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Pick up this beautiful architect-owned Bucktown loft for $515K

The two-bedroom home packs a lot of style into 1,700 square feet.

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Ames

Buyers searching for a chic timber loft with a great location across from Bucktown’s Walsh Park and the entrance to The 606 Trail will find plenty to like about this architect-owned home, recently listed for $515,000.

The loft is situated atop an early 1900s former factory building which produced old-school mechanical calculators known as comptometers. The upgraded two-bedroom duplex features large windows, exposed brick, and timber beams that make former industrial spaces such appealing places to live.

“It has that perfect ratio of public entertaining space paired with the high-ceilinged bedrooms overlooking the park and skyline,” the current owner said. “The main level is dark and moody featuring mid-century furnishings with black steel legs with a touch of warmth from my favorite rug, a 1940’s handwoven piece from Afghanistan. In contrast, the upstairs is light and airy. Even though there is a large window wall in the master bedroom, the space still feels private—like a true sanctuary above the city.”

We couldn’t have said it much better ourselves. And, as a fun historical touch, an antique comptometer manufactured in the building is included in the unit’s asking price, listing agent Sarah Ambrose of Engel & Voelkers Chicago tells Curbed.