In the South Loop, across from some of the glitzy new highrises on S. Michigan Avenue, is an unassuming 3-story concrete building. So unassuming, in fact, that we wouldn't assume it contained anything close to this stylish 3-bed loft, back on the market for a hair under $800K. With 3,000-square feet of space all on one floor, this place is downright cavernous. Interiors are a nice marriage of sleek contempo elements and vintage charm. What really caught our eye was the ethereal, floating staircase. It stands out beautifully against the exposed brick wall and appears to lead right on up to heaven. Well, the rooftop deck, anyway, which some may find heavenly. The top floor unit also features an eco-friendly bamboo kitchen outfitted with SS-apps, hardwood floors, huge windows, and an office area. Purchased for $585K back in 2004, these fully-renovated interiors have really added some value—and character—to the property.
·Listing: 1617 S. Michigan, Unit 311 [Urban Living]