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Get this lofty live-work space in the Loop’s historic Singer Building for $870K

The State Street unit is zoned for both residential and commercial use

A living room with wood floors, high ceilings, and brick walls lined with windows. There is a pair of sofas and a kitchen with a breakfast bar island under pendant lights.
The loft-like unit has room to spread out.
Photos by VHT Studios, courtesy Compass

It’s not every day that a unit in the Loop’s historic Singer Building comes on the market. Completed in 1926 by Chicago architecture firm Mundie & Jensen as an office building, the gothic revival style structure at 120 S. State Street is now home to ten units zoned for either residential and commercial use.

This 2,300-square-foot space is up for grabs on the sixth floor of the narrow building. A private elevator leads to a book-lined foyer with 11-foot-tall floor-to-ceiling booksheles. The long floorplan includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, tons of storage, and an open living, dining, and kitchen area overlooking State Street. The home can be reconfigured to include additional bedrooms and office space, according to Compass agent Kevin McIntyre.

The unusual downtown property recently listed with an asking price of $869,900. While the Singer Building includes a pair of shared parking spaces, the owner of this unit will also include a deeded spot in a nearby garage in the sale. HOA fees run $760 per month.

A historic office building in a dense urban setting. There is gothic details on the exterior and a metal fire escape over the alleway.
The design of the Singer Building features gothic terracotta ornamentation.
An elevator bank with a checkerboard floor and vaulted plaster ceiling.
Elevators in the building’s retro lobby connect directly to each full-floor unit.
A table and chairs sit on an area rug next to a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf. More sitting areas and the kitchen and visible beyond the shelf.
The spacious living space boasts high ceilings, lots of windows, and a custom home library.
A bed and dressers in a room with high ceilings and an brick accent wall. Tall buildings are visible out the window which face an urban alleyway.
There’s exposed brickwork in this bedroom—one of two bedrooms in the flexible space.