If you’re a fan of true Chicago lofts, here are a couple worth a glance. Not only do these residences check off all of the industrial loft boxes, but these two are corner units. You know what that means: lots of natural light and sweeping views. Let’s just jump right into it. Our first one is in Printers Row and the second is located in River North.
↑ 161 W. Harrison Street #902
Size: 1,450 square feet (two bedrooms, two bathrooms)
Located in the Printers Row pocket community of the South Loop, this two-bedroom unit on Harrison Street offers plenty of space and sweeping skyline views for the price. Pluses include the tall ceilings, proximity to transit, and access to a shared roof deck with incredible views of the city. Not-so-great things include the aging finishes and the steep $910 monthly assessment. The exposed central air and heating ductwork appears to be spray painted, which may have been a questionable move.
↑ 215 W. Illinois Street Unit 3C
Size: 2,023 square feet (three bedrooms, two bathrooms)
Alright, so you’re paying a lot more than $350,000 for this one, but you’re getting a lot of room and some other nice benefits. First off, this building is beautiful. It’s your classic industrial masonry structure which has stood in River North for nearly 100 years and will no doubt have any issues making it another 100 (unless of course a developer demolishes it). Finishes are nice and the kitchen is very high-end and functional. The views aren’t particularly spectacular, but this one gets plenty of natural lighting with the tall windows. The monthly assessment is a much more reasonable $477.