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Lofty two-bedroom home inside converted Edgewater substation seeks $340K

Exposed brick walls support soaring metal ceilings

The home’s balcony—staged here as a second bedroom—provides a view of the soaring living room and industrial truss ceiling.
Photos courtesy Redfin

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.

Oversized windows flood the corner living room with natural light.
The open floorplan flows into a kitchen with a breakfast bar and space for a dining table.
The kitchen also has granite countertops, an oversized island, and stainless appliances.
There’s more industrial brickwork and beams in the unit’s master suite.
The 1920s-era building stands next to the Red Line and is a short walk from Hollywood Beach.