"Headley was overbuilt in terms of its construction," architect William Bauhs told the Chicago Tribune, when the old school was being converted to lofts in 1985. The original walls were so thick that they were deemed to expensive to take out. "It will provide an unusually nice residential unit because of the soundproofing and fireproofing of the original walls," Bauhs said at the time. That explains the enormous timber beams and brackets in the master bedroom of this 4BD, 4BA unit, which came back on the market this week. The three-level condo has beautiful arched windows, a set of twin staircases with a reading nook beneath, and skylights on the top floor. Prices have increased a bit since the '80s, when lofts in the building were priced from $150,000 to $275,000. This unit last sold for $565,000 in 2008, and it's now priced at $740,000.
· Listing: 2107 N. Magnolia St. #3C [Prudential Rubloff]
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