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The Coolest Loft Buildings on Chicago’s North Side

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Chicago’s North Side is a beautiful section of the city rife with picturesque features, incredible public beaches and parks, bike trails, and more. Being close to Lake Michigan is one of the biggest perks of this popular area, and the L makes traveling across the city easier than ever. These loft-style buildings exemplify the best of Chicago living on the North Side, with cool industrial features and striking facades that will make you feel like a true city-dweller. 

Pencil Factory Lofts

Once home to (you guessed it) a pencil factory, this attractive building located at 1800 W. Roscoe has since been renovated and converted into spacious residential condos in the heart of Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood. With high-quality construction and amenity-rich shared spaces, this building offers the utmost in comfort and style. Pencil Factory Lofts offers units in several different layouts and sizes ranging from one to three bedrooms, making it a diverse and attractive place for many different homeowners. Plus, it is a pet friendly building close to many public parks and dog parks, too. In-unit laundry, an elevator, and a top-of-the-line fitness center help this building to stand out from many of its North Side neighbors. You will also find on-site parking in an attached garage and a bike room to store your two-wheeled rides – but if you are more of a walker, this is also a great location with access to many of Chicago’s finest bistros, cafes, shops, and more.  The average sale price for a stunning one-bedroom loft at Pencil Factory Lofts is $280,250. 

The Lofts at 1800

Once upon a time, The Lofts at 1800 was a cap and gown factory – but since then, this 91-unit building has been transformed into an upscale residential location with designs so striking they have been featured in numerous local publications. Located in the North Side’s Lakeview neighborhood, this is anything but a cookie-cutter apartment building. No two homes at The Lofts at 1800 are alike, and residents appreciate the chance to make their space feel truly their own. No expense was spared on the finishes in this building, as the architects and designers aimed to provide a truly luxurious living experience while preserving the integrity of the loft structure and industrial roots of the space. Those who live there enjoy the utmost peace of mind with a 24-hour doorman and even closed circuit security systems to help residents feel safe and sound. A state-of-the-art fitness center is the cherry on top of this attractive location, and the building strives to make its residents feel pampered throughout their time living there. There is even an open rooftop deck with grilling setups and lounge furniture, private storage lockers, indoor heated parking, and a dramatic lobby that will take your breath away when you walk through the doors. Ready to take the next steps into your new life at The Lofts at 1800? One-bedroom units begin at $284,500 while two-bedroom units begin at $414,500. 

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Clybourn Lofts

Located in a retail and industrial corridor in Chicago’s hip Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Clybourn Lofts at 1872 N. Clybourn offers some of the city’s most striking loft-style living. The mid-rise building houses one-bedroom and two-bedroom units with industrial timber ceilings, exposed brick, and breathtaking ten-foot windows. For those who work from home, you are in luck: Clybourn Lofts has been described as a perfect live and work building, with shared spaces and roomy dens that are ideal for cracking open your laptop and doing a good day’s work. If you are looking to commute to work, you will find Clybourn Lofts located in a central area with strong access to transit and transportation options. For car owners, outdoor owned spaces can be purchased alongside the building, so you will never need to stress about the parking. The area is considered a walker’s paradise, with easily accessible shops and conveniences just steps away. Public transportation is also conveniently located for most trips, and many residents own bikes as well. Amenities include a striking rooftop deck and a landscaped courtyard at the center of the building to add to enjoyment of outdoor spaces. A property at Clybourn lofts typically costs around $450,000. 

Cinema Lofts

Centrally located in Chicago’s lovely Lakeview neighborhood at 1635 W. Belmont, this building was constructed in the 1920s before later being converted to condominiums. A striking historic site, it once housed the Belmont Theater – and the striking, ornate facade from the building’s past life as an actual cinema remains and is widely considered an architectural treasure in the Lakeview area. In other words, Cinema Lofts is a highly sought-after address. Featuring 117 units with gleaming hardwood floors and beautiful balconies, Cinema Lofts offers its residents high-quality amenities at every turn, including a 24/7 doorman, storage spaces, and onsite valet and car cleaning. But most residents agree that the best amenity of all is the state-of-the-art fitness center, where staying healthy is easy without having to leave your home site. Plus, the rooftop deck makes it easy to enjoy sunny days in Chicago’s warmer seasons. The true value of Cinema Lofts, however, comes in its central location. Lakeview offers easy access to some of Chicago’s best bars, shopping, dining, and more – and when you have guests, you will feel like you are giving them the true Chicago experience. Living at Cinema Lofts begins in the mid $200,00 range, though some units go into the high $600,000s. 

Catalpa Gardens

Situated in the popular Edgewater neighborhood in Chicago’s North Side, Catalpa Gardens is one of the north side's most underrated loft buildings. With a total of 126 units spread across three buildings, the property offers numerous different layouts and floor plans to suit every homeowner’s needs. The pet-friendly building provides the basic necessities with a touch of luxury, and one-bedroom and two-bedroom options give you plenty of choices. Shared amenities include a top-of-the-line exercise room to help residents stay healthy throughout the seasons, and an elevator ensures accessibility for all. Public transit is well within reach, as there is a nearby L stop as well as bus stops, bike trails, and public parks. Prices in Catalpa Gardens are currently in the low $300,000 range. 

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