Thanks to generous open floor plans, exposed brickwork, soaring timber-lined ceilings, and large warehouse style windows, there’s plenty to like when it comes to Chicago industrial lofts. There’s certainly something special about them, and fortunately for Chicagoans, there are plenty of options to choose from at any given time.
But just as Chicago’s neighborhoods vary, industrial loft buildings and units also range in scale and price tag. The good news is that getting a loft in Chicago doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Of course, there are plenty of high-end industrial lofts on the market at any given time, but there’s typically something for every price range. Here’s a sampling of just a few ranging from the sub-$250K range to to over $1 million.
Located in the former Florsheim Shoes factory at Belmont and Pulaski, this spacious two-bedroom, one-bathroom loft entered the market yesterday seeking $269,000. Finishes aren’t flashy here, but you’re also not paying for someone else’s personalization. The only drawbacks may be that’s it’s almost a little too “raw” in spots, not only with exposed ductwork, but with exposed plumbing and awkwardly placed support columns. The cherry on top is an indoor parking space is included in the price.
For $320,000, you can claim this two-bedroom, one and a half bathroom loft on South Michigan Avenue. Located near the bustling shopping and dining district in the South Loop, this one offers a convenient location for those who prefer to walk around the neighborhood. An indoor garage parking space is included in the ask however. If you can work with the unusual floor plan, this one is certainly competitively priced for the area.
This one is definitely a step up in terms of finishes and size, but with this one you’re also getting some great city views. With two bedrooms and two full baths spanning 1,754 square feet, this is certainly a spacious loft unit. The extra room has been put towards a dramatic master suite which includes a large walk-in closet and a major master bath. Garage parking for two vehicles will add $50,000 to its $750,000 asking price.
And for our final listing in the roundup, we end with this expansive industrial loft conversion in East Village. There’s really no other way to describe this one than “baller.” The photos pretty much speak for themselves. Just think of the parties you could have here. If you have friends or colleagues in New York or San Francisco, definitely send this one over to them if only to spite them. Big on cool factor, this one will cost a big chunk of cold, hard cash—$1.15 million to be precise.
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