Located just a short walk from the locally-owned shops and restaurants of Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, this handsome industrial loft delivers plenty of character for well under the $400,000 threshold. Boasting 14-foot ceilings, exposed brickwork, upgraded lighting fixtures, and two fully-enclosed bedrooms, the home’s open layout flows between its living room, home office space, dedicated dining area, and a compact but handsomely updated kitchen.
The third-floor property is one of the 40 units that comprise the Map Factory Lofts. The sturdy masonry building can trace its history back to its original life as a—you guessed it—map factory in the 1890s. It even features original examples of said geographic charts on the walls of its lobby.
Listed at $324,900, the unit is considerably more reasonable (and charming) than many of the newer condos headed to the neighborhood. The asking price is only slightly higher than the loft’s 2015 sale price of $322,500. A single parking space and access to a shared rooftop deck are also included.