Chicago’s West Town neighborhood is enjoying a real estate revival these days as energies spill west from River North and creep north from the West Loop's hot Fulton Market District. While the stark bunker-like facade of this Grand Avenue home doesn’t necessarily ooze with traditional curb appeal, the unique property offers some seriously high ceilings and approximately 2,500 square feet of livable space.
Given an imaginative buyer with a decent enough renovation budget, the home makes a compelling blank canvass for a potential live/work space such as an art studio. In addition to all the room, it also comes with a steam shower, roof deck, and attached two-car garage. Listed last year seeking the same steep $799,000 price as its considerably more glamorous next door neighbor, 1218 W. Grand has recently returned to the market with a substantial price cut — now asking $629,900.