Water Views
415 W Surf Street Chicago, IL
$ 4,599,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#10941291
  • TypeMulti-Family
  • CountyCOOK
  • CityChicago
  • AreaCHI - Lake View
  • NeighborhoodLake View East
  • Zip60657
  • StylePrairie
  • Year Built1910
  • Taxes$ 46999
  • Price$ 4,599,000
  • Bedrooms21
  • Full Bathrooms11
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage14893
  • Lot Size5,663 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Cassandra J. Francis
Data Source:
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) - 103 - IL
Property Description

Single-family-feel 3,900 SF, 6BR luxury penthouse with rental income from additional luxury units to cover your mortgage. OR occupy as one enormous ~15,000SF single family home! All units renovated and currently untenanted to provide new owner with maximum flexibility. Tremendous investment potential! Owner-occupied for 20+ years, first time on the open market in over a half century. Double-lot, vintage 4-flat in desirable south-east Lakeview East neighborhood on quiet, tree-lined street, steps to the Lake, Diversey Harbor and Lincoln Park. Total 21 BRs and 11 BTHs consisting of three full-floor, 6BR/3BTH, 13-room apartments, each 3,900SF, (see floor plans in listing). Grand-scale entertaining. Spread out while working and educating from home. Fourth apartment is a bright 3BR/2BTH "English" garden unit with an eat-in kitchen/family room, and large walk-in closets. At the Garden level, there is also a separate 750SF living/recreation room with a Prairie Style fireplace. Significantly renovated to provide the perfect balance of modern luxury and historic elegance, allowing maximum opportunities for a buyer. A rare and time-sensitive opportunity to purchase a non-tenanted stunning luxury 4-flat before a potential future condo offering. Blending a unique combination of Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Prairie Style architectural details, the imposing facade displays both Flemish and English-bond brickwork and ornate iron-work at the main door and ground-floor fenestration. The three large, full-floor units live like single family homes. Large formal living rooms with abundant windows, high ceilings, original built-in bookshelves, stained-glass, deep crown molding, and a Prairie Style fireplace. Welcome guests to the grand dining room with three built-in china cabinets and unique arched ceiling. The renovated, large, eat-in kitchens have abundant storage with walk-in pantries and in-unit laundry area. In addition, there is a separate serving kitchen (or alternatively a family dining space) and a private exterior porch for barbequing off the kitchen. Other features include a library (or 6th bedroom) plus a bright sunroom with windows on three sides. Formal entrance foyer and wide, spacious, 24-foot long hallway serve as great gallery space. Formal rooms are separable by French or pocket doors. Excellent opportunity for a full-floor, private roof deck for the top-floor owner's unit. Also room for an enclosed garage with amenity deck in large parking area. Stands separate from surrounding buildings for natural light and breezes from all 4 facades. Marble/granite bathrooms, frameless shower doors, refinished oak and maple hardwood floors, new boiler, and in-unit fuse boxes and washer dryer hook-ups. The 3 large apartments have 5 king-size, dual-window bedrooms with generous closets. Primary bathrooms have double Carrara sink tops or separate shower and soaking tub. Fifth bedroom is a separate two-room tandem suite with a full bathroom, perfect for an in-law or nanny suite. Low-maintenance landscape with outdoor garden seating areas which could be expanded into a larger outdoor green space. On-site parking at rear of building to accommodate 5+ cars. Adjacent to Sheridan Road express bus lines to Michigan Avenue and LaSalle St. downtown. Short walk to Trader Joe's, Mariano's, arts movie theater, dry cleaners, restaurants, and other amenities. "Walker's" and "Biker's Paradise" Walk Score of 93/92 respectively. Sought after Nettlehorst K-8 School, around the corner from Mary Meyer and Wee Care preschools, and close walk to Francis Parker and Chicago Day School. Historic tax incentives potentially available as significantly located in both a National & Chicago landmark district. Designed by renowned architect Samuel Crowen in 1910, the building served as the Greek Consulate and residence of the Consul General from the 1950's-70's. A coveted rental with strong 30-year rental history. Managing Broker-owned.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Nettelhorst Elementary School Nettelhorst Elementary School Lake View High School
Price History
11/25/2020 Listed $5,349,999
6/1/2021 7% - $4,999,000
9/13/2021 9% - $4,599,000

General Features

Architectural Style Prairie
Basement English
City Chicago
Community Features Park, Tennis Court(s), Lake, Dock, Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Paved
County Cook
Days on Market 299
Directions North on Cambridge from Diversey, past Pine Grove, right on Surf Street (one way east -bound)
Elementary School Nettelhorst Elementary School
Elementary School District 299
Exterior Features Balcony, Patio, Brick Paver Patio, Cable Access
Heating Natural Gas
High School Lake View High School
High School District 299
MLS Area CHI - Lake View
Middle/Junior High School Nettelhorst Elementary School
Middle/Junior School District 299
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Closing
Property Type Two to Four Units
Property Type Residential Income
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active
Status Active
Street Name Surf
Tax Annual Amount 46999.08
Tax Year 2020
Total Rooms 46
Township Lake View
Virtual Tour https://bit.ly/34Vj62B
Year Built 1910
Zoning MULTI

Interior Features

Basement Partially Finished, Exterior Access, Storage Space
Bathrooom Separate Shower, Double Sink, Soaking Tub
Bedrooms Possible 21
Full Baths 11
Full Baths Building 11
Room Type Den, Enclosed Porch, Foyer, Gallery, Library, Maid Room, Sitting Room, Sun Room, Utility Room-Lower Level, Workshop
Street Suffix Street
Total Baths 11
Total Bedrooms 21

Exterior Features

Exterior Brick, Limestone
Lot Dimensions 55 X 110
Lot Size Acres 0.13
Other Equipment Security System, Intercom, CO Detectors, Ceiling Fan(s)
Parking Features Off Alley
Total Parking 5
Water Source Public
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Multi-Family Average in 60657

AVG $1.36M
AVG $22,008
AVG 95
Year Built
AVG 1904
AVG 91
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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