After affordable downtown living, but perhaps not the extremely affordable downtrodden variety? Then ponder this 2-bed loft offering in the historic Donohue Building. Built in 1883 by Julius Speyer, the historic marker decrees that The Donohue was the largest printing facility in Printers Row and the first factory in the city to be converted to loft condominiums, in 1979. The unit's open floorplan is punctuated by pillars and timber beams. There's hardwood floors, exposed brick, soundproofed ceilings, and in-unit laundry. Also, the building allows for live-work situations in case you've got a hankering to make stuff. Asking $299K, it was last sold for $255K back in 2002. Assessments run $715/month but include utilities and building insurance.
·Listing: 711 S Dearborn St. #706 [Castle Keepers Realty]