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In Old Town’s Theophil Studios, this cozy condo with art glass windows wants $244K

The historic one-bedroom offers unique Art Deco style and an excellent location

The living room includes hardwood floors, built-in shelving, and a pair of distinctive art glass windows.
Photos by VHT Studios

This quirky one-bedroom is one of six units that make up the historic Theophil Studios in Old Town. Initially constructed as a single-family home, the Burton Place building was later carved up into multiple units in 1940 by architect Frank Lapasso. The designer added a number of Art Deco/Moderne-inspired touches, such as a revamped exterior with a circular breezeblock wall and porthole-style windows.

Spanning just 800 square feet, the cozy home offers some notable architectural features including a pair of rectangular leaded art glass windows in the living room, a porthole in the bedroom, old-school radiators, and a wood-burning fireplace flanked by an impressive black marble hearth and a mosaic tile floor. There’s lots of built-in shelving and storage, a small but serviceable kitchenette, and some attractive (albeit mostly digital) room staging.

If you’re seeking a unique one-bedroom residence—or part-time pied-à-terre—with a distinctive architectural pedigree and a great location in the heart of Old Town, 143 W. Burton Place, Apartment 1N can be yours for $224,000. Assessments run an extra $268 per month.

The Theophil Studios building stands at the southwest corner of LaSalle and Burton.
The home’s impressive wood-burning hearth includes a black marble mantel and a tile floor insert.
The bedroom (shown with som virtual staging) has a stone floor and one of Theophil’s distinctive porthole windows.
The small kitchen includes stainless appliances, glass front cabinets, and a tile backsplash.