Classic single-family homes are the hallmark of Old Irving Park, a smaller enclave within the Irving Park neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side. Referred to by some as a suburb within the city, development of the area began as far back as the 1840’s, and several of the homes built during the 1870′s and 1880′s are still standing today. Given the vintage of these homes, one can expect to find large, high-end single-family housing typical of Queen Anne, Victorian, and Italianate homes in Old Irving. With a goal of preserving its significant history, the Irving Park Historical Society was founded in 1984, and, while many historic residences remain intact, others have been modified or remodeled.
One available Old Irving home is the rehabbed giant located at 4322 N. Kildare Avenue. Represented by Brian Moon of Koenig & Strey’s Lincoln Park office, this historic 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath single-family home sits on a double lot and is a short walk away from both the CTA and Metra. Features include a chef’s kitchen, 10-foot ceilings, spa-like master suite, 2 fireplaces, luxury home theater, large back yard and porch.
Another option is the complete renovation of a home built in 1891, which is represented by Heather Lange. Located at 3808 N. Keeler Avenue, this spectacular single-family is sited on a 50 x 157 lot, and features quality craftsmanship and great outdoor space. All new mechanicals, central air and electric are also present, as well as a huge unfinished attic and basement.