Attention loft-lovers or artists who've been priced out of Wicker Park. Train your eyes on this 2-story job in the Ukrainian Village that's just crying out for some vision. Dating back to 1906, it really knows how to occupy a corner, so much so that it extends nearly half a city block on its longest side. We can only imagine how ridiculously open it would feel if you got rid of all the stuff inside. Once home to a distillery and later a spring factory, it's endowed with all the goodies you'd expect from a loft. Exposed ductwork? Check. Timber ceilings? Check. And how about those bad-ass pulley elevators...that really work. The sprawling, 4,800-square footer also includes wood beams from the World's Fair, 12' ceilings, updated windows, newer bath, and sand-blasted walls. And there's even a tranquil garden out back. The ask? $459K.
· Listing: 1124 N Wood, Unit 1 [Coldwell Banker Residential]