5443 S Ellis Ave , Chicago, IL 60615
Sales Price: $420,000
Closed Date: 11/9/2022
This is your opportunity to own a highly desirable 4 bedroom home in an enviable Hyde Park location, easily walkable to the UChicago campus and the best of Hyde Park. This row home has an attractive brick facade and great curb appeal and will be a wonderful place to come home to. As you enter the home, you can see some of the preserved original detail in the relief motifs and beautiful moulding which decorate the entryway. The home has a traditional floor plan with a front hall with a generous coat closet and opens into a spacious living room with large bay window and western exposures. This room could easily accommodate larger furniture and has multiple ways in which it could be configured. The living room flows into a large dining room with a coffered ceiling and eastern facing windows which look out to the back yard and can easily accommodate a table for 8 as well as a sideboard, hutch or other furniture. There currently is a small passthrough between the dining room and kitchen which the next owner might consider expanding for a more contemporary feel. But the kitchen, as currently configured, already has a very functional layout and generous storage and walks out onto the rear deck. (Note: No refrigerator.) A powder room completes this level. The second level has four true bedrooms including the primary bedroom which looks out on the treetops of Ellis and is very large, easily fitting a king sized bed and large furniture. Currently the wall to the second bedroom is open, making for a large primary suite. There are two additional bedrooms both of which enjoy great morning light as they face east and have a view of the back yard. The 2nd - 4th bedrooms are all good sized and can easily fit queen or full beds. There is one full bath on this level as well as a large central closet. A primary bathroom could be added on this level by making the 4th bedroom into an ensuite bathroom. The lower level currently is unfinished and has one area for utilities and laundry (with hook ups - no washer/dryer included with the sale) as well as a much larger area which has good ceiling height so this could be a great place to build out an office, workout space, family room or play area. There is also a small rear yard for outdoor entertaining, gardening or playing. This home has a newer two car garage which you won't find with many Hyde Park homes and has good additional storage. Please note this is a long-time family residence which will require updates from the next owner and is being sold As-Is. Comparable homes on the same block have been updated and sell for much higher prices, making this a great opportunity to build equity in a phenomenal location. Tons of walkable restaurants, shops and public transportation options.