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    Rare Chicago Greystone On Double Lot

    3061 West Augusta Boulevard Chicago Illinois (property detail link and Google Map link)

    This classic Chicago greystone property, with modern interior, sits within a 50 x 131 double lot facing 207 acre Humboldt Park. The property has professional landscaping, including a butterfly garden and native plants. The property was originally designed by the architect Charles Grotz, who was a fairly well known Chicago architect during the early 20th Century. Grotz designed this home as a two-flat for Ernst Hollatz, who owned the prominent “Hollatz Brothers” furniture company. There have been only three known owners since 1907, now is your rare chance to be the fourth!

    3061 West Augusta Boulevard Property Details

    MAIN LEVEL: 1,325 square feet

    ENTRYWAY: 8’ x 4’

    • Original mosaic tile flooring
    • Original Art Deco leather wall covering
    • Two original stained glass windows circa 1903
    • Original millwork, doorknobs & doorbell

    FOYER: 16’ X 8’

    • Opens to original wood staircase
    • Original custom millwork & doorknobs
    • Additional sitting area
    • 10-foot ceilings
    • Sconce lighting
    • Hardwood floors

    LIVING ROOM: 15’ X 12’

    • Original custom millwork and crown moldings
    • Original Corinthian colonnades
    • Overhead glass transom with custom doors & original doorknobs
    • Modern overhead ceiling fan with light
    • 10-foot ceilings
    • Custom window treatments
    • Hardwood floors

    DINING ROOM: 14’ X 13’

    • Formal separate dining room
    • Original custom millwork, doors, crown moldings & doorknobs
    • Original & repurposed decorative millwork fireplace mantle
    • Overhead candelabra chandelier
    • 10-foot ceilings
    • Custom window treatments
    • Hardwood floors

    POWDER ROOM: 7’ x 6’

    • Original custom millwork & doorknob
    • Custom milled wood floating countertop
    • Under mount porcelain sink
    • Grohe single mount chrome faucet
    • TOTO commode
    • Art deco mirror with overhead sconce
    • 10-foot ceilings
    • Hardwood floors

    KITCHEN: 15’ x 11’

    • Open to family/great room
    • Modern Italian Aran World horizontal white upper cabinets  contrasted with dark lower cabinets
    • Quartz countertops with matching full backsplash
    • Under-cabinet lighting
    • 8.5-foot kitchen island with breakfast bar, quartz countertop, 5-burner Fagor cooktop, storage and electrical outlets
    • Stainless steel and glass ventilation hood with lighting
    • Counter depth integrated Fisher & Paykel French door stainless steel refrigerator with freezer drawers and water dispenser
    • Counter depth built in Jade stainless steel double ovens
    • Integrated Kuppersbusch stainless dishwasher
    • Panasonic stainless microwave
    • Oversized rectangular 16 gauge stainless under mount sink
    • Insinkerator garbage disposal
    • Grohe single mount chrome faucet and filtered water dispenser
    • Open to back entryway for natural light and additional storage and shelving
    • Chalkboard wall accent
    • Recessed lighting
    • 10-foot ceilings
    • Hardwood floors

    FAMILY ROOM: 16’ x 12’

    • Original custom millwork
    • Blended white crown molding
    • Original milled built in hutch with leaded glass doors, original mirror and drawers
    • Modern overhead stainless ceiling fan and light
    • Recessed lighting
    • 10-foot ceilings
    • Custom window treatments
    • Hardwood floors

    BACK ENTRANCE MUD ROOM: 11’ x 7’

    • Built-in additional pantry or storage
    • Modern overhead light
    • Custom window treatments
    • Hardwood floors

    SECOND LEVEL: 1,326 square feet

    MASTER BEDROOM SUITE: 16’ x 16’

    • Southeast facing with east and south windows
    • Modern overhead ceiling fan with light
    • Original door with doorknob
    • Recessed lighting
    • 9-foot ceilings
    • Custom window treatments
    • Hardwood floors

    MASTER BATH: 12’ x 6’

    • Custom milled extra-tall wood floating countertop
    • Dual porcelain under mount sinks
    • Grohe wall-mounted chrome sink faucets
    • Dual overhead sconce lighting
    • Oversized 7’ x 4’ walk-in shower with stone tile, bench and built-in shelving
    • Extra wide glass shower entry with chrome handle
    • Grohe body spray chrome fixtures
    • TOTO dual flush commode
    • Additional storage
    • 9-foot ceilings
    • Hardwood floors

    WALK-IN CLOSET: 11’ x 8’

    • Large southern facing with south windows for natural light
    • Complete hanger and shelf system
    • Roof access panel
    • 9-foot ceilings
    • Hardwood floors

