Chicago Brownstones For Sale or Rent

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57 East Division Street, Chicago, 60610

$3,750,000

↓ $240,000

57 East Division Street, Chicago, 60610

4 Beds 5 Baths 5,100 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11771579

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111 East Bellevue Place, Chicago, 60611

$3,735,000

111 East Bellevue Place, Chicago, 60611

3 Beds 4 Baths 5,460 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11999311

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2309 North Geneva Terrace, Chicago, 60614

$2,999,999

2309 North Geneva Terrace, Chicago, 60614

6 Beds 7 Baths 8,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # 12051146

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1428 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, 60610

$2,995,000

1428 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, 60610

8 Beds 9 Baths 4,015 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11670920

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2127 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, 60614

$2,975,000

↓ $125,000

2127 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, 60614

5 Beds 6 Baths 7,300 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11995175

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42 East Schiller Street, Chicago, 60610

$2,750,000

42 East Schiller Street, Chicago, 60610

5 Beds 4 Baths 4,036 SqFt Residential MLS® # 12023710

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3925 North Janssen Avenue, Chicago, 60613

$2,500,000

3925 North Janssen Avenue, Chicago, 60613

7 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11997193

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510 West Arlington Place, Chicago, 60614

$1,795,000

↓ $100,000

510 West Arlington Place, Chicago, 60614

4 Beds 5 Baths 3,515 SqFt Residential MLS® # 12000554

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915 West Webster Avenue, Chicago, 60614

$1,695,000

915 West Webster Avenue, Chicago, 60614

6 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11996983

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67 East Cedar Street, Chicago, 60611

$1,650,000

67 East Cedar Street, Chicago, 60611

4 Beds 5 Baths 4,700 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11870887

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750 West Bittersweet Place, Chicago, 60613

$1,595,000

↓ $100,000

750 West Bittersweet Place, Chicago, 60613

10 Beds 6 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11964143

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1828 West Huron Street, Chicago, 60622

$995,000

1828 West Huron Street, Chicago, 60622

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,156 SqFt Residential MLS® # 12032010

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1830 North Kimball Avenue, Chicago, 60647

$850,000

1830 North Kimball Avenue, Chicago, 60647

10 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11974686

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1127 North Christiana Avenue, Chicago, 60651

$849,900

1127 North Christiana Avenue, Chicago, 60651

11 Beds 7 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11999651

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2324 West Monroe Street, Chicago, 60612

$849,900

2324 West Monroe Street, Chicago, 60612

9 Beds 6 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 12038434

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2422 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, 60647

$739,000

↓ $10,000

2422 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, 60647

8 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 12032450

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4411 South Berkeley Avenue, Chicago, 60653

$648,000

4411 South Berkeley Avenue, Chicago, 60653

4 Beds 5 Baths 3,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # 12058592

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2541 North Avers Avenue, Chicago, 60647

$595,000

2541 North Avers Avenue, Chicago, 60647

7 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 12035176

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6625 South Evans Avenue, Chicago, 60637

$450,000

↓ $15,000

6625 South Evans Avenue, Chicago, 60637

8 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 12000514

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5729 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 60637

$430,000

5729 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 60637

8 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11854773

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1827 South Ridgeway Avenue, Chicago, 60623

$400,000

1827 South Ridgeway Avenue, Chicago, 60623

9 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11969732

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3821 West Fillmore Street, Chicago, 60624

$324,900

↑ $9,900

3821 West Fillmore Street, Chicago, 60624

10 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11990504

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9026 South Escanaba Avenue, Chicago, 60617

$299,900

9026 South Escanaba Avenue, Chicago, 60617

6 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 12054154

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4033 West Monroe Street, Chicago, 60624

$285,000

↓ $10,000

4033 West Monroe Street, Chicago, 60624

6 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11979748

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What is a Chicago Brownstone?

While extremely popular in places along the East Coast, it’s possible to find some true brownstones in the Chicago area, as well. Many of them are coveted not only for their unique features, but also their history and their location. 

A Chicago brownstone is a brick row house or townhouse that’s made of brick and covered with a brownstone sandstone façade. It’s that brown hue that makes brownstones so distinctive and easy to spot. The dark brown color comes from all the iron in the stone. For some, using brown sandstone was a cheaper alternative at the time than other stones, such as marble and limestone.

Common Characteristics of a Chicago Brownstone

Usually, a true brownstone not only has its distinctive coloring, but it’s also adjoined to the building next door. This creates a solid façade from the street. Oftentimes, each individual brownstone will have a couple of street-facing windows on the front, as well as access to a small courtyard on the backside of the building. Most brownstones were originally constructed as single-family homes for the middle class. 

A brownstone often comes with Italianate detailing, which was more popular around the mid 1800s, the time when many of the first brownstones in the city were constructed. It also often comes with multiple levels of living space, which means lots of stairs if it remains a single-family home today. Most did follow a pretty standard floor plan, so you won’t see a lot of variations in the layout, unless the property has been heavily remodeled. While brownstones can also be considered townhomes, only a true brownstone has the brown sandstone façade for which it gets its name.

Where You’ll Find Brownstones in Chicago

You’ll commonly find brownstones in some of Chicago’s most desirable, historic neighborhoods. Expect to see brownstones in places like Lincoln Park, Old Town, and the Gold Coast. Some of the original brownstones still standing today in Chicago have been nicely updated and renovated over the years. This includes keeping some of the original features and finishes, but at the same time modernizing the brownstones to make them more appealing to today’s buyers. 

People enjoy Chicago brownstones today for their historic appeal and oftentimes their location. Some original brownstones stand within walking distance of local attractions, like Michigan Avenue, the lakefront and area beaches.