Looking for a chic new loft as a first-time home buyer in Chicago? Get your search started below...
Paramount Lofts, located at 1645 W. Ogden Ave is an impressive loft building in the desirable area of the West Loop. The building was built in 2007 and is located close to public transportation like the blue/pink/green lines, the medical district-Rush/UIC, lush parks, the United Center, and a variety of restaurants. Owners within the Paramount Loft enjoy amenities such as; 24-hour door person, roof top deck, exercise room, community room, on-site staff, and dry cleaning. 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom units, complete with hardwood plank floors, modern appliances, large industrial windows and a spacious balcony, are averaging around $240K right now.
A perfect development to check out if you're in the market for a loft style home is the building sitting at 900 N. Kingsbury. The 11 story, Domain Lofts, are located right on river and have a on-site door staff, gym, bike storage, social room with kitchen, and a spacious rooftop sundeck. Additional amenities enjoyed by the owners are indoor guest parking, dry cleaning service and a spa. Any first time buyer that loves Chicago in the spring and summer will be right at home with boat slip rentals, boat tours, a river-walk, and water taxi stop right outside your front door. The smaller units begin at around $260-290K with the large 3-bedroom, 3-bath units priced at $1.8 million or so. Deeded heated parking is sold separately for $30,000.
The Riverbend Lofts
The Riverbend Lofts Is another exciting option for a first time home buyer desiring that one of kind loft home. The development is a unique 60 unit loft style condo building in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. The property was built in 1996 with a contemporary brick and steel exterior and 61 beautifully crafted loft units. The property has been very well maintained over the years and offers several different layouts with varying numbers of bedrooms and unit size. Amenities include; bike room, elevators, storage lockers, snow removal, and landscaping. Interiors feature classic loft elements like; hardwood floors, industrial windows, fire places, and modern finishes. Owners here also receive a balcony with their unit for grilling, entertaining, or enjoying a view of the urban surroundings or banks of the Chicago river. Check out the various current listings for prices!
Chess Lofts is last on our list of 4 loft buildings perfect for your first home! The modern meets classic Chess Lofts feature many great interior touches like; granite counters, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and exposed concrete. The building's amenities include a roof-top deck with cascading urban views, garage parking, and a state of the art fitness center. Do yourself a favor and check out the 1 or 2 bedroom units inside Chess Lofts. Prices range from around $160K up to $300K and come with the perfect balance of classic industrial architecture and modern functionality.