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March 22, 2011

House Hunters Chicago

Filed under: Chicago, Houses — sashyjane @ 3:30 pm

I’ve been looking for my more permanent apartment this week since my time at this place runs out April 2. The place I saw today was so charming and in such a beautiful neighborhood that it was hard to be objective about it. But I’m going to play House Hunters and give you a rundown of each place. And like House Hunters, I’ll probably pick the place that everybody least expects.

Apartment 1

Pros: Beautiful neighborhood, convenient location, gorgeous architectural details (leaded glass windows, antique and ornate wood paneling, hardwood floors, fireplace), large living area (23×15), quiet building, historic house that’s been converted, tons of charm and character.

Cons: Small kitchen, bathroom across the hall (you have to leave the apartment to get to it but it’s still private), kitchen and bathroom could both use updating (bathroom has green carpet in it), top of my budget (rent includes heat, water, trash and electricity)

Apartment 2 (I’ll see this in person tomorrow)

Pros: Clean, decent location (close to public transit), fair amount of storage, decent sized, separate kitchen, bathroom inside the unit, sunny, safe building

Cons: Top of my budget (includes gas, water and trash), smaller living area than Apartment 1, carpet instead of hardwood, no architectural details, move in fee required

Apartment 3 (I’ll see this in person tomorrow)

Pros: Excellent price (includes water, gas and trash), cute details, separate, decent sized kitchen, sunny, pretty vintage building, good location, close to transit, front-facing unit so I can replay scenes from Rear Window

Cons: Smaller living area than Apartment 1, carpet instead of hardwood, move in fee required

So, which one will she choose? The vintage studio with lots of charm? The clean studio in a safe building? Or the sunny studio with separate kitchen?

Stay tuned…



  1. It seems like you have some great options. I love the outdoor architecture of the first apartment. Can’t wait to see what you choose!
    E + J

    Comment by Eddie Ross — March 23, 2011 @ 11:18 am

  2. I love that I can hear the House Hunters narrator saying that last sentence. And from the photos–I choose #3. However, from the convo we had on the phone just now, and I unsure.

    Comment by Susie — March 23, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

  3. I like the look of #3. #1 sounds gorgeous but the bathroom is too close to being an outhouse. Is #3 the one you picked?

    Comment by Janet — March 26, 2011 @ 11:06 pm

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