by Nick Nastos
on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 1:17pm.
With generous floor plans, historic settings and the convenience of having nearby shops and dining just steps away, a handful of West Loop loft buildings make the top of the list when it comes to residential options in the Chicago area.
1000 W. Washington
One of these is at 1000 W Washington, where two more than century-old buildings now form one of the area’s most impressive loft developments. Crews turned industrial space into 180 loft units, most of them with their own unique floor plans. The dramatic homes were customized for homeowners, with plans designed to appeal to a variety of wants and needs.
United by a rooftop sun deck, a 24-hour doorman and a community room, this pet-friendly property also offers up extra storage space, including room for bicycles. While each individual unit remains virtually one-of-a-kind, the lofts do share design features such as exposed brick, 100-year-old beams and an exceptional location.
850 W. Adams
The 850 W Adams lofts also enjoy a prime address, this one with private terraces and massive windows that open up the space. With large square footage and soaring ceilings, the homes also offer a gas fireplace and exposed brick accents. Convenient to nearby Bartelme Park, the setting is close to grocery stores, public transportation and prime West Loop sites.
The building also includes garage parking and a pet-friendly atmosphere, completed with a sundeck and elevators. Constructed in the mid 1920s, 850 W. Adams now presents seven floors, with nearly three-dozen individual loft homes to its name.
1017 W. Washington
With retractable windows, the lofts of 1017 W. Washington open up the homes to an infusion of natural light, desirable for living and for entertaining. Originally constructed at the turn of the century, the building now houses around 40 individual lofts.
Residents enjoy sensational views and grilling up on the dual rooftop decks, with an added elevator for convenience. As well, there’s also deeded, on-site parking, with nearby restaurants and public transportation.