While the South Loop’s condo market is slowing but surely working its way back towards its pre-recession high, there are still a good number of existing units to be had for relatively reasonably prices. Take for example this newly listed two-bedroom unit on the forth floor of the architecturally significant Crane Company Building at 888 S. Michigan Avenue. Designed by Holabird & Roche and built in 1912, the 13-story classical revival style office building was converted to residential in the 1960s and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
At nearly 2,200 square feet, this particular unit is nice and large for a two-bedroom and offers 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and dramatic south/east corner views of Chicago’s Grant Park, Museum Campus, and lakefront. For even better skyline gazing, the home includes access to a rooftop deck shared by the building’s low count of just 36 total units. The handsomely updated and historic property is currently seeking $715,000 plus $976 in monthly HOA fees.