If you’re tired of looking at the same cookie-cutter condos, check out this unusual residence inside a repurposed ComEd electrical substation with cream-colored brickwork, exposed metal trusses, and an impressive 18 feet of headroom.
Located just off the Red Line on West Ardmore Avenue, the Edgewater structure dates back to the 1920s. The former utility building turned into private residences in 2008 but still retains plenty of chic industrial touches, including old-school ComEd dials and switches in the common hallways.
This particular unit includes some antique electrical equipment of its own in the foyer, which connects to a half-bathroom, an open kitchen, a dedicated dining area, and a bright corner living room with a small private balcony. Metal and wood stairs lead to the home’s lofted bedroom overlooking the main level and an enclosed master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
The lofty North Side home recently listed with an asking price of $339,900, which also includes a single outdoor parking space. Building HOA fees run a relatively reasonable $345 per month.