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New 'Jumbo' Wicker Park Condos Feature Bathrooms 'As Big As Bedrooms'

By Alisa Hauser | January 23, 2017 12:51pm | Updated on January 23, 2017 1:26pm
 New homes underway at 2024-2018 West Le Moyne Street in Wicker Park.
New homes underway at 2024-2018 West Le Moyne Street in Wicker Park.
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WICKER PARK — Construction on 18 new luxury condos advertised as "jumbo" is on track to be completed this spring.

"The Lemoyne Collection," being built around the corner from the CTA Damen L stop and near Wicker Park's namesake park, include penthouse units with rooftop decks topping $800,000.

"It's a unique location. We have very strong interest already," said real estate agent Jason Vondrachek, who along with fellow agent Thomas Klahn, plans to put the homes on the market within the next few weeks.

Located at 2024-28 W. Le Moyne St., just west of Damen Avenue, the condos offer a "very different layout" than most other homes, Vondrachek said.

"They are substantially deeper and the finishes will be very nice," Vondrachek said of the homes, which are situated on lots that stretch back 165 feet as compared to the average 125-foot-deep Chicago lot.

About two years ago, the original plan was to bring 14 townhomes to the site, which had been vacant since the late 1970s when a large U-shaped apartment building burned down in a fire. 

Vondrachek said the middle floor units will start at $735,000 and the penthouses at $825,000. The cost of the "duplex downs" on the first floor and lower level have not yet been decided, he said.

Designed by architect John Hanna, the three- and four-bedroom condominiums are spread out over three brick buildings, each offering six units. Construction on the homes started last year and was estimated to cost $3 million, according to building permits.

Due to the deeper lots, the homes will have "more space to breathe," with large closets, "bathrooms as big as bedrooms" featuring "artful stone bathtubs" instead of porcelain, Vondrachek said.

"It's a really special project that needs to be experienced more than spoken about. We want people to be able to walk through the homes and are waiting to get closer to being finished before putting them on the market," Vondrachek said.

The developer of the homes is New York, New York-based Nomida LLC, state records show. On Monday, an executive with Nomida LLC could not immediately be reached for comment on the homes.