Blog by Kevin Van Eck

Sale of the Week - 472 W Superior

March 20th, 2012
472 W Superior - ExteriorTOWNHOME SALE OF THE WEEK is a new weekly post that you'll see from Townhome Shop on Tuesdays every week. It will be the recap of a Chicago Townhome sale from the previous week.

For the initial post, we're talking about the sale of 472 W Superior St in the City Club development. We'll be reviewing the City Club later this spring for a Townhome Shop community exclusive. This gated community in ...

Dwyane Wade's 3,900sf Townhome

February 6th, 2012
ADD DWYANE WADE TO THE LIST of celebrity Chicago townhome owners. As profiled briefly at, Dwyane purchased his riverfront home in 2009 for a price of $1,425,000. The property was listed at $1,699,000 when prior to going DWade - Kinzie Parkunder contract. The townhome development in which he resides is one of the most desired for it's premier location, with close proximity to downtown. Dwyane Wade's ...

Pricing Correctly - Booth Hansen Designed Townhome Closes in Lincoln Park

December 9th, 2011
Pricing Correctly - Booth Hansen Designed Townhome Sold in Lincoln Park

Booth Hansen?

If you don't know Booth Hansen, you have most definitely seen some of their work. They're commissioned to work on Virgin Hotels' first North American hotel, scheduled to open in 2013 at 203 N Wabash. They're currently involved in a study on the restoration of the legendary Uptown Theatre, they designed the Jof ...

Kinzie Park Townhome Sells for $1.3M

December 6th, 2011
A Kinzie Park Chicago Townhome, at 437 N Canal, closed at $1,325,000 in October, 2011. The property was listed at $1,395,000 at the time of the sale.

Kinzie Park is a 6.5 acre luxury community located on the Chicago River between Grand Avenue and Kinzie Street. The development features townhomes, as well as mid-rise and high-rise condos. The community's website states that there are over 300 h ...

Vince Vaughn - Townhome Owner - Landlord

November 10th, 2011
River North townhome owner and funny man, Vince Vaughn, has owned his 4,000sf townhome since 2005, and has rented it out since 2006. He had recently relisted his townhome on Superior again in April, 2011, for $8,000 per month after he had rented it out in 2010 for $7,000. When he moved out in 2006, he traded up for a 7,800sf penthouse duplex in Chicago landmark building, the Palmolive. Back t ...

Chicago's most famous Townhome resident

September 30th, 2009

Chicago's Mayor Daley is probably Chicago's most famous Townhome resident.  Mayor Daley currently resides in a a luxurious South Loop Townhome.  Rumored to be moving to a new high-rise condo on N. Wabash, the Mayor closed on the new condo, but has never moved in.  Good choice - Mayor!


August 27th, 2009

On August 26, 2009, there were:

989 Townhomes for sale in Chicago
7 were ONE bedrooms
313 were TWO bedrooms
561 were THREE bedrooms
102 were FOUR bedrooms
5 were FIVE bedrooms
1 was a SIX bedroom