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5 South Loop open houses to check out this weekend

Take a tour of the neighborhoods industrial lofts

Welcome to another edition of our weekly series rounding up open houses to check out over the weekend, because who doesn’t love a little real estate gawking? This time around we’re looking at what’s on the market in South Loop.

Why live in the South Loop? You’ll be close to the city’s best amenity: The Lakefront Trail. And, you won’t have to travel far for the delicious dim sum in Chinatown or a rowdy Bears game at Soldier Field. As for transit, residents have access to Metra trains, the CTA’s Red Line, and a water taxi stop in Ping Tom Memorial Park.


A cozy loft

Where: 1844 S. Michigan Avenue
When: Saturday, February 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Specs: One bedroom, one bathroom, 850 square feet
Selling points: This neighborhood is filled with lofts—we like this one because it has duplex vibes with its more substantial staircase. Of course, you’ll get the huge, former warehouse windows, exposed brick, and high-ceilings that come with loft living. Plus, a gas fireplace and private balcony. This building also has bike storage and a rooftop deck.
Asking price: $275,000

A sunny corner unit

Where: 221 E. Cullerton Street, Unit 501
When: Sunday, February 16 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Specs: One bedroom, one bathroom
Selling points: For those who crave maximum sunlight—this corner unit is for you. It has the coveted architectural details of a South Loop loft, like Chicago brick and high ceilings, along with a fully enclosed bedroom. Enjoy tons of closet space and in-unit laundry, plus a building bike room and gym.
Asking price: $274,900

A high-rise condo with exposed concrete

Where: 1720 S. Michigan Avenue, Unit 1408
When: Saturday, February 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Specs: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,100 square feet
Selling points: In a high-rise building, this newer condo offers a bit more space with sweeping views of the city and lake. While the bedrooms are on the smaller side, each one benefits from big bright windows. This pet-friendly building is perfect for dog owners as it’s just a block away from the new Fred Anderson Dog Park.
Asking price: $350,000

An industrial condo with outdoor space

An outdoor deck with a table, grill, and lounge area.
A condo with a corrugated steel detail, fireplace, and two glass doors leading to an outdoor space. Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy of Compass listing agent Nadine Ferrata

Where: 1910 S. Indiana Avenue, Unit 311
When: February 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Specs: Two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, 1,700 square feet
Selling points: This duplex was built in 2003, but it evokes a similar industrial vibe of the many lofts in the neighborhood. There’s a marble fireplace, corrugated steel details, skylights, a breakfast bar island, and a large master bathroom with a soaking tub. The draw for this unit are the two outdoor spaces with lounge areas and wooden decks.
Asking price: $550,000

A two-story penthouse

A bedroom with a view outside three large windows. Exposed brick and rustic details.
A living room in a former industrial space with rough, textured walls and large windows.
A living area and open kitchen. There are rustic exposed brick details and a pop of yellow-green in the kitchen island. Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy of Compass listing agent Nadine Ferrata

Where: 120 E. Cullerton Street, Unit 504
When: Sunday, February 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Specs: Two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, 2,500 square feet
Selling points: The largest and most expensive home on this list exists in a building that was a former factory for engraving and printing money. In 2003, the two warehouses were rehabbed and converted into lofts leaving details like the large format brick walls. While there’s a raw, rustic feeling to the unit it also comes with pops of contemporary features such as the kitchen’s modern island, new bathrooms, and spiral staircase.
Asking price: $849,900