Property / Success Story
The sellers of this contemporary gem hired Ivona Kutermankiewicz, the Berkshire-Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group, to list their 2,800 square-foot-house on Ohio Street in booming West Town. This architecturally-notable home, featured in Dwell Magazine (Houses We Love), Chicago Home & Garden Magazine, and the book, “Chicago Spaces Inspiring Interiors”, was designed by its architect-owner to put maximum living space on a small city lot. The lot, 25 by 75 feet, is about six-tenths of the standard 25-by-125 lot, but “is on a corner, so it gets a ton of natural light,” says Kutermankiewicz.
Built in 2008, it has space-saving design tricks like a two-level master closet, a galley-style kitchen on two walls of the dining area, a low-ceilinged children’s study nook tucked above another room and a wraparound outdoor terrace that’s narrow like a catwalk. The space is bright and airy with windows facing east and south. The main living areas are creatively arranged offering flexible living/dining/kitchen loft-like space with a fireplace, built-in office nook and white-washer oak floors. The kitchen offered Italian Unico cabinets, stunning statuary marble countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances. There’s also a rooftop deck and an attached garage.
The buyers fell in love with the modern architecture of the home, great interior design finishes and a 75’ southern exposure ensuring that the home is flooded with light throughout the day. The attached garages are rare in the area and a roof deck with spectacular city views sealed the deal.
It was on the market just three days before going under contract for just over $1.03 million, to the first buyers who saw it, for a record price per-square-foot.