Portage Park bungalow with the soul of a mansion sells fast


A 1920s bungalow in Portage Park with original finishes extraordinary for that usually humble housing style has sold fast.

The four-bedroom bungalow on Cullom Avenue, two blocks north of the park that shares the neighborhood’s name, has ornamental plaster ceilings and fine wood paneling—features that are more commonly found in high-end historical homes—as well as stained glass windows and a vintage black-and-pink bathroom. 

Sold for $563,000 on Nov. 18, the four-bedroom, 3,400-square-footer was on the market for just 13 days in September and October before going under contract to the buyers. Houses in Portage Park have been taking an average of 62 days to sell this year, according to the latest data available from the Chicago Association of Realtors. 

“It’s a pretty special bungalow, with all those details preserved,” said Michael Yeagle, the Compass agent who represented the buyers. Yeagle said they weren’t even shopping for a home when this one hit the market. Already living in a Chicago bungalow, “they were just looking for ideas for how to redo their kitchen.” 

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