Before Clybourn corridor became the traffic-jammed shopping destination it is today, a couple of developers saw potential in an old six-story piano factory, and converted the building into an attractive, 57-unit residential loft building. It was one of the first loft conversions in the area, and one of the more successful. (This old Ben Joravsky story provides some good background on Clybourn corridor development.) One of the penthouses, an 1,800-square-foot unit, recently came back on the market. With a 1,200-square-foot private roof deck and a private balcony, it has nearly as much outdoor space as it does indoor floor space, and it's been updated with ceiling-suspended shelving and new kitchen appliances. The 2BD, 2BA unit last sold for $630,000, and it's now priced at $574,000. Parking is included.
· Listing: 1872 N. Clybourn Ave. #603 [Coldwell Banker]