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Edgewater two-bedroom condo in a converted substation lists for $375K

The adaptive reuse features a number of interesting industrial touches

Photos by VHT Studios

Situated just off the Red Line 'L' tracks in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood, this unique condo is inside an old ComEd substation dating back to 1920. Converted to multiple private residences in 2008, the property sports a number of vestigial features from its days as an electrical utility including deactivated high-voltage equipment and an industrial-chic stamped metal ceiling.

This particular two-bedroom, two-and-half-bath home includes a lofted kitchen, dining, and TV-watching area flooded with natural light through double-height windows. Perched above the dwelling quarters, the elevated space overlooks a bright sitting area well suited for a vinyl collection and stereo. This so-called “bonus den” connects to the home’s courtyard-facing balcony.

A short walk from Hollywood Beach, the CTA, and Whole Foods, the home hit the market yesterday seeking a relatively reasonable $375,000. The price includes a reserved outdoor parking place and a supplemental storage cage. Condo association dues will run an extra $340 per month.