Thanks to high ceilings, large windows, and sturdy construction, Chicago’s old 19th century school buildings typically lend themselves well to residential conversion. Take for example this newly listed unit in the former Headly School in Lincoln Park—an 1875 structure that went condo in 1985. The three-bedroom, three-bath home offers the aforementioned abundance of light and headroom but also modern touches like a fully updated kitchen, aged European ash floors, and integrated audio speakers.
While the top floor is ideal for entertaining thanks to its separate kitchenette and outdoor deck with dramatic views of Chicago’s skyline, the home’s standout feature is undoubtedly the oversized original timber beams and metal bracket-work that partition its sky-lit master suite from a spacious stand alone dressing room. At a price just shy of $1 million, this 2,500-square-foot Lincoln Park rehab likely won’t last very long.