While Chicago has no shortage of handsome timber lofts, this particular example in Lakeview stands out with impressive 34-foot ceilings and plenty recently added designer upgrades.
The home’s current owner, who works in advertising, picked up the property in 2014 and embarked on an extensive gut rehab the following year, said listing agent Jeremy Scott Fisher with Compass. Features include an open living space with a new on-trend white kitchen, updated lighting, a stone-lined fireplace, and dining area with a dramatic blue damask accent wall.
The renovation opened up the staircase, removing walls to create a sort of elevated catwalk between the second level rooms. The owner also added a window to the second bedroom—currently serving double duty as a home office—that overlooks the large living space below.
While large industrial lofts are fairly common in areas such as River North and the West Loop, this type of home is much harder to find in Lakeview. “Lofts like this don’t really exist over here,” added Fisher. “It’s just rad.”
One of two duplex units in the former 1908 commercial building near the intersection of Belmont and Seminary avenues, the property provides easy access to some of Lakeview’s best assets. It is a short walk to the CTA, Wrigley Field, and the shopping and restaurants along the Southport Corridor.
The renovated loft hit the market late last month and is currently asking $574,900. The price includes one reserved parking space and use of a shared rooftop deck with sweeping skyline views of downtown Chicago.