We don't know the history of this building at the corner of Bell and Potomac in Wicker Park, but it has a lofty feel, and it looks like a converted storefront. Whatever it was in its previous life, it's a home now, and it looks rather appealing. The 2,300-square-foot, three-bedroom, 2.5-bath unit was recently renovated, according to the listing, with a sleek new kitchen, updated baths and a big blackboard in the dining area. The home has two roof decks, and parking (across the street) is included. The price: $499,000.
· Listing: 2214 W. Potomac Ave. [Prudential Rubloff]