If you're looking for the ultimate urban loft in Chicago's Printer’s Row, here are 3 options to consider if your budget tops out around $400,000.
The Pope Building
Located in the heart of eclectic Printer's Row is the Pope Building. The Pope rises 12 stories high and features units ranging in size from studios up to 3 bedrooms. Interior features include central air, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, and plenty of extra storage space. Common amenities at The Pope include a bike room, coin laundry for those without in-unit machines, an elevator in-building, and extra storage area. The historic Pope Building is also just a few steps away from CTA bus and train stops, a bike shop, a theatre, and a number of chain retailers.
The Transportation Building
Built back in 1915 and then converted into living spaces in 1980, The Transportation Building at 600 S. Dearborn St. is another great option for that under $400K price point. The building is 22 stories high comprising of over 280 individual units varying in size. The Transportation building, as of, 2014 is FHA or VA approved which may help the more budget conscious people desiring to purchase a home in the Printer’s Row community include this historic building as a viable option. The building has on-site management, laundry facilities, street level retail, and is pet friendly.
Market Square Lofts
Last but certainly not least on our short list are the lofts at 161 W. Harrison. The Market Square Lofts are expansive, open-concept loft residences with hardwood floors and over-sized steel frame windows ideal for the person who wants the quintessential urban loft aesthetic. There are units between 1-3 bedrooms available with a central living room space averaging around 313 sq. ft. Some of the Building’s amenities include a roof deck, door-man service, bike storage and party room great for entertaining or building social events. Both garage, and heated garage parking is available for residents of Market Square Lofts as well.