    SECOND BATH: 10’ x 7’

    • Custom milled wood floating countertop
    • Under mount porcelain under mount sinks
    • Overhead sconce lighting
    • Deep extra long air jet tub
    • Subway green glass Tub/shower surround tiling
    • Grohe chrome fixtures
    • TOTO commode
    • 9-foot ceilings
    • Hardwood floors

    SECOND BEDROOM: 14’ x 10’

    • East facing
    • Original custom millwork
    • Modern overhead light fixture
    • 9-foot ceilings
    • Custom window treatments
    • Hardwood floors

    THIRD BEDROOM: 15’ x 12’

    • North facing
    • Original custom millwork
    • Modern overhead light fixture
    • Extra large storage unit
    • 9-foot ceilings
    • Custom window treatments
    • Hardwood floors

    FOURTH BEDROOM: 10’ x 8’

    • North facing
    • Original custom millwork
    • Modern overhead light fixture
    • Extra large storage unit
    • 9-foot ceilings
    • Custom window treatments
    • Hardwood floors

    LAUNDRY ROOM: 6’ x 4’

    • Swedish ASKO stackable washer & dryer
    • Additional storage
    • Hardwood floors

    LOWER LEVEL: 1,237 square feet

    • Unfinished with 7.5’ ceiling height
    • Exterior access to rear yard
    • High above grade offering lots of natural light
    • Plumbed for bath, additional laundry or wet bar
    • Glass block windows with venting
    • Large enclosed storage area plus one additional storage off rear entryway
    • Two cellars and workshop

    EXTERIOR:

    • Solid brick and ornately carved front stone façade
    • Complete tear-off bitumen roof with additional 3” insulation (2011)
    • New thermal, double pane windows on Main & Upper Levels (2010)
    • Glass block windows with vents on Lower Level
    • Natural light exposure from all four sides of home
    • Hardie cement board siding & trim on back (2010)
    • Newer deck and walkway to garage

    GARAGE: 2-car plus 3rd parking pad

    • All brick 2-car garage
    • Additional parking pad for 3rd vehicle
    • Complete tear-off bitumen roof (2011)
    • High ceiling height for additional storage
    • Two garage doors with openers
    • Wide alley access

    YARD/LOT FEATURES:

    • Extra wide 50’ and extra deep 131’, side width of yard is 25.77’
    • Wrought iron fence & gate at front of property
    • Combo wrought iron/wood fence & gate at back of property
    • Additional chain-link fencing
    • Designated play area and “fire-pit” area
    • Concrete parking pad or patio area
    • Stepping stone walkway from front to rear of home

    LANDSCAPING:

    • Native flowers, grasses & perennials including “butterfly garden”, native False Indigo, catmint, amaranth, tea roses, peonies, hydrangea, variegated dogwood tree, cup flowers (native sunflowers), sunflowers, tulips, allium, lenten roses, hellebores, river birch tree, gingko tree, white lilac tree, viburnum bush, raspberry bushes, golden smokebush, iris, salvia, hollyhock and more…
    • Raised vegetable beds
    • Rain water collection system

    MECHANICALS:

    • Heating: Boiler system with radiant heat
    • Electrical: 100 amp service mostly upgraded in 2010 renovation
    • Plumbing: Mostly upgraded to copper in 2010 renovation
    • Water: Metered public service with new Bradford White 50-gallon hot water tank (2018)

    FINANCIALS:

    • Gas: Annual Estimated $1970.66; Monthly Average $164
    • Electric: Annual Estimated $960; Monthly Average $80
    • 2017 Taxes: $7257.35; Monthly Average $604.78; Current Homeowners Exemption in place

    THE COMMUTE:

    BY CAR:

    • 12 minutes in light traffic to the Loop
    • 7 minutes to I-290

    BY BUS:

    • #65 Chicago Ave bus goes all the way to Navy Pier
    • #66 Grand Ave bus goes all the way to Navy Pier

    BY METRA:

    • 17 minute walk to Kedzie Metra Line
    • 23 minute walk to Western/Artesian Metra Line
    • Park at Garfield Conservatory and take Metra Line

    BY EL:

    • 23 minute walk to Kedzie Green Line

    SCHOOLS/DAY CARE:

    DAYCARE:

    • West Town Day Care: 1111 N. Sacramento
    • Infant Community Montessori: 1014 N. Mozart
    • iLearn Center: 1801 W. Chicago
    • Willow Tree Child Care: 1800 N. Western
    • Caterpillar Care: 1701 W. Chicago
    • Prairieland Montessori: 2201 W. North

    ELEMENTARY:

