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The Pepperland

1509-1517 E. 57th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

Overlooking both lively 57th Street and the colorful homes along South Harper Avenue, this red brick building adds to the eclectic streetscape with projected black stone bay windows that provide additional space, light and air to the interiors. The influence of the Arts & Crafts Movement can be seen in simple terracotta detailing along the exterior, while older European traditions are revealed in the rusticated stonework at the base and corners of the facade. The property stands in a convenient location close to Jackson Park, Lake Shore Drive and public transportation into the city.

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Building Features

  • Bike Storage
  • Laundry Center
  • Pets Allowed

Apartment Amenities

  • Dining Room
  • Garden-Level Unit
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Radiant Heat

Ratings & Reviews

Overall property rating 3.1

3.1 out of 5 stars

Recent review:

Brian B. on 10/09/2014

It s ok. Things could be better.

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Ratings & Reviews

☞     Brian B.

 on 10/10/2014   rated  

It s ok. Things could be better.

Living at the Pepperland is sort of like hanging out with your crazy uncle. It s pretty awkward sometimes, and not always convenient, but there are always hilarious stories and he s endearing.

☞     Kristen Z.

 on 10/04/2014   rated  

Quintessential Hyde Park quirkiness, Victorian charm, modern appliances

I love my apartment! I wish it had central air conditioning, a dishwasher, and in-unit laundry (and I'm not crazy about the popcorn walls and the mismatched doorknobs), but other than that, it has everything on my wish list: bright bay windows, a faux fireplace, a big balcony, mostly white walls, a secure second floor location, a black and white tile kitchen floor, a retro red backsplash, free internet and street parking after hours, fixed price heat included, close to campus, the Metra, and the lake. The shower pressure is perfect, although occasionally (maybe thrice) there's been no hot water. The teal stairwell and silver radiators are stunning.

☞     Rachel M.

 on 01/10/2013   rated  

bright, creaky, annoying popcorn walls

It's like living in an old building with creaky floors and lots of noise, but you get used to it. The walls are covered in very annoying popcorn style plaster that crumbles on your stuff. But it is a bright and open space and can feel very homey.

☞     Natalie R.

 on 26/06/2013   rated  

The location is fine, as is the actual apartment itself.

It's ok: not great, but not terrible. However, working with Mac has been less than satisfying.

☞     Eric J.

 on 10/11/2012   rated  

Decent place with horrible walls

It's not bad, but it would be better if the walls were drywall and not plaster with popcorn. Other than that, the property manager has done a good job at responding quickly to concerns that I may have.

☞     Michael P.

 on 04/11/2012   rated  

Good location, recently renovated, but has maintenance issues.

Good: kitchens recently renovated, with new appliances. The building is mostly clean. Laundry room downstairs. Right next to the Metra, and next to Powell's (which often gives out free used books). Bad: - The apartment is overheated, even with all the radiators off. The cold water sometimes comes out steaming hot. - Rooms: We live in a "four bedroom", which is really a three-bedroom with a converted closet. - The washers and dryers are frequently broken. Two of the washing machines are currently out of order. - Security: the basement entrance has been unlocked for more than a week. We've requested a repair, but no one's come by. - Kitchen layout: the sink, cabinets, and stove are all crammed into one corner of the kitchen, making it hard for two people to use the kitchen at once. I believe many of the apartments in this building have this layout.Good: kitchens recently renovated, with new appliances. The building is mostly clean. Laundry room downstairs. Right next to the Metra, and next to Powell's (which often gives out free used books). Bad: - The apartment is overheated, even with all the radiators off. The cold water sometimes comes out steaming hot. - Rooms: We live in a "four bedroom", which is really a three-bedroom with a converted closet. - The washers and dryers are frequently broken. Two of the washing machines are currently out of order. - Security: the basement entrance has been unlocked for more than a week. We've requested a repair, but no one's come by. - Kitchen layout: the sink, cabinets, and stove are all crammed into one corner of the kitchen, making it hard for two people to use the kitchen at once. I believe many of the apartments in this building have this layout.Good: kitchens recently renovated, with new appliances. The building is mostly clean. Laundry room downstairs. Right next to the Metra, and next to Powell's (which often gives out free used books). Bad: - The apartment is overheated, even with all the radiators off. The cold water sometimes comes out steaming hot. - Rooms: We live in a "four bedroom", which is really a three-bedroom with a converted closet. - The washers and dryers are frequently broken. Two of the washing machines are currently out of order. - Security: the basement entrance has been unlocked for more than a week. We've requested a repair, but no one's come by. - Kitchen layout: the sink, cabinets, and stove are all crammed into one corner of the kitchen, making it hard for two people to use the kitchen at once. I believe many of the apartments in this building have this layout.

☞     Eric J.

 on 04/09/2012   rated  

okay, spacious, not too bad

It's okay. The apartment is spacious, but there is no room for storing things. If you are a future tenant, definitely check out the apartment and make sure the walls and floors are caulked, the lights work, and other things. The apartment building is older and it shows. The floor in the first bedroom in my apartment has almost a 30 degree drop close to the closest, so just check out the apartment before you sign the lease. The popcorn texture on the walls is not aesthetically pleasing. Plus, you will need some additional blinds because they installed the blinds several inches from the inside of the window, so people can see in at night. Also, the kitchen has 2 small windows without any blinds, so it is very easy to see in at night.