The kinds of spaces presented as live-work make a zany cast of characters, unified by simplicity and sometimes degraded. Today's zoned live-work environment is quite different— a pristine $1.3M timber loft in the West Loop. The 5,500-square-foot ground-floor space is divided into a 3/3 residence and office/showroom space that looks to have hosted some facet of professional design. Little would need to be done to go fully residential, or at least to expand that component. The home's finishes are tremendous, and there's a chef's kitchen and a master suite "the size of an apartment." This listing is the West Loop's second priciest, behind a same-sized duplex at Haberdasher Square Lofts.
·Listing: 913 W Van Buren St. #N-1A [Koenig & Strey]
·Live-Work Units [Curbed Chicago]