    • PUBLIC: Frederic Chopin Elementary: 2450 W. Rice
    • Colibri Montessori: 919 N. Fairfield
    • Erie Elementary Charter School: 2510 W. Cortez
    • St. Mary of the Angels K-12: 1810 N. Hermitage
    • Chicago International Charter School: 2235 N. Hamilton

    HIGH SCHOOL:

    • PUBLIC: Orr Academy High School: 730 N. Pulaski
    • ChiArts (Chicago School for the Arts): 2714 W. Augusta

    THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

    GROCERY:

    • Mariano’s: 2021 W. Chicago
    • Cermak Produce: 2701 W. North
    • Aldi: 800 N. Kedzie
    • Columbus Foods: 3135 W. Grand
    • Amish & Healthy Foods: 1025 N. Western
    • Municipal Market: 2559 W. Division
    • Farmer’s Pride Produce: 756 N. Western
    • Rich’s Deli: 857 N. Western
    • Fiore Delicatessan: 2258 W. Erie

    GARDENING SERVICE:

    • Adams & Sons: 1057 N. California
    • Christy Webber: 2833 W. Chicago
    • YourGreenPal.com – offers gardening and snow removal packages from $25-$80/week

    CAFES & COFFEE SHOPS:

    • CC Ferns Coffee Bar & Spirits: 2806 W. Augusta
    • Café Jeanne Marie: 1001 W. Division
    • Spinning J Bakery & Café: 1000 N. California
    • Flying Saucer: 1123 N. California
    • Café Colao: 2638 W. Division
    • The Boathouse Cafe: 1301 N. Humboldt
    • Shokolad: 2524 W. Chicago
    • Star Lounge Coffee Bar: 2521 W. Chicago
    • Dark Matter Coffee – The Mothership: 738 N. Western
    • Cup & Spoon: 2415 W. North

    RESTAURANTS:

    • Lucy’s: 1043 N. California
    • Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar: 2700 W. Chicago
    • Feed: 2803 W. Chicago
    • Bullhead Cantina: 1143 N. California
    • El Faro: 2701 W. Division
    • La Bruquena: 2726 W. Division
    • Kai Zan: 2557 W. Chicago
    • Boulevard Sports Lounge: 2645 W. North
    • Giant: 3209 W. Armitage
    • Table, Donkey & Stick: 2728 W. Armitage
    • Rangoli: 2421 W. North
    • Boeufhaus: 1012 N. Western
    • Lockdown Bar & Grill: 1024 N. Western
    • Papa’s Cache Sabroso: 2517 W. Division
    • Handlebar: 2311 W. North
    • Parson’s Chicken & Fish: 2952 W. Armitage
    • The Spice Room: 2906 W. Armitage
    • Middle Brow Bungalow: 2840 W. Armitage
    • Dos Urban Cantina: 2829 W. Armitage
    • Osteria Langhe: 2824 W. Armitage
    • Scofflaw: 3201 W. Armitage
    • The Moonlighter: 3204 W. Armitage

    BARS & LOUNGES:

    • Dante’s Tavern: 2759 W. Augusta
    • The California Clipper (live music): 1002 N. California
    • The Continental: 2801 W. Chicago
    • Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar: 954 N. California
    • Bullhead Cantina: 1143 N. California
    • Humblebar & Lounge: 3018 W. North
    • Boulevard Sports Lounge: 2645 W. Armitage
    • Scofflaw: 3201 W. Armitage
    • The Moonlighter: 3204 W. Armitage
    • Best Intentions Cocktail Lounge: 3281 W. Armitage

    BOUTIQUES & SHOPS:

    • Space Oddities Art & Bookstore: 1007 N. California
    • Humboldt House Furniture & Décor: 1045 N. California
    • Vintage Quest Antiques & Furniture: 1105 N. California
    • Lily’s Record Shop: 2733 W. Division
    • Richard’s Fabulous Finds & North Ave Collective Consignment: 2545 W. North
    • Squasht Boutique Women’s Clothing: 2556 W. Chicago
    • Komoda Jewelry & Stationery: 2559 W. Chicago
    • Beehive Chicago Consignment: 2501 W. Chicago
    • One Strange Bird Gift Shop: 2124 W. Division

    ART GALLERIES:

    • Vertical Gallery: 1016 N. Western
    • Three Walls: 2738 W. North
    • Johalla Projects: 1821 W. Hubbard
    • Jackson Junge Gallery: 1839 N. Milwaukee
    • David Leonardis Gallery: 1346 N. Paulina
    • Gallery F: 2415 N. Milwaukee

    DRY CLEANERS:

    • Sunshine Cleaners: 1140 N. California

    GYMS/FITNESS:

