The huge converted loft building at Ontario and Kingsbury is a handsome—if rather typical—remnant of a more pervasive industrial age. We're glad its bulk is still around, if only to help keep the forest of new towers at bay. The sturdiest of buildings, with concrete floors, one of its most exemplary units just landed on the market for $699K. A duplex with over 2,500 square feet, the second level is reached by a lovely spiral staircase that rises through a small cut in the concrete, much like a fire pole. Concrete pillars are also very present, and exposed brick and ductwork complete the trifecta. One of the two bedrooms is an enormous master suite with a sitting room and wood-burning fireplace. The living room boasts another fireplace, and the second bedroom has a built-in desk and murphy bed. Not too shabby.
·Listing: 411 W Ontario St. #328 [Baird & Warner]