Vintage Apartments for Rent Chicago
The gracious details like stained glass windows, carved wooden handrails, and ornate columns in the doorways are precious finds in today’s world of mass-manufactured building materials. But they are just a few of the perks for renters looking for vintage apartments. The charm of vintage apartments is brutal to overlook, but don’t forget that vintage apartments are also some of the most budget-friendly apartments on the market at any given time. And they're frequently found in an excellent location that allows renters to walk to trains, buses, grocery stores, and restaurants.
Renters will find three bedrooms on a reasonable budget in vintage two-flat and three-flat Chicago apartments, although in truth, the third bedroom will be on the smaller side and may serve best as a home office or guest room. Renters will find built-in storage options like hutches, shelving, and walk-in pantries in these vintage apartments. Ornate details such as stained glass windows, original wood trim, and fireplaces that are merely decorative (or authentic working fireplaces in some instances) are typical. Renters will typically find a rear porch and a front sunroom in these vintage apartments. For renters who want a sunny place, look for southern exposure through bay windows, as they are a common feature in this type of apartment.
Bedrooms are on the smaller side in vintage apartments, with most floor space dedicated to the living, dining, and kitchen areas. The bathroom will be a decent size and is usually equipped with a soaking tub and shower combo. But renters hoping for en suite bathrooms or additional bathrooms might have to look elsewhere as these classic apartments are commonly limited to just one bathroom.
Many vintage apartments get lots of sunlight thanks to their abundant windows, but they’re also a safe bet to be warm throughout the year, thanks to their traditional radiator heat. Getting apartment heat from steam might seem like an old and clunky method for staying warm, but the tried and true radiator heat is no joke in classic Chicago apartments.