Chicago is full of nice timber lofts, but this unit at the Pencil Factory Lofts building in Roscoe Village is a true industrial loft. This fifth floor, two bedroom, two bathroom unit has a real raw look to it, but it's also very sleek and contemporary feeling as well. The listing agent mentions that this loft was fully rehabbed in 2011, but they don't mention which architect did the renovation. And indeed, the loft's looks are impressive, but it's also got a functional layout as well. The loft has a modular design to it, with a Murphy bed tucked away just off the main living space and a series of storage shelves and containers accessible by a rail ladder. The unit is listed as 1,374 square feet, and there's certainly enough room to try out various decor themes. The location is also great and the loft is within walking distance to the Paulina Brown Line station, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and numerous restaurants. It can be had for $399,900.
·1800 West Roscoe Street Unit 514, Chicago, IL [Estately]
·Under $400K Club archives [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous Roscoe Village coverage [Curbed Chicago]