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Three-level timber penthouse seeks $1.4M in the West Loop

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Wood beams, exposed brick, two balconies, and windows everywhere

Images courtesy of Matt Mansueto Photography/John Greene Realtor

While Chicago’s trendy West Loop may be known for its abundance of industrial lofts turned luxury condos, this particular example at the corner of Randolph and Desplaines stands out thanks to a unique three-level floorplan with a bright central atrium and twisting contemporary staircase.

Situated on the fifth floor of a handsome old brick and timber warehouse building, the main level of the 2,800-square-foot residence is home to a living room, dining room, master suite, and a kitchen featuring poured concrete countertops, wood cabinets with a faux stainless steel finish, and a rolling library ladder for accessing overhead storage.

One floor up, the home’s lofted second level has its own private entrance leading to a home office, a second bedroom, and a game room with space for a ping-pong table. The current owner brought down a wall here to make the area more bright and open but would be willing to put it back to enclose what used to be the third bedroom, listing agent Elizabeth Diomede of John Greene Realtor told Curbed.

Higher still, a roof deck with retractable glass doors, a firepit, and a brick privacy wall frames the skyline to the east. It is joined by a second, west-facing outdoor space off the living room. “There are views from both balconies and every window,” added Diomede. “With no neighbors above, it also feels very private for a timber loft.

The unusual West Loop residence hit the market on April 10 with an asking price of $1,375,000 plus $668 in monthly HOA fees. It last sold in 2013 for $790,000 and was offered last year as a rental for $7,500 per month, records show.