Permits have been issued for two adjacent single-family homes, part of a larger 12-home development by Lexington Homes. These two new Lake View residences, located at 1225 and 1227 W School Street, will each stand three stories and will be designed by Laszlo Simovic Architects, LLC. As noted in permit descriptions, features for these houses will include basements, five-foot high fences, and two-car frame garages with rooftop decks.
The master plan for the block will entail nine lots along School Street and Melrose Street. Each of the homes in the overall development will span between 4,000 and 5,000 square feet. Prices are expected to begin at $2 million.
The site is serviced is by bus Route 77 located at the intersection of Belmont & Racine, a four-minute walk walk southeast. The closest CTA Brown line stop is Southport Station, a seven-minute walk northwest.
Chicago Pro Builders is the general contractor behind the construction of both projects. 1225 W School Street is expected to cost just over $777,000, while 1227 W School Street is expected to cost $687,000. A previous update on Alderman Lawson’s website mentioned that work would begin and complete by early 2024. However, it appears that this timeline has been pushed back by at least a year.