2058 N. Albany, Chicago, IL 60647
Chicago Apartment Logan Square
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Spacious 2 bedrooms sensitively restored to capture elegance with modern granite kitchens and bath, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, Jacuzzi tub, gas fireplace, A/C. Starting at $1100 per month
• two bedroom, one bathroom with jacuzzi
• 14 ft high ceilings, hardwood floors
• granite kitchen and bathroom
• cherry wood cabinets
• close to shopping and transportation
• $1,250 to $1,450 per month
• security deposit 1 1/2 month
By Janice Rosenberg
Special to the Tribune
January 29, 2006
Loft-like sophistication will surprise visitors to a two-bedroom, one-bath apartment at 2058 N. Albany Ave. in Logan Square. The building\'s broad corner doorstep hints that its first floor once housed a small grocery store or tavern. Today six apartments share space in this brown brick three-story with red doors.
The outside entrance to the ground-floor rear apartment is on Dickens Avenue, a quiet cul-de-sac around the corner to the west. Inside, a nondescript apartment door conceals an attention-grabbing renovation. The apartment profits from loft-like touches such as 15-foot ceilings, exposed ductwork and natural brick walls.
Those who enter the small foyer face a louvered closet that stores the apartment\'s heating and central air-conditioning system. On the left, another door opens on a back stairwell and street door; on the right is a wall-mounted rack for coats. Granite floor tiles in a swirl of beige and black continue along a hallway to the right and into the bathroom and kitchen.
Beyond the heating system closet, the bathroom is the first door on the left side of the hall. Granite tile forms a shower surround, a sink backsplash and a low wall enclosing the white Jacuzzi bathtub. Three glass shades on a pewter wall fixture diffuse light over a curvaceous white sink set atop a white storage cabinet.
Next is the 7-by-10-foot galley kitchen with dark wood cabinets, ceiling fan, granite-look laminate countertops and white appliances including a dishwasher and gas stove. A giant window at the far end faces an airshaft but provides considerable light.
A kitchen closet holds the apartment\'s hot-water heater, leaving enough floor space for a small table and two chairs. A large opening cut into the wall opens the room to the living area.
Across the hall from the kitchen, the 10-by-10-foot bedroom has a closet with bi-fold doors and a window looking out onto Dickens. The second bedroom is 10-by-11 and has two windows facing Dickens. An unusual two-level closet arrangement -- with upper hanging and storage space accessible only by ladder -- distinguishes the room.
Hardwood floors accentuate both bedrooms and the 13-by-15-foot living area at the end of the hall. Angled into the far right-hand corner, a cable-ready television shelf sits atop a granite-faced gas fireplace. Spotlights wired across the ceiling add a touch of glamor.
Light floods the room from a large south-facing window and a window over a back door. The door leads to a fenced yard shared with tenants of a small house tucked behind the apartment building.
Mini blinds cover all windows. The building offers no additional storage space. Laundry facilities are in the planning stage. Meanwhile, tenants may use facilities in a building across the street.
One block north, Albany Avenue abuts Palmer Square Park, part of the city\'s boulevard system and a good place to take a stroll. The CTA Blue Line California station is about six blocks north at Logan Boulevard.
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Address: 2058 N. Albany Ave., Chicago
Size: Two bedrooms, one bath
Security deposit: One-and-a-half month\'s rent
Utilities: Tenant pays gas and electric
Parking: Street only
For rental information, call 773-276-1099.
Logan Square is a well cared for and appealing neighborhood that boasts one of the grandest intersections in Chicago; called "The Square". "The Square" is set around an enormous marble column, which celebrates the centennial of Illinois statehood. In years past the roomy two- and three-flats housed such luminaries as Walt Disney and L. Frank Baum, author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Logan Square remains largely a residential area and offers several fine restaurants, spots for salsa, and a few places to "rock and bowl".
The neighborhood, truly one of the Chicago's melting pots, is well cared for and appealing. Logan Square has a diverse population that is attracted to the neighborhood’s diversity, close proximity to downtown, diverse neighborhood shopping, as well as, cheaper rents.
Rodriguez Grocery, Marvin Brushemi Grocery, Supermercado Barrera, and Super Buy Grocery are a few of the many smaller grocery stores within 5 minutes travel time. If larger chains are a preference then Dominick's and Jewel-Osco are 5-10 minutes away. Neighborhood walks through the park are quickly found at nearby Palmer Square (1-3 minutes away). Historic architecture, access to good travel routes (close to highway and major travel streets) and affordable housing make this a great neighborhood to migrate to.