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Spacious bow truss timber loft near the 606 trail returns with lower price

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This cavernous, 7,600-square-foot home has knocked $350k off its price since August

2436 W. Bloomingdale Ave.
Photos by VHT Studios

Located next to the 606 Trail near the border of Logan Square and Bucktown, this unusual double-wide loft style home is one of Chicago’s more interesting residential listings. While the home’s masonry frontage along Bloomington Avenue may not necessarily offer a whole lot of curb appeal, the unassuming facade conceals a 65-foot-long lofted living room topped by an arched 23-foot skylit ceiling supported by timber bowstring trusswork.

Previously an auto mechanics garage, the property features six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a designer chef’s kitchen, radiant heated floors, a four-car garage, rooftop deck, and a centrally located glass-enclosed patio. The abundance of open space lends itself well to showcasing an art collection or could even work well as a live/work setup. According to the listing notes, the address has the zoning necessary for such a dual-use arrangement already in place.

The 7,600-square-foot home was asking $2.85 million last summer and has taken a series of price reductions since. The property most recently returned to the market yesterday and is now seeking just shy of $2.5 million.