It always warms our heart whenever an aging building with major historic assets is given a second lease on life. Such is the case with this terra cotta beauty on State and Monroe in the heart of the Loop. Dating to 1913, the 21-story highrise was given quite the makeover as part of its conversion to condos. The soot-blasted facade has been scrubbed down and now gleams with pride. We came across this modestly-appointed 2-bed unit on the 8th floor of the building, with an asking price of $225K. No word on square footage, but it features 11' ceilings and nice views of State Street, along with access to a fitness room, dog-run and sundeck. And, with Millennium Park, the Art Institute, and shopping nearby, prepare to join ranks with the culture vultures.
Listing: 8 W. Monroe St. #803 [Jameson Sotheby's International Realty]