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5 open houses in the West Loop to check out this weekend

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See rustic lofts and high-rise penthouses

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 the West Loop.

A roomy multi-level loft in the former Nabisco factory

Positive Image, courtesy Nykea Pippion McGriff of Dream Town Realty

Where: 1000 W. Washington Boulevard
When: Saturday, February 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Specs: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 3,100 square feet
Selling points: The West Loop is one of the best areas in Chicago to search for rustic lofts in former industrial buildings, and this spacious example inside the former Nabisco factory at 1000 W. Washington Boulevard does not disappoint. Inside you’ll find exposed brick walls, sturdy timber beams, and a spiral staircase leading to the lofted master suite.
Asking price: $959,000

Head upstairs to see this unit with domed brick ceilings

VHT Studios, courtesy Nicholas Colagiovanni of Baird & Warner

Where: 1000 W. Washington Boulevard
When: Sunday, March 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Specs: Two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, 2,000 square feet
Selling points: If you’re already swinging by 1000 W. Washington on Sunday, you might as well check out this other open house taking place at the exact same time. Head to the fifth floor to see this unusual home with vaulted 14-foot domed brick ceilings repurposed from the former factory’s ovens. There’s an industrial-looking steel truss in the master bedroom and a private rooftop deck.
Asking price: $965,000

Colorful half-floor condo in a vintage 1925 building

VHT Studios, @properties

Where: 1016 W. Madison Street
When: Saturday, March 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Specs: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,850 square feet
Selling points: While lacking the exposed brick and beams of the area’s most rustic homes, this half-floor condo on Madison boasts the same kind of open layout and soaring 14-foot ceilings as its lofty neighbors. Standout features include a 2015 gut rehab that added fresh fixtures, new windows, and a designer kitchen with upgraded appliances and eye-catching Ferrari red shelves.
Asking price: $710,000

Sleek minimalist penthouse with wrap-around city views

VHT Studios, Baird & Warner

Where: 659 W. Randolph Street
When: Saturday, February 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Specs: Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,100 square feet
Selling points: If you’re on the lookout for something a bit more contemporary, head just east of the Kennedy expressway and tour this sleek condo perched on the 18th floor of a newer construction high-rise. The luxurious three-bedroom home sports 12-foot raw concrete ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass offering stunning views to the south, east, and west. Building amenities include an outdoor pool deck.
Asking price: $1,100,000

A refreshed two-bedroom with a balcony overlooking Madison

VHT Studios, Melanie Carlson of @properties

Where: 901 W. Madison Street
When: Saturday, March 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Specs: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, unspecified square footage
Selling points: Built in 2007, this newer construction condo may not be as large or flashy as some of the others but it offers a more accessible option for buyers looking to get into the West Loop. The seventh-floor residence includes an open concept living room with a refreshed kitchen sporting a new coat of white paint. Enjoy the home’s private balcony overlooking Madison Street.
Asking price: $485,000