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    I grew up across the street from this house. It's selling for $519K which is a RIDICULOUS price for this neighborhood.

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    it's a nice house but the interior granny decor sucks, especially the living room. it looks like whoever lives there calls it a 'parlour'.
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    It's all staged. I actually know the owners and I don't think any of it is their furniture. I love that old place though. The floors are to die for. I wish they'd have keps the old 6inch Chicago style baseboards when they remodeled though.

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    I can't believe they ruined the exterior with that cheap siding.
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    ^^^
    it's a nice house but if they were going to stage it, they could have done a better job. i doubt the granny look is hot in chicago right now.
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    Love that kitchen!
    No garage even, Bella?
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    Detached around the back like most bungalows in Chicago. Agree on the siding.

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    I really like this. The kitchen is great, there's that big bay window in the living room and huge windows with lots of natural light in every room. When I look at these, I imagine my stuff in there and where it would go, not what's already there (especially if I don't like the furnishings, which are okay here for me). Big pricetag though.
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    I don't think they understand wtf a bungalow is. A bungalow is a first floor and a basement. There's no upstairs. Stupid.
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    I really like it and would take it in a hot second. And I have some granny sensibilities, so I would probably keep a great deal of the decor.

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    I love it. Granny decor and all. I'd keep most of it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    I don't think they understand wtf a bungalow is. A bungalow is a first floor and a basement. There's no upstairs. Stupid.
    In my neck of the woods, this style is what a bungalow is. The first floor/basement thing (which is what I own), is called a "ranch" home. No cattle or goats included.
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    ^^ Yep, Chicagoans consider long narrow homes (usually multistory) to be bungalows. We call one floor with a basement a ranch style house too.

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    It's cute, not a fan of the bathroom though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    In my neck of the woods, this style is what a bungalow is. The first floor/basement thing (which is what I own), is called a "ranch" home. No cattle or goats included.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bellatheball View Post
    ^^ Yep, Chicagoans consider long narrow homes (usually multistory) to be bungalows. We call one floor with a basement a ranch style house too.
    I think this is particularly true in my neck of the woods as well, especially if the second floor( as in this one) is really part of the attic, with dormers and such. Really more of a 1 and a half story than two story. This is also similar to some of the arts and crafts homes- many of them were 1 and a half story with dormers.

    I really like the house, but it is just a bit too white again for me. I know they are trying to make it look bright and all, but it is just a bit too monotone for me decor wise. The house itself is quite cute and charming, particularly that front view.

    *If I had this house, that raised lawn would be gone fast, replaced with some nice landscaping and plants!

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