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2309 North Geneva Terrace, Chicago, 60614

$3,499,900

↓ $25,100

2309 North Geneva Terrace, Chicago, 60614

6 Beds 7 Baths 9,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11644528

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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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610 West Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, 60614

$2,799,000

610 West Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, 60614

6 Beds 5 Baths 3,987 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11423983

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2127 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, 60614

$2,699,000

↓ $56,000

2127 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, 60614

4 Beds 6 Baths 7,300 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11337159

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835 East Drexel Square, Chicago, 60615

$1,700,000

835 East Drexel Square, Chicago, 60615

5 Beds 6 Baths 4,600 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11400973

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1528 North Lasalle Street, Chicago, 60610

$1,650,000

1528 North Lasalle Street, Chicago, 60610

10 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11706128

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2318 North Sacramento Avenue, Chicago, 60647

$1,150,000

2318 North Sacramento Avenue, Chicago, 60647

7 Beds 7 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11676673

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2218 West Medill Avenue, Chicago, 60647

$1,050,000

2218 West Medill Avenue, Chicago, 60647

3 Beds 5 Baths 3,069 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11665506

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2317 West Roscoe Street, Chicago, 60618

$1,000,000

↓ $10,000

2317 West Roscoe Street, Chicago, 60618

9 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11347477

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2328 West Medill Avenue, Chicago, 60647

$650,000

↓ $29,000

2328 West Medill Avenue, Chicago, 60647

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,900 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11705235

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3433 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 60616

$625,000

3433 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 60616

6 Beds 5 Baths 5,568 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11670816

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6501 South Eberhart Avenue, Chicago, 60637

$549,000

6501 South Eberhart Avenue, Chicago, 60637

12 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11706640

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6108 South Vernon Avenue, Chicago, 60637

$460,000

6108 South Vernon Avenue, Chicago, 60637

9 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11712547

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5729 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 60637

$460,000

↓ $15,000

5729 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 60637

8 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11692705

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1702 North Meade Avenue, Chicago, 60639

$435,000

1702 North Meade Avenue, Chicago, 60639

4 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11710278

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4447 West Walton Street, Chicago, 60651

$425,000

4447 West Walton Street, Chicago, 60651

5 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11700751

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6951 South Artesian Avenue, Chicago, 60629

$400,000

6951 South Artesian Avenue, Chicago, 60629

7 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11706936

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563 North Lawler Avenue, Chicago, 60644

$389,900

563 North Lawler Avenue, Chicago, 60644

7 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11657685

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4921 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, 60615

$389,000

↓ $10,900

4921 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, 60615

5 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # 11644545

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4921 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, 60615

$389,000

↓ $10,900

4921 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, 60615

5 Beds 2 Baths 4,500 SqFt Residential MLS® # 11644542

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8014 South Champlain Avenue, Chicago, 60619

$365,000

8014 South Champlain Avenue, Chicago, 60619

6 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11683659

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4516 West Maypole Avenue, Chicago, 60624

$365,000

4516 West Maypole Avenue, Chicago, 60624

5 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11485444

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7324 South Green Street, Chicago, 60621

$360,000

↓ $5,000

7324 South Green Street, Chicago, 60621

6 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11678508

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714 East 92nd Street, Chicago, 60619

$360,000

714 East 92nd Street, Chicago, 60619

6 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 11659900

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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.