Skip To Content

    5532 S Dorchester Avenue

    Chicago, IL 60637
    • $1,500,000
    • STATUS: Active Under Contract
    • ON SITE: 10 days
    • MLS #: 11069495
    Under Contract
    UPDATED: 78 min ago
    $1,500,000
    • 4
      BEDS
    • N/A
      ACRES
    • 3
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 4,029
      SQFT
    • $372
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1894
    County:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    School District:
    299

    Description

    This is the house everyone has been waiting for: a freestanding, brick house on a beautifully landscaped lot with a 2 car garage right in the heart of the University of Chicago campus neighborhood. Lovingly maintained by very few owners over the past 60 years, it has been improved often, yet always the vintage character of the home has been preserved. The original vintage staircase with the distinctive balustrades and the framing around windows and doors hearken to its early days. Intricate stained glass windows decorate the street facing facade. 2002 was the last big renovation year, replacing the original boiler/radiator system with two forced air heating & air conditioning systems. The 2nd floor furnace was replaced in 2018 and the basement furnace was replaced in 2013. A CAT-5 ethernet/cable/phone system was wired throughout the house. Much of the electric wiring has been replaced over the years. New quartersawn oak floors were added on the first floor, but have the luster of vintage original oak (without the squeaks). The main level front rooms were opened up from the living room to the kitchen entrance, with sculptural columns holding up the ceiling above, creating more light and width in the house. The kitchen was new in the 1990's and looks remarkably contemporary with custom handcrafted maple cabinets (some with glass fronts), a 2020 dishwasher, a big SubZero fridge/freezer, 5 Star gas range with built in open grill with bricks and a super powerful Thermidor fan with heating lamps which exhausts outdoors. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master bath was completely rebuilt in 2018. This level is brilliantly bright because of 3 well placed skylights: one in the landing, one in a bedroom and one in the hall bath. Both the front bedroom and the living room below have woodburning fireplaces set in original mantelpieces with striking vintage tile surrounds and bay windows overlooking the deep front yard. In the basement is a generous sized family room with refrigerator and sink, a big laundry room and a huge storage space under the kitchen with stairs leading out to the back yard. Both the front and back yards in this 175' long lot (an additional 10 feet more of front yard is city's) have been lovingly planted and nurtured with perennials and flowering trees. There are wonderful plants to discover as different species bloom from early spring to late fall. Located in the heart of the of U of Chicago, you can walk or roll just about everywhere. It's just a couple of blocks east to the Trader Joe's, shops and restaurants at the Hyde Park Plaza. Go south 2 blocks and you are at the 57th St row of restaurants and booksellers. Just west are more restaurants. The 55th bus goes right to Midway from the stop just steps away and you are close to the Metra and express buses to the Loop. If you are at the University, it's a lovely stroll down tree lined streets to your office, the hospitals and the Lab School. And of course, the Lakefront and the beaches and bike path are just blocks to the east.

    Monthly Payment Calculator



    © 2021 Midwest Real Estate Data LLC. All rights reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by MTP, MRED or RE/MAX IMPACT. Based on information submitted to the MRED as of 2021-05-10T13:54:39.363 UTC. All data is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MRED. MRED supplied Open House information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may subsequently have sold and may no longer be available. NOTICE: Many homes contain recording devices, and buyers should be aware they may be recorded during a showing.

    Digital Millennium Copyright Act
    www.greaterchicagohomesearch.com/homes/116568823
    Print Image

