Buyers looking for space to spread out in the heart of the Fulton Market neighborhood and its burgeoning restaurant and tech scene may need to look no further than this handsome, freshly listed two-bedroom, two-bathroom industrial loft at 312 N. May Street. While the unit naturally ticks the standard list of timber loft features such as hardwood floors, high ceilings, exposed brick, and an open floor plan, the white painted overhead support beams are a nice touch and offer a crisp, complimentary contrast between new and old. An abundance of large windows and upgraded track lighting gives this 2,400-square-foot space and open and airy atmosphere.
It is obvious that the previous owner wasn't afraid of color based on the orange foyer and two bright yellow bathrooms featuring equally colorful shower curtains. While the open kitchen features such perks as stone countertops and stainless appliances, the stepped layout and color of the dark wooden cabinetry feels slightly less contemporary and more suited to when the building was converted to condos back in 2000. The six-story former warehouse features a shared rooftop deck with stunning views of downtown. While records show that this particular unit last sold for $375,000 in 2003, the current asking price of $560,000 is a function of the Fulton Market/West Loop neighborhood's meteoric rise to prominence over the past decade and also reflects the scarcity of condos throughout the area.
·312 N May St APT 2A [Zillow]
·Previous Loft coverage [Curbed Chicago]