When you first think about Chicago lofts for rent, Streeterville isn’t exactly a location in the city that first comes to mind. Instead, areas like River North, the South Loop, and the West Loop are parts of the Windy City that are much more known for their authentic loft conversions, but that could very well change soon with the redevelopment of 445 E. Illinois Street—The Lofts at River East.
Originally built between 1905 and 1920, this historic structure is unlike anything else you’ll find in the surrounding Streeterville neighborhood, which mostly consists of towering residential and commercial high-rises.
Standing only 6 stories high in the front and 7 stories high in the rear, it’s classic red brick facade almost takes you back in time to Chicago’s olden days, even despite the massive skyscrapers that encircle this extraordinary part of downtown.
In all, 285 luxury apartments are housed inside the Lofts at River East development, and as the only loft-style rental building in the entire Streeterville neighborhood, you can expect on-going demand here to be through the roof.
Finishes include hardwood flooring throughout with carpeted bedrooms, in-unit laundry, granite countertops with large kitchen islands, sliding barn doors in select bedrooms, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, lots of closet space, and even private balconies in select units.
Building amenities at The Lofts at River East include a 10,000 square foot rooftop deck, a 24 hour fitness center with TRX and boxing equipment, a private media or, a Riverfront resident lounge, a business center and cover lounge, extra bike storage, 24/7 concierge service with package receiving, and a full gaming room with a pool table, card table, arcade games, and a connecting party room.
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Photo: Lofts at River East