    5532 S Dorchester Avenue Chicago, IL 60637

    • Price: $1,500,000
    • Status: Active Under Contract
    • Updated: 78 min ago
    • MLS #: 11069495
    4
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    N/A
    Acres
    4,029
    SQFT
    $372
    $/SQFT
    1894
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Campus Hyde Park
    County:
    Cook
    Area:
    Chi - Hyde Park
    Elementary School:
    Ray Elementary School
    High School:
    Kenwood Academy High School
    School District:
    299
    Property Description
    This is the house everyone has been waiting for: a freestanding, brick house on a beautifully landscaped lot with a 2 car garage right in the heart of the University of Chicago campus neighborhood. Lovingly maintained by very few owners over the past 60 years, it has been improved often, yet always the vintage character of the home has been preserved. The original vintage staircase with the distinctive balustrades and the framing around windows and doors hearken to its early days. Intricate stained glass windows decorate the street facing facade. 2002 was the last big renovation year, replacing the original boiler/radiator system with two forced air heating & air conditioning systems. The 2nd floor furnace was replaced in 2018 and the basement furnace was replaced in 2013. A CAT-5 ethernet/cable/phone system was wired throughout the house. Much of the electric wiring has been replaced over the years. New quartersawn oak floors were added on the first floor, but have the luster of vintage original oak (without the squeaks). The main level front rooms were opened up from the living room to the kitchen entrance, with sculptural columns holding up the ceiling above, creating more light and width in the house. The kitchen was new in the 1990's and looks remarkably contemporary with custom handcrafted maple cabinets (some with glass fronts), a 2020 dishwasher, a big SubZero fridge/freezer, 5 Star gas range with built in open grill with bricks and a super powerful Thermidor fan with heating lamps which exhausts outdoors. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master bath was completely rebuilt in 2018. This level is brilliantly bright because of 3 well placed skylights: one in the landing, one in a bedroom and one in the hall bath. Both the front bedroom and the living room below have woodburning fireplaces set in original mantelpieces with striking vintage tile surrounds and bay windows overlooking the deep front yard. In the basement is a generous sized family room with refrigerator and sink, a big laundry room and a huge storage space under the kitchen with stairs leading out to the back yard. Both the front and back yards in this 175' long lot (an additional 10 feet more of front yard is city's) have been lovingly planted and nurtured with perennials and flowering trees. There are wonderful plants to discover as different species bloom from early spring to late fall. Located in the heart of the of U of Chicago, you can walk or roll just about everywhere. It's just a couple of blocks east to the Trader Joe's, shops and restaurants at the Hyde Park Plaza. Go south 2 blocks and you are at the 57th St row of restaurants and booksellers. Just west are more restaurants. The 55th bus goes right to Midway from the stop just steps away and you are close to the Metra and express buses to the Loop. If you are at the University, it's a lovely stroll down tree lined streets to your office, the hospitals and the Lab School. And of course, the Lakefront and the beaches and bike path are just blocks to the east.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Victorian Assessor Square Footage 2435 Driveway AsphaltOff Alley Exterior Building Type Brick Exterior Features Brick Paver PatioStorms/Screens Foundation Details Brick/MortarStone Garage Details Garage Door Opener(S)Transmitter(S)7 Foot Or More High Garage Door Garage On Site Yes Garage Ownership Owned Garage Type Detached Is Parking Includedin Price Yes Lot Features LandscapedMature TreesGardenLevelPartial Fencing Model Brick Victorian Number Of Cars 2 Parking Garage Roof Rubber Type Detached 2 Stories Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 2nd Bedroom Level 2nd Level 2nd Bedroom Window Treatments BlindsStorm Window(S) 3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 3rd Bedroom Level 2nd Level 3rd Bedroom Window Treatments BlindsSkylight(S)Storm Window(S) 4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 4th Bedroom Level 2nd Level 4th Bedroom Window Treatments Blinds Addtl Room1 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room1 Level Main Level Addtl Room1 Name Library Addtl Room2 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room2 Level 2nd Level Addtl Room2 Name Sitting Addtl Room3 Flooring Terracotta Addtl Room3 Name Enclosed Porch Heated Addtl Room4 Flooring Ceramic Tile Addtl Room4 Name Foyer Addtl Room5 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room5 Name Gallery Addtl Room6 Name Work Rm Appliances RangeDishwasherRefrigeratorHigh End RefrigeratorWasherDryerDisposalIndoor GrillStainless Steel Appliance(S)Range HoodFront Controls On Range/CooktopGas CooktopRange Hood Basement Full Basement Bathrooms YN Yes Basement Description Partially FinishedExterior AccessEgress Window9 Ft + PourConcrete (Basement)Rec/Family AreaStorage Space Basement Sq Ft 1290 Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Below Grade Finished Area 1032 Built Before1978 YN Yes Cooling Central Air Dining Room Combined W/ Livrm Dining Room Flooring Hardwood Dining Room Level Main Level Family Room Flooring Carpet Family Room Level Walkout Basement Fireplace Features Wood Burning Fireplace Location Living RoomMaster Bedroom Fireplaces Total 2 Heating Natural GasForced Air Interior Features Skylight(S)Bar-WetHardwood FloorsWalk-In Closet(S)Bookcases10' CeilingHistoric/Period MlwkOpen FloorplanSome Window TreatmntDrapes/BlindsGranite CountersSome Insulated Wndws Kitchen Flooring Hardwood Kitchen Level Main Level Kitchen Type Eating Area-Table SpaceCustom CabinetryGranite Counters Laundry Level Walkout Basement Living Room Flooring Hardwood Living Room Level Main Level Master Bedroom Bath FullShower Only Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level Other Equipment HumidifierTv-CableSecurity SystemCo DetectorsCeiling Fan(S) Room Type LibrarySitting RoomEnclosed Porch HeatedFoyerGalleryWorkshop Rooms Total 12 Total Sq Ft 2581

    Property Features

    Age 100+ Years Association Fee 0 Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable Association Fee Includes None Community Features CurbsSidewalksStreet LightsStreet Paved Contingency Attorney/Inspection Corporate Limits Chicago Disability Access And Or Equipped No Electric Circuit Breakers200+ Amp Service Holds Earnest Money No Master Association Fee No New Construction YN No Offeredfor Saleor Rent No Ownership Type Fee Simple Property Type Detached Single Rebuilt YN No Recent Rehab YN Yes Rehab Year 2002 Rural YN No Sewer Public SewerSewer-Storm Special Assessments No Special Listing Conditions List Broker Must Accompany Special Service Area N Tax Annual Amount 14310.05 Tax Exemptions HomeownerSenior Tax Year 2019 Township Hyde Park Water Source Lake MichiganPublic

    Listing information © 2021 Midwest Real Estate Data LLC.
    Listing provided courtesy of The Margie Smigel Group, Llc.


    © 2021 Midwest Real Estate Data LLC. All rights reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by MTP, MRED or RE/MAX IMPACT. Based on information submitted to the MRED as of 2021-05-10T13:54:39.363 UTC. All data is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MRED. MRED supplied Open House information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may subsequently have sold and may no longer be available. NOTICE: Many homes contain recording devices, and buyers should be aware they may be recorded during a showing.

    Digital Millennium Copyright Act
     
    https://bt-photos.global.ssl.fastly.net/mred/orig_boomver_1_11069495-1.jpg https://bt-photos.global.ssl.fastly.net/mred/orig_boomver_1_11069495-1.jpg https://bt-photos.global.ssl.fastly.net/mred/orig_boomver_1_11069495-1.jpg
    Logo
    RE/MAX IMPACT
    1027 E. 9th Street
    Lockport IL, 60441