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Retired Com-Ed Substation Begets Awesome Industrial Loft

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In Edgewater Beach, parked against the Red Line 'L' tracks, a converted Com-Ed substation has its finest wares on the market: this 2/1.5 soaring industrial loft, listed for $339,500. It's a top floor unit, but top floor in this case puts you eye to eye with the 'L'. Huge two-story windows practically invite the trains—or at least onlookers—into your living room. Think of it like living in one of those aquariums along NYC's High Line, except with a persistent noise component. We don't doubt it'll work for someone, but these environmental factors have definitely helped keep the price suppressed. The unit has a lofted bedroom and an enclosed one, and all the predictable upgrades (SS-appliances, stone counters, hardwood floors). Some are less predictable: built-in iPod stations and TV/ sound systems. You also get your quota of leftover industrial kitsch, now high design. We have to agree, it is a pretty "unique urban loft". It'll need an equally 'unique' buyer.
·Listing: 1128 W Ardmore Ave. #5 [Curbed Marketplace]