    • Humboldt Park Field House: 1440 N. Sacramento
    • Reps Fitness & Nutrition Center: 2643 W. Chicago
    • Hour of Change Fitness: 2412 W. North
    • Anytime Fitness: 2412 W. North
    • Rock Solid Health: 2536 W. North

    CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES:

    • First Ascent Climbing Fitness: 2950 W. Grand
    • Mad Science of Chicago: 1053 N. California
    • Altitude Trampoline Gym: 404 N. Armour
    • Little Adventures: 1111 N. Western
    • Be Kids Café: 2800 W. North
    • Purple Monkey Playroom: 2040 N. Western
    • Mr. Dave Music: 1935 W. Division
    • Kid City: 1837 W. Grand

    HUMBOLDT PARK:

    HISTORY:

    In 1869, this 207-acre park was created as part of Chicago’s Boulevard Park System which flanks the Loop with large parks linked with boulevards throughout the city. Named after Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a German naturalist & geographer. Three major historical buildings are located in the park: the Boat House (designed by Schmidt, Garden & Martin), the Field House and the landmarked Historic Stables & Receptory (designed by Frommann & Jebsen and completed in 1895) and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places to reflect the Germanic character of the neighborhood in the 1890’s). The turret was the office of Jens Jensen, a landscape architect who left his mark on the design of the parks natural landscape and water features. In 2006, $3.4 million was spend to renovate the exterior and another $3.2 million was spent on the interior, Currently, there is a 15-year lease for The Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture which expires in 2021.

    LITERARY REFERENCES:

    • Alexander von Humboldt’s “Cosmos: Draft of a Physical Description of the World”
    • Saul Bellow’s “Adventures of Augie March” depicting the early 20th century adventures of a Jewish Chicagoan
    • John Guzlowski’s “Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded” of post WWII Jewish immigrants in the neighborhood and his detective novels “Suitcase Charlie” and “Little Schoolboys” about the crime in refugee neighborhood of the 1950s.
    • Sarah Paretsky’s 1999 detective thriller “Hard Time” set in Humboldt Park in the 1970s & 80s when there were high levels of crime.
    • Nelson Algren lived in the neighborhood and wrote in 1949 “The Man With The Golden Arm” which was later adapted to the 1955 film of the same name.
    • Louis “Studs” Terkel grew up in Humboldt Park and was an American author, historian, actor and broadcaster. He won a Pulitzer prize for his 1985 non-fiction “The Good War”.

    FILM/ TV REFERENCES:

    • 1945 “The Horn Blows at Midnight” features an angel who comes down from heaven to blow his horn to destroy the world but after visiting Humboldt Park, he changes his mind and saves it.
    • 2008 “Nothing Like The Holidays” follows three siblings who come home to Humboldt Park for the holidays
    • Television series “Chicago Fire” films often on location in the park and one of he characters, Firefighter Joe Cruz, grew up there.

    STATUES & MONUMENTS:

    • LIEF ERIKSON: In 1901, some 50,000 flag-waving Scandinavian Americans flocked to Humboldt Park for its unveiling.
    • THADDEUS KOSCIUSKO EQUESTRIAN STATUE: In 1904 it was erected at the park’s entrance to honor this Polish exile who served with distinction in the American Revolutionary army.

    SPORTS & RECREATION:

    • HUMBOLDT PARK FIELD HOUSE: Hosts summer camps, sports and art exhibits
    • BEACH: Chicago’s only interior beach, recent 3 million dollar renovation with grilling areas
    • BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: 12 baseball diamonds for summer leagues and public use in addition to “Little Cubs Field”
    • BATTING CAGES: Open in the summertime
    • SOCCER: Several turf fields for leagues and public use
    • BASKETBALL: Many outdoor courts for public use
    • TENNIS: 8 courts in total with night lighting
    • FISHING: Bluegills, small bass & catfish, there is a dedicated Facebook page for Humboldt Park fishing
    • SWAN PADDLE BOATS: Can be rented at “The Boat House”
    • RUNNING PATHS: Miles of trails through formal gardens and wooded areas
    • BIKING: Miles of trails to enjoy nature in the city
    • SCULPTURES: Scattered throughout the park
    • BIRD WATCHING: Many migratory birds including egrets can be seen often

    EVENTS/FESTIVALS:

    • SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE CHICAGO PHILHARMONIC
    • PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL
    • TOUR DE FAT MUSIC FESTIVAL
    • SANGRIA FESTIVAL
    • HUMBOLDT PARK CAR & BIKE SHOW
    • ONGOING ART EXHIBITS
    • SUMMERTIME “MOVIES IN THE PARK”

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