bedrooms, along with two-and-a-half bathrooms and a full basement-level recreation area. Unique features include a fishbowl-window over the kitchen sink.

The interior offers vaulted, Glulam wood-beamed ceilings, along with clerestory and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the open floor plan.

3515 Summit Avenue in Highland Park, Illinois, is currently listed for $459,000 by Jacquie Lewis of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage,  Highland Park.

7. An Angular Midcentury-Modern With See-Through Stone Fireplaces for $460K

The stone and wood exterior of this Glen Ellen home rises up to the sky, creating a vaulted living area that opens to a roof-top terrace.

Inside the 3,900-square-foot residence, the angular structure creates a vaulted canopy that creates walls of glass around the living area. The spacious four-bedroom home is grounded by two massive see-through stone fireplaces.

22W724 Sycamore Drive in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, is currently listed for $460,000 by Cindy Voss of RE/MAX Suburban.

8. A Contemporary Duplex Designed by Filoramo Talsma Architects for $515K

This pad boasts dramatic, double-heigh ceilings and exposed brick walls, as well as bespoke finishes throughout. Overlooking the living area is a loft that leads to the home's two bedrooms.

The home offers two private outdoor areas, including a spacious rooftop terrace with views of the downtown Chicago skyline.

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