Chicago is full of industrial lofts, so it takes a little extra sumpin-sumpin to set a place apart. The massive skylight beaming down on the living room of this duplex loft does just that. (More photos here.) All three bedrooms are located on the second floor, and the master bedroom has a pair of glass doors letting in light from the skylight, as well as a shallow balcony overlooking the first floor. The place also comes with a large, private roof deck. The 3,000-square-foot unit last sold for $536,000 in 1997, and it doesn't look like the kitchen or bathrooms have been updated since then. Today's price? $895,000.
· Listing: 2222 N. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL [Koenig & Strey]